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!
Choosers of the Slain by James H. Cobb My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s to the US Navy’s response to G.I.Jane and a techy introduction to twenty-first century naval warfare. In an environment more hostile than outer space, America’s… Read More ›
Originally posted on Past the Isle of Dogs:
(Note: The Rabbit Skinners, my second novel, concerns Herculean FBI agent James Strait, whose life is devastated by a rare disease. His promising career suddenly ended, he returns to his rural hometown…
Book Review: An Amazing Travelogue and Adventure of the 19th Century – Embassy to the Eastern Courts by Andrew Jampoler
Embassy to the Eastern Courts: America’s Secret First Pivot Toward Asia, 1832-37 by Andrew C A Jampoler My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s an excellent book for those of you who dig the history of international trade and the… Read More ›
Dear readers of one or all of my books: The Ghosts of Ukuthula by Rick McBee or Rough Enough by Richard McBee or Beachcomber Seashells of the Caribbean by Richard McBee I hope that those of you who took advantage of… Read More ›
The British Police have an excellent short video on U-Tube using the metaphor of Tea for giving consent. It’s with simple Stick Figures. Well worth watching and showing your kids both before and after they reach puberty! Also well worth… Read More ›
Home Invasion by William W. Johnstone My rating: 2 of 5 stars Here we have a novel with serious flaws and misconceptions put together after the author’s death from notes and outlines. Could this book be prophetic and was W.W…. Read More ›
Originally posted on Rick McBee's Writings:
Rough Enough follows the true life of young Richard Clow through his letters to his sisters while he was fighting at Petersburg, VA during the Civil War and later on the Montana/Dakota frontier.…
The Deceiver by Frederick Forsyth My rating: 5 of 5 stars Forsyth has done an outstanding job of detailing the circuitous paths of the old espionage game along with giving us a lot of reasons why our world of the… Read More ›
Rick’s 15 Day Book Sale for the coming Holidays! As always this time of the year, I give a “Free” book deal to the world. This year it’s going to run for 15 Days of my Kindle books between Nov…. Read More ›
Jury of Six by Matt Braun My rating: 4 of 5 stars Here’s an excellent fast read that both enhances and rehashes the fables and mystique surrounding the 1878 Lincoln County war in New Mexican Territory along with the colorful… Read More ›