Marshall has created a conceptual outline of this blockbuster-thriller. It is designed to be a potential TV mini-series and will leave reading or viewing audiences engulfed in raw panic. This work lays in wait.
Four University of Georgia college students gather at their favorite watering hole on graduation day for one last blast before going their separate ways. Through the smoke and alcoholic fog, an outrageous game emerges, stretching the limits of imagination and cultural acceptance. Constructed from feasible concepts and premises, they sketch out the Ultimate Adventure on a notepad, a convoluted concoction of sport, endurance and violence, born in a bedlam of beer- distorted perceptions.
Eleven years later Sunny Campbell, a successful Atlanta advertising executive examines her life in search of a fresh formula for professional and personal satisfaction. Well-connected and respected by high profile executives of many major corporations, feelers have been coming to open her own agency. During a three-day winter fast, alone in front of a warm fire deep in the North Georgia Mountains, she plunges into epiphany. Through the flickering flames and crackling embers she massages the possibilities, but also discovers another venture laying across her mind, begging for attention. The Ultimate Adventure is reborn, but the child has become a sporting game pushing moral and ethical limits through traditional barriers, and possessing unlimited profit potential from a gawking, spellbound market.
The possibilities are staggering, but it will require expertise from more than one dedicated fantasist to fashion the necessary facets of seductive credibility. Who better to bounce the possibilities around than the original founders, a lawyer, a psychologist, and an investment banker?
What transpires rocks the civilized world from corporate board rooms to the courts, with the media craftily manipulating niave public outrage. A banal society turns its attention to the indulgence of twisted base desires, and with the spirit of of the gladiator games reawakened, unwittenly unleashes an event of such horror and evil it attracts participation from the depths of space.