5/5
5/5

OMG!! Early reviews say this is a blockbuster of a novel. Long-awaited next Rothstein novel coming June 3.  For sneak peak of Chapter 1, click on book cover.

5/5

Finalist for Political Thriller of the Year

--Pacific Reviews

best political thriller novels

“Joe Rothstein’s The Salvation Project is fashioned as a novel that conjures positive memories of great political thrillers of the past such as Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate or Steven King’s The Dead Zone. Far from simply imitating those books however, Rothstein takes high stakes political espionage to a very contemporary, credibly scary, and absolutely addictive level with his opus, The Salvation Project.”
–Pacific Reviews

“Be forewarned: there’s a lot of juicy action to digest here…and just when it seems like a tidy ending will evolve, yet another unexpected twist emerges.”
Midwest Reviews

“The intricacies of the Project—are unusual and memorable.”
–BookLife by Publishers Weekly

Readers Agree

“Strong sequel to Tenny’s story.”

“Plot twists are amazing.”

“Pace is dizzying.”

“I see film rights.”

“This is literature first, thriller second.”

“Rothstein captures very complex concepts and presents them in an action-packed page-turner.”

“A delicious encore to Latina President.”

“This book offered a lot of pleasure the way a classic novel can.”

“It’s not just a keep-you-up-at-night thriller, it’s deep insight to our contemporary world.”

“More than enough shots from left field to keep me hooked!”

“Love the worldwide conspiracy, the Vatican and the Israelis. What a mix!”

“Picks up neatly from Latina, very sophisticated take on business as well as politics, intriguing plot.”

“I enjoyed reading about strong women who also help each other and encourage growth in others.”

“I felt as though I was a part of the action!”

“I could apply ‘thought provoking’ to so much of the book, that I’m not satisfied with one-time reading.”

“I love the pace, a lot going on but not so much that it is hard to track.”

 

Why I Write

Joe Rothstein’

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. It’s where I talk about my novels and about current events. I have a lot to discuss.

 

I sat down to write my first book when I was in my 20s. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I could not write a book because I had nothing useful to say. I’d have to live my life first. Among other things, between then and now:

 

–I was the advance man for a traveling automobile stunt show. In the act I was “Suicide Saunders.” (That’s my next book). 

 

–I sat, as an aide to the governor of Alaska, in the private quarters of the top military commander in Alaska, while he clutched a red telephone expecting a call telling him we were at nuclear war with Russia over the Cuban missile crisis. 

 

–I experienced the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history, in Alaska, and worked on rebuilding in the aftermath.

 

–I became editor of a daily newspaper, The Anchorage Daily News, before I was 30.

 

–I flew as a passenger with the Navy’s Blue Angels (and have the photo to prove it).

 

—-As chief of staff of a United States Senator I was deeply involved in the Pentagon Papers episode.

 

–I was political consultant to Congressman Peter Rodino of New Jersey as he presided of Richard Nixon’s impeachment.

 

–I worked as strategist and media producer to help elect and re-elect nine U.S. Senators, dozens of members of Congress, and countless other candidates.

 

–I’ve started five businesses, one which went public, and another that’s become an important Internet news distribution service.

 

–Also, I’ve had the experience of raising four sons and, among other things, coaching their Little League baseball team, which was one of the most intense political experiences I’ve ever had.

 

And now, in my 80s, I’ve written three novels with two more in progress. Having something to say no longer is an obstacle.

 

My first three novels feature a charismatic Mexican-American heiress who becomes the president of the United States and is confronted with a series of events like none other in U.S. history.

 

I hope you enjoy them. And if my words and thoughts in these novels and my current events blogs prompt responses from you, please share them with me at jrothstein@rothstein.net.

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Finalist for Political Thriller of the Year
--Pacific Reviews

best political thriller novels

“Joe Rothstein’s The Salvation Project is fashioned as a novel that conjures positive memories of great political thrillers of the past such as Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidate or Steven King’s The Dead Zone. Far from simply imitating those books however, Rothstein takes high stakes political espionage to a very contemporary, credibly scary, and absolutely addictive level with his opus, The Salvation Project.”
–Pacific Reviews

“Be forewarned: there’s a lot of juicy action to digest here…and just when it seems like a tidy ending will evolve, yet another unexpected twist emerges.”
Midwest Reviews

“The intricacies of the Project—are unusual and memorable.”
–BookLife by Publishers Weekly

Readers Agree

“Strong sequel to Tenny’s story.”

“Plot twists are amazing.”

“Pace is dizzying.”

“I see film rights.”

“This is literature first, thriller second.”

“Rothstein captures very complex concepts and presents them in an action-packed page-turner.”

“A delicious encore to Latina President.”

“This book offered a lot of pleasure the way a classic novel can.”

“It’s not just a keep-you-up-at-night thriller, it’s deep insight to our contemporary world.”

“More than enough shots from left field to keep me hooked!”

“Love the worldwide conspiracy, the Vatican and the Israelis. What a mix!”

“Picks up neatly from Latina, very sophisticated take on business as well as politics, intriguing plot.”

“I enjoyed reading about strong women who also help each other and encourage growth in others.”

“I felt as though I was a part of the action!”

“I could apply ‘thought provoking’ to so much of the book, that I’m not satisfied with one-time reading.”

“I love the pace, a lot going on but not so much that it is hard to track.”

 

5/5
5/5

OMG!! Early reviews say this is a blockbuster of a novel. Long-awaited next Rothstein novel coming June 3.  For sneak peak of Chapter 1, click on book cover.

5/5

Why I Write

Joe Rothstein’

Welcome to my corner of the Internet. It’s where I talk about my novels and about current events. I have a lot to discuss.

 

I sat down to write my first book when I was in my 20s. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I could not write a book because I had nothing useful to say. I’d have to live my life first. Among other things, between then and now:

 

–I was the advance man for a traveling automobile stunt show. In the act I was “Suicide Saunders.” (That’s my next book). 

 

–I sat, as an aide to the governor of Alaska, in the private quarters of the top military commander in Alaska, while he clutched a red telephone expecting a call telling him we were at nuclear war with Russia over the Cuban missile crisis. 

 

–I experienced the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history, in Alaska, and worked on rebuilding in the aftermath.

 

–I became editor of a daily newspaper, The Anchorage Daily News, before I was 30.

 

–I flew as a passenger with the Navy’s Blue Angels (and have the photo to prove it).

 

—-As chief of staff of a United States Senator I was deeply involved in the Pentagon Papers episode.

 

–I was political consultant to Congressman Peter Rodino of New Jersey as he presided of Richard Nixon’s impeachment.

 

–I worked as strategist and media producer to help elect and re-elect nine U.S. Senators, dozens of members of Congress, and countless other candidates.

 

–I’ve started five businesses, one which went public, and another that’s become an important Internet news distribution service.

 

–Also, I’ve had the experience of raising four sons and, among other things, coaching their Little League baseball team, which was one of the most intense political experiences I’ve ever had.

 

And now, in my 80s, I’ve written three novels with two more in progress. Having something to say no longer is an obstacle.

 

My first three novels feature a charismatic Mexican-American heiress who becomes the president of the United States and is confronted with a series of events like none other in U.S. history.

 

I hope you enjoy them. And if my words and thoughts in these novels and my current events blogs prompt responses from you, please share them with me at jrothstein@rothstein.net.

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