Trade Paperback Cover

At the end of the workday today, I received a surprise in my email: the new design for the The Poacher's Son cover. It will be used for the trade paperback edition of the novel (in stores April 12, 2011). The design was created by David Baldeosingh Rotstein, the executive art director for St. Martin's Press, and definitely captures the menace of the story. The blurred letters suggest that the plot is fast paced and maybe hints at Mike's confusion, too. It certainly looks like some dark places I've been in the Maine woods. It's bold. I think I like it!

What's your first impression?