Heat Wave

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Mark A. York

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HEAT WAVE begins in Chena Hot Springs, Alaska, but the political intrigue and murder spread to Washington, D.C., and into the labyrinth of an Aspen, Colorado energy research facility, where free-marketers manufacture chaos in the electrical grid, and where Emory confronts a terrifying a secret from his past.


Action, Crime, Drama, Political, Suspense / Thriller,

Short Summary

An assassin executes a U.S. presidential candidate. To witness and eccentric reporter, Sam Emory, it echoes a killing three years earlier that transformed his life. Voters elect a new, environmentalist president, a colleague of the slain candidate. But a powerful industrialist has to stop him.


Alaska; Aspen, CO; Washington DC.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message, Twist, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Sam Emory

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Funny, Heroic, Lone Wolf, Strong Moral Code, Adventurous, Blunt, Aspiring, Visionary, Honorable, Romantic, Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Jack Sheldon

Age: 48

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Honorable, Skillful, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Complex, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Adventurous, Educated

Additional Character Details

Name: Amanda Ballantine

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Educated, Leader, Manipulative, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Charming, Complex, Confident, Engaging, Obedient, Seductive

Additional Character Details

Name: Robin Lampson

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Beautiful, Charming, Educated, Patriotic, Complex, Faithful, Gracious, Romantic, Sexy

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2013

Hard Copy Available



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