russell.records got their new book cover by running a design contest:
Spies Spies Like Us, a family struggle against international corruption.
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Spies Like Us
L. Russell Records
L. Russell Records has lived a life of adventure which he has translated into this spy thriller, “Spies Like Us”. He is an successful entrepreneur, creating new systems for the Air Force and then for the global energy industry. During his 50-year professional career, his publications include topics as broad as wind energy, oil drilling, combat drone operations, US rocket launching, business process improvement, knowledge management, and artificial intelligence. He has traveled and worked all over the world and consulted for major international corporations. He was once a visiting professor in a Chinese university. During this time in the early 1980’s, he assisted the CIA in gaining intelligence about Chinese computer capabilities when little was known about their abilities and ambitions. This experience is the driving force behind this book. He is an aviator, a history enthusiast, and holds a Master’s Certificate for ship operations from the US Coast Guard. He is an award-winning offshore sailing mariner. He has taken his experiences with world cuisine and is an award-winning chef. He brings all of these experiences to bear in this, his debut novel. Look for him on Facebook at “Chef Rus-Records” and at “www.spieslikeus.com”.
A BROKEN FAMILY Two boys raised in Texas suddenly find themselves without their socialite mother and having an absent father, a former Naval Intelligence Officer. Unexpectedly, he moves them from Dallas into the small Massachusetts coastal town of Pocasett where they must adjust to a new culture while making new friends, and enemies. At the same time, their father, Kirby Calloway, who has been cooperating with the CIA to share political information is transferred to Abuja, Nigeria to close a national security software deal with the reformer President of Nigeria, Muhari Clarion. GROWING DANGER Using the new software system with the help of two brilliant young CIA analysts, Kirby discovers a rogue CIA unit that is operating a global human and sex trafficking ring based in Nigeria and Venezuela .This discovery unleashes both the rogue CIA unit and its political sponsors in Nigeria and Washington to attack Kirby and his team, as well as his two sons. After a ferocious gun battle, Kirby must find a way home for himself, his lover Claire, and best friend Katanga while defeating constant attacks as they escape from Nigeria through Zurich and Rotterdam.
Lovers of spy thrillers, readers of family drama, coming of age for two teenage boys, haters of government corruption., 18-65 age group
Book cover type
6 by 9 inch, Papyrus script, The imagery should show the two teams: the two brothers, Ethan 18 and Morgan 17 and red-haired, fair Wendy (Ethan’s love), and the second team, the Father (Kirby) and his team, Claire, his Parisian lover, and black Katanga, who was a CIA agent who was supposed to act as a friend, then kill Kirby if he uncovered the plot. Katanga changes sides and aligns with Kirby and Claire. Suspense is key. Basic theme is two teams fighting separately but together to defeat the enemy, rogue CIA and corrupt congressman Hilton.
What to avoid
It must use bold colors, black and red, maybe dark blue. Avoid pastels.
It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
russell.records collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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