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A 2019 Pitch Wars Selection
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Olive McKnight: Professional Exorcist
A 2018 Pitch Wars Selection
ADULT CONTEMPORARY FANTASY
BROAD CITY X THE EXORCIST
Fresh-outta-college and fresh-into-debt, Olive McKnight dreams of working in Paratech’s Ghost Ops division, but first she’ll have to claw her way up from the hell-pit that is the Demonic Exorcism Department. Too bad she can’t even exorcise a cat without tanking Paratech’s Yelp rating.
Unless she gets handy with a cross and keeps her hands off her sin-worthy trainer, she’ll face worse than demons—unemployment. Unfortunately, Olive’s #millennialstrugs get real as she’s incriminated in a rash of ritualized murders. In desperation, she breaks Paratech’s number-one rule, summoning her own “guardian demon” to play the creepiest-ever Watson to her Holmes.
When the guardian demon reveals someone in Olive’s inner circle is the possessed psychokiller, Olive loses the only thing keeping her sane: her faith in her friends and trainer-turned-boyfriend. She’d better unmask the killer before she alienates all her loved ones or anyone else turns up dead. But taking down this demon and saving her soul will require a sacrifice: her dreams, friends, or love life. All in a day’s hideously underpaid work.