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As a young Air Force pilot, Richard was diagnosed with cancer and learned that he had only a few months to live. But he beat the odds. Now he writes about second chances in the BRAINRUSH thriller series.

He earned a management degree from the University of Notre Dame and after leaving the Air Force he ran three successful companies involving advanced security products and hi-tech displays used by US embassies and government facilities worldwide. He was an active member of the California Crime Prevention Officer’s Association and has been published with cover stories in Security magazine and ASIS Security Management magazine.

Cancer killed Richard Bard’s career as a USAF pilot. But it didn’t kill him. Thirty-six years later he’s still going st


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Richard Bard I was fascinated by an article about a new organization calling themselves The Project 2045 Initiative - - whose purpose is to…moreI was fascinated by an article about a new organization calling themselves The Project 2045 Initiative - - whose purpose is to develop the means to transfer one's consciousness onto a personalized avatar--in essence providing a person with live everlasting ... so to speak. I thought it was a joke at first, but when I researched the background of the noteworthy founders, and studied their proposed path to success, I discovered that the technology necessary to make such a leap wasn't as far-fetched as I'd suspected. In fact, much of the tech is already available. As I dove into the online subject matter, one link led to another, then to another, and before long a story began to take shape in my mind. What if that same mind-bending technology could be levered by a less benevolent organization -- for an entirely different purpose? And what if an innocent boy's mental gifts stood in the way of that success? Sounded like a thriller to me! Everlast was born. (less)
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I learned many things on my recent location-scouting trip to Europe with my wife, sister, daughter, and her boyfriend. But the simple lesson that tops the list came from my Italian cousin Lorenzo. He lives in Marina di Pietrasanta on the Mediterranean coast (which happens to be the location for the opening chapters of my latest book, Beyond Judgment.)

Cousins Lorenzo (left) and Francesco

Cousins Lorenzo (left) and Francesco


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Christine Hatfield Richard I was wondering if you can autograph your book called brainrush part 1 please

Richard Bard Linda wrote: "I love the new covers of your books. I also read about the giveaway on Twitter and a possible chance of winning a MS of the new book. Sure would love to have a chance to read that one before July. ..."

Thanks for the feedback, Linda. I love hearing it! Things are still looking good on the movie. Fingers crossed...

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Linda I love the new covers of your books. I also read about the giveaway on Twitter and a possible chance of winning a MS of the new book. Sure would love to have a chance to read that one before July. I already preordered the book and can't wait for it to be ready for my Kindle. It sounds amazing as were the other two. Been waiting on this for a long time and it is getting so close. Thanks for sharing and I am sure that a lot of us are still wondering if there will be a movie made based on your wonderful books. That would be fantastic as they would most definitely make a GREAT movie.

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Carl Hi Richard really enjoyed your novel and thanks for accepting me as a friend.
I recall some books I read ages ago about a team of American telepathy who did missions for the CIA and met a bunch of Soviet telepaths the main hero fell for his female Russian counterpart and they sort of smelled oranges telepathically! Sounds wired but I cannot remember the series or author.
Any ideas maybe about 15 yrs ago I read these.

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Linda Thank you for adding me as a friend. Brainrush series still my favorite books ever. Trying patiently to wait for the 3rd book. lol I gave both book a 5 star rating and if it could have been higher they would have been. Both were wonderful. Always your #1 fan.. :)

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Rene thanks for the add!

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