Novels by Richard Earl Rice:


This thriller takes place in a future where America has been partitioned into numerous smaller republics.  Jason, is being raised in an institution, the Centre, as a source of spare body parts for an identical twin, who is being groomed for eventual leadership in the Zion Republic. Jason grows to manhood, surrounded by cruel Centre keepers, sharing a strange  mental bond with his twin, though neither is aware of the existence of the other. Unwilling to submit to an eventual  "harvest" by Centre surgeons when his twin becomes ill, Jason plots his escape from the Centre, placing him at odds with a hostile environment, his twin and Zion’s highest authorities. Suitable for YA and adults.

In a future where the Americas have been almost completely depopulated by war, nuclear winter, disease and starvation, Muslim colonists, arriving by sea from Asia seek to settle what is now a new world once again. Small bands of surviving descendants of what were once Americans resist and find themselves fighting against overwhelming odds. Faced with almost certain annihilation, the descendants desperately turn to dangerous secrets, long buried underground, which offers their only chance for survival.  


A century from now, the California Republic creates a lifetime penal colony for hardened criminals on San Clemente Island, sixty miles off the southern coast. Jesse Long, a dedicated Frisco cop, finds himself exiled to the colony, for daring to take on corruption and misconduct traced to the highest levels of California law enforcement. But Jesse, aided by friends, does the impossible…he escapes from Sanclem and starts a war with the evil establishment. Only two outcomes are possible: the establishment is brought down, or Jesse either dies or is exiled once again to the island.  

INCENDIARY                                                                                                                                                      This thriller reveals a near-future terrorist plot to exploit an overlooked but very real American vulnerability. The scheme, to torch tinder-dry wildlands, exacerbated by years of global warming, is extremely simple in concept and nearly impossible to stop.  Dante Romero, a CIA Agent on assignment in Saudi Arabia, picks up the trail of a terrorist, Omar al-Sulaiman.  Omar reports to the charismatic, new leader of a struggling terrorist group who will try anything to reassert his movement as a merchant of fear to infidels everywhere. When Omar is dispatched to the United States, Romero loses his scent.  He returns home and joins a task force with the goal of tracking down and stopping Omar before he can carry out his deadly mission. 


Human evolution takes a giant step forward upon the birth of Sasha.  Born in Siberia to a mother who was exposed to remnants of a giant meteorite that stuck Siberia in 1908, Sasha has unique skills and mind-power far superior to her peers.  Even as a child, she constantly dodges enemies who fear her capabilities.  A world-wide cartel forms and relentlessly dogs her, but she eludes them all.  In time, she produces multiple offspring who share her uniqueness, and begins to visualize a world where her kind can thrive in peace and freedom, and coexist with ordinary humans.  But the expanding size of her family makes Sasha and her children even more vulnerable, and the pursuit draws ever closer.