One Way Tickets, A DISCOUNT HEROES ADVENTURE by John Hunter | Script Revolution

One Way Tickets, A DISCOUNT HEROES ADVENTURE

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Something my older brother said to me.
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Discount Heroes invade the Dominican Republic to free an ‘Ugly American’ being held for ransom - 1st part of an action adventure franchise.
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A retired combat veteran living in south Florida gets a call in the middle of the night telling him his younger 'Ugly American' brother has been kidnapped and is being held for ransom in the Dominican Republic. The anonymous caller demands a large sum of cash be delivered to Santo Domingo by the end of the week or his brother will be killed. The aging warrior assures the caller he will be there and hangs up. The veteran has no intention of paying a ransom and is secretly delighted with this invitation to a fire fight. With the eager assistance of a small group of beautifully flawed discount heroes bored with peace time living, he initiates a reckless and daring plan - A plan that will leave a trail of death, destruction and a little grand larceny in the Caribbean.

The inspiration for this slightly dark and quirky action adventure was something my older brother, a retired Marine Corps combat veteran, said to me just before I traveled overseas to host a workshop in the Middle East, “Don’t go over there, get in trouble and make me come get you out.” This is the first in a series of three completed Discount Heroes Adventures: One Way Tickets, Tropical Princess and Animal Rescue.

One Way Tickets also exists as a published novella containing about 22,500 words. This essentially is a not-too-wordy Director's Cut - A quick and easy read available (shameless plug) here: https://amazon.com/author/hunterjo

Submitted: October 31, 2016
Last Updated: September 11, 2019
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Last Downloaded: September 11, 2019

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The Writer: John Hunter

Sent away to school to get a fancy education, my family proudly referred to me as bilingual for an ability to speak both Standard American English and my native Cracker. After graduation from college, a curious nature has led me down many paths in life: Former Peace Corps volunteer complete with whip worms and malaria, big ticket sales engineer, commercial graphic artist, international packaging design consultant, recovering golfer and more recently, an award winning and produced scriptwriter. As a writer, my voice is character driven, slightly dark and quirky with a dash of humor. Many of my shorts have been showcased on Shootin' The Shorts - Three of these have been produced and three... Go to bio

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