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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


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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Average rating: 3.82 · 1,852 ratings · 254 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
Brainrush (Brainrush, #1)
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 1,149 ratings — published 2011 — 10 editions
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The Enemy of My Enemy  (Bra...
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 455 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2011
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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.

message 2: by Linda

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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