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Terry Irving is the Publisher of Ronin Robot Press and the author or Courier, Warrior, and the Day of the Dragonking. He rode a classic BMW R50/2 for ABC News during the Watergate scandal carrying news-film. This was the beginning of a career that has included producing Emmy Award-winning television news and a long writing career that has included everything from news to stand-up comedy.

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Warrior is the sequel to Courier and begins shortly after the action in Courier ends.
April 25, 1973.
“A machine gun round tore past. Rick Putnam felt the hair on the top of his head suddenly rise up, and in the split-second before he heard the whining thwup of the bullet, he’d already begun his dive to the ground.”

Every night, motorcycle courier Rick Putnam battles the phantom gunfire that is the price of his service in Vietnam but this is definitely not a dream. Rick and his girlfriend, Eve Buffalo Calf, have spent the winter hiding out from the assassins who pursued them across Washington DC to cover up an act of High Treason. Now, feeling safe, they are headed back home but first, a quick stop to backpack desperately-needed food in to Eve’s legal clients, the American Indian activists under fire in the small town of Wounded Knee.

A fellow veteran sacrifices himself so that they can escape the bloodshed and betrayal that mark the end of this desperate act of resistance and fulfilling his final request results in a motorcycle sprint through the Black Hills with a secretive cult out to kill them at every turn.

