Fatal Depth is now a 2022 Silver Falchion Best Action Adventure Finalist

Fatal Depth is a Finalist in the 2022 Silver Falchion Awards

Earlier this week, I learned that Fatal Depth had won a First in Category in the 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Awards.  Almost on top of that news, Killer Nashville announced their Finalists for the 2022 Silver Falchion Best Action Adventure Awards, and Fatal Depth is on the list.

I couldn’t be happier with the news.  It’s validation for the hard work and countless hours researching, writing, editing, refining, marketing, and continuing to work on the series, The Rise of Oceania.  The Shadow of War is coming out this Fall, and I can’t wait for you to read it and meet Sahar Noor.

See Killer Nashville’s Announcement here.

As I wrote earlier in the week:  “The book is an homage to the “Do or Die” mission so common to stories associated with World War 2.  The concept — infiltrate the largest submarine at sea while it’s submerged at sea, blend in with a foreign and hostile crew, sabotage the vessel and bring it down from within — hooks readers and customers when I’m describing it at book signings.  I can see the twinkle in peoples’ eyes while I’m explaining the plot, because it’s incredibly easy to articulate, and it does sound compelling, if you don’t mind me saying.  It’s an action thriller, it’s James Bond underwater, it’s a WWII-style mission, and it’s a Cold War espionage adventure that takes place in a very real near future.”

A big thank you to the award judges.  Also, thanks to the entire team at Fitzhenry & Whiteside!  You showed faith in me and the series, and I am so grateful.  And there is so much more still to come!

Here’s the book trailer, and purchase links below that:

FATAL DEPTH by Timothy S. Johnston

“This book is impossible to put down … Perfection … Doesn’t get better than this.” — Amazing Stories

“Nonstop action … unpredictable … exquisite.” — Midwest Book Review

“The excitement factor in ‘Fatal Depth’ is no joke … I read the second half of the book in one sitting …” — SFcrowsnest

“Suspenseful … Compelling” — Shoreline of Infinity

“It’s an SF techno-thriller that opens with a tidal wave of action … Mix one part Tom Clancy with one part Ian Fleming and the result might well be Timothy S. Johnston …” — Michael Libling, author of Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels

“Heart-stopping action! … There’s a reason Johnston was the winner of the 2018 Global Thriller Award.” — 5 Stars at Readers’ Favorite

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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

FATAL DEPTH: FIRST PLACE 2021 GLOBAL THRILLER Award Winner, 2022 Silver Falchion Award Finalist (Best Action Adventure), 2021 CYGNUS Award Semi-Finalist


“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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