The Zurich Conspiracy

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L. Russell Records

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An evil Swiss financier has created a conspiracy with the Chinese Communist Party and Boko Haram to blackmail the President of Nigeria by turning a Chinese small nuclear power plant into a bomb. Kirby Calloway and his loose team of CIA and FBI agents, with the Delta Force must stop them.



Short Summary

Dr. Kirby Calloway and his French-American lover, having just escaped a civil war in Nigeria, are almost assassinated on the back porch of their home in Pocasset, MA., which is also set ablaze.


Boston, Paris, Abuja, Nigeria, Zurich, Cayman Islands, Washington, DC

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Twist,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Kirby Calloway

Age: 42

Gender: Other

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Decisive,Heroic,Educated,Honorable,Insecure,Leader,Patriotic,Skillful,Romantic,Manipulative

Additional Character Details

Name: Horatio Sorobet

Age: 63

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Criminal,Engaging,Greedy,Gracious,Educated,Villainous,Narcisstic,Blunt,Heartthrob,Power Hungry,Outspoken,Secretive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Claire Montand

Age: 32

Gender: Female

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Charming,Complex,Engaging,Insecure,Sexy,Romantic,Secretive,Seductive,Sophisticated,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Katanga

Age: 36

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Faithful,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Skillful,Selfless,Patriotic,Obedient,Modest

About The Author

I graduated from the US Air Force Academy, then served in the US Air Force developing new aircraft. I started and ran my own international high-tech company doing business in Canada, Argentina, Australia, China, the UK, and France. After that, I have been an international technology and business consultant for fifty years, working for international corporations on all habitable continents and 40 countries. I am an aviator, a historian, a gourmet cook, and a grandfather X nine. I have a Masters Degree from MIT

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: VoyagerOne LLC

Year Published: 2021

Hard Copy Available







Dr. Calloway is home in New England after surviving an attack and witnessing his girlfriend murder the attackers. He returns to Nigeria as Horatio Sorobet begins his plans to blackmail Nigeria. The Chinese are involved with nuclear bombs, ready to strike. Calloway assembles a team of federal operatives to help thwart the conspiracy.

Overall Rating


Point of View


Narrative Elements

Authors Writing Style: GOOD

Characterization: FAIR

Commerciality: GOOD

Franchise Potential: GOOD

Pace: GOOD

Premise: GOOD

Structure: GOOD

Theme: GOOD

Accuracy of Book Profile

Yes, the book profile accurately reflects the book.

Draw of Story

The story begins with Dr. Calloway describing his return to the states from Nigeria. He has been away from his sons and escaped a harrowing ordeal. He has gained the ire of a powerful criminal. The questions are asked that will pique the interest of the audience to go further into the story.

Possible Drawbacks

The story has a lot of political jargon and situations which bogged down the story. The dialogue is overly explanatory and doesn't distinguish the voices of the characters much.

Use of Special Effects


Primary Hook of Story

The hook is that Dr. Calloway flees Nigeria after a terrible ordeal when he angers the wrong person, his life is now in jeopardy. He must now stop China and it's devious plan to use nuclear bombs. I would watch this movie for the different locations and showing an African nation in a positive light.

Fanbase Potential

This could have a large fanbase as espionage films are still very popular with audiences. It is a typical international, political drama using the archetypal countries as the enemy. There are a lot of different storylines to keep the audiences constantly thinking.

Awards Potential

This does not have awards potential. It is not bringing anything new to it's genre. It would benefit from more sophisticated dialogue to elevate the story. The plot is predictable and overly done.

Envisioned Budget


Similar Films/TV Series


What’s New About the Story

The story is not very original. It has many of the elements of a political, international drama. There is the family man that was too busy working to be there for his kids. Dr. Calloway was doing his job when he sets some devious wheels in motion and now has to stop them. It could be more unique with more diversity in the characters considering the much of the film is set in Nigeria. The focus of the story could stay in Nigeria and the surrounding nations instead of making China the villain once again.

Lead Characters

The lead character doesn't stand out. The stories focus is mostly on the political situations, twists and turns that drive the plot.

Uniqueness of Story

This is not a rare gem, it is an average story that is written well. The dialogue needs an overhaul to add depth and gravity to the situation.

Possible Formats

Film: Studio, Indie, Streaming

Analyst Recommendation



While the story has many positive points, it has room for improvement (see possible paths below). If you can't change the story at this point, my suggestion is using your notes as a guide to highlight the best aspects of it when taking the next steps, either putting a pitch page together, a treatment, or a presentation.

Tips for Improvement

The story needs a little more action. There needs to be a edit of the dialogue to give the characters a distinct voice and add gravity to plot. Diversity could be more prevalent. The use of China as a villain could be in poor taste at the moment and a chance to change the narrative on Asian portrayal in storytelling. America could be it's own enemy.