Backcover text should be easily readable, and contain story preview text as follows:
As children, Sam McElroy, Holly Karlan, and Jimmer Cuddy were inseparable. Growing up on the same block, the trio became best friends. All three seemed on the cusp of bright futures. But their indelible bond unraveled after a tragic incident during their teen years.
Forced to keep a secret that changes who they are, the friends travel down unintentional paths, riddled with guilt and shame. They are weakened emotionally by the tragic event of the past and conflicted about how to ultimately avenge it.
Rory James is a lifelong acquaintance of the three friends who is on the verge of running a blossoming drug empire. He is the reason for the upending of their lives. His arrogance and his wealth cannot save him from his own sadistic behavior.
In his debut novel, Brad Spencer evokes a hard-edged Elmore Leonard-style in his writing to produce a riveting and harrowing thriller complete with explosive action, a wickedly evil villain, and troubled but endearing heroes.
Backcover should also contain the attached author headshot along with the about the author text:
Brad Spencer spent more than twelve years as an editor/writer in the newspaper business before becoming an independent professional writer, journalist, and columnist. The Upshot is his first novel. For more information about his writing, visit BradSpencer.net
Barcode/ISBN area 2"x 1.2"
Spine width 0.5275
5"x8" (12.7 cm x 20.32 cm)