I am a writer of both fiction and non-fiction!! See more at: http://www.rickmcbee.me, http://www.amazon.com/author/rickmcbee
I have also been a Science Teacher, School Principal, U.S. Army Soldier, Peace Corps Volunteer, Methodist Missionary, Mountain Climber, Spelunker, Big Game Hunter and Scuba Diver while living, traveling and working in North America, Africa, South America and Europe.
I now have four books on the market:
1. " The Ghosts of 'Ukuthula'" - New on the market as of June 5, 2016. An Adventure action novel. A thrilling work of African fiction is as true to life as fiction can ever be! The transition to Black African majority rule in The Republic of South Africa is being subverted by Russian controlled forces. Long dedicated to the total control of the mineral rich southern tip of Africa, Col. Petrov has taken the upper hand. He and his minions are on the verge of throwing a democracy into interracial civil war. The one organization in a position to stop this descent into chaos is wiped out and its leader, Jacob Nkwe, flees to Namibia. Submerging himself in his home culture in 'Ghost' mode, he now must elude his hunters, get his intelligence to higher authorities and make a stand against the forces of evil. Armed with nothing more than his brains and information, he sets out to reinsert himself back into the melee. Aided by former hunter, Jacques D'anjou and CIA backup agent, the beautiful Sue Ferrell, they forge a blazing path across the Kalahari to confront Petrov in Pretoria as the forces of chaos converge on Chaka the Zulu Day celebrations.
2. "Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean" (2014) This is a nonfiction text and e-book for the shell collector with a yen to take the laptop, tablet on vacation to the beaches from Florida, south, to the steaming coasts of Venezuela or the ABC Islands! The pictorial keys will blow you away!
3. "Rough Enough" (2013) is non-fiction history, following 17 year old Richard Clow through warfare and frontier life to find his true love. With his letters home and sections of his diary in the text, the book follows a Civil War enlisted man through 15 years of dramatic life and adventure. A boy who wants to "go where it rains bullets!" finds more than he had bargained for in this true life history.
4. My original first book, "Kalahari," written in 1995, is a fast moving thriller crossing war torn southern Africa in the 1980's during the liberation of black Africa from white domination. Now out of print, you can still find used copies or contact me directly for signed copies at bargain prices.
Up coming in early 2016 are two more works of fiction:
1. For you Oregon Fans: "Grandma's Kitchen, Grandpa's Tales"
A heartwarming story of the early 20th century. Richard, visiting his grandparents in the small coastal town of Mapleton, Oregon, is exposed to grandma's pie making, and grandpa's tales of the Indian wars of the 19th century. Interspersed with stories, family games, kid activities and adventures of a different time, this book, like the famous "Dandelion Wine" is a time machine view of two weeks in 1913, seen through the eyes of a10 year old boy.
2. Still in the works is the South American Drug running action/adventure novel: "Sendero Rojo: The Path of Blood". It will be out in the next 12 months. Keep bugging me on this one!
Where are the Westerns? - Still out there just fermenting like good beer or wine. Stay tuned!
Dear Readers, As a Civil War book writer, “Rough Enough” Richard Clow’s Civil War and Frontier Experiences, 1864 – 1885 with letters I have a number of qualms about the blanket removal of a number of Civil War historic statues… Read More ›
Bowdrie’s Law by Louis L’Amour My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is probably one of L’Amour’s better books. At the beginning of each tale about Chick Bowdrie, L’Amour puts a historical note about the old west. Not all relate… Read More ›
Broken by Messines in WW1 – The Grandparents I Never Knew by Mark Wardlaw My rating: 4 of 5 stars A book that best fits into the category of genealogical memoir. In doing his research, Dr. Wardlaw has tried to… Read More ›
The Union President Says it – SPOT ON! There is a line in the sand. We all must stand against the forces of evil.
Check the link and listen to what the President of the AFL-CIO says to us working people at this link: Union President explains why POTUS is wrong! AFL-CIO President Mr Richard Trumpka is saying it like it needs to be… Read More ›
As we watch with awe, grief and anger as radical “White Supremacy Hate Groups come out in the open and try to take political power, we are reminded by history and literature that there is and will continue… Read More ›
Originally posted on forthenovellovers:
Book Review Title: The Ghosts of Ukuthula Author: Rick McBee Genre: Action/Historical/World Literature Rating: ***** Review: The opening of The Ghosts of Ukuthula was great, there is politic intrigue, espionage and murder all in the opening…
An excellent Review of the book by “Jodi a Cook” Source: The Ghosts of Ukuthula by Rick McBee
During my visit into the remote sacred mountains of Myanmar (formerly Burma), I ran across a little known cave guarded by Buddha’s Cobras. After a slippery climb and crawl into the interior of the cave, I came across several shrines,… Read More ›
“The Ghosts of Ukuthula” isn’t just any old historical fiction book. It deals with historical facts about Russia that continue to plague us even today. It shows us how our own inconsistent short term goal political system is beginning to… Read More ›
One O’clock in the morning of 12 July, 2017. Our 48th wedding anniversary is about to begin. As I snore peacefully, my wife sneaks out of bed and lets the restless dog outside. A few moments later as she is… Read More ›