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Savage State

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The life of Alexis Sullivan - matriarch of one of New York's most prominent families - is saved late one night by a homeless Vet, forever changing lives and releasing long hidden secrets.
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Joshua Savage, All-American, Ivy League graduate and decorated Army Ranger, has fallen off the radar and living on the streets of New York when his life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with Alexis Sullivan, matriarch of the New York Sullivan fortune.

Late one night after an evening out and failed attempts to hail a cab, Alexis makes the quick and life altering decision to get out of the rain and take the subway. What could happen? People do it every day.

Joshua, using a Metro Pass he found on the street, has hunkered down for the night in a secluded and what he believes, is a safe spot in the subway, when his solitude is broken by the screams of a woman. When he peeks from his hiding place, he sees a woman surrounded by five men out for a night of hurt and good times. Joshua, not burdened and immobilized by the fear of normal men, makes the split-second decision to get involved.

His intervention saves the life of a bloody and battered Alexis Sullivan and lands him in the hospital with near fatal stab wounds. This fateful encounter with a homeless stranger changes everything for Alexis, thrusting a reluctant hero into the headlines and opening the secretive world of the New York Sullivans to unwelcome, prying eyes.

Submitted: March 18, 2019
Last Updated: December 10, 2019

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The Writer: David McEwan

I am a writer living in Toronto. My CV in the business is short, so I’ll tell you about my working background. I’ve been a marketing executive for over 25 years in Canada and the U.S. representing major firms in the real estate, design and construction industries. My planning and writing skills have been tested and fine tuned by tight deadlines and demanding clients in the pursuit of branding, marketing and promotional excellence. I've also had the pleasure of ghost writing well over a hundred executive speeches for clients. My ambitions have now expanded to include a personal reinvention in the area of writing for film and T.V. I also just finished writing and launching a management/... Go to bio

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