Rick learns that the cult is based in Washington DC and so, with the help of their computer hacker housemates, Eve and Rick fight back against this “new crusade”—actually a scam that brainwashes and brutalizes its young converts. In the final battle, Rick must stop the cult leaders from destroying both the sacred lands of the Native Americans and the very souls of the young children in their charge.
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Western Masters
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,410. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
3 Great NEW Western Novel in One! Gold for San Joaquin, Clash at Cruel Creek, Mirage, Colorado.
Vigilante Justice
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 81,540. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
This legal and illegal struggle for the land is the basis for Vigilante Justice. Throw in a a saucy senorita men are willing to fight for, and trouble is guaranteed.
Box Set Confessions of a Network News Producer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,610. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
confessions of a network news producer. War Stories: Beirut 1982, Berlin Wall 189, Tiananmen Square 1898
Mavericks
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
If you enjoy a Wild West story with cattle rustlers, bank robbers, shootouts, hangings, lawmen, mystery, and romance, Mavericks is the book for you. The noble Arizona Rangers roamed the territory rooting out evildoers in a lawless land. Meanwhile, in the absence of a stable law enforcement presence, ranchers vowed to evict the upstart homesteaders, sheepherders, and cattle rustlers—by any means.
The Pioneers: A Tale of Two States (Annotated and Expanded Edition)
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,190. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
The Comstock Lode in Nevada, the richest gold and silver strike in the history of North America. Into the maelstrom created by its discovery will be drawn an innocent young girl who catches the eye of a scoundrel, a generous old man who tries to save everyone, and the wealthiest man in Nevada with the portentous name of Black Dan and his willful beauty of a daughter.
The Emigrant Trail (Annotated and Expanded Edition)
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 124,990. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
The California Trail one year before the Gold Rush-a dramatic and dangerous land where a good mule can be your best friend and each traveler’s refinements and pretensions will be stripped away by the tests of the trail. Fortunes will be made and lost, hearts won and discarded. Who will survive the journey and win the heart of the young woman? The trail will not be a safe or quiet one.
Treasure and Trouble Therewith
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 116,110. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
O'Ronin Rye always brings you the very latest in yesterday’s Westerns. San Francisco 1900s, richly described, pulsating with color. Change is coming. Triggering a cataclysmic chain of events, masked bandits rob the Wells Fargo stage and hide the gold. An unlikely trio bands together to protect two wealthy young women: an aged Chinese servant, an intrepid young newsman, and a young lawyer.
Three Great Classics from James Oliver Curwood: (Annotated with Forewords, Biographies, and Study Guides) (The O'Ronin Rye Whiskey Collection Book 4)
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 247,260. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
These three classic novels of the Far North are enchanting adventure COMPLETELY ANNOTATED FOR TODAY'S READERS James Oliver Curwood delivers Isobel: A Romance of the Northern Trail, The Courage of Marge O'Doone, and The Hunted Woman.
The Hunted Woman
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A ripping, wild-west melodrama of lust, greed, gold, railroads, madmen, dynamite, prostitution-and the love of a good woman with a complicated past for a man convinced that all women are bad. Joanne is a beautiful woman who travels alone by rail on a mysterious, desperate mission. Together they risk their own lives to find true love, gold, and the truth about her past.
Isobel: A Romance of the Northern Trail
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,760. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » Canada
O'Ronin Rye always brings you the very latest in yesterday’s Westerns. William MacVeigh, a jilted Mountie, nurses a broken heart while maintaining law and order in the frozen north. While his Mountie cabin-mate is pining for his woman and quite literally dying of loneliness. For many long, dark months, they have had only each other for company, and one of them may not make it until the thaw.
The Courage of Marge O'Doone
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
O'Ronin Rye always brings you the very latest in yesterday’s Westerns. A jilted husband with nothing left to lose; a wandering priest with a secret; a missing wife searching for her child; a beautiful young girl fighting for her virtue; two brutal mountain men determined to destroy everything good and pure to satisfy their greed; fur traders just trying to make a living.
Alcatraz: Annotated Edition
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 71,210. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Alcatraz is the tale of love, greed, obsession, and the magnificent horse who has killed for his freedom. His ultimate fate will be determined by the outcome of silent combat between an ambitious and lonely woman who inherits her father’s dusty ranch and her foreman who is determined to win the ranch for himself.
Texas John Alden (Annotated Edition)
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,320. Language: American English. Published: July 15, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Texas John Alden is the story of Breckinridge Elkins and the various and sundry troubles that he innocently (but violently) fell into in his pursuit of the beautiful Betty Wilkinson. A classic of Western vernacular and spinning of tall tales. With Annotations by Barbara Flanagan
Hidden Water Annotated Edition
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,380. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
Two young women arrive on a remote ranch and the cowboys are competing for their attention, “some with a foolish grin, some downcast and reserved, some swaggering in the natural pride of the lady’s man.” Hidden Water explores how American cowboys talked, thought, and behaved during the turn of the last century.
The Gringos (Annotated & Expanded Edition)
Series: O'Ronin Rye Collection. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,430. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Western
The story of "The Vigilante Commission," wealthy landowners who set themselves up as official vigilantes to bring rough justice to the lawless West during the gold rush. But The Commission in San Francisco quickly becomes corrupt, as such organizations inevitably do, and the members descend into savagery every bit as destructive as the outlaws they are meant to control.
War Stories: Tiananmen Square 1989
Series: Confessions of a Network News Producer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
A memoir of covering the June 4th 1989 demonstrations in Tiananmen Square and the question of whether any students were killed.
War Stories: Beirut 1982
Series: Confessions of a Network News Producer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,510. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
The question is, how many mistakes can you make in a war zone and remain alive? Veteran network television producer Terry Irving--winner of 4 Emmys--tells the truth about how he covered War in Beirut. Covering the news is easy. Staying alive when you clearly have no idea what you're doing is HARD. With personal photos and links to YouTube videos.
War Stories: The Berlin Wall 1989
Series: Confessions of a Network News Producer. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » World
"The End of History" was how the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union was described. I was there-on the EASTERN side of the Wall--and, trust me, it was very different than you may have been told. Finally, here is the truth of that day through the perspective of a journalist with decades of experience (and no sleep.) With pictures and a link to the Video of the Historic Occasion.
Courier
Series: Freelancer. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,320. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » USA
Rick Putnam is racing for his life. A Vietnam veteran riding a motorcycle for a national news network, he's picked up something too hot to handle. So hot that a reporter and a camera crew has already been killed and a rogue CIA kill squad is on his tail. Stick with this charismatic character as he fights his way all the way to 1600 Pennsylvania in his battle for the truth.
The Unemployed Guy's Guide to Unemployment
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,330. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by Ronin Robot Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal success
Fired? Feels terrible, doesn't it? I mean, you must be the worst person in America. Well, you're not. You're just one of thousands who are getting canned every week--and usually for no good reason. This book will show you how it feels, what you need to watch out for, how to get that next job, and the tips and tricks to survive without money. There is no BS, no get-rich-quick, just real advice.


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