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Category: See Glass
See Glass is a thriller set in various exotic locations such as North America, Europe and the Middle East.
The story begins in a small Andalusian fishing village when a redundant reporter meets a former Foreign Legionnaire by chance.
A story that encompasses secrets, spies, hidden Nazi gold and politicians across the northern hemisphere.
With the exponential rise in audiobooks and the e-book market it can be easy to forget the traditional paper forms of the fiction book.
However, paperbacks, mass market paperbacks and hardcovers still account for a large part of the market. Many people, including myself, prefer the paper form of the fiction novel.
Big hitters like Amazon have been providing print on demand paperbacks for some time. However, with the advent of print on demand hardcover, hard cover, or hardback books, as they are known, the market may be set to expand.
Hardcovers are bound with rigid covers for durability. They often had dustjackets but are increasingly sold without a jacket having the printed cover placed directly on the hard cover.
There is a traditional pattern of sales. If the book is expected to sell well, then the hardcover comes out first followed some time later by the paperback and then a mass market paperback. These mass market paperbacks tend to be smaller and printed on cheaper quality paper.
Large-print, which is also known as large-font and large-type, is a big size of font which is sometimes used for readers who require larger print because they have difficulty reading smaller print sizes. This style of large-print text is often stocked by public libraries, and it is normally at least 18 points in size, though it can be as low as 14 points – though this can also be termed enlarged print.
The new large-printhardcover political thriller, See Glass by Ido Graf, is now available on Amazon.
Will See Glass, by the writer Ido Graf, be the next blockbuster film or Netflix Original for the coming year of 2021?
The movie and television industry has reinvigorated itself over the last few years with great films and diverse series coming out of Hollywood and Netflix Originals. It has been the saving of many of us during the pandemic. The great Hollywood studios such as Universal Pictures, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, Columbia Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures have been a life saver.
Who among us has not sat glued to the TV unable to pull ourselves away as we wait for a new Hollywood blockbuster release or the next instalment of a Netflix Original series …I have felt as if I am an addict – unable to drag myself from the screen even to pour another glass of wine. I cannot help it – some of these series are just so professionally written and engaging that I feel lost without them.
When I get though every episode of a series, I am often suffering withdrawal. Sometimes it even starts before I finish watching every episode which is available! I look down the diminishing list of episodes that I have left and feel a gut-wrenching sense of loss – what will I possibly do when the series is complete?
I begin to question myself! Could Netflix be playing a joke on their viewers – Surely, I don’t have to wait a month until the next series is released? Have I misread the list of episodes? Maybe there are more that I didn’t notice? Yes that’s it!
I knew that I should have stopped at the last bottle of wine – my vision is going! It’s all been a horrible hallucination! Yes, it’s true – there is another series and more episodes available! Have I got time to run to the kitchen to grab another bottle of wine and some crisps before it starts – Oh and a saucepan too so I can go to the toilet while I’m sat on the sofa?
I make a dash for it!
But no, it’s not true! There is not another series yet! What a nightmare! So I start watching it again to stave off depression while I wait for the next series to be released.
I know! I think to myself – I will watch the whole series again on the TV from the start with my right eye which will help me to keep a grip. Then I can hold up my phone and scan with my left eye to search for another new series to get hooked on.
Then I realise that with two hands in use I cannot use my saucepan or drink my wine. Fortunately, these problems are less insurmountable than my issues with SLL, ‘Series Love Loss’.
I lean forward without taking either eye from the screens and grasp the lip of the bottle with my teeth. I slowly tilt my head back while keeping my balance and without either eye losing contact with the screens. Then a heartfelt memory of one of the greatest Hollywood films comes to mind – Apollo 13. My lips form a manic grin as I compare myself to those astronauts – they thought they were attempting the impossible with little measure for error! If they could see me now, then they would realise that they had it easy!
I am beginning to sweat now as things are becoming critical! I just must GO PEE! This is an absolute crisis! Unperturbed and unrelenting as the right eye is seeing a clever pot twist and the left eye has found something interesting – I shift my weight on the sofa and use the toes of both feet to grip the saucepan to pull it towards me – a task made more difficult from slippery food residue on the outside from a week ago when I last ate something.
Then things enter a critical stage – I am beginning to break down – the pressure is too great. Something must give!
Then just in the nick of time when the plot twist in my right eye is at its pinnacle – my body gives up. I cannot hold back the floodgates anymore. The sofa is soaking wet, but at least it is warm – I drop the saucepan and life just keeps on giving. I am reminded of Apollo 13 again – they went in their underwear – I am sure I read that somewhere years ago!
I will tell my girlfriend that when she gets home – she will understand! Then suddenly my left eye has found a new series with great reviews – it just gets better and better!
My body relaxes and I feel an uplifting rush like none I have ever felt before! Roll on happiness!
Netflix is based in Los Gatos, California and since it started with that iconic series House of Cards, it has not looked back.
The Editor and Publisher of Southwest Florida online wrote a very full review of the conspiracy novel, See Glass and said in his final comment, ‘I would imagine a screenwriter could polish See Glass off and make a very dandy film thriller.’
Will this clever political conspiracy thriller which is available on Amazon be the next Hollywood or Netflix Original hit of this year.
The book See Glass by Ido Graf, is a fast-paced, action, political thriller which has been described as having a style like Tom Clancy. I agree with that but I would also say, Frederick Forsyth as both authors researched their novels in great detail, as does Graf. They all intertwine fact with fiction giving novels of profound insight and realism.
Sea Glass is a contemporary thriller set in various exotic locations such as North America, Europe and the Middle East.
The story begins in a small Andalusian fishing village when a redundant reporter meets a former Foreign Legionnaire by chance. The story he is told appears to be fictitious, but as the journalist begins to dig deeper …the boundaries between fact and fiction begin to blur and the danger increases.
A top story for men and women that encompasses secrets, spies, hidden Nazi gold and politicians across the northern hemisphere.
The new book See Glass by thriller, adventure, espionage story writer Ido Grafhas all the twists of a Nelson DeMille bestseller novel. DeMille’s Plum Island is one of my best fiction books of all time. See Glass is one of my picks for best fiction books of 2020.
Another great fiction book writer I have read recently is Ben MacIntyre. His book The Spy and the Traitor is a riveting book and another of my top fiction books to read. It’s the sort of book that would make a great contemporary film or TV series.
See Glass by Ido Graf is available now either as a paperback , large print book or as a Kindle eBook on Amazon. It is also available on Amazon or Audible as an audiobook.
The book tells of the subversion of the US democracy by a President in league with right-wing, neo-Nazi groups, the Russian President and other groups. A political thriller that will really make you think!