I’m particularly pleased with the cover design because, IMO, it creates story questions with just the graphics. Here’s the blurb from the back cover:
Dawud, an Arab genius, creates a nanotechnology weapon capable of destroying the human race, yet small enough to conceal in a hint of perfume.
Recruited by Allah’s Revenge, a Palestinian terrorist organization, he triggers worldwide panic when his weapon suffocates the passengers on a crowded London train in ninety seconds, filling their lungs with hard, black charcoal.
Quinn, an English detective, is first on the scene. A British journalist has a link to the terrorists, and Quinn uses him as bait to flush them out.
When their demands are not met, Allah’s Revenge wipes out the world leaders attending the G20 summit in South Korea, including the US Vice President.
Quinn tracks the terrorists to their lair in Jerusalem and seems to have the weapon under control, but then it is unleashed in Phoenix, Arizona, and Quinn needs all his wits and courage to prevent a horde of nanobots from decimating America.
A challenge was to depict a horde of ravenous nanobots. An image of the full cover, including the back, is here. You’ll see them starting to devour the book spine.
Let me add that I thought this was a terrific read, exciting and interesting all the way through, with action that takes place in London, America, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and more. There are insights into Islam that I found fascinating in addition to the thriller story. The paperback is here, the Kindle version here, and the Nook edition here. And Pete’s website here.
© 2012 Ray Rhamey