OMG! Twenty-fifth anniversary special episode today!
Today on the show, Jim and Abigail tackle author-submitted blurbs to rip them to shreds and build them back up, one line at a time. Here are this episode’s read-along selections:
Author: Ethan Jones
Title: Agent Rising – A Max Thorne Spy Thriller
Max Thorne is a Russian covert operative … or is he?
Demoted FSB Agent Max Thorne, struggling with a troubled, unknown past and aimless future, accepts a near-impossible assignment: bring a traitor who is hiding in the United States back home to Russia.
Max has never lost any of the high-value detainees he transports, and this mission could prove his allegiance to the agency. But he’d be working in hostile territory, with an untested new team, and his career and life are on the line.
As the Russian team is ambushed while descending on Washington, DC, Max discovers that his fate is inescapably linked to that of the “traitor.” Now there is even more at stake … his mysterious past may tie him to the CIA.
With no time to determine whom to trust, will he find the courage to stand between the Russian service and an innocent man? And in doing so, will Max be deemed a traitor himself?
–Abigail’s Targeted Tip:
Don’t introduce new elements in the final cliffhanger. This is where you distill the conflicts mentioned above into a final gut-punch.
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