Forgotten Soldiers: What Happened to Jacob Walden

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Warren Martin

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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.


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

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.


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

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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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

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available



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