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Get to know writer Christopher Chance:
1. What is your story about? MOTHERLAND is about Arrowsmith, a gritty leader of secret agents working out of Berlin and when several influential Jews (Rabbis) are assassinated by neo-Nazi terrorists in Berlin, it comes to the attention of the British Secret Service that an infamous Arab bomb maker is working with the Nazis. This information was discovered by Zac Bleiberg, a Mossad agent seconded to the Brits. When photos of Nazis were seen to include Saif Al-Adel, the Hezbollah bomb maker, Zac pointed him out. The subsequent investigation reveals the involvement of the Russians, in the form of Zina Zarubina, a senior Kremlin spy, whose agenda is solely to expedite the diversionary tactics to coincide with the missile attack in Syria. But, she has a big problem with Saif Al-Adel, who wants to kill the Brits who 'made' him with the Nazis. He kills Zac in an ambush that starts a car chase from which our protagonist, Arrowsmith, and his team; Ibrahim (a mujahidin warlord), Lily Squires (MI6 operative), Sticky Wickett (MI6 operative) and 'Q', Head of Station, Berlin, step up their efforts to neutralize the terrorists. To replace Zac, Mossad sends Hannah Cohen to Berlin. She (crucially) places a recording device in the terrorists' safe house, but is eventually killed by Saif Al-Adel, but before dying she gives a clue to Lily in her dying breath. Lily, in turn is also shot by the Russians, but passes the clue to Arrowsmith, who eventually finds the recording device and the information is sent through CIA Station - Berlin, to the Pentagon and at the very last moment before launching the rogue missiles the cavalry arrive in the form of the US Sixth Fleet Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, which spectacularly take out the rogue missile site in the desert. The neo-Nazis are all purposely killed by their own bombs detonating prematurely, quite spectacularly in various European cities. Several others are killed by the Brits and Saif Al-Adel is killed by Ibrahim. Zina Zarubina escapes (she's needed in the sequel), but her three henchmen are killed by the Brits. A double agent Russian named, Brakken, is killed by Arrowsmith. Unfortunately, Sticky Wickett is killed by a car bomb. A CIA guy named Higgins takes four bullets in the back, but survives... crucially. All of this takes place during edge of the seat cloak and dagger action with a thrilling race to the nail biting finish. 2. Why should people know this story? It provides an insight into the workings of extremist groups. 3. This story has a lot going for it. How would you describe this story in two words? Heart racing. 4. What movie have you seen the most in your life? GLADIATOR 5. How long have you been working on this story? About 7 months. 6. How many stories have you written? I have 5 completed screenplays; 1 is optioned and another is earmarked for the sequel. I also have 2 books published with The Random House Group (Mainstream) and another with Strand Publishing, UK. I also self published a novel on Amazon kindle and Smashwords. 7. What motivated you to write this story? Terrorism motivated me - I have met several international terrorists in various foreign prisons. 8. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about? Martial Arts. 9. Any advice or tips you'd like to pass on to other writers? Persevere and ignore so-called experts who have never been published or produced.