A Dead General

Wayne Karlin waynekarlin@hotmail.com 1105208180795

CRIME DRAMA FAMILY LGBT POLITICAL SUSPENSE / THRILLER WAR ACTION

2000s

Wayne Karlin

Logline

Set in the last decade in a rural Southern Maryland town that has always sent its youth to war, A Dead General is about the damages of war, the damages of the desire for war, about the love between fathers and their children and the secrets that keep them apart, and about the damage caused by repressed sexuality. It centers on a couple, Hunter Reed and Ashley Turner, both of whose fathers were Vietnam veterans. The two become compelled to search for the secrets of their fathers’ lives—and deaths—even as the new war affects and afflicts their generation.

Genre

Crime, Drama, Family, LGBT, Political, Suspense / Thriller, War, Action

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Rural Southern Maryland

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: No

Starting Description

When Ashley Turner's father, a Vietnam veteran, commits suicide, Ashley is convinced he has been murdered, and she and her lover, Hunter Reed search for the truth.

Ending Description

Ashley and Hunter discover her father was murdered when he decided to out the phony military record of his gay lover...and his own falsified past.

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

Meaningful Message,The lasting damages of war

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Hunter Reed

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Ashley Turner

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Donald Turner

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Donald Rausch

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Logline

Set in the last decade in a rural Southern Maryland town that has always sent its youth to war, A Dead General is about the damages of war, the damages of the desire for war, about the love between fathers and their children and the secrets that keep them apart, and about the damage caused by repressed sexuality. It centers on a couple, Hunter Reed and Ashley Turner, both of whose fathers were Vietnam veterans. The two become compelled to search for the secrets of their fathers’ lives—and deaths—even as the new war affects and afflicts their generation.

Short Summary

When Ashley Turner's father, a Vietnam veteran, commits suicide, Ashley is convinced he has been murdered, and she and her lover, Hunter Reed search for the truth.


Ashley and Hunter discover her father was murdered when he decided to out the phony military record of his gay lover...and his own falsified past.

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About The Author

Core Theme

Quest,

Characters

Main Character

Name: Hunter Reed

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Ashley Turner

Age: 29

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Character 2

Name: Donald Turner

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Character 3

Name: Donald Rausch

Age: 68

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Aspiring

Supplemental Materials

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