The C Word

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COMEDY CRIME DRAMA SATIRE

Contemporary

Susan Chappelle

Logline

From the outside looking in, life as the travel assistant to the CEO of a luxury cruise line might seem exciting. But when the boss and his mistress are embezzling, the owner is laundering and the company lawyer is working a Ponzi scheme to the tune of millions… things can be… complicated. Skye Campbell finds her loyalties stretched between protecting her hard working colleagues and keeping her job (and sanity) when she discovers that things are not exactly what they seem. This satirical look at life, love and crime in the world of cruising asks the question: Is it a crime for one criminal to dupe another?

Genre

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Satire

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

South Florida, Zurich, Cayman Islands

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

A Russian mobster who owns a cruise line, an Austrian banker embezzling from him and a South Florida lawyer running a Ponzi scheme vie for control and try to screw each other out of millions. The employees conspire to expose them all.

Ending Description

The staff plots revenge onboard the ship while a hurricane rages offshore. The mobster is caught and the other criminals flee the country. The employees blackmail their boss for decent treatment at work.

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity, Substance Abuse

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions, Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Main Character Details

Name: Skye Campbell

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Modest, Sarcastic, Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Funny, Skillful, Charming, Confident, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Alfred Pedersen

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Insecure, Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Dahlyla Lefleur

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Insecure, Manipulative, Skillful, Aspiring, Crazy, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Villainous, Greedy, Secretive, Aggressive, Power-hungry

Additional Character Details

Name: Tatiana

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Seductive, Sexy, Beautiful, Empathetic

Logline

From the outside looking in, life as the travel assistant to the CEO of a luxury cruise line might seem exciting. But when the boss and his mistress are embezzling, the owner is laundering and the company lawyer is working a Ponzi scheme to the tune of millions… things can be… complicated. Skye Campbell finds her loyalties stretched between protecting her hard working colleagues and keeping her job (and sanity) when she discovers that things are not exactly what they seem. This satirical look at life, love and crime in the world of cruising asks the question: Is it a crime for one criminal to dupe another?

Short Summary

A Russian mobster who owns a cruise line, an Austrian banker embezzling from him and a South Florida lawyer running a Ponzi scheme vie for control and try to screw each other out of millions. The employees conspire to expose them all.


The staff plots revenge onboard the ship while a hurricane rages offshore. The mobster is caught and the other criminals flee the country. The employees blackmail their boss for decent treatment at work.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Skye Campbell

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Empathetic, Honorable, Modest, Sarcastic, Aspiring, Beautiful, Complex, Engaging, Funny, Skillful, Charming, Confident, Decisive

Character 1

Name: Alfred Pedersen

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Narcissistic, Power-hungry, Aggressive, Criminal, Educated, Greedy, Insecure, Manipulative

Character 2

Name: Dahlyla Lefleur

Age: 40

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Criminal, Insecure, Manipulative, Skillful, Aspiring, Crazy, Narcissistic, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Villainous, Greedy, Secretive, Aggressive, Power-hungry

Character 3

Name: Tatiana

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Romantic, Seductive, Sexy, Beautiful, Empathetic

Supplemental Materials

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