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Rik grew up amidst the slum-lands of fifties North East England, and left school at fifteen without any academic qualifications.He worked in the shipyards on a local river and later went into the Merchant Navy and then, following that, worked in quarries in South East England. The time came he yearned for change. Studying was the only option that was realistic, so he worked through the low level stuff and on to a BSc. degree in mathematics and computing.But it was fiction writing that always been his want and after an early retirement at fifty years of age, he was able to pursue his dream seriously.

A DESTINY TO DIE FOR 
BOOK 2

Genre: Thriller

…UNDERSTANDING
At last, Angelita can see there is more to life than money.
IS IT TOO LATE
A formidable executioner has been sent to kill her and her family.
CAN SHE OVERCOME
In the unlikely event she gets the better of him, the Salvador brothers will be waiting in line. For them, anything less than her death is unacceptable.
For readers of Michael Connelly, Robert B. Parker, Ace Atkins, Lawrence Block, David Baldacci, and more.
International Bestselling author Rik Stone brings you an action and suspense thriller that is pure adrenaline.

A DESTINY TO DIE FOR Book 1
Genre: Thriller

THE DREAM
Born in a favela, Angelita believes it’s her destiny to become rich and powerful. THE CHANCE
She stumbles upon a half million dollars worth of heroin in her dead uncle’s bathroom. THE PROBLEM The drugs belong to the Cartel.

AUDIOBOOK

THE WAY WE WERE
Genre: Romance

It seemed more than a little odd that he might meet someone exactly like his ex, and on the first night he’d been out since being dumped for bad behavior. If he could get to show her his other side, things might be a little different this time around. But was that likely after what he said in the first two minutes of meeting her?
Jon loved Sally unconditionally and them keeping him from her was tearing him apart. But they seemed to have complete control over him, how could he possibly turn things around?
Three sisters arrive in a new country. The last thing they expected was to end up on the wrong side of an interrogation table, but does it turn out to be what they’d always hoped for?
Widowed several years earlier, Annie’s mum cajoled her into starting again, but the world seemed so different now and there were those who were out to separate her from her money. She wanted to crawl back to the comfort of her self-imposed life of a hermit, but that wouldn’t be fair on those worse off than her. The detective she hires to get to the bottom of the problem is really quite a dish, but she had to remember; he was only working for her.
Melanie has a schoolgirl crush on Joe Romano and when he asks her out she is more than excited. But he lets her down and she cries all the way home, swearing never to speak to him again. Six years later, their working lives cross paths. Joe has always carried a torch for Melanie and does everything he can to make up for his boyhood stupidity. Is it too late? AUDIOBOOK

BIRTH OF AN ASSASSIN
Genre: Thriller

Set against the backdrop of Soviet, post-war Russia, Birth of an Assassin follows the transformation of Jez Kornfeld from wide-eyed recruit to avenging outlaw. Amidst a murky underworld of flesh-trafficking, prostitution and institutionalized corruption, the elite Jewish soldier is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him. Given the order to disperse and arrest a crowd of Jewish demonstrators in Red  Square, Jez breaks up the rally but discovers his sisters in their ranks. Rushed for a solution, he sneaks the girls from under the noses of secret police and hides them in downtown Moscow. But he knows they will no longer be safe in Russia. He has to find them a safe route out. The journey begins, but he is unaware that his every move is being observed  and that he has set in motion a chain of events that will plunge his life into a headlong battle to stay alive. AUDIOBOOK

THE TURKISH CONNECTION Genre: Thriller

Mehmet battles for daily survival in the murky Istanbul of 1951 while being forced to learn the craft of theft and violence alongside the other street children. Come evening he curls up under a stinking jetty in a waterway off the Bosporus Strait. Desperation fills him as he yearns to break free from the life inflicted on him by his drunken, womanizing father, little knowing that his rotting body lies at the bottom of those same waters. 
Adulthood comes before Mehmet finds out that it wasn’t fate that had taken control when he was a boy, but a very real nemesis. But is it too late? Can he yet turn things around and get his life back? AUDIOBOOK 

THE MAN IN THE BLUE FEZ Genre: Thriller

From a former death camp in the snowy Russian mountains of 1973, Jez Kord is sent into the freezing wastelands to prove himself fit. Pavel Rostislav has orders to hinder his progress and follows closely behind. The training ends and they unite, but as they return to camp, the sky fills with helicopter gunships. A venomous assault ends with the flaming liquid of napalm bombs swallowing up the entire complex. The pair make a run for it, but a unit of Spetsnaz elitists are hot on their heels. 
Anna Kord is on assignment in Turkey with two other agents. Adam Mannesh and his twisted band of misfits have designs on a drug empire that Anna and the unit have been tasked to take down. Adam comes to their assistance, but then betrays them. Now their only chance of survival hangs on Jez and Pavel evading the Siberian pursuit. AUDIOBOOK

BOX SET Birth of an Assassin
Books 1-3:

(Birth of an Assassin – the series)

This series of gritty, action packed novels has been brought together to give you almost one thousand pages of nail biting suspense. With a raft of positive reviews and ratings, readers have not been disappointed.
Birth of an Assassin:
Set against the backdrop of Soviet, post-war Russia, Birth of an Assassin follows the transformation of Jez Kornfeld from wide-eyed recruit to avenging outlaw. Amidst a murky underworld of flesh-trafficking, prostitution and institutionalized corruption, the elite Jewish soldier is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him.
The Turkish Connection:
Mehmet battles for daily survival in the murky Istanbul of 1951 while being forced to learn the craft of theft and violence alongside the other street children. Come evening he curls up under a stinking jetty in a waterway off the Bosporus Strait. Desperation fills him as he yearns to break free from the life inflicted on him by his drunken, womanizing father, little knowing his rotting body lies at the bottom of those same waters.
The Man in the Blue Fez:
From a former death camp in the snowy Russian mountains of 1973, Jez Kord is sent into the freezing wastelands to prove himself fit. Pavel Rostislav has orders to hinder his progress and follows closely behind. They unite, but returning to camp the sky is filled with helicopter gunships and the flaming liquid of napalm bombs swallows up the entire complex. They run, but a unit of Spetsnaz elitists are hot on their heels.
Anna Kord is on assignment in Turkey with two other agents. Adam Mannesh and his twisted band of misfits have designs on a drug empire that Anna and the unit have been tasked to take down. Adam comes to their assistance, but then betrays them. Their only chance of survival hangs on Jez and Pavel evading the Siberian pursuit.