American Rome

 
Overview

** Finalist, 2019 Screencraft Cinematic Book Competition.

 

They found the President after nine days, half-dead on the far side of the world…

The Commander-in-Chief vanishes while on a diplomatic trip to the Far East, only to reappear days later in a dusty hotel room in North Africa…claiming to have no memory of where he’s been, and somehow not quite the same…

A congressional hearing is shattered by gunfire in a massacre without any apparent motive or reason…

An enigmatic woman controls a vast group of conspirators with impossible reach and highly questionable motives…

The common thread is Braden Cooper. An Afghan war veteran turned jaded Congressional Staffer, he’s thrust into a shadowy world where ignorance is currency and ethics are a liability.

Braden came to the nation’s capital to start a new life far away from the battlefields he can’t seem to leave behind, but he’ll find that Washington DC is embroiled in a different sort of war altogether.

If he can’t master the rules of political combat—and fast—he’ll lose everything. Following a twisting path of conspiracy, manipulation and betrayal, Braden’s journey will lead him from the marbled halls of Congress to the darkest jungles of Amazonian Colombia, where he’ll learn that in the “American Rome,” all things are possible…for those willing to pay the price.