Author Poll: Writer Stephen L. Burkart wants your help with his cover

Stephen L. Burkart is self-publishing a book with Outskirts Press. And he wants your help deciding his book cover.

Book Summary

The President-Elect Is the Greatest Danger to the United States

When covert ops director John Darque receives a mysterious package from a former adversary, he suspects the worst, but the box contains items more dangerous than even he could have imagined… they indicate that the President-Elect of the United States, Thomas Jefferson Davis, is a mole whose rise to power has been carefully nurtured for more than 30 years as part of a Russian plot to overthrow the US government. Darque’s organization must first determine if Davis is a threat to the US, and, if so, are others also involved in the plan. The greatest challenge, however, still lies ahead: once a conspiracy is uncovered, Darque must formulate a scheme to thwart the Russian coup, but in a way that casts no suspicion on Davis, in order to protect the American people. If the conspiracy evolves undeterred, World War III is imminent. Eliminating the threat will require all of Darque’s ingenuity and expertise to prevent the overthrow of America from within. The Orchestration is a gripping thriller in the tradition of great espionage novels.

About the Author

Stephen L. Burkart spent the majority of his 22-year military career in Europe as a counterintelligence agent, during and immediately following the Cold War. He has in-depth personal experience of intelligence work during the 1980s, often referred to as “the decade of the spies.” He now lives in Ohio. The Orchestration is his first novel.

Please take a look at two possible covers below and then vote on the choice you recommend for Stephen.

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge Cover Option A

TheOrchestration_Proof1Cover A

Click on the thumbnail below to enlarge Cover Option B

TheOrchestration_Proof2Cover B

5 thoughts on “Author Poll: Writer Stephen L. Burkart wants your help with his cover

  1. I have to admit, I’m not thrilled with either of them. They both seem rather “static” for such dynamic subject matter. If I had to choose, I would say put the version of the White House from cover B in the place of the one in cover A, and then cover A would be my choice. Maybe a bit of a subtle outer glow behind the title to make it pop more. The black outline on cover B’s title makes it very hard to read, and the angle of the cable car in B makes it look skewed.

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