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THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION

THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION
By Stewart Fergus

GENRE: Mystery, Drama
LOGLINE:

Against the background of increasing geopolitical tensions, an eager reporter gets the story of the year: a beautiful woman claims the leading Presidential candidate is the father of her child - only to discover she’s been sucked into a major conspiracy by the Russians to secretly fix the American Presidential Election. As danger mounts, and the clock to the election ticks, she must pull out all the stops to save the day.

SYNOPSIS:

SYNOPSIS: Susan Weaver is a frustrated, ambitious reporter, desperate for her big break. One day, she gets the story of the year falling into her lap: Bill Walsh, the GOP Presidential nominee, has just had a secret lovechild. She can’t believe her luck. The story is a worldwide scoop.

Walsh vehemently denies any affair, and demands a DNA test to prove it.

Test result: positive! He IS the father of the baby.

He is ruined. His career crashes. His family is destroyed. The imminent election is thrown into turmoil.

Susan goes from zero to hero overnight. But all is not how it seems, and she even begins to wonder whether Walsh may be telling the truth. But DNA is DNA, right? As she digs deeper, she brushes up against a conspiracy by a foreign power to subvert the imminent election and change the future direction of the country – all at a time of dangerously rising geopolitical tensions.

As her life becomes threatened, she is compelled to resolve the puzzle before it is all too late.

[PS There was no sperm bank or cloning!]

THE IMMACULATE DECEPTION

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Aliza Knoll

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