Richard Turner

Biography

Richard Turner proudly served his country for more than thirty years, all across the globe.

He wanted to try something new and now spends his time writing.

I am an avid reader and especially like reading all about history. Some of my favourite authors include: James Rollins, Andy McDermmott and the many novels of Clive Cussler.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading an Edgar Rice Burroughs novel many years ago entitled The Land That Time Forgot. I was instantly captivated and soon found myself trying to find more books in the series. It was the beginning of a lifetime love of books.
How do you approach cover design?
I think about what I have written and then working with Tatiana of Vila Design, we work together to create a stunning and hopefully memorable cover.
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Where to find Richard Turner online


Books

Renegade
Series: The Kurgan War. Pre-release—available December 25, 2016. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 72,790. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Frustration with the pace of the peace talks between Earth and the Kurgan Empire leads the Federation President to order the immediate repatriation of human colonists and soldiers still being held on rebel Kurgan planets. Sheridan and Cole soon learn the key to averting a catastrophe may lie in the past.
Insurrection
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 6. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 61,380. Language: American English. Published: August 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
With the war dragging on, Sheridan is growing disillusioned and seeks to find a way to end helping Komada ferment his civil war. When an unexpected visitor arrives on Kandara-Minor everything is suddenly changed. With an old nemesis still on the run, Sheridan and Cole are drawn into a battle which could decide the outcome of the war.
Conquistador
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,320. Language: American English. Published: July 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
From Italy, to The Philippines, to North Africa and the Amazon, Ryan Mitchell's team are up against a driven foe who will stop at nothing to possess what he is after.
Ghost Company
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 5. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 70,810. Language: American English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
With Earth about to take the offensive, the members of the Ghost Company are about to find out if they are able to take the war to the Kurgan home worlds.
Mercy
Price: Free! Words: 63,310. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
In 1865 Louisiana, Captain Robert Cooper from the Freedman's Bureau is sent to investigate a rash of strange murders and disappearances. Something is in the woods waiting for night to fall and the truth may be more terrifying than can be imagined.
Nemesis
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,500. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Ryan Mitchell sets out on a bloody path to avenge a fallen loved one.
Vengeance
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 4. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 62,710. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Sheridan and Cole are hot the trail of a man who betrayed them and was left for dead.
Trident Fury
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 3. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 80,050. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A desperate rescue mission deep in the heart of Kurgan space. From a smuggler's hideout, to a prehistoric planet to a deadly fight with the dreaded Kurgan Imperial Guard, the struggle to survive continues.
Colossus
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: American English. Published: March 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Kuirgan War continues in the desert planet of Illum Prime.
Barracuda
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,250. Language: American English. Published: August 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Ryan Mitchell is back. With war looming in the Aegean, Mitchell and his team are drawn into a deadly race to to find a fortune that has been lost to the world for decades.
First Strike
Series: The Kurgan War, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,680. Language: American English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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When war comes after a century of peace, it is sudden and brutal. Taken by surprise Earth's far-flung colonies are in danger. The only son of an admiral, Second Lieutenant Michael Sheridan finds himself thrust into a desperate conflict that he and the untried soldiers under his command are ready for. Focusing on the people struggling to survive the onslaught, First Strike is a novel that propels
Lucifer's Fire
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,480. Language: American English. Published: February 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Captain James Lucifer and the survivors of a doomed ship washed ashore in West Africa wait for the coming dawn and their fate. Handing off a fabled and priceless diamond to a lowly young boy, Lucifer sets in motion a chain of events that will reverberate in the Twenty-First century with deadly effect. In the present, Ryan Mitchell and his team face a foe determined to seize the treasure.
Hellfire
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,620. Language: American English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Ryan Mitchell and his team of former special operations soldiers are hired to find a missing probe, which is believed to have come down on a barren, ice-covered island in the South Atlantic. From the South Atlantic, to Russia, to Venezuela to a secret installation in the mountains of Albania, the race to discover the truth is on.
Black Dragon
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 105,500. Language: American English. Published: January 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A routine close protection assignment for former special operations soldier Ryan Mitchell and his team suddenly turns deadly. Drawn into a lethal game in which the balance of power in the world hangs in the balance, Mitchel races to stop shadowy forces and their murderous agenda before all is lost.
Incursion
Series: A James Shaw Mission. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Drawn into a deadly fight to stay alive against Nazi forces and an unseen, unstoppable foe, Captain Shaw must determine what is killing his men before all is lost.
The Mountain
Series: A James Shaw Mission. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
When allied intelligence discovers that the Germans are planning to secretly send a team to Tibet to look for an ancient and mysterious power source, they rush to stop them. However, things are not what they seem.
Goliath
Series: The Ryan Mitchell Thrillers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,570. Language: American English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A secret long hidden. An unforgiving foe. A deadly race to save millions.
The Devil's Path
Series: The Alexander Scott novels, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 98,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A Long Hidden Secret. An Unseen Enemy. A Dangerous Quest for the Truth. At the height of the US Civil War, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scott is brought into the world of the fledgling US Secret Service.
The Last Eagle
Series: THE CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD ADVENTURES, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 93,930. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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A Forgotten Secret. A Lethal Enemy. A Deadly Race against the Odds. When a Russian prince is murdered in England, former soldier Christopher Sheppard is pulled into a lethal game of cat and mouse.
Scorpion
Series: The Alexander Scott novels, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 101,530. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » USA
An Ancient Secret. An unstoppable foe. At the close of the Civil War,Colonel Scott finds himself facing The Order once again, this time in Mexico and the stakes could not be higher.
A Fragment of Destiny
Series: THE CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD ADVENTURES, Book 2. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 103,880. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: September 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In 1918, a German U-boat on a clandestine mission to the United States vanishes without a trace. Ten years later, Christopher Sheppard finds himself thrust into a deadly race to find the truth about the missing submarine and why someone is willing to risk it all to stop him.

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William Scott
Latest book: Point of the Knife (Patrick Pierce #3). Published September 30, 2015.