Welcome to my Homepage! Thriller fiction has always been my addiction so it seemed a natural step for me to start writing in that genre when the opportunity arose. The setting for Birth of an Assassin, my debut novel, is Post War Russia, a place that has always filled me with a mysterious wondering. I loved the research for this one almost as much as writing the story. The novel has been dubbed historical, but as I have been alive for much of the time covered, for the life of me I can’t see why. The second in the series, The Turkish Connection, is set in Turkey, as you might have guessed, and introduces a new protagonist. The third, The Man in the Blue Fez, forms a united front for the heroes.
For some reason, writers always feel the need to prove something. In my case, I put the thriller pen to one side and wrote The Way We Were; a collection of romantic short stories. Although a suspense novel will always take priority, I had a ball writing this book. It was written to warm the heart and bring a tear to the eye. If this your genre, I’m sure you’ll love it.
The first of a new series has just hit the bookshelves. A Destiny to Die For introduces Angelita, a girl from the favelas who believes life owes her a living. Not just a living, she truly thinks she is destined for greater things. Click here and have a look at a short scene. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about her life; she is one wicked lady.
Rik Stone grew up amidst the slum-lands of fifties North East England and left school at fifteen without academic qualifications. He worked in the shipyards on a local river, spent time in the merchant navy, and went on to work in quarries in South East England…