Richard Whitten Barnes was born in Minnesota but grew up on the north side of Chicago. A music scholarship took him to Michigan State University, where he majored in chemistry. He is now retired from a long career in international chemical sales and marketing, which has taken him all over the world. Barnes is a veteran in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division and an avid sailor. He lives in Lake Wylie, S.C., but spends summers with his wife Marg and dog Sparty at their cottage on St. Joseph Island, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Huron.
Barnes is the author of The Faircloth Reaction, The Corydon Snow, and his 2011 crime novel, BRINK.. He is working on his fourth book.
Del Justice's future looks promising. He's months away from receiving his PhD in engineering from North Carolina State University, and his beloved fianc‚e is pregnant with their first child. But a telephone call from a former acquaintance of Del's, young graduate student Hinson Faircloth, changes everything. Faircloth has discovered a new refining process that will dramatically cut the cost of fuel, and he needs Del to confirm his findings. If successful, this new technology could spell the end of the oil monopolies grip on the world's thirst for energy. But word of the discovery leaks, which leads to a maelstrom of trouble for Del and Hinson. The Russian Mafia wants to get their hands on Faircloth's findings, and they're willing to do just about anything to get it, including murder. Now drawn into a world of international high stakes and treachery, Del stands to lose his family, his career... and his very life. Packed with action and intrigue, The Faircloth Reaction is a first-rate thriller from talented newcomer Richard Whitten Barnes that brilliantly conveys the depths of one man's commitment to justice.
The white hot story of a WWII freighter, loaded with high explosive fuel, its heroic crew and navy gunners drawn face to face with the most dangerous battle areas of the Pacific. A young Japanese Naval Air cadet trains for a mission that will bring him to in direct conflict with the star-crossed SS Corydon Snow.
Ben Posner is at the top of his scientific career when a change in CEOs drastically affects his lifestyle. Before anyone realizes, Ben is using alcohol to cope with his problems. This downward spiral finds him homeless and eventually rescued by the woman he has secretly loved. Together they begin to patch his life back together, only to face a charge of murder.