Pineville Heist by Lee Chambers

Seventeen year old Aaron stumbles into the aftermath of a five million dollar bank heist gone wrong. Hiding under a canoe, Aaron partially catches the murder of one of the robbers. In the chaos he sneaks away with the money and heads straight for the closest place of safety, his high school. Terrified, Aaron tells his shocking tale to Amanda Becker, his drama teacher, but it doesn't take long for one of the psychotic robbers to show up. In the locked down school the pair are relentlessly pursued in a quest to get the money back and wipe out the evidence

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“Aaron whipped through the long grass as fast as his legs would carry him. His eyes were filled with angst and adrenaline. He was still in shock. Not every day you see a dead man. Not every day you see that much money either – he glanced down at the backpack in his arms. Must – keep – running.”

The Pineville Heist is a YA novel which I adapted from my award-winning screenplay I co-wrote with Todd Gordon.  40,000+ ebook copies alone have been downloaded to date and The Pineville Heist made it as an Amazon #1 Best Selling Thriller and #3 overall in April.  It became one of five Award-winning Finalists in the 2012 International Book Awards in the Young Adult Fiction Category.

Very exciting times are ahead for The Pineville Heist as the screenplay is currently in the funding stages of becoming a major motion movie, having already attracted a Distribution and LA Sales Agent.

Teen movie star, Booboo Stewart, Seth Clearwater from the Twilight series, has also signed on to star in the lead role as Aaron Stevens.   He loved the story after reading the screenplay and is excited to be part of the project.   One of the main attractions for him being the action, “It has lots of action which I really enjoyed reading...This isn’t your average G classified movie; it has more of a punch to it,” and that idea really appealed to him.
 A book full of action packed fast paced scenes. Running, fighting and near death moments that made this novel an super fast read. 
When a large amount of money is stolen, Aaron takes it upon himself to find the money and get it to the rightful owner. But in his escape he is tracked down by some very dangerous men. He is able to get his teacher Amanda trapped in the school with the gunman as well. And loses some friends along the way.

The story takes many several twists as Aaron beings to learn things about his father, the family business and what that large amount of money is going to be used for. There were twists and one big wow moment that definitely makes this screen-worthy. It's going to make an awesome movie!

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