Caleb and Linda Pirtle Best Cover Design for a Political Thriller Goes to Sedition.
February 14, 2013
Caleb and Linda Pirtle is pleased to announce the winners of its Best Cover Design for Mystery Novels. The awards will be announced each day, and they will be given in the genres of International Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Thriller, Crime, Historical Crime, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Thriller, Detective, Spy Thriller, Crime Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Political Thriller, and Suspense.
The winner of the Best Cover Design for Historical Crime will be announced on Friday.
THE AWARD FOR THE BEST COVER DESIGN FOR A POLITICAL THRILLER GOES TO SEDITION, WRITTEN BY TOM ABRAHAMS AND DESIGNED BY JASON FARMAND.
The Story: The President of The United States is dead. There is no Vice President to take his place.
As the nation slips into a constitutional crisis, a small group of disenfranchised neo-patriots conspire to violently seize power.
They have the will. They already have someone on the inside. And they have the explosives.
Standing in their way is a woman who listens to conversations not meant for her to hear. She reads mail not intended for her to see. She knows their intention. But can she stop them in time?
It navigates the thin line between good versus evil and patriot versus traitor, proving there’s always a reason behind treason.
So if you like the realism and historical context of a Dan Brown thriller, mixed with research of a Tom Clancy novel…you’ll love SEDITION.
Review by T. Dewhirst: Sedition is a smart and entertaining political thriller. There are a lot of storylines but few wasted moves in this 414-page story. Abrahams covers characters from a professor with an eye for the students to a satirical artist to a White House power struggle all with character that are well rounded and easily believed and who are all brought together in a very plausible storyline.
Abrahams conveys a sense of deep knowledge as to the inner workings of Washington. He clearly did a great deal of research in preparation for this novel in a political and historical sense. The plot is complex but tight. This is Ludlum done better and a work worthy to stand side by side with that author in success. Often Amazon published works are riddled with editing and formatting errors but if there were editing errors, I was too engaged in the story-line to spot them.
Detractors will argue that Matti was too gullible and maybe not self-aware enough to know that she was attractive but the way in which the author brings these realizations combined with her background, I believed that she puts on a dress, a salesperson exclaims and suddenly she says, “Yeah, maybe I do have something going on here.” That’s not to suggest that Abrahams dwells on Matti’s self-discovery. As with the rest of the novel, the realization is matter of fact, given a human moment and then we move on.
Just in case the point has been missed in this glowing review, Sedition. A Political Thriller was a truly wonderful read. Contentious and gritty with the sense that we’re learning something about Washington in the reading process. I would recommend this to fans of John le Carre, Daniel Silva, Vince Flynn, and any other political thriller writers. Sedition, a Political Thriller, can stand up to their novels any day of the week.
Review by Marc Cameron: Packed with detail and plot, Abrahams’ SEDITION reminded me of some of John Le Carre’s work. Maybe RUSSIA HOUSE or TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY. The book moves, though not in the intense style of many of today’s Thriller writers. Abrahams appears to be an author who knows what he knows and is able to work it into the story, enlightening the reader along the way. We learn everything we need to know about burner phones, DC infighting and how to build a bomb using a phone and model rocket motors … If you are a lover of detail in your stories, you will enjoy this book.