"La Semilla Dorada" is a contemporary adventure/thriller; "Da Vinci Code meets Jason Bourne". Here’s the summary:
After the brutal murder of his elderly mentor, Martin Torres receives a mysterious cipher that puts him in the sights of a powerful organization seeking world domination. Falsely accused by the police and chased by a dangerous neo-nazi, his only option is to ally with his mentor’s granddaughter and follow the trail, which leads them to discover “Golden Seed”, an operation to stash the vast wealth of the Third Reich.
As they desperately fight for their survival, they find nobody is who they seem, and that the treasure is but a decoy to conceal a far more sinister secret: the true “Golden Seed” of the Fourth Reich.
Here are some important objects and themes (but feel free to come up with something completely unrelated):
* A convoy of Nazi trucks through the Alps in the night, in 1945 (1945 is the prologue; the novel happens in the present)
* Crates full of gold bars.
* An old leather-bound journal with a Nazi eagle on the cover.
* An old envelope with a red wax seal. Initials WK, not necessarily visible.
* A page of random-looking uppercase typewritten letters in seven columns of 4-letters.
* Man and woman (the protagonists) running away from a pursuer.
* A woman, possibly in silhouette. There are two major female characters, and whether they're good or bad is unclear until the end, so this should be especially ambiguous.
* Important locations are Zürich and a random village in the Alps near a hook-shaped mountain.
* An evil, evil, evil ~90 year old Nazi mastermind.
* Visible title: "LA SEMILLA DORADA". "THE GOLDEN SEED" should also work. "THE" and "LA" can be less prominent.
* Visible author name: GABRIEL GAMBETTA
* Author name can/should be smaller than novel title.
* Title and Author in the spine.
* Print size will be 6” x 9”. Spine width is 0.83". But the front cover should work for Kindle as well.
* Should be readable in an Amazon-sized thumbnail.
* Enough space for a couple of paragraphs of text. Feel free to use the description above as placeholder.
* Author and possibly contact information (an URL)
* Leave space for ISBN.
As a personal preference, I like to have Title/Author over the cover image; no solid colored sections. A continuous back-spine-front image would be nice as long as the spine reads clearly, but I don't feel strongly about this.