Written by British author and ex-cop Robert White, The Rich Fuller series is about a SAS hero who turns into a Manchester hit-man with a vengeance. Rick Fuller, a once decorated SAS hero, is now a Manchester hit-man who likes nothing better than disposing of his employer’s rivals in return for a suitcase of cash. That’s until the world of espionage finds the need for a man like him.
How to read the Rick Fuller Series in Order?
Every entry in the Rick Fuller book series works as a standalone story, but the lives of the different characters evolve from one novel to the other.
- The Fix – In the winter of 1996, on the orders of the British Government, the SAS stole the contents of a safe belonging to the Provisional IRA. Rick Fuller headed that team. Days later Fuller’s wife was brutally murdered at his home. Convinced he was betrayed from within, Fuller begins a relentless search for her murderers and the men who gave the order. Ten years on Fuller is a Manchester gangland enforcer, a lone and bitter figure. Fuller recruits an old colleague to help him recover a consignment of cocaine from Amsterdam. In the search, doors open on the past and Fuller can finally take his revenge on the men who betrayed him.
- The Fire – Patrick O’Donnell, the man who slaughtered Cathy Fuller on her doorstep in Hereford in 1996 is now the First Minister of the Province, and on the face of it, a trusted and respected politician. The British Secret Service knows that O’Donnell is secretly the leader of the New IRA, a group determined to re-kindle the troubles and destabilize the peace process. Not only is The Firm willing to assist Fuller and his team in assassinating O’Donnell, but will pay handsomely for the privilege.
- The Fall – When Rick Fuller first arrived in Manchester, he was a man devastated by grief, and drinking straight from the bottle. Rick needed to get back to work and to do that, he required a new identity. Fuller gave the last of his cash, to expert forger and gun runner, Spiros Makris. The Greek turned Richard Fuller, into Stephen Colletti overnight, and the pair began a business relationship that would see them both become very rich men. Now, Makris is missing, and Rick is determined to solve the mystery of his disappearance.
- The Follower – The teenage son of front-running US Presidential Candidate, Senator JE Blackman, is found horribly murdered in a Manchester apartment. Blackman knows that if the intimate details of the crime become public, his political ambitions will be in ruins. There can be no arrests, no trial. The Senator is one of the world’s richest men. Wealthy enough to make Washington dance to his tune and demand the CIA solve his problem. Their solution? A man called Rick Fuller.
- The Fellowship – Todd Blackman’s murderers are dead and Yunfakh, the latest organized crime gang to come out of the Arab world has been driven from the streets of Manchester. But MI6 and the CIA are now determined to rid the rest of the world of this powerful new gang by targeting their leader Abdallah Al-Mufti. With Des wounded, Cartwright tasks Rick to travel to Southern Ireland alone. Posing as an old IRA player, Fuller’s job is to buy a stockpile of weapons left over from the Troubles and sell them to men he hopes will lead him to Al-Mufti.
- The Fighter – On a boat somewhere off the coast of Ireland, Rick Fuller is in chains. This is not his only problem. Also aboard the vessel, are three hundred stolen AK47s, three hundred thousand Euros, and a coffin full of pure uncut cocaine. To add to his difficulties, he is guarded by several Yunfakh members who are determined to deliver him into the hands of his arch-enemy, Abdallah Al-Mufti, a terrorist who would gleefully like to nail Fuller to the nearest tree.
- Made to be Broken – Rick Fuller is a broken man. For over a year, he has spent his waking hours drinking in the seedy bars of Pattaya, tortured by guilt and tormented by what might have been. That is until the beautiful and enigmatic MI6 agent, Harriet Casey walks into the Cha Cha Saloon with a picture of him on her phone, a computer program stolen from Russian gangsters, and a plane ticket back to Manchester, where his old friend and ally Des Cogan is waiting for him. Intrigue, cross, and double-cross, push Rick and his new team deeper than ever before into the dangerous world of political espionage.
- Tooth for a Tooth – Back from the brink, Fuller has a thriving business, money in his pocket and even a woman in his life in the shape of the UK’s youngest Home Secretary, Rosemary Longthorn-Grey. All is well, until he learns of the release of ex DCI Larry Simpson. After serving just two years in a secure hospital, Lauren’s killer is free and walking the streets of Manchester. As the weeks and months pass by, Rick becomes desperate for revenge. It eats at him. But, unknown to Fuller, there is another who seeks their own vengeance, another face from his dim and distant past. And they want Rick dead, just as much as he yearns for Simpson’s demise.
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