GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Best Thriller - 2012 Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Book Competition
RECIPIENT: Intn'l Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Silver Award for “Best New Voice - Fiction”
In 1995, CIA/FBI jointly discover plans to recover a trove of priceless treasure from deep below the North Atlantic Ice Barrier, aboard RMS Titanic. Ultra-zealous terrorist divers compete against others, and set off a complex web of international intrigue and suspense. CIA's Colonel Bramson recruits Dr. Cary Parker, Woods Hole oceanographer / archaeologist, to beat both teams to Titanic's grave. And a wave of worldwide terrorism is set into motion at 2077 fathoms, as a rare, priceless book and lost treasure becomes the primary focus of a triadic search. Parker, challenges the terrorists on his own turf, and what follows is an epic adventure of legendary proportions.
- A Ravaged Titanic at Rest in the North Atlantic
- Mercenary Treasure Seekers
- A Complex Web of International Intrigue
CRAIG O. THOMPSON'S nail-biting, gripping journey to the bottom of the cold North Atlantic will make you wish there’s time to come up for air. The tragedy of a sunken ship, world politics and intrigue come together to make this award-winning novel a page-turning, suspense-filled and electrifying thriller! Tagged in Top 10 Amazon "Technothriller" category!
“Craig Thompson's 'Omar' is a suspenseful and thrilling novel of escalating global terrorism... a shocking, action-packed, highly recommended page-turner filled with suspense and plot twists to the end.”
James Cox, Editor
Midwest Book Review
"Craig O. Thompson has magnificently written a story based on historical fact overflowing with suspense and intrigue. It is apparent after reading "Omar" why the author is the International Benjamin Franklin award-winner of the Silver Award for Best New Voice - Fiction.... Omar" is truly a journey of suspense, intrigue and mystery that is a MUST READ for all readers."
The Kindle Book Review
" OMAR is a Thriller with a capital T - I love reading exciting books that keep me on the edge of my seat. This one has it all... if you enjoy reading adventures... you need to buy this thriller!"
Diane Rapp (TX)
“Thompson is an authority on terrorism and uses his knowledge to add a frightening, in-the-headlines sense of reality.”
“... chillingly accurate in its depictions of terrorists, their actions, plots beliefs and ruthlessness. Thompson’s writing is top caliber, immediately putting him on a square playing field with the genre’s top purveyors.... An extremely engaging read that firmly establishes an exciting (author) in the genre.”
“Rapport Magazine - The Modern Guide to Books, Music and More!”
“... a novel that reads extremely well... marvelous climax... bravo!”
“New York Times” Bestselling Author of “One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding”
"Deep ocean adventure in the tradition of Clive Cussler."
"New York Times" Bestselling Author of the thriller, "Dust"
“... a well-written, well-researched, captivating, diabolical novel... ingeniously crafted... a first-rate story.”
J. Parker (CA)
"I was captivated from the very first page... this is THE BEST BOOK I have read this year and well worth your time. I highly recommend it!"
ZIZI (Montreal, Canada)
".... OMAR will not disappoint you."
A. Lukeman (CA)
Award-winning author/speaker/keynoter, CRAIG O. THOMPSON is a counter-terrorism and business disaster recovery planning consultant, and communications director for the Intn'l Association for Counterterrorism & Security Professionals (IACSP). Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. and M.A. in Education from Northern Arizona University. He is currently working on two novels, a non-fiction book and three screenplays.
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