Fatal Depth by Timothy S. Johnston is a 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Award Finalist and a 2021 CYGNUS Award Semi-Finalist

Fatal Depth by Timothy S. Johnston is now a 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Award Finalist and a 2021 CYGNUS Award Semi-Finalist

I love writing these thrillers.  They foretell a future of rapid expansion in the Earth’s oceans and the resulting clashes between superpowers.  Exploiting the riches of the oceans and the ocean floors has brought nations to war beneath the waves.  Each book is a standalone story, but together they tell a compelling arc about one family and their struggles in the underwater colony, Trieste.

I couldn’t be happier with reader response to the books.  I found out just yesterday that Fatal Depth hit the Finalist list for the 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Award; and the 2021 CYGNUS Awards news came to me about four weeks ago.

The books are multi-genre:  Thriller, Science Fiction, Technological, Mystery, Espionage, Military, Adventure.

If you haven’t yet seen the book trailer for Fatal Depth, check it out, below.  True tales of heroism (and subterfuge) from World War II inspired this ‘Do Or Die’ thriller.

Thank you to my family, friends, my readers, and especially to Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., my publisher.

Wish me luck!  The award conference is in April, 2022.

— Timothy S. Johnston, 2 March 2022 


Watch the Book Trailer, here:

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THE WAR BENEATH:  FIRST PLACE 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Action / Adventure Category Winner, 2019 Silver Falchion Award Finalist, 2018 CLUE Award Semi-Finalist, & 2019 CYGNUS Award Shortlister

THE SAVAGE DEEPS:  FIRST PLACE 2020 CYGNUS Award Winner, 2019 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards Finalist, 2019 CLUE Award Shortlister


“If you’re looking for a techno-thriller combining Ian Fleming, Tom Clancy and John Le Carré, The War Beneath will satisfy … a ripping good yarn, a genuine page-turner.” — Amazing Stories
“One very riveting, intelligent read!” — Readers’ Favorite
“If you like novels like The Hunt for Red October and Red Storm Rising,
you will certainly enjoy The War Beneath.” — A Thrill A Week
“If you’re here for thrills, the book will deliver.” — The Cambridge Geek
“… an engaging world that is highly believable …” — The Future Fire
“This is a tense, gripping science fiction/thriller of which Tom Clancy might well be proud . . . When I say it is gripping, that is the simple truth.” — Ardath Mayhar
“… a thrill ride from beginning to end …” — SFcrowsnest
“… if you like Clancy and le Carré with a hint of Forsyth thrown in,
you’ll love The War Beneath.” — Colonel Jonathan P. Brazee (RET),
2017 Nebula Award & 2018 Dragon Award Finalist
“Fast-paced, good old-fashioned Cold War espionage … a great escape!” — The Minerva Reader

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