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Shadow Walker

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By T. Cuesta
Action/Adventure,Crime,Thriller

Chronicles the DEA's expulsion from Venezuela in 2005, when the first female SEAL infiltrated the villa of the country's most dangerous gang, posing as a surgeon, to carry out a target assassination against their wounded boss.

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Peer Rating: 100%
Industry Rating: N/A
Draft 16: 100%
Draft 13: 27%
Draft 1: 80%
1 Reviews | 102 pages | 11 months ago | Draft 16

Summary

Chronicles the operation that got the DEA expelled from Venezuela, and the inception of the 'Cartel of the Suns', the world's biggest drug cartel, in 2005.



The DEA sents a stealth operative, the first frogwoman in SEAL's history, to infiltrate a secure cartel stronghold, posing as a surgeon, to terminate the country's top crime boss, who was in need of immediate medical attention after being shot.

Industry Reviews

This is already a brilliant script. It’s got fantastic actions, great goals, a superb protagonist, and some great twists and turns and is very nearly as good as it could be.

However, I would say that I didn’t fully follow all the twists and turns at the end, with the DEA, the military, and the government, and they somewhat felt that they were there just for the sake of it. Maybe bake them in earlier or slim them down a bit if possible.

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1 year ago | read more...
Blaise Hesselgren Top Reviewer

Peer Reviews

This story has a strong opening that introduces us to the tortured mind of our protagonist, Alexa Walker, AKA: Shadow Walker. The introduction of Eva Rivera follows. I commend the character development of both of these characters. Alexa Walker is a highly skilled Navy SEAL, the first frogwoman, who was the sole survivor of her special ops team. Her comrades tortured bodies haunt her. Perhaps there is a fine line between bravery and suicidal in...

10 months ago | read more...
Action is written well and easy to visualise. Lots of it if that is your thing. There isn't a lot other than action though. However, certainly lots of movies just like that and personally I find them all a bit of white noise, much like the movies themselves. This one fits right in that slot.
One man army is a badass who comes back for one last job to take down a nasty villain because "insert dramatic need". Describes about half a million movies...

1 year ago | read more...
The characters aren't really multi-faceted. They are all pretty simple characters that don't change much as the story progresses. The background for Alexa has been done before and your approach to it isn't really unique, at all. Additionally, there are too many characters at the beginning. There is a conversation between Alexa and Bishop hinting at tensions between Alexa and the rest of the team but nothing really goes further here with what happ...

1 year ago | read more...
Ulysses Macargen Top Reviewer
I have to say, I'm pretty psyched. I mean, there was hardly a dull moment in the entire script, and that's a major accomplishment. The details, the breakneck pacing, the near-impossible stakes, the building of anticipation (for how difficult Alexa's mission will be, reminds me of a Mission Impossible briefing), everything was terrific.

Even the actions lines were the right length. Short and sweet, pack in the right details, keep the scene movi...

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