29 July 2022 by Published in: Uncategorized 4 comments

While you’re waiting for my next JET to be released in September, I thought I would recommend another thriller to occupy your time. My friend Ernest Dempsey just released his latest book, Heavy Lies the Crown, and I think you’ll like it.

The main character, Dak Harper, is a former Delta Force operator. After his commanding officer betrayed him, he picked up a new gig from a teenage millionaire with a penchant for finding stolen artifacts on the black market.

In this story, Dak goes on the hunt for the lost Welsh Crown of Prince Llywelyn that’s been missing over 700 years. The crown was purchased on the dark web by a mob boss in London, but a young upstart murdered him and stole the crown in a play for greater power. So Dak finds himself in the midst of a turf war, faced with enemies on all fronts.

I don’t usually recommend other authors. But this story has such a fun storyline, I thought I’d suggest it. And Ernest is a nice guy. And no, I don’t owe him money. Although I’m hoping he buys the first rounds whenever he makes it down to Mexico.

If you’re looking for something to while away the time, you could do worse than Heavy Lies the Crown. And the new JET is shaping up really well – one of my better efforts, if I say so myself! So stay tuned. I’m halfway through it, and tapping my fingers to nubs to get it done.




  1. Bud
    Fri 19th Aug 2022 at 7:46 pm

    like to see more of your books offered through Audible

    Please consider

    Thank yhou

    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 28th Sep 2022 at 12:13 pm

      Problem is Audible changed the royalty scheme so it no longer is financially viable to produce audio books.

  2. Michael
    Wed 31st Aug 2022 at 9:23 am

    Thanks for the recommendation. I’ll give it a try.
    Are you going to be doing your usual annual “state of self publishing” this year? Enjoyed your previous years’ posts.

    • Russell Blake  –  Wed 28th Sep 2022 at 12:13 pm

      Wasn’t planning on it, but never know…


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