The Device

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20th Century (multiple decades)

Dale C. George

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When George d’Clare receives the diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, he and his wife Madison organize a support group. This noble endeavor eventually leads them to meeting a strange man with an incredible story – a captivating tale about a device that could transport a person into the future and return them safely to the present. His far-fetched account also comes with an equally fantastic offer: to help him in a daring plan to use the device to bring back the cure for the disease. Thinking the man suffers from dementia, George dismisses him as delusional. But when the strange man is later killed in a deliberate hit-and-run, the couple embarks on a search for the truth about the device, beginning with the perfectly-handwritten diary he left behind. They soon discover that they are involved in a deadly cat-and-mouse chase through time, whose origin dates back to the final days of World War II, and to a highly-classified Nazi operation, codenamed “Firebird.”


Suspense / Thriller, Action, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Sci-Fi,

Short Summary

A man who gets diagnosed with Parkinson's disease gets the opportunity to use a time machine (the device) to go into the future and bring back the cure. Unknown to the man, there is an evil Nazi war criminal who has escaped from the past who will stop at nothing to recover the device.


Berlin, Ft. Meade, Maryland, and Utah

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Captain Henry "Hank" Stevens, the dedicated WWII soldier with a photographic memory who uncovers the Nazi plot and pursues the evil Nazi into the future (our time)

Age: 37

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Secretive, Strong Moral Code, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: George d'Clare

Age: 51

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Educated, Empathetic, Funny, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Madison d'Clare

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Confident, Outspoken, Adventurous, Beautiful, Charming

Additional Character Details

Name: General Berger

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Confident, Criminal, Greedy, Narcissistic

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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