Scales of Justice by Steve Krause | Script Revolution

Scales of Justice

A wealthy man’s wife is killed by the Cartel for control of technology that tracks violent criminals.



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Nick creates tracking technology that flows through the bloodstream so impossible to remove. When his wife is killed he uses it to hunt them down and get his pound of flesh. The cartel wants it to wipe out competition. His daughter hangs in the balance. Nick is a tech genius with a great life until he develops breakthrough technology to track criminals. Altruistic Nick does the right thing at any cost, that is, until his family is in harm’s way. He shuts his program down when everyone he tracks is killed. The Cartel Boss wants the program operational so bribes the Commissioner to get it back up. The Commissioner has to find a flawed detective to help Nick. A detective with a drinking problem who can be controlled and his name is Bobby Beck. When Bobby falls for Nick’s daughter his passion to protect the program is second only to his need to protect his girl. Nick’s life is upside-down with his wife dead and daughter threatened so he summons the dark side; hires two mercenaries, gives them a Blackhawk helicopter and sets them up in an abandoned nuclear power plant. After a deadly quid pro quo between Nick and the Cartel boss his daughter is nearly taken so Nick blows up his complex and stages his death to keep his daughter safe. No technology, no Nick, no leverage. When his daughter is taken with Nick ‘dead’ Bobby gears up for war knowing he will have no backup. Nick and his team help Bobby from the shadows (because Nick is ‘dead’) in the final battle.

Submitted: November 13, 2020
Last Updated: November 13, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Krause

I don't really have a bio. I live on the page in the storyworld I create with friends/enemies called characters. I have more fun with the protags but the antags are much more interesting even though they often get me wound up. If you want to find me close your eyes and walk toward the firefight. When you do, I hope you're one of the good guys. Go to bio

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