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Conspiracy theories. Political intrigue. Insider trading. Killer flu. Deadly vaccines. Zombie rats. This satirical thriller has it all.
Conspiracy theories. Political intrigue. Insider trading. Killer flu. Deadly vaccines. Zombie rats. This satirical thriller has it all.
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FUNDING GOAL REACHED - STRETCH GOAL AND ADD-ON ANNOUNCED!

I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has backed this project so far. Like all good Kickstarter projects, this one now includes t-shirts!

Chapter Two of One Day in Gitmo Nation is based at a military summer camp, where children are secretly being recruited into the armed services. Now you too can become a member of the Junior Reserve by getting your hands on the t-shirt.

The Junior Reserve t-shirt is automatically added into all Bronze, Silver and Gold bundles and is also available as an add-on for £12.

The Pitch

I need your support to help me republish my novel One Day in Gitmo Nation, a satirical political thriller. In return I'll give you a cracking read (and more in some cases).

Do you want to know more?  Here's the deal...

The Story

In the near future, the world stands on the edge of global governance. In less than twenty-four hours, the lives of seven different people will be forever entwined in a global conspiracy that will result in the President’s assassination.

  • Chapter 1: A regular guy tries to board a plane at JFK International. Unfortunately for him, he has the same name as someone on the TSA watch list...
  • Chapter 2: On the final day of summer camp, everything is going according to plan until men in white coats arrive to give the kids their flu shots...
  • Chapter 3: A broker on his final day at work suspects he is involved in insider dealing as his client begins to profit from the day’s events...
  • Chapter 4: A woman who developed the latest flu shot discovers a terrible secret about her work...
  • Chapter 5: The day’s events open a teenage superstar’s eyes to the real world just before the final performance of her tour...
  • Chapter 6: It’s just another day for a presidential aide until he becomes entwined in an assassination plot...
  • Chapter 7: Thousands of miles away, the day’s events are intricately managed by a single person. But what is the agenda?

“So good, so funny... It's a page turner... Absolutely phenomenal.” Adam Curry, co-host of the No Agenda show.

Click here to read chapter one in full - http://www.scottamckenzie.com/resources/one-day-in-gitmo-nation-a-no-agenda-novel-free-preview-chapter-one.pdf

The Book

I self-published One Day in Gitmo Nation in 2010 and it was met with a positive response. Don't take my word for it - you can read a couple of five star reviews for the first edition on Amazon.

I then signed a deal with a publisher, took the first edition out of print and set to work again on the story from the beginning with a professional editor. The publisher called time on all projects on their books earlier this year but the good news is that I now have a completed book that has been professionally edited and it's ready to be sent back out into the world.

One Day in Gitmo Nation is a fast-paced thriller based on the topics discussed on the No Agenda show, a podcast hosted by Adam Curry and John C Dvorak. That's not to say you have to be a listener to enjoy the book. Regular listeners will be able to pick out references but this is a thriller written for everyone with the premise: what if all the conspiracy theories were true?

What's the money for?

My goal is to do an initial print run before releasing the paperback via a worldwide distribution package and making the ebook available in the usual places.

Rewards

First of all, there are the books in three different flavours: ebook, paperback and hardcover, with the physical books weighing in at a hefty 350 pages. In addition to One Day in Gitmo Nation, they all come with two bonus stories from the Gitmo Nation series: The Foot on the Shore and A Gitmo Nation Christmas Carol (my take on the Charles Dickens classic). I was thinking about making the bonus stories a stretch goal but then thought, what the hell - I'll put them in there from day one.  This means that the physical books - especially the hardcover - will make a great present for the conspiracy theorist in your life this Christmas!

Each book reward level has a limited number of early bird discounts so make sure you get in early. Also, unsigned copies being sent to backers not in the UK will go directly from the printing company so there should be no additional postage costs for global backers.

In addition to the books, I'm also offering the chance to name one-off or recurring characters in future stories in the Gitmo Nation series. I've already got one more short story that's almost ready to go and I'm planning another one for early next year. Next year's story has a lot of characters so I'm going to need help naming them all!

Thank You

If you've backed this project then you'll want to get your hands on the juicy rewards, but that's not going to happen unless we hit our funding goal. You can help make this happen by telling your friends and sharing your involvement in this project on your social media of choice.

If you want to get in touch, send me a message on Kickstarter or you can find me on Twitter and Goodreads.

Risks and challenges

Very little. This book is written, edited and just about ready. It just needs a final proof and tidy-up and it'll be good to go. I could get hit by a bus and I'd probably still be able to fulfill the pledges.

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