1. This is the first novel in a series with FBI Agent Quinton Target as the lead character. It would be good to have some element of the design be present on this cover and covers of future novels in the series. An example would be to include a small target somewhere in the design, since the main character's last name is Target and the book title is The Secret Target. This would be similar to the Alex Cross novels by John Patterson (a small sillouette of a man in overcoat appears on several book covers of novels in the series)
2. The book is set in Charlottesville, VA. Local landmarks include Jefferson's Monticello and UVA Rotunda. Part of the book takes place at the Joint Use Intelligence Agency Facility in Charlottesville. Don't have to include any of these in design, just something to consider.
3. This is a suspense thriller with assassinations, coruption, and personal indiscretions, so the tone of the book cover should reflect the suspense and betayal.
4. There doesn't have to be images of any characters in the novel on the bookcover, but FYI, the 3 main characters are:
Quinton Target - FBI Agent Quinton Target, in his thirties, handsome, good at solving crimes. Not so good at understanding women.
Blaire Saunders - NSA Cyber Analyst, late twenties, blonde, is sexy and knows it. in opening she's wearing tight jeans and Tshirt with NSA across front.
Lieutenant Mad: Former Military Intellignence Officer, in her thirties, appears to be suffering from PTSD, conspiracy theorist, beautiful with auborn hair, wears army green shorts, camouflage shorts, UVA cap
5. The book takes place in early summer, so if your design reflects a season, it should be summer.
Technically, I will need all of the files necessary to publish the book on Kindle Direct Publishing. This includes all files in Photoshop format (PSD). The book is 393 pages for a book size of 5.25 in. by 8 inches