Rik Stone
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Rik Stone

Rik came into the world surrounded by the slum-lands of fifties North East England. He left school at fifteen without academic qualifications and worked in shipyards on a local river, spent time in the merchant navy and then took employment in quarries in South East England.

The time came he yearned for change, so he began studying and worked his way through to gaining a BSc. degree in mathematics and computing.

But he loved reading and yearned to write fiction. An early retirement from the IT sector gave the opportunity to pursue the dream seriously and from that opening came his debut novel, Birth of an Assassin, the first in a series of thrillers.

Rik and his wife have their home in Essex in the UK.

What people are saying about Rik's books:

"I found this book sometimes dark, however, deep and engaging; a perfect mix of suspense and so much more - an exceptional read." (Cheri Clay) http://amzn.com/1508888434

"Birth of an Assassin was every bit the action thriller I knew it would be. Full of suspense and danger, it's hard to predict what will happen next. It was a wild ride that I enjoyed until the very end. 5 stars!" (Karma) http://amzn.com/B00DIFVC3S

"The Turkish Connection is an intense, emotionally driven novel focused around thieves, criminals, and undercover agents. With each page, the reader becomes more interested in each of the characters and yearns to find out what will happen next." (Phil Bolos) http://amzn.com/1508888434

"A highly descriptive scene and character setting transports you back to a Russia in times of oppression. It is a thrilling ride with lots of action and adventure!" (Sierra Klein) http://amzn.com/B00DIFVC3S

"The Turkish Connection makes use of the murky, dusty, yet rich setting of 1950's Istanbul, and does so with some eminence. The historical setting is unique, full of local detail that suggests a great deal of research. Stone is an author who understands difficulty, especially growing up in poverty. His experience clearly lends itself to the book, and the final product is exceptional, both in its quietly evocative writing and its well developed setting and character." (Self-Publishing Review), 5 stars. http://amzn.com/1508888434

"The post-war Soviet Moscow setting is perfect for the story and is
used well in all ways. Both the setting and characters are rich,
leaving a great deal of conjecture for the reader to expand upon
themselves. The plot is complex and full of important, small details.
Birth of an Assassin is a very well-crafted piece that will appeal to
a varied range of readers. A satisfying historical thriller awaits." (Self-Publishing Review), 5 stars. http://amzn.com/B00DIFVC3S

You can follow Rik on Twitter at; https://twitter.com/stone_rik, on FaceBook at; https://www.facebook.com/rik.stone2 or visit his website at: www.rik-stone.com

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    • Birth of an Assassin

    • By: Rik Stone
    • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Elite soldier Jez Kornfeld is thrown into a world where nothing is what it seems, nobody can be trusted, and everything can be violently torn from him....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • unusual and fascinating

    • By Rebecca Azizov on 04-01-19

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Turkish Connection

    • A Birth of an Assassin Novel, Book 2
    • By: Rik Stone
    • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
    • Length: 9 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
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    Mehmet battles for daily survival in the murky Istanbul of 1951 while being forced to learn the craft of theft and violence alongside the other street children....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story line. Lucking details <br /><br />

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-28-19

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Way We Were

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    • By: Rik Stone
    • Narrated by: Bob Sterry
    • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
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    • Narrated by: Dennis Kleinman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    The sun had begun its descent towards the western horizon and the promise of warmth was sinking with it....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Listen!

    • By Jan M on 09-30-18

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