Coming soon to a book cover near you:
“An excellent book–it’s like The Day of the Jackal set in 1861 Washington.”
That’s Vince Flynn on The First Assassin. It’s a perfect blurb for the cover: positive and pithy. In just a few words, it both endorses The First Assassin and conveys a sense of what the story is about.
In getting this blurb, I could hardly believe my good fortune. My only contact with Flynn had involved the recording of a 10-minute podcast for National Review Online. At the time, I didn’t mention that I was an aspiring novelist. That happened this summer, when I sent him an email asking if he’d consider a blurb. He easily could have declined. To my delight, he requested a copy of the manuscript. A little while later, I had this wonderful blurb.
Flynn is the best-selling author of Extreme Measures, Protect and Defend, and several other thrillers. His next book, Pursuit of Honor, comes out in October.