Ricky Balona born in South Africa, now living in Queenstown New Zealand. Served in 1 Parachute Battalion South African Defence Force then five years in 2 R.E.P of the French Foreign Legion.
Author of Pagan Sunset and Short stories from the land of the great white cloud. By Blood Spilt series. Steele's Dien Bien Phu released in August 2014. An eternal Legionnaire fights his way through historic French Foreign Legion battles. Steele's Verdun out in early February 2015.
Sergeant Steele is thrust into the carnage of World War One with the French Foreign Legion fighting a desperate battle at Verdun. Based on the Legions incredible advance through heavily defended German positions fact and fiction are intertwined. Steele must face the enemy and the Brotherhood in an attempt to rescue a young woman taken prisoner by his nemesis, Jean.
A Knight Templar in the Holy Land, discovers the Ark of the Covenant. Cursed to an eternity of military servitude. Centuries later Steele is fighting in the French Foreign Legion at the battle of Dien Bien Phu. Amidst the horrors of war, Steele must keep the location of the Ark secret while fighting a formidable foe and the Brotherhood.