The Viper Lounge (Book 1): A live music bar run by an ex-Marine with strong ties to the criminal underworld becomes the perfect stage for a series of darkly comic, off-beat stories

A live music bar run by a former Marine with strong ties to the criminal underworld, becomes the perfect stage for a series of darkly comic, off-beat stories.

Retired soldier Jimmy Calder plans to relax and concentrate on running The Viper Lounge, but his long standing association with an organised crime boss, and a robust sense of justice means that old habits die hard.

The Viper Lounge is a collection of 16 darkly comic off-beat original screenplay stories, exploring the lives and misadventures of a broad set of colourful characters, connected to a lively music bar in a south Essex riverside town. From crime and vengeance to romance and redemption, each story has a twist and a bite – where anything can happen, and usually does.

Episode 1: ELECTRIC LADYLAND. After a ruthless eastern European drug gang accuses her of being a police informer, the life of a young woman hangs in the balance – plunging Jimmy Calder into a deadly crisis of conscience.

Episode 2: WELCOME TO THE VIPER LOUNGE. (Pilot) ‘Businessmen’ Perry Shaw and Dennis ‘The scrap man’ Ronson, have a territorial dispute with a rival Midlands firm, resulting in a non-traditional method of settling matters. Jim’s first date with new veterinary doctor Amanda, is compromised by a bunch of ill-mannered louts. Ready to open for business, The Viper Lounge management host a launch party.

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