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Publication Order of Paul Richter Books

Overkill (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pandemic (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foxbat (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Timebomb (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Payback (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Manhunt (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retribution (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insurrection (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Joint Force Harrier (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Falklands: Voyage To War (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
John Browning: Man and Gunmaker (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

James Barrington is the pen name of the American author of fiction Peter Stuart Smith. Smith has also written using the pseudonyms of James Becker, Max Adams, Jack Steel, and Tom Kasey. He is a trained military pilot that worked in espionage and covert operations. He currently writes and lives in Andorra.

Barrington is the author of a few nonfiction books. His first was released in 2008 and is titled Joint Force Harrier. It was co-authored along with Adrian Orchard. He also penned Falklands: Voyage to War and John Browning: Man and Gunmaker.

He is the author of the Paul Richter series. The first book is titled Overkill and was released in 2004. The sequel came out the next year and is titled Pandemic. More books quickly followed with the release of the third book Foxbat, fourth book Timebomb, and moving on past sixth books to the seventh Insurrection and what will most likely be much more to come. The series focuses on the adventures of British Secret Agent Paul Richter as he works to foil plots and solve cases.

Overkill is the first book in the Paul Richter series of fiction by James Barrington. In this book, a group of Russian supremos thinks that it is finally time to try and deploy a secret nuclear arsenal that they have access to. So they come up with a plan to join forces with al-Qaeda so that they can take out America once and for all and use the strike as part of an attempt to take control politically and economically of the western section of Europe too.

With their devious plan set, it’s up to one man to stop them. That would be the British agent named Paul Richter. He is a British Intelligence Special Operations Officer working for the government. In short, he’s a spy. But when he finds out that the country has been selectively seeded with bombs– and they’re neutron bombs– he knows that things are really about to hit the fan.

Not only that, more lethal devices have been placed in different cities in America with strategic importance. Even worse than that, the bombs can be blown up via satellite at any time that they choose. The government of the United States is about to be faced with a really big problem and choice. Should they abandon western Europe and give it over to the Russian forces… or potentially is having millions of people killed?

They are in a race against the clock to save millions of lives and put some type of end to this saga. But what the Russians might not realize is that beyond their own plans, it is their allies that might have a much deadlier agenda than they even know. What is going to happen? Find out by picking up the debut novel in the Paul Richter series and check out Overkill by James Barrington!

Pandemic is the second book in the Paul Richter series and in this exciting and daring sequel, everyone’s favorite British agent is back at it again. You won’t want to put this second installment down as maverick agent Paul Richter faces the hurdles that have become routine in his line of work.

It’s true that the life of a special agent is packed with adrenaline. This time the action picks up and it’s off the island of Crete. A diver is illegally in the waters when he discovers something unusual perched on a seabed. It’s the wreck of an aircraft, and it’s over thirty years old. But that’s not the only shocking thing about this wreck. As the diver moves closer, he can see that there are bodies inside.

It turns out that the people on board this plane never made it out. In fact, their corpses are still strapped securely inside, their seatbelts on to hopefully survive a wreck that took them down with it. But the diver doesn’t leave everything untouched. Inside, he finds a steel case with four flasks inside still sealed.

The daring diver cannot resist curiosity and cuts one of them open. But then just twelve hours later, he has fallen prey to a death that one would not wish on their worst enemy. It’s up to Paul Richter, the go-to guy at the agency, to find out what happened.

The mystery killer should surely be whatever was in the flask, but one thing that Richter does not have the luxury of doing is jumping to conclusions. It’s his delegation to make sure that he finds out who killed the diver (or what), and if it was the sealed flasks then find out what exactly was in the flasks, how it got there, and where the others are now before they can do any more damage and cause any further deaths.

Paul Richter has no idea who the mystery killer is, but he’s got bigger problems on his hand. For one thing, he knows for a fact that the C.I.A. has ordered that the remnants of the wrecked aircraft be destroyed in totality. Do they have something that they want to hide? It appears that way.

On top of that, there appears to be a hit team that has descended upon the island. Their goal appears to identify anyone who had intimate knowledge of the flasks and eliminate them for good. But they’re not totally successful in their goals as it appears that someone is now targeting the members of the hit team and taking them out, one by one.

As the investigation slowly progresses, Richter starts to feel that he is definitely in over his head. When retired agents start getting taken out in the States by professional hit men, things get even murkier. Little does the British agent suspect that he is closer than ever to cracking the case wide open and uncovering a secret that is decades old in the process.

The agent is closer than ever to the truth, but there may be consequences to finding out what’s really going on. Can Paul Richter solve the case and survive finding out the truth? In a world of shady back-alley deals, covert operations, power plays, espionage, betrayal, greed, and more, nothing will surprise him anymore by the time this case concludes. What will happen? Check out Pandemic by dynamic author James Barrington to find out!

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