London, 2046. The movie industry is coming to town for the launch of the FAB movie awards. But when British president and former actor Zayn Winner loses a screenplay he’s written that parodies fellow world leaders, all Hollywood hell breaks loose. That’s the cue for long-suffering presidential spokesman Howie Pond to be handed a leading role in the hunt for the missing script.
To add to the movie mayhem, British intelligence identifies a possible plot to sabotage the FABs ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Howie’s secret-agent wife, Britt, is tasked with identifying the plotters and averting a real-life Hollywood disaster.
Along the way, Howie and Britt encounter actors, actresses, movie moguls and more, as they’re both sucked into a story that sees them – and the people around them – lose the plot on more than one occasion.
Will the screenplay be found before Britain is embarrassed on the international stage? Can the plotters be unmasked before the dramatic denouement? Find out, in this latest crazy, comedy adventure from British drama king Paul Mathews!
Chapter 1 (Short Extract)
‘As you know, sir, I am one of Ireland’s premier movie lovers and I was wondering if there was any chance you might be able to get me a ticket for the inaugural Film Association of Britain awards on Saturday night.’
Howie tutted. ‘Why do you want to waste your time with those FAB awards? They’re just an ego trip for our beloved President Zayn Winner – an excuse to parade all his Hollywood pals in front of the digi-cameras and bang on about those bloody awful Alien Invasion films he appeared in. I hesitate to use the word act because I’ve seen all his movies and he never manages it in any of them.’
‘In my humble cinema-going opinion, the Alien Invasion trilogy is comedy gold.’
‘That’s just the point, Conor. Those movies weren’t meant to be funny. The biggest irony of all is that Zayn plays the American president. He might have saved the world from the Martian Mud Monsters, but he’s not doing any saving now he’s playing the British president for real. Quite the contrary – he’s more into spending than saving. The launch of the FABs being a prime example. There’s that huge marquee out there in the grounds, the world-class catering and extra security. And then all the business-class flights and five-star hotels the A-listers demand. It’s costing tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money.’
Conor grinned. ‘That’s nothing compared to the cost of a good movie though, sir.’
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We Have Lost The Plot is the fifth e-book in the ‘We Have Lost’ series and stars Howie Pond, his wife Britt, and a supporting cast of regular, and irregular, characters from the world of 2040s London, Hollywood and beyond. Littered with actors, actresses, directors, producers and crazed movie fans, we recommend you purchase a ticket to read it, grab yourself a bucket of popcorn & giant fizzy giant, then settle into a front-row seat and enjoy the comedy action!
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