The Crossing

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Early 20th Century

C. Ed Traylor

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A routine traffic stop in the Illinois heartland uncovers a sinister secret - a sweeping terrorist plot endangering the lives of thousands of Americans.


Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Suspense / Thriller, Detective,

Short Summary

A Pakistani's grandfather and sister are killed in a US drone strike; The Pakistani becomes radicalized and develops a plan to seek revenge. He conspires with a drug cartel leader in MX who agrees, for a price, to smuggle six terrorists across the Mexican border and attack the United States.


Pakistan, Mexico and United States

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Racheed Ul-Bashar

Age: 26

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Outspoken, Sexy, Strong Moral Code, Blunt, Criminal, Engaging, Religious, Skillful, Visionary, Charming, Complex, Confident, Masculine, Patriotic, Secretive, Seductive, Unapologetic, Decisive, Desperate, Educated, Villainous, Aggressive, Leader, Sophisticated

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Hudson

Age: 53

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Honorable, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Confident, Decisive, Leader, Outspoken, Aggressive, Masculine, Educated, Engaging, Patriotic, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Juan Rodreques

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Confident, Sarcastic, Skillful, Aggressive, Uneducated, Greedy, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Badass, Decisive, Leader, Masculine, Secretive, Villainous, Criminal

Additional Character Details

Name: Diego Garcia

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Complex, Confident, Criminal, Insecure, Masculine, Uneducated, Badass, Aggressive, Underdog, Blunt, Greedy

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: OakTree Press

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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