Blind Thrust by Samuel Marquis Winner Foreword Reviews Book of the Year (Thriller & Suspense)

My earthquake thriller and cautionary fracking tale, Blind Thrust: A Mass Murder Mystery was recently announced as a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Winner (Thriller & Suspense-Honorable Mention). Check it out, if you dare, and also the professional book reviews below to get the inside scoop.Blind Thrust INDIEFAB Award

Blind Thrust kept me up until 1 a.m. two nights in a row. I could not put it down. An intriguing mystery that intertwined geology, fracking, and places in Colorado that I know well. Great fun.”
—Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado

Samuel Marquis’s earth-shattering thriller, Blind Thrust, excels at making a mystery story, with geology as background, an exciting yarn. He deftly injects nuances of shrewdness into all his characters, and his skilled use of third-person omniscient narration and short chapters allow for an intimate portrayal of each player while keeping the plot moving at a high-octane pace. With believable, intelligent characters, there is a fine thriller on these pages that could shake things up.”—Foreword Reviews – Four-Star Review

Blind Thrust is a page-turning adventure that will hold its audience with the attention to detail only a really well-researched author can bring to the table. The science of earthquakes is fascinating, and Marquis has captured this science and packaged it into a really fine thriller ‘against the clock’ style for almost anyone to pick up and enjoy, and readers will no doubt want more from Higheagle and his intrepid grandfather once they have devoured this installment.”—Self-Publishing Review – Four-Star Review

Blind Thrust makes good use of Marquis’ background as a professional geologist. It is the novel’s characters, however, that really stand out. Charles Quantrill is far from a cardboard villain, and as for the heroes, Joe and John Higheagle have a particularly endearing rapport. For suspense fans who enjoy science mixed with their thrills, the novel offers page-turning pleasures.”—BlueInk Review

Blind Thrust spins a thrilling tale of what can happen when humans mess with Mother Nature. The novel definitely has the science to back up a plot filled with well-drilling and seismic events. For those interested in earthquakes or environmental issues, Marquis has created an action-packed novel filled with danger and conflict.”—IndieReader Book Review

“Mr. Marquis infuses passion and authenticity into every page of the novel, as he is a practicing geologist and paleontology/Western history buff who is an expert on what he writes. [T]he plot, characters, and pacing in Blind Thrust are all top notch, with a high level of dramatic tension sustained throughout the novel.”
—Pat LoBrutto, Former Editor for Stephen King and Eric Van Lustbader (Bourne Series)

“A mostly engaging novel by an experienced hydrogeologist who brings a lot of verisimilitude to his tale of earthquake devastation.”—Kirkus Reviews

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