Forgotten Soldiers: What Happened to Jacob Walden

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HISTORICAL FICTION ACTION BIOGRAPHICAL MYSTERY SUSPENSE / THRILLER WAR

20th Century (multiple decades)

Warren Martin

Logline

Cold War Mystery about Air Force Captain Jacob Walden shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the untold story of why he never returned home. Forty years later Journalist Ted Pratt investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden and follows the trail to find Jacob. Ted encounters Charlie Smith, a secretive and seasoned Operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why Jake never returned home.

Genre

Historical Fiction, Action, Biographical, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, War

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Vietnam, Soviet Union, Hawaii, Washington D.C.

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

Brother of a Missing POW from Vietnam for 35 years believes he saw his brother in a magazine. A journalist picks up the story and follows the trail around the world to find and interview the POW - the interview tells all, but also does not end well.

Ending Description

Spoilers: Jacob POW in Vietnam to years in a Soviet Gulag until end of the Cold War. American POWs rescued, but the deal was they had to stay in Russia. This is not revealed to reader till the end when the Journalist is killed by the CIA agent to protect the secret and families of the Americans

Group Specific

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Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

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Mature Audience Themes

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Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Main Character Details

Name: Jacob Walden

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Empathetic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Selfless, Confident, Desperate, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Ted Pratt

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Complex, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Educated, Greedy, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Nayda

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Beautiful, Engaging, Faithful, Outspoken, Empathetic, Perseverance, Blunt, Seductive, Romantic

Additional Character Details

Name: Charlie Smith

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Aggressive, Blunt, Decisive, Educated, Complex, Confident, Empathetic, Adventurous, Engaging, Patriotic, Skillful, Badass, Leader, Masculine, Perseverance

Logline

Cold War Mystery about Air Force Captain Jacob Walden shot down over Vietnam in 1970 and the untold story of why he never returned home. Forty years later Journalist Ted Pratt investigates what may be the sudden reappearance of Jacob Walden and follows the trail to find Jacob. Ted encounters Charlie Smith, a secretive and seasoned Operative who may have answers to the question about “What Happened to Jacob Walden,” and why Jake never returned home.

Short Summary

Brother of a Missing POW from Vietnam for 35 years believes he saw his brother in a magazine. A journalist picks up the story and follows the trail around the world to find and interview the POW - the interview tells all, but also does not end well.


Spoilers: Jacob POW in Vietnam to years in a Soviet Gulag until end of the Cold War. American POWs rescued, but the deal was they had to stay in Russia. This is not revealed to reader till the end when the Journalist is killed by the CIA agent to protect the secret and families of the Americans

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Internal Journey/Rebirth,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jacob Walden

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Complex, Empathetic, Perseverance, Strong Moral Code, Underdog, Selfless, Confident, Desperate, Educated, Honorable, Leader, Patriotic

Character 1

Name: Ted Pratt

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Manipulative, Complex, Engaging, Lone Wolf, Educated, Greedy, Outspoken, Unapologetic, Aggressive, Aspiring, Confident

Character 2

Name: Nayda

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Charming, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Beautiful, Engaging, Faithful, Outspoken, Empathetic, Perseverance, Blunt, Seductive, Romantic

Character 3

Name: Charlie Smith

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Heroic, Honorable, Aggressive, Blunt, Decisive, Educated, Complex, Confident, Empathetic, Adventurous, Engaging, Patriotic, Skillful, Badass, Leader, Masculine, Perseverance

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