There's treasure to be found in the Kindle Shop, although it can be hard to find in a hurry if you don't know you're looking for it. The easiest way is to head for Mathias Frey's political thriller "Excess", which has spent six months in the limelight of the Top 100 [on Amazon Germany] where it stood out for its quality. The story of a media experiment in America, unleashed by sinister political conspirators aiming to seize power in the United States, reads like the work of a seasoned pro in the genre, but was in fact self-published. Deutschlandfunk (German Public Broadcasting), August 2012 --------- An unsuspecting town in rural Texas. An east coast billionaire with a mission. An obscure Pentagon unit taking on a life of its own. A President under siege. A nation on the brink of collapse. Only one man can see the web of deception, conspiracy and treason. And he decides to act. --------- „I don’t know why he hasn’t found a publisher or contacted a film producer. This is Wag the Dog squared, easily. A triple-A page turner.” - "CIGA Annette" on Jim Sinclair’s Mineset --------- EXCESS has quite a history by now. It first appeared in the summer of 2008 as a self-published paperback (then only available via my entirely unknown website) and by 2010 and 2011, sales had dwindled to practically nothing. Then in February 2012, EXCESS appeared on Amazon as a Kindle e-book, where it worked its way up to top of the sales charts by May. The English translation was commissioned in the fall of 2012. The original German-language online version currently has almost 90 reader reviews with a 4.2 star average rating. --------- EXCESS on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14622403-excess---the-art-of-treason EXCESS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Excess-The-Art-of-Treason/123574171182328 EXCESS on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/fwdtranslations/excess/ Twitter: @MathiasFrey
Mathias Frey wurde 1969 in Cham (Deutschland) geboren, lebt aber seit 1978 in der Schweiz. Er war viele Jahre in der Fliegerei tätig, vor allem als Pilot in der Flugsicherungssimulation, bevor er mit der Arbeit an seinem Erstlingswerk "Excess" begann. Zu diesem Buch motivierte ihn sein leidenschaftliches Interesse an Zeitgeschichte und Politik.
Zur Zeit arbeitet Frey intensiv an seinem zweiten Buch. Es soll im Herbst 2015 erscheinen.
(Foto: Mathias Frey mit dem damaligen US-Senator und heutigen US-Aussenminister John Kerry im April 2005 in Rom)