The book is in the thriller/crime/mystery genre. The size of the cover needed is explained in the notes below and attached is the template. No author picture or bio is needed, just the title of the book (Brace For Impact), author name (Zach Olsen) and the synopses on the back - along with your super-cool design!
I've attached a PDF of book covers I like as well as some images (I don't have the rights to) that may help spark ideas.
Other themes/images from the book that can help with cover concept:
There is a car accident - so an image of a shattered windshield could work.
The story involves an underground black market ring of organ brokers.
A kidney is stolen in a motel bathroom.
The protagonist hobbles on crutches and is followed by a dog throughout the story - perhaps the black silhouette of the two of them would work.
A black duffel bag full of drugs serves as the McgGffin for all characters in the story
The protagonist is a limo driver - the silhouette of a limo on the back of the book might look good.
The protagonist wakes up in the hospital from a month-long coma.
Blood serves as an important symbol in the book - a blood bag might look good.
I would like a bold font for the title and author name on the front.
No pictures of actual people.
I prefer simple over elaborate.
Here is the synopses for the back of the book: Using his front as a limo driver, Lane has become one of the city’s busiest drug dealers. That is until he wrecked his limo and lost a shipment of half a million dollars-worth of product destined for the most dangerous gang in the city. After coming out of a coma, Lane couldn’t be happier. Not because he narrowly avoided becoming an organ donor, but because everyone thinks he’s dead. But before Lane can disappear for good, his estranged son is admitted to the hospital. Now all that stands between Lane and one small act of redemption are the vicious drug dealers, Russian mafia thugs and grisly loan sharks that are looking for the same lost shipment needed to save his son’s life before it’s too late.