Richard Thuss

ABOUT Richard:

After 36 years working in the national intelligence and space technology arenas I decided to find myself in words. The writing of advanced technology thriller novels and short humor pieces has become my passion with a single unified goal, and that goal is to make people sometimes laugh, always enjoy the story, and wonder: "What if what he wrote is true?".

I live with my wife Marilyn in the foothills of the Shenandoah mountains in northern Virginia, and I am currently working on the next book in the What Time Is It series.

Novels:

WHAT TIME IS IT

Technology-savvy Jack Farrell confronts an advanced cyber-threat from North Korea to destroy critical components of America's electronic infrastructure. Teaming with his nobel-winning landlord and his brilliant and cute upstairs neighbor, Jack finds himself embroiled in a lethal adventure that escalates into a personally life-threatening scenario. But with all that is at stake, Jack is little prepared for the twists and turns demanded of his heroism, especially when he uncovers just how personal this war turns out to be.

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THE EFFECT ON THE SOUL

If you knew how to extinguish the souls of your enemies, what would you do? State trooper Kate roche gets a terrifying glimpse into an answer to that question after she learns that Richard Handchild, a research physicist she loved in her youth, is missing and wanted for murder. A middle eastern diplomat has secretly funded Richard's research on what happens when we die, and excerpts from Richard's journal have led the united states government to suspect both of them of nuclear terrorism. Kate's desperate attempt to find and stop Richard leads her down a trail of violence and danger. And in trying to prevent a nuclear war, she too becomes one of the hunted.

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MURDER IN PORT AUX BASQUES

Born with the gift of being unlucky, Richard Frederickson is on a trip to canada when he discovers a corpse in his bathtub whose jugular veins have been expertly cut. The police sergeant in the small, coastal town of Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, initially views richard only as a person of interest in the grisly murder. Her decision to grant him prisoner with privileges status begins to waiver when she learns the victim was using a stolen identity, and that Canadian intelligence is keenly interested in Richard's connection to the dead man. The discovery of the young hotel desk clerk with a bullet through her head makes Richard realize that a chance encounter with a couple he met on the ferry has made him the key figure in a planned nuclear attack on the United States.

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THE DEICIDE SOLUTION

Do you believe that the universe needs a balance between good and evil? Paul McGinnis finds himself unwittingly embroiled in a conspiracy to answer that question when he is coerced into leading a mission to the planet mars. A man buried beneath the slopes of olympus mons holds a small relic that can shift that balance, and half of Paul's crew have traveled to mars to destroy it. Paul's misunderstanding of the true nature of that relic threatens not only his life, but all of humanity.

TO BE PUBLISHED