White Crow

Steven Axelrod steve_axelrod@hotmail.com 5416208498842

ACTION ADVENTURE

Contemporary

Steven Axelrod

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Logline

Mitchell Stone, an elite intelligence operative, gets the chance to walk away from his life and start over. He goes home to the small town where he grew up, but the Clandestine Action Directorate of the NSA is hunting for him, and they will finally draw everyone he loves into an explosive showdown.

Genre

Action,Adventure

Short Summary

Ankara, Turkey, August 2019. Mitchell Stone and Darren Dietz wait to assassinate President Erdoğan. The mission feels wrong to Mitch. And it is. They’re being set up. The Erdoğan below them is a double. The building is full of soldiers waiting to attack, the moment Mitch pulls the trigger.


In a pitched battle on the sleepy resort island of Nantucket, Mitch and a rag-tag gang of his old friends fight off the trained killers of the Clandestine Action Directorate, who have finally tracked him down.

Setting

Ankara, Paris, Nantucket, Ma.

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending,Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Mitchell Stone

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Confident,Gracious,Patriotic,Blunt,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Romantic,Heartthrob,Heroic,Honorable,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Brad Constable

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcisstic,Aspiring,Villainous,Complex,Confident,Patriotic,Decisive,Power Hungry,Skillful,Visionary,Greedy,Sarcastic,Educated,Sophisticated,Insecure,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Vicky Fleischman

Age: 34

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Confident,Sexy,Blunt,Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Funny,Flexible,Gracious,Romantic,Heartthrob,Educated,Honorable,Seductive,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Rickey Muller

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Underdog,Masculine,Adventurous,Aspiring,Modest,Charming,Clumsy,Obedient,Complex,Blunt,Engaging,Outspoken,Faithful,Funny,Sarcastic,Honorable,Insecure

Development Pitch

Mitchell Stone, Special Forces veteran, spy and assassin, survives a failed mission in Turkey, and the destruction of his organization, code-named Longbow, with all its records and files. The catastrophe gives him a rare opportunity -- to walk away from his life and start over, anonymous and free. He seizes the chance to go home, to the small resort island of Nantucket. Mitch rekindles his relationships with old friends and employers … and his high school sweetheart, now recently divorced. But the idyll is shattered by drugs -- and the gangs that have taken control of the island drug trade. When his loved ones are threatened, Mitch takes the fight into his own hands, turning the two gangs against each other. But they are the least of his problems. The Clandestine Action Directorate of the NSA, and its boss Brad Constable, are still looking for Mitch. Though he has covered his tracks well, a single tiny clue puts the CAD on his trail. Mitch’s secret wars will follow him half-way across the world and find him, thirty miles off the coast of Massachusetts, where he’ll be forced to fight his old enemies, and enlist his new friends, to save himself and the people he loves from the demons of his past. A story of chase and confrontation, of homecoming and the values an American soldier fights for, it's a hugely cast-able project. It's hard to imagine a movie star in his mid-thirties who wouldn't want to play this big-hearted bad-ass.

About The Author

I hold an MFA in writing from Vermont College of the Fine Arts and remain a member of the WGAw, despite a long absence from Hollywood. My work has been featured on various websites, including the literary e-zine Numéro Cinq, where I was a long- time contributor. My work has also appeared at Salon.com and TheGoodMen Project, as well various magazines with ‘pulp’ in the title, including PulpModern and BigPulp. My Hollywood fiction is featured on Nikki Finke’s Hollywood Dementia website and I write the Henry Kennis mysteries for Poisoned Pen Press. Number five in the series, Nantucket Counterfeit, came out in 2018. Number six, Nantucket Penny, arrived in stores on July 6th, 2021. I also published a noir thriller called Heat of the Moment with Gutter books, in 2015. The URL of my blog, named after my father George Axelrod’s novel, is whereaminowwhenineedme.blogspot.com. A father of two, I live on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, where I paint houses and write, often at the same time -- much to the annoyance of my customers.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Nantucket Island -- a location of great interest to many people.

Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed