“Divided States” has been named a finalist for a 2022 Silver Falchion Award, given annually at the Killer Nashville International Writers Conference.
Treon’s third novel, “Divided States” (Black Rose, June 2021) is one of seven books nominated in the thriller category by authors attending the conference, and one of 19 thrillers overall. Winners will be announced August 20 at the Killer Nashville Awards Dinner at the Embassy Suites in the Nashville suburb of Franklin, Tennessee.
Treon’s competition includes thrillers written by Paula Hawkins — who wrote mega bestseller “The Girl on the Train” — and Brian Cuban, the brother of Dallas Mavericks owner and billionaire mogul Mark Cuban.
This is the second award nomination for “Divided States,” which was also a finalist for a Best Thriller Book Award in the political thriller category.
It is also the second time one of Treon’s novels have been named a Silver Falchion Award finalist. His second novel, “Let the Guilty Pay” (Fawkes Press, July 2020) was nominated last year in the suspense category.
Treon’s debut novel, “Deep Background,” won the 2020 PenCraft Award for Literary Excellence in Suspense.
“Divided States,” which takes place in a post-secession America and focuses on a conspiracy plot to detonate a stolen nuclear device, is available to purchase in hardcover wherever books are sold.