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Lochery’s book tells the story of Lisbon’s role in the history of World War II, though not a gun was fired there. The only European city in which both the Allies and the Axis powers operated openly, it was temporary home to much of Europe’s exiled royalty, over one million refugees seeking passage to the U.S., and a host of spies from every nation fighting in the war, secret police, captains of industry, bankers, prominent Jews, writers and artists, escaped POWs, and black marketeers. An operations officer writing in 1944 described the daily scene at Lisbon’s airport as being like the movie “Casablanca,” times twenty.
Drummed out of Vietnam, misfit American pilots were given a choice: Face the music of military justice or serve with other oddballs and rule breakers. Dubbed the Ravens, they soon learned they can fly, fight, and drink as they pleased in a CIA-sponsored secret war.
In the vein of THE FULL MONTY meets THE PEOPLE VS. LARRY FLYNT, DEEP SLEEP is the true story of how the upstanding citizens of Paterson, New Jersey came together in 1972 to help native son, Alfred Sole, make his feature directorial debut. Everyone in town, including a local lawyer, police officer, high school teacher, even the mayor’s wife and the director’s mother, pitched in to help. The film? An erotic epic titled DEEP SLEEP.
In a future where tech and insurance conglomerates control the health and medicine industries, entrepreneurial med student, Ava, jailbreaks nanobots designed to track the body and keep us healthy, resulting in a gene-hacking revolution that raises ethical questions. Is she creating Frankenstein? What could a world without doctors look like? and what does it mean to be genetically human?
Pitched as Memento mets Deja Vu. When an emotionally-broken detective with preternatural abilities loses his wife to a ‘hit’ that he knows was meant for him, he joins a hi-tech law enforcement division that maps his brain and allows him to revisit every memory and case file of his life to track down the killer. In the process he also discovers he has the ability to relive all of the moments of his life with his wife before she died.
Pitched in the vein of OCEAN’S 11 meets ARGO. In September 1960, three CIA agents, led by a headstrong engineer with something to prove, bungled their way into Fidel Castro’s clutches attempting to bug a diplomatic residence in Havana, Cuba. On the eve of the most dangerous international standoff of the 20th century, disavowed by the CIA, the three were sentenced to ten years in Cuba’s most notorious prison. To get out, they would need a Hail Mary plan, a Dirty Dozen of prison conspirators, and a woman who refused to bow to authority. Based on an article for the new digital media magazine Truly*Adventurous.
Narnia. Hogwarts. Neverland. All magical places that mortals can travel to and marvel at the strange creatures and wonders not seen in our world. But what if a door to a magical land was discovered and instead of pure hearted adventures, a man saw an opportunity to charge a fortune for an exclusive private game reserve where you can “bag” a magical creature.
A group of criminals in 1946 pull off the heist of the century, stealing a dozen priceless works of art from a Boston museum. But while the thieves get caught, the art is never found. Forty years later, the last surviving thief gets out of jail and goes hunting for the loot, involving some innocent college students in his dangerous plan – and thirty years after that, in the present day, the former college kids, now all grown up, are drawn back into danger as the still-missing art tempts a deadly new generation of treasure hunters.
A 12-year old girl of Indian descent lies to her classmates at a private day school in Atlanta about owning a cursed lamp that can end the world, and when challenged to light it, she awakens a being called the Sleeper, the Lord of Destruction.
Recounts the true story of the author as a young Caltech biologist who is asked to raise Wesley, a baby barn owl with a wing injury that will prevent it from surviving in the wild with stories collected over the 19-year bond between human and owl.
Freddie Makin, a civilian surveillance contractor in Vienna, has been watching a Chinese academic named Jiang Cheng for the past year. When Freddie interrupts a break-in at his apartment, the intruder escapes, only to return to try and kill him. Now Freddie has to figure out who is trying to kill him and why, all while hiding the past that he’s been running away from.
In the town of Sparrow, Oregon, hree sisters drowned in 1822 for being witches inhabit the bodies of three girls to lure boys to their deaths. 17-year old Penny Talbot wants to make sure her new boyfriend Bo Carter doesn’t become their latest victim.