Richard F Hill grew up as an "Army Brat" following his parents around the globe. After college he, too, joined the Army, spent two tours in Vietnam and then decided he'd had enough. He left the service and formed his own hardware and software company. He sold his last company, RV Trip Wizard, in 2015 and then took up something he had wanted to do for years - writing.
His first book was a memoir about his first tour in Vietnam with the 577th Engineer Battalion, called "Iron Soldiers In Vietnam", which is available on Smashwords. He then wrote "The Old Farts In Miami", The Old Farts In The Swamp" and "The Old Farts In The Keys," The series features 6 Vietnam Vets who are involved in a series of oddball mysteries.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly adventure or detective books, with the occasional biography thrown in.
How many books do you read per year?
It has to be more than 50 as I normally read at least one per week.
A group of Vietnam Veterans turned private detective find themselves involved in various interesting and sometimes weird mysteries. Their sniper buddy helps out at times, which is weird in itself.
So far there are 3 volumes, the first is free.
Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. He and his cohorts find themselves in Key Largo involved in a vigilante style assault on a New Jersey (where else?) mob family on a multi-million dollar yacht.
Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. He and his partner John Fairchild, and old war buddy, investigate a strange death at an alligator farm. Things get interesting as the pair get deeper into the mystery.
Private Detective McKenzie Ford loves the adventure of strange cases. Still dealing with the impact of a war long ago, his buddies, a group of former Special Forces soldiers, take on a cartel and kidnapping. Vengeance for an old friend is worth the price.
This book will be an enjoyable read for any soldier who served with an engineer unit in Vietnam. Iron Soldiers is the story of the 577th Engineer Battalion (Construction) in Vietnam from January of 1967 through January of 1968. It is the story of a young Captain and the thousand or more men he worked with during the construction of many demanding construction projects under combat conditions..