An atmospheric political thriller
An Act of Vengeance by Karl Vanghen is a gripping novel, available as a paperback and e-book, set in the future, nearly one hundred years from now and centres around the President of the United States, Calvin Moore, and his attempts to redefine penal reform in America.
In order to save money and reduce the national deficit, as well as clamp down on crime, Calvin Moore signs The Hunt Law, which enables members of the public to enter a lottery. The winner has the right to go to Santa Catalina Island, recently ruined by an enormous earthquake, where he or she will be permitted to legally hunt a convicted felon – to the death.
This new legislation makes Moore – a former US Marine – very unpopular, both personally and politically and, before long, a plot is afoot to bring his term of office to an abrupt end. With enemies all around him, Moore must decide who he can trust and who no longer has his best interests at heart. The answers to these questions shock him to the core.
In his novel, Karl Vanghen creates an atmospheric political thriller, full of twists and turns. In Calvin Moore, he has created a protagonist who is at once politically savvy, but also ruthlessly ambitious. Moore’s enemies play a game of cat and mouse with both him and themselves, in their attempt to be the one to bring the President to book.
Karl’s military experience shows in this realistic and exciting novel, which will delight anyone who enjoys a fast-paced political thriller.
“We are really pleased to represent Karl and his books,” says Wendy Lawrance, co-founder of GWL Publishing. “In An Act of Vengeance, we immediately saw the possibilities for a great novel, full of intrigue and surprises.”
“We are delighted to be able to present An Act of Vengeance to readers,” Wendy continues. “We feel it’s a story that people will be able to relate to, but at the same time, it asks some important questions about our own policies and ideals. Although it is set in the future, we feel that the story has a great resonance with today’s political and international situations.”