The BAD DEEDS Cover — the Next Dylan Hunter Thriller


As I promised, here is the sensational cover for BAD DEEDS, brilliantly executed by designer Allen Chiu. You can click on the images for a better look, and to read the back-cover copy.

First, the front cover, as it will appear on the Kindle ebook edition; and below it, the wrap-around version — back, spine, and front — for the print edition:




















I hope you are even half as impressed by this masterful, evocative work as I am.

Now, in answer to the constant question: When will the book be published?

Obviously, it has taken me much longer to write than I anticipated. However, I’ve been making great progress lately, and at my current pace, I believe I will be done with the writing by Christmas. Thanks to the wonders of self-publishing technology, I should be able to have all of the editing, revisions, proofreading, interior design, and layout completed within a month after I complete the draft. That means I anticipate publication now in early February — or about 75 – 90 days from now, barring any more unforeseen challenges.

My goal now is to make sure that the story lives up to this stellar cover — and to your expectations. The back cover summary hints at the plot; I’ll offer an expanded description in coming weeks.

Thanks so much to all of you who loved HUNTER, who have enthusiastically reviewed it and recommended it to friends, who have encouraged and prodded me to write further Dylan Hunter adventures, and who have been so patient in waiting for me to sort out and produce this sequel. I do hope you will find it to be worth the wait.


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6 Responses to The BAD DEEDS Cover — the Next Dylan Hunter Thriller

  1. Kevin Pickell says:

    Wow! I’m digging that cover. It’s so intense. And I’m happy to know that the novel is almost done. Can’t wait to get my hands on this. Again, great cover!

    • RobertBidinotto says:

      Thanks so much, Kevin. I told Allen Chiu that I wanted a cover that would grab Amazon customer eyeballs. He gave me one that sears eyeballs! I’m glad you like it as much as I do. Hope you enjoy the novel.

      • Kevin Pickell says:

        Yes, your designer hit a grand slam home run! I love the color scheme. And the silhouette of Dylan in front of the explosion is way kool. Also, the back of the paperback is nice with the silhouette of dark trees and their reflection on a lake. But the color scheme he chose and the color-correction work he did looks amazing. It’s moody. It’s gritty. It’s intense. And it has balls-to-the-wall thriller written all over it! What more could you possibly want?

        • RobertBidinotto says:

          Kevin, I really liked the front cover concept he first gave me, in a couple of versions. We worked on which I preferred, then did some tweaking. But when he later gave me the spine and back cover, I was completely blown away, because the red/black color scheme and forest silhouette was so unexpected, yet worked so perfectly. I didn’t have to ask him to do a thing to it.

          From the author’s standpoint, a book cover is, above all, a marketing tool. It’s not chiefly a platform for “self-expression,” as the story between the covers is. It’s main purposes are to attract the eyeballs of your specific target audience; convey to those targeted readers the genre, mood, and general subject area of the story; and to arouse their curiosity sufficiently to “click through” to the book’s product page to get more information. If a book cover doesn’t do all of those things, it doesn’t matter how pretty or clever or professionally executed it is: It is a failure.

          I think this cover does exactly the things necessary to grab the attention of my target audience of vigilante thriller readers, and then to arouse their further curiosity. Which is why I completely agree with you that Allen hit a grand-slam home run.

  2. DD says:

    Looks great. Happy to hear the release date is close. Look forward to it.

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