Across the Border by Troy Reed

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Troy Reed

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A police chief with an agenda. A man on a mission. A young man that can't stay out of trouble. Their worlds all collide in Across the Border. For Bill Reynolds, what is supposed to be a routine mission goes terribly wrong when three of his closest friends are captured and sent away to a place known as the Dungeon. Alvin Fisher is the chief of police in San Diego, California. He is also in cahoots with an unsavory character by the name of Larry Morgan. Together, Fisher and Morgan will do whatever they have to do in order to keep their operations flowing smoothly. Corey Duncan is a seventeen-year-old heading on a continued downward spiral. Having no meaning or purpose in life after losing his father, Corey turns to tagging and the streets. He is also at odds with his mother and her new love interest, Randy. One fateful night will bring all three of these men together.


Young Adult

Short Summary

Across the Borderโ€ brings together two people from two entirely different worlds. Corey Duncan is a 17 โ€“ year โ€“ old tagger from San Diego. Bill Reynolds is man trying to accomplish a mission. Reynolds, along with four other men from his mercenary crew were sent to dispose of a powerful drug lord.


San Diego, Mexico, Guatemala

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Coming of Age

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Corey Duncan

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Criminal, Educated, Sarcastic, Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Bill Reynolds

Age: 55

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Confident, Gracious, Aspiring, Aggressive, Badass, Decisive, Heroic, Honorable, Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Alvin Fisher

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Badass, Greedy, Leader, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Blunt, Confident, Criminal, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Starla Duncan

Age: 43

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Decisive, Desperate, Empathetic, Engaging

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Page Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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