The Entropy Model

Book Cover

ACTION ADVENTURE APOCALYPTIC DETECTIVE MYSTERY POLITICAL FUNNY SCI-FI SUSPENSE/THRILLER

Contemporary,Future

Thomas Tunstall

  • -
  • Views

Submision Type

book

Logline

A story about the disconnect between economics and ecosystems. Scary smart Briana Ruiz meets Jack in grad school. After she gets him out of a jam at a local bar, they explore the holes in economic theory that threaten humanity. They take on the corporate structure and become targets for retribution

Genre

Action,Adventure,Apocalyptic,Detective,Mystery,Political,Funny,Sci-fi,Suspense/Thriller

Short Summary

Scary smart Briana Ruiz thwarts a purse snatcher, rescues Jack McCullough in bar altercation, and jousts with her college professor. She begins to unravel the policy puzzle about the disconnect between economics and ecosystems, making a complicated issue more accessible.

Setting

Austin, Texas

Based on a True Story

No

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending,Coming of Age,Meaningful Message,Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Briana Ruiz

Age: 28

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Badass,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful,Outspoken,Gracious,Educated,Leader,Unapologetic,Sexy

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack McCullough

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Underdog,Masculine,Modest,Badass,Charming,Complex,Sexy,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Selfless,Flexible,Sarcastic,Honorable,Educated,Leader

Additional Character Details

Name: Lance Albrecht

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Masculine,Villainous,Narcisstic,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Secretive,Insecure,Leader,Unapologetic,Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Phil Grade

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring,Aggressive,Villainous,Obedient,Complex,Confident,Blunt,Criminal,Decisive,Power Hungry,Greedy,Insecure

About The Author

Thomas Tunstall, Ph.D. is the senior research director at the University of Texas at San Antonio Institute for Economic Development. He is the principal investigator for numerous economic and community development studies and has published extensively, including op-eds in the Wall Street Journal. He has testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee for the Western Hemisphere, obtained Top Secret clearance, and authored/delivered a TED Talk dealing with sustainable community development in light of shale oil and gas development. Dr. Tunstall holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy, and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas, as well as a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

Sort of "The Big Short" meets "The Day After Tomorrow"

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1982920616