New thriller tied with “The Manchurian Candidate”, “Dead Zone” by Stephen King
The Pacific Book Thriller Award goes to “The Salvation Project”
– Pacific Opinion
WASHINGTON, DC, United States, July 18, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – “The project of salvation“, a gripping novel of international intrigue that Pacific Reviews compares to two similar classics, Stephen King’s” The Manchurian Candidate “and” Dead Zone “, won the prestigious Pacific Book Finalist Award for Outstanding Political Thrillers.
“The Salvation Project,” tells the story of a charismatic woman who runs for reelection for President of the United States, unaware that a ruthless international conspiracy, with a murderous agenda, plots to do anything, including the murder, to defeat her.
Pacific Reviews, in its review, says, “Rothstein takes high-stakes political espionage to a very contemporary, believably frightening and absolutely addicting level with this opus.” This praise is echoed by BookLife of Publisher Weekly. “His ideas and machinations – including the intricacies of the Project – are unusual and memorable.”
This is the second novel by a seasoned political strategist Joe rothstein, who writes on the basis of his professional experiences in hundreds of political campaigns. Rothstein’s first novel, ‘The latina president and the conspiracy to destroy her, ‘has won top honors at book festivals in Southern California, New England and London.
In both novels, Rothstein’s protagonist is Isabel Aragon Tennyson, (the world knows her as “Tenny”), a Mexican-American heiress who wins the presidency, determined to challenge powerful and entrenched interests. These battles and the opposition’s efforts to try to stop him make “Tenny” one of the most memorable figures in American political fiction.
Rothstein says that while his works are fictional, much of the material he draws on is based on events he experienced for three decades at the turbulent center of America’s political system.
“For those involved in it, political campaigns are dramatic personal events,” says Rothstein. “Careers are made or lost. Marriages are created and destroyed. Friendships are formed and can last a lifetime. Someday on election day you win or be defeated, and losing can happen even if your share of the vote is 49.9%. The extraordinary pressure on otherwise ordinary people is incredible. This is all in real time, but my involvement in so many campaigns allows me to translate the events into what I hope is absorbing fiction.