Russell Blake Books In Order

Publication Order of Dr. Steven Cross Books

Zero Sum (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Voynich Cypher (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Assassin Books

King of Swords (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Assassin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return of the Assassin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Assassin (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Assassin (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Requiem for the Assassin (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rage of the Assassin (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Assassin Books

Night of the Assassin is a prequel novel to the rest of the series.

Publication Order of Delphi Chronicle Books

The Manuscript (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tortoise and the Hare (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phoenix Rising (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Jet Books

Jet (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckoning (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ops Files (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ops Files II: Terror Alert (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Jet Books

Ops Files (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ops Files II: Terror Alert (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jet (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Betrayal (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vengeance (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reckoning (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Justice (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanctuary (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Survival (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Black Books

Black (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black is Back (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black is the New Black (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black to Reality (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Fargo Adventures Books

The Eye of Heaven (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pirate (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Drake Ramsey Books

Ramsey's Gold (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Emerald Buddha (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Geronimo Breach (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Angel with Fur (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Exchange (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silver Justice (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Upon a Pale Horse (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

How To Sell a Gazillion eBooks in No Time (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Best selling author Russell Blake resides in Mexico with his dogs. With 25 books to his name in only approximately two years, he is a featured author in the prestigious UK newspaper The Times as well as a published Page One Wall Street Journal author. Well respected in the literary world, Russell Blake has a worldwide following and has found international acclaim with many of his works.

Whilst most of his works are in the fiction genre, Russell has also written a number of non-fiction books, which have also sold extremely well.

Russell is a supportive member of the “Read a Book, Make a Difference” (RAMBAD) society of writers which is dedicated to supporting and helping other writers.

A frequent guest publisher, Russell has written for the Huffington Post and often writes guest blogs on many different websites.

Unusually for many authors, Russell Blake does not use a publisher, as he prefers to self publish and sell his novels as eBooks. He has sold a phenomenal 450,000 books over the last two and a half years, all by the way of self-publishing.


Russell Blake is a keen self-publisher. He finds the freedom of self-publishing works for him, allowing him to release a book when he wants to rather than waiting months and months for a publisher to release it. Using a professional editor along with a support team, which includes a formatter, pro cover designer and a proofreader, he makes more money per unit sold than using the professional publishing route. The downside to selling his books this way is that his books are not sold in shop stores. However, the plus side of self-publishing far outweighs this one disadvantage.

On average, Russell Blake publishes around six books a year. If he were to use the traditional method of publishing, this would be reduced to one.

Speed writer

Well known for the speed of his writing, Russell Blake can produce between 6000-8000 words of quality text per day. Even for a professional author, this is a phenomenal amount of writing. This speed allows him to write one book every six weeks or so.

Many other writers wonder how he can consistently produce so many words over a long period of time at the same high standard. The answer is that he often spends 12 to 15 hours a day writing, writing, writing.

Samples of his work

Russell has many publications that are internationally renowned and are best sellers. Some examples of these are:-

Russell Blake Fiction

King of Swords #1

Published in 2012, this is the first book in the “Assassin” series, the King of Swords is an action packed thriller based in the seedy and often violent world of a drug cartel. Set in the location of Mexico, the story revolves around an assassination plot at the G-20 Financial Summit in San Jose Del Cabo.

An assassination plot is uncovered by Captain Romero Cruz of the Mexican Federal Police. In a nerve-jangling race against time, Captain Cruz has to stop El Rey, the “King of Swords” from killing the Presidents of Mexico and the US along with other pre-eminent finance ministers. With a string of infamous, spectacular killings behind him, El Rey plans to turn the G-20 into a bloodbath. Full of shocks and delights, the King of Swords is a treat for the avid intrigue/adventure aficionados.

This is the first book in a series of three.

Revenge of the Assassin

The second book in this riveting series of three, this sequel once again features the super assassin “El Rey”. Captain Romero Cruz is also back in a fight to stop El Rey fulfilling a contract to kill the President of the US. Totally unpredictable, the book offers the reader a roller coaster of a ride with twists, thrills and surprises. The conclusion of the book will come as a massive surprise and will leave the readers open-mouthed.

Russell Blake Non Fiction

An Angel with Fur

An international best seller published in October 2011, this is the true story of a dog called Lobo. Full of photos taken throughout his life, it is a great story that charts the journey of a dog that was rescued from a Mexican animal shelter. The book takes you through all the challenges and adventures of his life as he grows from a puppy into an adult dog.

The book plays with your emotions, making you laugh so hard, you will be holding your stomach and then throwing heartbreaking moments at you that will have you reaching for the tissues. A great read for people of all ages, this is one of the most unusual biographies you will ever read.


Russell does not often advertise his work. He has found that he has built up his reputation over the last couple of years to the point where his name alone sells his books. He started out on Twitter writing funny and irreverent comments and his following has built up rapidly over the years.

On the odd time that he does advertise, Russell is most likely to use “Bookbub” and “ENT”.


Tequila is Russell’s favorite drink.

If Russell wasn’t an author

If Russell were ever to give up writing, he would become a full-custom home designer.

