21 July 2013 by Published in: Uncategorized 13 comments

I was sitting around, staring at my navel, and decided that I wanted to give some of my backlist a facelift. Yes, tequila was involved. And what of it? Cast not the first, and all that.

Anyway, I’m really happy with the new cover for Fatal Exchange I commissioned, so I thought it would be cool to give another favorite, Silver Justice, a new look. Nothing wrong with the old one, mind you. But I like to mix it up now and again. Because that’s just how I roll, Dawg.

As readers of my work will know, Silver Justice is a Wall St conspiracy thriller set against the backdrop of the 2008 financial crisis, and it has serious implications for anyone interested in understanding just what happened, and why. It’s been a strong seller, and has garnered generally favorable reviews, except for readers for whom the financial stuff was not their cup of tea. Why those readers chose to buy a Wall St thriller is beyond me, but so is Bieber’s popularity, so what do I know?

And yes, I understand that was a gratuitous slam, largely to attract the web crawlers looking for mentions of celebrities, which is why I’ll also include the Kardashians in this blog.

But I digress. I think what I’m really trying to say here is that I rather like the new direction the covers are going in, which have a grittier, more immediate feel, which reflects more accurately their tone. Although I want it noted that I love puppies, ponies and kitty cats, which should boost my popularity with a certain segment through the roof – at least that’s my hope.

Without further ado, here’s the new cover for Silver Justice, which everyone should go buy and read immediately, or you’ll suffer from non-specific back pain and become addicted to Vicodin and hillbilly heroin and wind up living in a shack eating from Taco Bell dumpsters while in constant danger of being boogarized by clowns as your highschool sweetheart laughs and mocks you and your parents point and shake their heads in disgust because you disappointed them yet again, as you have so many times before, which is why they wish you dead, as do your numerous enemies, who will do a victory dance on your cold unmarked grave whilst urinating upon it. Don’t let that happen to you. It doesn’t have to. Just buy the frigging book, you cheapskate. Don’t tempt fate.

Silver Justice 600




  1. Shaun Hoilett
    Sun 21st Jul 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Mysteriously ‘kool.’

  2. Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:10 am

    I saw some people at Walmart today that I think were on hillbilly heroin.
    New cover looks awesome. I have Silver Justice on my Kindle. I just haven’t read it yet.
    I’ve been busy checking out a new chicken cookbook I downloaded for free over the weekend. Since I’m vegetarian it was really more of a gag gift than anything. 🙂

    • Russell Blake  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 7:26 pm

      I hear almost everything tastes like chicken if you hold your nose.

      • Kim Cano  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 8:10 pm

        If you’d been subjected to my tofu au vin experiment you wouldn’t be saying that. It was awful. Nothing like coq au vin.

        • Russell Blake  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 8:45 pm

          Some things are simply best to not comment about. This is one of them. Although a little vino usually makes anything taste better, or at least more like…chicken.

  3. Collette
    Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 2:14 am

    As I noted in reference to Zero Sum I’m rather lacking in the ability to understand Wall Street but bought the book because you wrote it. Which is the same reason I bought Silver Justice, it’s Russell Blake. For some reason, probably know only to you, Silver Justice resonated much better for me. I’m eagerly awaiting the next in what hopefully will become a series. I truly like that woman.

    • Russell Blake  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. Silver has a special place in my heart. One never knows whether she’ll appear in something new.

  4. Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Really, all you have to do is tell people it’s a terrific book and just read it!

    • Russell Blake  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Thanks Nancy. I do think it’s terrific, but hey, I’m biased. But if that works, I’ll give it a shot.

      • Nancy Barth  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 7:39 pm

        I think I’ve read nearly all your books. They are all thought-provoking in their own way (Upon A Pale Horse was just plain scary!). I do want more of Cassidy Silver some day, though.

        • Russell Blake  –  Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 8:44 pm

          Well, then, Nancy, you shall have more of her. Some day. Problem is my production schedule at this point is full through 2014. Maybe 2015 will be her year? She and Tess from Fatal Exchange. You never know…

  5. Mon 22nd Jul 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I can wait! I know you’ll keep me busy with other books until then. Tess and Cassidy….hmmm

  6. Yoon
    Tue 23rd Jul 2013 at 1:48 am

    Oh wow. Brilliant. And awesome. And fantastic. I need to write that sentence down and carry it around and memorize it and use it to my advantage. I’m referring to that sentence which starts with “Without further ado,” of course. The cover ain’t bad either.


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