While Veteran Chief of Detectives Victor Bravo investigates a routine death at Colorado’s notorious Asylum for the Habitually Insane he discovers the cyanide poisoning of the glamorous master forger and con-artist, Galya Tannenbaum, was not self inflicted. As he searches for the killer he becomes entangled in 70’s era international espionage pitting FBI, CIA and KGB agents against each other, jockeying for control of Galya’s lover, Professor Thomas Riha, acclaimed Russian-Soviet authority. When Riha vanishes on March 15, 1969 on his way to teach a Russian History class at the University of Colorado the mystery leads to heightening Cold War tensions, Congressional hearings, outrage by J. Edgar Hoover, and even pre-Watergate abuse-of-power accusations against Richard Nixon.
R.K. Price’s third true-life crime thriller is based on the story Price broke as a newspaper reporter and splashed across across American headlines for weeks. To this day Riha has never been found. The case remains unsolved.
The Thunderbird Conspiracy is the remarkable tale of Robert Kaye, a Hungarian freedom fighter who claimed he knew and collaborated with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. R. K. Price's second novel is also a tale of a Nebraska farm boy who was a great admirer of President Kennedy and a true patriot who desperately wanted to believe his government's hurried conclusion that Oswald had no accomplice. Yet his own harrowing experience at the hands of his government created profound doubt in his mind, and it haunted him to his death. These two men, one willfully acting, the other a true victim, became entangled in the most notorious crime of the 20th century. This saga of intrigue and murder was revealed to the author on a wintry Colorado day about three weeks before the farm boy's ravaged heart gave out. That man was R. K. Price's uncle. His name was Bud Carlson. Price stashed away Bud's account of Robert Kaye, letting it lay dormant for nearly forty years until he could corroborate his uncle's story with the release of previously secret FBI files from the National Archives. With the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination Price has brought Robert Kaye and Bud Carlson back to life. Their incredible story will leave you questioning just how and why JFK was taken from America far too early.
A horde of battle hardened Nazi panzers charge over the frozen landscape of Bastogne in a last, desperate act to fulfill Hitler’s maniacal dream. Calmly waiting in his machine gun nest is the teenager from Colorado. His eyes are focused on the tree line, and his frostbitten fingers touch the trigger. Archangelo, known as Johnny, is about to meet the devil, and he’s about to spit in his eye. Johnny, the last of Nick and Angelina’s seven children, stands his ground that Christmas night as he has throughout his service in the elite corps of the 101st Airborne Division. He returns home a humble, reluctant hero searching not for acclaim, but for peace, to shed his nightmares of death, to find comfort with his family, and make his way with Carlo, the brother he adores. But the devil returns, defiant and dangerous as ever. Johnny’s own kind, people of his Sicilian heritage, present the ultimatum: Join us in our corrupt, diabolical world, or you will be destroyed and everything you fought for in your first war will be lost. In this second war against his neighbors, does he spit, once again, in the devil’s eye?