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ESCAPING INFINITY

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ESCAPING INFINITY

Nominated for a 2017 Dragon Award (Best Sci-Fi Novel), Nominated for (but not a final nominee) for a 2017 Nebula Award.

Thousands have checked into the Infinity Hotel over the years. None of them have ever checked out. Peter Childress and Charlie Womack are successful engineers on their way to Phoenix for an important presentation. But one of Charlie’s infamous “shortcuts” has gotten them good and lost once again. As night falls, the pair stumble across the Infinity Hotel and the promise of a meal, fuel and a good night’s sleep before starting off fresh in the morning is too good to pass up. But while Charlie immediately takes to the hotel’s amazing amenities, Peter begins to uncover some of the hotel’s dark secrets – a seemingly unlimited number of floors, guests that appear out of time and place and a next morning that never seems to come. Worse still, the entrance to the Infinity has disappeared and no other apparent exit back to the outside world is in sight. Now, under the watchful eyes of the hotel’s manager and front desk clerk, Peter searches for a way back out and uncovers the horrible truth behind the mystery of the Infinity Hotel.

 

MAELSTROM

maelstrom_cover_2015_printDr. Steven Collins has devoted his life to one cause: finding a way to prevent a catastrophic collision between Earth and an asteroid, like the one that killed off the dinosaurs millions of years ago. Collins spends years developing a shield—a device that uses the Earth’s own magnetic field—and finally reaches the point where he is ready to test it. But when Collins turns on his creation, he rips open a hole in time and space itself that hurls him forward in time, where he discovers to his horror that the device he created has caused the very global Armageddon he was trying to prevent. Collins now must try to undo the damage he has done as best he can. But the few surviving members of the human race are slowly dying off, a century of living under the shield taking its toll, and they cannot leave the planet to try to build a new civilization elsewhere. For just beyond the shield lurks a madman who seeks to dominate the human race or exterminate it.

 

PERFECTION’S ARBITER

pa_cover-copyOn October 8, 1956, New York Yankees pitcher Don Larsen threw the only perfect game in World Series history against the Brooklyn Dodgers. But the story you have never heard, a story that, had it not happened the way it did, might have changed the very history of baseball is the story of the man in the mask and blue umpire suit standing behind the plate and Yankees catcher Yogi Berra. That man was Ralph “Babe” Pinelli. Had it been any other umpire that day other than Pinelli, Larsen’s perfect game might never have happened, if not for how Pinelli grew up in early 20th Century San Francisco, how he overcame losing his father in the 1906 Quake, how he overcame his hot temper to become a major league baseball player and umpire. Perfection’s Arbiter looks at the amazing life and career of Ralph “Babe” Pinelli, the man fate chose to be exactly where he needed to be on one of the game’s greatest days.

 

FROM THE FIELDS

ftf_cover_-finalA narrative account of the near century of high school football played in Turlock, California – including stats, rosters, photographs and interviews with former players and coaches. Starting with the first team of 15 players from the 1920 Turlock High football team all the way through to the 2014 season. Players spotlighted include former pro football players from Turlock – Bob Mitchell, Paul Larson, Jeff Winans, Jonathan Quinn, Tom Brandstater and Colin Kaepernick – along with moments in the history of Turlock connected to the football program.

 

THE INVITED

the_invitedWhen Duncan Sinclair dropped off a beacon outside of Earth’s solar system inviting any alien species to drop by for a visit he had no idea if anyone would accept it. Now, years later, he must lead one last mission to try to save the planet from the one species that has.

 

 

 

LEGACY OF DEATH

legacy_cover-copyInspector Mackenzie Bolton is caught up in the worst string of serial murders San Francisco has ever seen and the price of bringing the killer to justice may be Bolton’s very own soul.

 

 

 

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES ANTHOLOGIES

BEYOND WATSON

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Richard has been a part of two incredible collections of original Sherlock Holmes pastiches released by Belanger Books. “A Lesson In Mercy” appears in Beyond Watson and sees the great detective come to the aide of a young Winston Churchill, not only saving the 14-year-old’s scholastic career but likely the fate of the empire itself.

 

 

HOLMES AWAY FROM HOME

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In the two-volume collection, Holmes Away From Home, Richard’s story “The Woman Returns” (Vol. 2) chronicles a never before revealed adventure between Holmes and Irene Adler.

 

 

 

 

JACK DEL RIO MYSTERIES

Originally published by Oak Tree Press and then by Argus Books, the Del Rio series is currently out of print. News of what is in store next for the series will be released at a later date.