Awards & Recognition


Terror’s Sword, the debut novel premiering elite counterterrorism operative Kyle McEwan, is quickly distinguishing itself as a standout read for enthusiasts of political, espionage, conspiracy, and military thrillers.  Recent recognition includes:

  • Amazon #1 Bestseller – in Political Thrillers & Suspense; Espionage Thrillers; Conspiracy Thrillers; & Action Thriller Fiction categories
  • Readers’ Favorite – Award Winner, Fiction Terrorism Thriller 
  • National Indie Excellence Awards – Finalist, Thriller
  • Global Thriller for High Stakes Fiction – *Finalist, Chanticleer International Book Awards (*Global High Stakes Thriller of The Year final award pending)
  • International Adventure Writers/Clive Cussler – Semi-Finalist, Adventure 
  • Kindle Book Awards – Semi-Finalist, Thriller 
  • Paris Book Festival – Honorable Mention, Fiction
  • New England Book Festival – Honorable Mention, General Fiction
  • Clue Mysteries Award – ShortlistChanticleer Thriller & Suspense Awards


Terror’s Sword named a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist

Terror’s Sword has been named a Finalist in the 2022 National Indie Excellence Awards. The prestigious Los Angeles-based NIEA competition considers printed books available for sale from small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published independent authors and publishers.


Terror’s Sword named a Clive Cussler International Adventure Writers Semi-Finalist 

Terror’s Sword – the debut novel in the Kyle McEwan series of terrorism thrillers — has been named a Semi-finalist in the highly respected Adventure Writers Competition for 2022. The AWC is recognized as the only pure adventure writing competition available to authors today. It started as a competition on the Simon & Schuster forum for fans of Clive Cussler, known widely as the “Grandmaster of Adventure”. Today, the Clive Cussler Collectors Society co-sponsors the competition, which is open worldwide to new novelists and professionals, one of whom may someday become the next Grandmaster of Adventure. To be considered, novels had to be an original story and characters could not contain any references to Clive Cussler characters or storylines.