Phenom - Let's Play Basketball

      Jim Plautz / Mystery & Detective
Phenom - Let's Play Basketball

Too good to be true, a mid-year transfer student leads his high school basketball team to the State Championship and along the way helps others become better students and young adults. Matthew Wilson’s past finally catches up with him when the Russian Mafia seeks retribution for past transgressions.This is a feel-good love story and suspense novel structured around a basketball theme.The Gift: A Salvation Skit for Christmas is an easy-to-adapt and perform skit. It uses a group of children (three to six is ideal), a couple of adults or teens, and a narrator.Set in a living room, the cast finds a Christmas tree laden with presents -- but some of the gifts are a bit unusual. The children receive athletic ability, health, love, and salvation, along with their usual gifts.The skit includes a salvation call and prayer.
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    PHENOM - The Search for the Ark of the Covenant

      Jim Plautz / Mystery & Detective
PHENOM - The Search for the Ark of the Covenant

Matthew Wilson leads Marquette Univ. to successive NCAA titles and then forms a globe-trotter team to travel the world and play all star teams from China, Africa, S.A.and Europe. But basketball is only the backdrop for Matthew’s quest to find the Ark of the Covenant, heralded by Muslims and Christians alike as a precursor to the second coming of the Lord and the Muslim' Mahdi, or Chosen One.Kabuki versions of classic stories in which – ghostly spinners of fate, with KABUKI MACBETH’s severed heads, hanging sword and resounding temple bell recount humans metamorphosing to demons, while KABUKI RICHARD III presents him as Shiva, the god dancing creation and destruction, and exposes a hidden family drama to make the Borgias blush, and ACHILLES’ war-prize concubine relates his rage, his sea goddess mother enchants, he dances his fight with a corpse-choked river, his race before mangling great Hector of Troy, to finally find peace in his enemy's embrace.These plays were originally created for professional American actors working in a Japanese tradition, directed by Shozo Sato, a master of Zen arts awarded the “Order of the Sacred Treasure” by the Emperor of Japan. Since then, other college, high school, even grade school students have taken exuberant delight (with their audiences) in creating their own productions of Kabuki plays I’ve written. KABUKI OTHELLO and KABUKI LADY MACBETH, not included here, are available from www.dramaticpublishing.com
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    Out of Bounds

      Jim Plautz / Mystery & Detective
Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds is a gripping novel of Corporate Finance, Drugs, and Politics, told in a backdrop of a highly competitive golf tournament. What starts out to be a two-day, 36 hole Match Play Club Championship between former friends, becomes a high stakes, life and death struggle centered around control of a Cabo San Lucas Resort and Casino.The stakes are high - winner takes all.All she wanted was a cup of coffee. What she ended up with was getting knocked out and interogated by the military. They knew she owned an imports store. They also knew she was a member of the powerful Calabrese family, one of the families that made up the Guild. Elena was once a pilot, capable of taking a sailing vessel from the oceans of earth and into ancient channels that reach across space and into other worlds. After being gone for five years she is suddenly thrust back into the world of Guild politics she had left behind, walking a thin line between mafia like laws and the militaries desire to control Guild technology.
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    Double Fault at Roland Garros

      Jim Plautz / Mystery & Detective
Double Fault at Roland Garros

Four junior tennis players from Spain, France and the U.S.are destined to meet at Roland Garros, home of the French Open, the second leg of the Tennis Grand Slam. The four teenagers meet at the Saddlebrook tennis academy in Tampa, Fl where tennis lessons are spiced with love, jealousy and revenge. Basque ETA terrorist plans to blow up the newly rebuilt stadium set the stage for a thrilling climax.A call centre employee, a security guard and a receptionist find themselves trapped on the tenth floor of their remote office block...in the middle of a mysterious zombie outbreak.Can they fight their way past hundreds of hungry, flesh-craving mouths? Can they figure out who or what is behind the outbreak?-DEAD END JOB is a darkly comic horror story full of monsters, gore and misadventure.
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