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 reading was his love and he yearned to write fiction. Early retirement from the IT sector presented him with the opportunity to pursue the dream seriously and currently, there are three books available in the Birth of an Assassin series. The first two books from a new thriller series, A Destiny to Die For, are also on the shelves. In between these two series, a distraction took Rik’s pen and he put together a collection of romantic short stories. This compilation is called The Way We Were and clicking the title will take you to Amazon where you will find more details of the stories.