Exercise at work

To stop him from becoming too sedentary, Russell has a treadmill desk. This allows him to exercise whilst still writing.


When writing a new novel, Russell has a set format that he always follows. Firstly, he writes one or two paragraphs which will summarize the story. This is followed by one sentence summaries of the first 15 chapter headings. Then he starts to write.

On average, he has to write three drafts before he considers his work good enough to send off to his editor.

Russell is planning to diversify into writing romance novels. In summer 2014, he will start working with Melissa Foster on this sub genre.

What does it take to be a great writer?

Russell has been asked many times what it takes to become a great writer. He believes that the following traits are vital if a writer is to go from good to great:-

  • Determination
  • Dedication
  • A burning desire to tell a story and a rudimentary knowledge of craft
  • Dogged relentlessness
  • Drive
  • Discipline

If you start browsing the list of the most famous thriller writers, you cannot miss the name of Russell Blake. Currently, he is lives in Mexico and previously a real estate developer; now retired and most of his time goes to fishing, writing and having fun with his dogs. Some of his series that have hit the headlines include; Dr. Steven Cross, the Jet series, the Black series, Delphi Chronicle and the Assassin series. He has also written non-fiction novels which have received a decent readers rating.

His artistry is themed on aspects of suspense, excitement, tension and other elements that seem to put society in a situation of stratospheric risk. His book series will definitely put you at the edge of your seat because of their terror and anxiety nature. He also employs suspense when his stories are about to enter the climax zone.

Blake also co-authored an adventure novel by the name “The Eye of Heaven” which was released in Penguin last September (2014).

Let’s focus on the assassin series which features El Ray who is the king of swords as the main character. The way facts are woven with incredible fiction is the center of interest of many fiction enthusiasts. El Ray becomes one of the dangerous hit men ever born. He is given tasks to kill people in exchange for money. This is how the Assassin series was born;

The Night of the Assassin is the first book in the Assassin series which is both beautiful and brutal to read. Russell Blake introduces us to the early days of El Ray who is a world class assassin. El Ray executes contracts killings following the commands of his drug clients; narco-trafficking clients. Russell also reveals to us the world dominated by the Mexican and Colombian cartels. The author highlights the barbarism and cruelty in society which definitely get you off the seat once or two times. In this book, El Ray takes his biggest challenge to kill the drugs cartel boss who I under the guard of many mercenaries.

A sudden turn of events happens when Russell Blake takes us back to the early days when El Ray was a child. We are told how the king of swords who lost his family and he was later taken to be trained under the care of Emilio. This is where his life took another direction; a negative turn. He is desperate, hurt and heart-broken. Russell tells us that El Ray is the most dangerous assassin born in the world. In the book, we see how this assassin works hard to become the most paid in the world of assassins. What is the outcome? That is what you need to find out.

El-ray’s story depicts the current day drug trafficking business in Mexico. Russell takes us directly to the bloody times and you may easily shed tears on how the drug lords are dispatched. The way innocent families are killed creates emotions which will make you feel sorry for them. The book ends with suspense and you will crave for more as you try to turn to the next page only to realize that you were reading the last page.

The King of Swords comes second in the assassin series. This is another heart stopping, brutal and beautifully written fiction book by Russell Blake. The author takes us through the journey of drug trafficking in the drug cartels in Mexico. We are also told that violence is normality in this place.

We are introduced to a professional assassin; El Ray who is the king of assassins in Mexico. The fact that he is a fast and furious hit man has catapulted him the legendary status. What does this mean? He is a feared man by his people. This has made him to be the most expensive and highest paid assassin. The drug cartels take advantage because they are the only people who are able to hire him. Some government agencies may also be among the few who are privileged to enjoy the cover of El Ray.

The book features the cruelty and brutality by the drug cartels which lead to the killing of many people in Mexico. They are also seen to wage a guerilla war which is aimed at fighting and opposing the government of Mexico. Whom do you think will win the war? Definitely it is the drug cartels because Blake tells us their budget is fifty times more than that of the forces.

Captain Romero Cruz is very keen in stopping the assassinations and stopping the activities of the drug cartels. Cruz and his men (the forces) seem not to look behind and they make very dangerous steps in preventing the assassins that are speculated that they may change the landscape and the face of the entire North America region. Probably, you will love the way facts are presented in this book and the sudden turns and twists.

In this artistry, you will see a clear picture of the present Mexico. It is like Blake had had foreseen everything before he sat down to write his first word of this series. It is to no surprise that the series has garnered the favor of many people globally. You can also enjoy this endless fiction stories by getting off your couch and making an order on Amazon stores. It is really worth your time and money.

It goes without saying that Russell Blake has done much in the world of arts and entertainment and more specifically the literature industry. He is a focused and self driven author who knows the meaning of the word “determination”. It is to no surprise that he has written a whooping 34 books and it is speculated that he used to write approximately ten thousand words daily. In fact, you can forego an evening cup of tea to read his books because of their entertaining nature. They are worth booking space in your library shelves. Get your copies today and let your wildest come out with Russell Blake’s books. If you start reading his book series, you will definitely have no choice other than to turn to the next page.

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