THE WAR BENEATH by TSJ — Shortlisted for the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award


THE WAR BENEATH by TSJ — Shortlisted for the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award

A quick announcement regarding the new thriller. I posted on my social media on 8 December that THE WAR BENEATH had been shortlisted for the 2018 CLUE Award for Suspense/Thriller/Crime Novel. Recently I also found out that the book has reached the shortlist for the 2018 GLOBAL THRILLER Award and is now also a CLUE semi-finalist. Both are competitions called the Chanticleer International Book Awards (the CIBAs) organized by Chanticleer Book Reviews.


From their website:

“Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring suspense, thrilling stories that put the balance of world power or that will end the world as we know it. We include with Global Thrillers the Lab Lit genre. Lab Lit is when Fiction Meets Real Science and Research or stories that are based on real science and research up to a certain ‘what if’ point.”

GLOBAL THRILLERS Book Awards 2018 SHORTLIST for Lab Lit and World Power – The CIBAs

And The 2018 CLUE Award:

“The CLUE Book Awards recognize emerging talent and outstanding works in the genre of Suspense, Thriller, Crime, & Mystery Novels.”

The SEMI-FINALISTS for the CLUE Book Awards for Thriller/Suspense Fiction – 2018 CIBAs

THE WAR BENEATH will now compete for a First Place Category win and I will find out on 27 April 2019 at the Chanticleer Awards Banquet and Ceremony in Bellingham, Washington if the book nabs a Category First Place, or, fingers crossed, a Grand Prize for either award.

I’ll keep you updated. Thanks for your continuing support. My purpose on THE WAR BENEATH was to write a page-turning thriller set in a dangerous, exciting, and unique location. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy, please consider doing so in either paperback or eBook formats. Purchase links can be found here:

Here is some feedback I’ve already received on the book:

“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

“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 …” — SF Crowsnest

“… 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

Check out these reviews in more detail here:

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