THE OUTRAGE by Pamela Wootton

The Outrage, is a story of Romance,Greed,Danger,Intrigue and Murder. It is also a story about Good overcoming Bad. And most importantly it's about Family Togetherness.

Zsa Zsa's recurring nightmare becomes a chilling reality when her husband Martin Thompson, and two co-workers are kidnapped in Malanga, a corrupt, oil rich, West African Country.

Her boss Tony Norbert, of the London based intelligence Services MI8, teams up with his elite field agents to orchestrate the rescue of the three kidnap victims.

After a helicopter assault in an almost inaccessible hideout within the mangrove swamps that leaves many dead, will Martin survive to re-unite with his beautiful MI8 field agent wife?

When two of the hostage takers are murdered while incarcerated in the local jail, it prompts a determined defense lawyer, Andrew Lawson, to wage a personal war to bring the killers to justice.

Andrew forms an alliance with Tony and the pair embarks in what started out to be a heart stopping chase to attempt to stamp out corruption. Instead sees them fighting for their own survival within the government hierarchy. Their action opens up a pyramid of atrocities and deceit to cast a cold wind of fear to blow through the corridors of the Malangan government.

  • Classification: Adult
  • Work is: Incomplete; Fully available on Authonomy
  • First submitted Aug. 15, 2010
  • Last updated Aug. 15, 2010
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  • Seringapatam's avatar
    Seringapatam wrote 2 years, 6 months ago
    Pamela, Wow. This ha got it all and I think you have given this so much thought. Its a winner and right up my street. For a while I have been saying that this isnt what I would normally read well tonight I am saying this is what I would read. Loved the diversity, the flow, the character descriptions, the pace and the way you capture and hold the reader for as long as you like. Superb and I loved ...
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  • Violet Ivy's avatar
    Violet Ivy wrote 3 years ago
    Starting the book with the action scene is classic for a reason. It works. I love the description of sights, sounds and smells. Great insight into her emotions too. Perhaps what she is yelling out could be a bit more stacatto. Remeber that it is very loud and she is extremely anxious. She would not be yelling out twenty sylable sentences I think. I wonder too if it would have been a conflict of interest for her to be on ...
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  • scargirl's avatar
    scargirl wrote 3 years, 4 months ago

    lots of bad grammar and typos here....give your pitches a good edit

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    billysunday [Retired] wrote 4 years, 1 month ago

    Great action! Like how you get right down to it! Only criticisms are a few typos and format (mainly spacing) problems. Great job building suspense.
    Dina of Halo of the Damned and Last Degree

  • Stuart & Victor's avatar
    Stuart & Victor wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    backed... AS PROMISED!!!!

  • Bradley Haynes's avatar
    Bradley Haynes wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    Explosive opening chapter, full of excitement and tension that sets the scene very well. You have a powerful voice which transfers through your characters. This is highly charged writing with a good plot, lots of background detail - I hope that you finish it.
    Best of Luck.
    Bradley Haynes (Tricia)

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    RonParker wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    Hi Pamela,

    Though I've only had time to rad the first two chapters of this story, I found it more enjoyable than your other story. It is better wriiten overall, though there are a few reduntant words.

    I'm glad you started at the point you did - with the action.

    It's a topical story and should do well.


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    Stuart & Victor wrote 4 years, 7 months ago

    Have 6 starred this and added to our WL which means you WILL make our shelf in the next (+3) round of backings (its 11pm for us). Check our comments trail if u want to confirm this and do feel free to chase at ANY TIME to know exactly how long till ur going up...

  • Dancing Man's avatar
    Dancing Man wrote 4 years, 7 months ago
    Pamela, You asked for a concrete example to illustrate my comments. The most important comment is that you should seriously address superfluous adverbs and adjectives in order to make your style even more urgent. For no particular reason I've picked the 2d paragraph of chapter 1. I don't say that this is a great piece of writing on my part, but don't you think it would be sharper if ithe text read something like this: "Her heartbeat pounded against her ...
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  • Dancing Man's avatar
    Dancing Man wrote 4 years, 7 months ago
    Hi. As offered I've taken a look at the first chapter of your book. You set up a clear, fast paced situation and state the principal characters and relationships. This is all to the good. It says unambiguously that this is a thriller and it begins with a hook to draw in the reader. This is important in getting the casual browser to recognise and buy the book. You are aiming at a style that fits with the genre and ...
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    Dancing Man wrote 4 years, 7 months ago
    Hi there, I noted you have a book posted on the site. I can’t swear it’s one I would like, but I’m happy to take a look if you’d like me to (always if time allows). My readings are usually of two or three chapters only; it’s enough to see if the book is going to grab the reader and identify major features of style, and by limiting myself it means I can look at more books. It follows that ...
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    B A Morton [Retired] wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Great pitch, and straight into the action in chapter 1, realistic characters and exciting plot...what more could we want.? On my W/L waiting to shelve. Best of luck with this Pamela.

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    cheimpo17 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 8 months ago

    Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. I only had time to read a couple of chapters last night but I enjoyed what I read. Backed.

  • Kenny the K's avatar
    Kenny the K wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Your pitch says it all - a riveting read.

    backed with pleasure


  • Marie DuGar Bell's avatar
    Marie DuGar Bell wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    I've completed the first chapter. I found it to be very exciting and am hooked! I am backing you with sincere admiration for your great writing style and believable story. I'm sending you wishes for your publishing success. Sincerely. Marie -'Sun Shine and Rain'

  • fh's avatar
    fh wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Dear Pamela,
    Delighted to have your book on my shelf for the third time - so good is this! Very best of luck and I've updated your star rating as it deserves more!

  • Benjamin Dancer's avatar
    Benjamin Dancer wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    Hostage crises are a good way to get attention And a building about to blow, plenty of tension here Then the bang The real element of tension in ch 1 was the lost partner. Knowing time is ticking, the explosion, the dread You got my adrenaline pumping. I'll move to ch 7 as requested. I'm glad we're in the kidnappers POv. Makes for interesting reading. Interesting politics--there's a Robin Hood quality about this I like what you're doing here. Martin. ...
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  • jenny101's avatar
    jenny101 wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Pam,
    I backed your book for a while recently and wonder if you are ready to swop backings?

    Kind regards

  • greeneyes1660's avatar
    greeneyes1660 wrote 4 years, 9 months ago

    Pamela, Since I commented 79 days ago I was only to happy to show my support again when it matters... Backed again happily Patricia aka Columbia Layers of the Heart

  • Elizabeth.NYC's avatar
    Elizabeth.NYC wrote 4 years, 9 months ago
    This is a hot first chapter, Pamela, with great energy and a real sense of panic. You can raise the heat even more by some minor edits - just some extra words that add nothing more to the story. For instance, "sudden rush of panic" doesn't need the word sudden, since a rush of panic is sudden. Another example would be (in the sweeping up of weapons) "to eliminate the slightest threat." But the threat of weapons is never slight. ...
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