When the headquarters for the largest software company in the United States is blown up one quiet Thursday morning, destroying data and project designers for a top secret Depart of Defense project; everyone was shocked at the identity of the bomber. Long time trusted employee, suburban dad... sleeper terrorist. Not a Muslim. Not from the Middle East. Just a regular suburban dad. How many others are there?
Shakira, the exotic mistress of a terrorist leader Malik Akmin, agrees to defect, bringing a list of 207 sleeper agents living in the United States and Europe. She has *memorized* the list, and will reveal this information only when she is safely in the West. Elegant Interpol agent Louis Kenekium and cowboy CIA agent Jackson Teller are given the job of protecting her as they transport her from Turkey to Interpol Headquarters in Paris - by cars, boats, and trains. Angry at being betrayed by his woman, Akmin activates every sleeper in Europe, anyone could be an assassin!
Kenekium and Teller have never worked together, and don't particularly like each other. Neither trusts Shakira - the mistress of a terrorist. After a team of assassins finds them on the hydrofoil to Greece, each wonders if the other is really a sleeper. How else could they have been found? As the three run for their lives, assassins finding them no matter where they hide, the antagonism between Teller and Kenekium escalates. Each believe the other is a sleeper... But what if Shakira is the sleeper?
Chased by the world's top assassins, with nowhere to hide...The three must learn to trust each other in order to survive. SLEEPER AGENT is BOURNE meets LETHAL WEAPON, with dozens of twists and pulse pounding action.
SLEEPER AGENT by William C. Martell - wcmartell@ScriptSecrets.Net
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I've written 19 films that were carelessly slapped onto celluloid: 3 for HBO, 2 for Showtime, 2 for USA Net, and a whole bunch of CineMax Originals (which is what happens when an HBO movie goes really, really wrong). I've been on some film festival juries, including Raindance in London (twice - once with Mike Figgis and Saffron Burrows, once with Lennie James and Edgar Wright - back to "jury duty" in October of 2009). Roger Ebert discussed my work with Gene Siskel on his 1997 "If We Picked The Winners" Oscar show. I'm quoted a few times in Bordwell's great book "The Way Hollywood tells It". My USA Net flick HARD EVIDENCE was released on video the same day as the Julia Roberts' film Something To Talk About and out-rented it in the USA. In 2007 I had two films released on DVD on the same day and both made the top 10 rentals.