Through Hollow Lands

Thomas Paul Burgess 794119962683



Thomas Paul Burgess

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Set in the US on September 11th 2001, 'Through Hollow Lands' tells the story of George Bailey,a charming but feckless opportunist who finds himself trapped in Las Vegas. He is followed there by Lou Plutus- his boss and a pornographer -from whom he has stolen a 'Kompromat' video of great importance to the Russian mafia. George also encounters Jaffe Losoko there, a naive, young Ethiopian woman he wronged some six years before. She now works in the Vegas sex trade.To escape, George must face his pursuers -the terrifying 'Triptych'-head on and make amends to Jaffe. Beset by angels and demons, truth-tellers and liars, he must pay for the sins of his past in order to find salvation beyond Vegas.


Suspense / Thriller

Short Summary

Novel offers a dark, compelling thrill ride, as we follow (supposed) survivors of the 9/11 attacks to the seeming purgatory of Las Vegas, Nevada. The novel is an allegorical tale, exploring the trauma visited upon the American psyche in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.


New York/Las Vegas/Grand Canyon

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Incest, Language/Profanity, Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: George Bailey

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Charming, Desperate, Funny, Insecure, Lone Wolf, Secretive, Complex, Engaging, Manipulative, Narcissistic, Sarcastic

Additional Character Details

Name: Lou Plutus

Age: 52

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive, Criminal, Manipulative, Sarcastic, Blunt, Desperate, Funny, Greedy, Power-hungry, Unapologetic, Villainous

Additional Character Details

Name: Beatrice Hatcher

Age: 31

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Patriotic, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Insecure, Modest, Perseverance, Romantic, Selfless, Faithful, Gracious, Honorable, Aspiring, Strong Moral Code, Complex, Naive, Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: Jaffe Losoko

Age: 25

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Sexy, Beautiful, Desperate, Engaging, Insecure, Modest, Naive, Seductive, Underdog, Aspiring, Charming, Complex

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Urbane Publishing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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