Richard F. West
RICHARD F. WEST was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He majored in aeronautical engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. However, when English Literature was offered for the first time at the technical college, he switched majors. He and his wife, Jeanette, raised four children in Plainfield, New Jersey, where they lived for 16 years. Mr. West began writing while commuting to Manhattan, where he worked as a computer programmer and later a systems analyst. His first contemporary spy novel, Crystal Clear, was published in 1981 by Popular Library. A trio of light, easy-reading mysteries (Old Gang Of Mine (1997), As Crime Goes By (1998), Ghoul Of My Dreams (1999)) was published by The Berkley Publishing Group. These novels are centered on the unexpected adventures of people living in a Florida retirement facility. Mr. West and his wife currently reside in southwest Florida.
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A Mixed Bag
A provocative variety of 24 stories - some cute, some comical, some murderous and some filled with mayhem.
Neil Elliston escapes from the C.I.A.’s “Home” on a quest for revenge. The C.I.A., the FBI, local law enforcement and others intend to stop him. There are some who want him dead.
Private Investigator Frank Carson, a retired New York City cop, offers to help a woman in trouble, and gets drawn into a plot of intrigue which jeopardizes the lives of his friends, his family and thousands of people half a world away.
Murdered women are found nude in Central Park. Each of them wears a unique cross pendant supplied by the killer
Other Side of Bottomrock
Charlie Dawson had no trouble getting into town. Getting out was going to be a lot more difficult.
A man confronts the dark corners of his mind when tragedy robs him of his only reason to live.
Of the People
An ordinary American is unexpectedly caught up in a plot that threatens his life and his country.
Man From the Moon
The crash landing of a suspected UFO near a small isolated town in Montana threatens the sanity and the religious faith of the people of the community as they struggle to understand the impact this incident will have on their lives.