Through Hollow Lands

Thomas Paul Burgess pburgess@eircom.net 794119962683

SUSPENSE / THRILLER

2000s

Thomas Paul Burgess

Logline

Set in the US on September 11th 2001, 'Through Hollow Lands' tells the story of George Bailey,a charming but feckless opportunist who finds himself trapped in Las Vegas. He is followed there by Lou Plutus- his boss and a pornographer -from whom he has stolen a 'Kompromat' video of great importance to the Russian mafia. George also encounters Jaffe Losoko there, a naive, young Ethiopian woman he wronged some six years before. She now works in the Vegas sex trade.To escape, George must face his pursuers -the terrifying 'Triptych'-head on and make amends to Jaffe. Beset by angels and demons, truth-tellers and liars, he must pay for the sins of his past in order to find salvation beyond Vegas.

Genre

Suspense / Thriller

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

New York/Las Vegas/Grand Canyon

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Urbane Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Starting Description

Novel offers a dark, compelling thrill ride, as we follow (supposed) survivors of the 9/11 attacks to the seeming purgatory of Las Vegas, Nevada. The novel is an allegorical tale, exploring the trauma visited upon the American psyche in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Ending Description

In a stand-off situation at the Grand Canyon, George Bailey is re-united with the son he assumed aborted years before. But the forces of darkness marshal to ensure his damnation. Divine intervention of a sort, save the day.

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Incest, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: George Bailey

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Funny, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Secretive, Complex, Engaging, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Lou Plutus

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Blunt, Desperate, Funny, Greedy, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Beatrice Hatcher

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Patriotic, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Romantic, Selfless, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Aspiring, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Naive, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Jaffe Losoko

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Engaging, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Seductive, Underdog, Aspiring, Charming, Complex

Logline

Set in the US on September 11th 2001, 'Through Hollow Lands' tells the story of George Bailey,a charming but feckless opportunist who finds himself trapped in Las Vegas. He is followed there by Lou Plutus- his boss and a pornographer -from whom he has stolen a 'Kompromat' video of great importance to the Russian mafia. George also encounters Jaffe Losoko there, a naive, young Ethiopian woman he wronged some six years before. She now works in the Vegas sex trade.To escape, George must face his pursuers -the terrifying 'Triptych'-head on and make amends to Jaffe. Beset by angels and demons, truth-tellers and liars, he must pay for the sins of his past in order to find salvation beyond Vegas.

Short Summary

Novel offers a dark, compelling thrill ride, as we follow (supposed) survivors of the 9/11 attacks to the seeming purgatory of Las Vegas, Nevada. The novel is an allegorical tale, exploring the trauma visited upon the American psyche in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.


In a stand-off situation at the Grand Canyon, George Bailey is re-united with the son he assumed aborted years before. But the forces of darkness marshal to ensure his damnation. Divine intervention of a sort, save the day.

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Characters

Main Character

Name: George Bailey

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Funny, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Secretive, Complex, Engaging, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic

Character 1

Name: Lou Plutus

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Blunt, Desperate, Funny, Greedy, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Villainous

Character 2

Name: Beatrice Hatcher

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Patriotic, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Romantic, Selfless, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Aspiring, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Naive, Obedient

Character 3

Name: Jaffe Losoko

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Engaging, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Seductive, Underdog, Aspiring, Charming, Complex

Supplemental Materials