Silver Justice, Serial Killers & The End of The American Way
Big thanks to Melissa Foster and the crew at World Literary Cafe for inviting me to introduce my newest novel, Silver Justice, to WLC readers. It's an important book for me because it's a departure from my usual style, which could best be described as an amalgam of Robert Ludlum, Lee Childs and Frederick Forsyth. Silver Justice is different, in that it's part police procedural, part suspense thriller, and part political intrigue that advances disturbing speculations about the true cause of the 2008 financial crisis.
The book chronicles the adventures of Silver Cassidy, an FBI agent in charge of a task force hunting a brutal serial killer who's targeting financial industry bigwigs. Not only does she have to deal with the challenges of stopping a murderer who is terrorizing New York, but she also has to contend with an ex fighting to get custody of her daughter, a conspiracy that gets deadlier the more she uncovers, and adversaries who will stop at nothing to destroy her.
Silver Justice will polarize readers. The entire novel is framed against a backdrop of the 2008 financial debacle, and it presents a chillingly plausible description of why the crash happened - an explanation that's nothing like anything that's been advanced in the mainstream media. We've all heard about how it was banks running amok, greed, being too big to fail and frivolous risk taking. The conspiracy in Silver exposes those explanations as deliberately-contrived deceptions. For many it will be jarring, and demand that readers face some troubling facts about their world. I fully expect some negative reviews by those who dislike the implications. It's inevitable that readers will either love it or hate it.
I spent months researching the causes of the crash and developed the underlying theory after careful consideration of all the data. I won't give away how much of the novel is fact and how much is fiction, but I encourage curious readers to research matters and I provide a list of sources in the Afterward section as a first step. I found the topic fascinating once I grasped it, and am hopeful that my fictionalized account makes readers motivated enough to explore the issues themselves.
Probably the most disturbing part about the conspiracy is that it forces us to consider difficult questions about right and wrong. When is it acceptable to take the law into your own hands? What is the right reaction when those chartered with protecting you fail? How much individual responsibility do we have to right wrongs and bring evil to justice? At what point does the societal contract break down and the world become every man for himself?
There are no pat answers in Silver Justice. The novel is written for adults who want substance with their thrills. It's a big book that pushes the limits of popular fiction, and introduces a conflicted hero who must make impossible decisions in order ti protect her loved ones and survive.
Fans of police procedurals, suspense thrillers, and novels by authors like CJ Lyons that feature strong, independent female protagonists will enjoy Silver Justice. I'd like to invite everyone who enjoys a roller-coaster ride of a story to give it a look. If you like gritty, no-holds-barred suspense that raises the bar, it may well be your cup of tea.
Russell Blake is the acclaimed author of 15 novels: Fatal Exchange, The Geronimo Breach, Zero Sum, An Angel With Fur, Night of the Assassin, King of Swords, Revenge of the Assassin, Return of the Assassin, The Delphi Chronicle trilogy, The Voynich Cypher, How To Sell A Gazillion eBooks In No Time, and Silver Justice. Russell lives in Mexico, where he has resided for nearly a decade, and spends his time writing, playing with his dogs, boating, sipping tequila and battling world domination by clowns.
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