Lies. Deception. A nation on the brink of war…
That’s the first line of the description for my latest Leine Basso thriller, THE LAST DECEPTION. This one’s a bit of a departure for Leine, since it primarily deals with espionage and terrorism. I’ve been a huge fan of spy thrillers for as long as I can remember and thought it would be fun to write what I loved to read.
Turns out, it was much more difficult than I thought.
My first draft was all right according to early readers, but it felt like there was something missing. I sent it off to my weapons and operations guy, but he was out of pocket and wouldn’t be able to take a look for a couple of weeks. So I took a chance and sent it to a writer friend who has experience with security operations and arms dealers and such, and asked him to take a look to see if he could identify what was off.
Well, I asked for it 🙂
One month and several pages of detailed, no-holds-barred notes later, and The Last Deception finally felt like the novel I’d been longing to write. One more round of revisions (2 pages of notes this time, and my ops guy got back to me with some great ideas), and I sent it off to my amazing editor, Laurie. The result is a book that I’m very excited to share with you all. Yes, it took 3 months longer than my usual 6-month turnaround, but I’m indie–I have no hard deadlines. The book gets published when the book is ready.
It’s currently available for pre-order at all retailers and you’ll save 50% if you get it before launch day (20 September). Click here for more information.
Here’s a short video I created to go with the novel. Let me know what you think in the comments:
I’d love it if you’d let all your thriller-loving friends know about the book, and especially about the pre-order sale. Advance reader reviews have been fantastic, to say the least, so you can rest assured it’s readable 🙂
That’s it for now. I’ll post sometime next week with an excerpt, so come on back.
Have a thrilling weekend!
Got my pre-order in already. 🙂 And I’m super impressed with the trailer. How’d you do all the video bits?
Thanks! And thanks for the pre-order 🙂 I love doing trailers. I used Bigstock for the video clips–they have a monthly subscription you can buy (I just bought the one month) to download anywhere from 5-xxx videos. Other stock photo companies have similar programs–I just used Bigstock b/c I have an account and they had what I was looking for. Then I edited it in the movie software that came with my PC and added music. Waay too much fun!
lol – I just saved all that to a file for when/if I ever get around tot hinking about trailers. I’ve never seen the point of the static ones but yours actually /works/. 🙂
Sherry Fundin says
You did a great job with the clip. I loved it and the book sounds fantastic! I love that you put so much research into your books. Guess that’s why I get into them so much. Congrats on the new release.
sherry @ fundinmental
Thanks, Sherry! I’ll let you know when your copy’s ready 🙂