“Marquis grabs my attention right from the beginning and never lets go.” —Gov. Roy R. Romer, 39th Governor of Colorado Bestselling, Award-Winning Author Samuel Marquis Launches New Espionage Thriller, The Fourth Pularchek
Samuel Marquis is a bestselling, award-winning suspense author. He works by day as a VP-Principal Hydrogeologist with an environmental firm in Boulder, CO, and by night as the spinner of the Nick Lassiter-Skyler International Espionage Series, a World War Two Series, and the Joe Higheagle Environmental Sleuth Series. His thrillers have been #1 Denver Post bestsellers, received multiple national book awards (Foreword Reviews Book of the Year, USA Best Book, Beverly Hills, Next Generation Indie, and Colorado Book Awards), and garnered glowing reviews from #1 bestseller James Patterson, Kirkus, and Foreword Reviews (5 Stars). Book reviewers have compared Marquis's WWII thrillers Bodyguard of Deception and Altar of Resistance to the epic historical novels of Tom Clancy, John le Carré, Ken Follett, Herman Wouk, Daniel Silva, and Alan Furst.
His technical background and passion for military history have served Marquis well as a suspense writer. His first two thrillers, The Devil’s Brigade (formerly The Slush Pile Brigade) and Blind Thrust, were #1 Denver Post bestsellers for fiction, and his first five novels received national book award recognition. The Devil’s Brigade was an awardwinning finalist in the mystery category of the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Blind Thrust was winner of the Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards and Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and an award-winning finalist of the USA Best Book Awards and Beverly Hills Book Awards in the thriller/suspense category. His third novel, The Coalition, was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards for a political thriller, a thriller finalist of the Colorado Book Awards, and an Amazon #1 Kindle Bestseller. The first book in his WWII Trilogy, Bodyguard of Deception, was an award-winning finalist of the Foreword Reviews Indie Book Awards and the USA Best Book Awards in the war & military and historical fiction categories, respectively. His fifth book, Cluster of Lies, won the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the regional fiction: west category and was an award-winning finalist of the Foreword Reviews Indie Book and USA Best Book Awards.
Ambassador Marc Grossman, former U.S. Under Secretary of State, proclaimed, “In his novels Blind Thrust and Cluster of Lies, Samuel Marquis vividly combines the excitement of the best modern techno-thrillers.”
Former Colorado Governor Roy Romer said, “Blind Thrust kept me up until 1 a.m. two nights in a row. I could not put it down.”
James Patterson compared The Coalition to The Day After Tomorrow, the classic thriller by Allan Folsom; and Donald Maas, author of Writing 21st Century Fiction and two novels, compared The Coalition to the classic political assassination thriller The Day of the Jackal.
Other book reviewers have compared Bodyguard of Deception and Altar of Resistance, Books 1 and 2 of Marquis’s WWII Trilogy, to the spy novels of Ken Follett, John le Carré, Daniel Silva, Herman Wouk, Tom Clancy, and Alan Furst. Learn more at www.samuelmarquisbooks.com.