Rik came into the world surrounded by the slum-lands of fifties North East England. He left school at fifteen without academic qualifications and worked in shipyards on a local river, spent time in the merchant navy and then took employment in quarries in South East England.
The time came he yearned for change, so he began studying and worked his way through to gaining a BSc. degree in mathematics and computing.
But he loved reading and yearned to write fiction. An early retirement from the IT sector gave the opportunity to pursue the dream seriously. Currently, there are three books available in the Birth of an Assassin series, but don’t go away; a new thriller series, A Destiny to Die For, is in the starting blocks. However, before that happens, a romantic novel, The Way We Were, has jumped the queue.