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Apache Dawn

BOOK 1  of the Wildfire Saga

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Chad Huntley—The Source—is the world’s most wanted man.


He’d done his part during the Great Pandemic to help defeat the deadliest threat to face mankind in modern history. At last he can live his life, alone and on his terms. He finally has a chance at peace.


But just when things return to normal after a decade of chaos, the devastating virus returns—this time as a weapon. The unique properties of Chad’s blood provide the tools needed to craft a cure but not everyone wants the plague stopped. 


A team of Army Rangers is sent to retrieve and defend The Source at all costs and Chad finds himself in the crossfire. He may be the last best hope for mankind, but only as long as he can stay alive.


The sacrifices made to secure The Source will be in vain if the scientist who spearheaded the original effort to stop The Pandemic can’t be found. The invasion of America has begun and foreign soldiers are willing to tear the country apart to find him. 


Cooper Braaten’s Navy SEALs race to secure the virologist and his critical research but it will take all their skills and more than a little luck to succeed when Apache Dawn is declared.


Apache Dawn is a high octane military thriller for fans of post-apocalyptic action.




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BOOK 2 of the Wildfire Saga

America is on the brink of civil war.


His country under attack and his SEAL Team decimated, it’s up to Cooper to find a brilliant virologist behind enemy lines in Boston. With multinational troops closing in, Cooper must use all his skills to bring Dr. Boatner to safety. The fate of the world depends on it—the weaponized-virus ravaging America is mutating and time is running out for mankind.


If he can rescue the scientist, victory will be within Cooper’s reach when a bold strike, deep into Occupied California is proposed. The objective: to decapitate the North Korean invasion before civil war tears the country apart. Cooper and his surviving SEALs will be the tip of the spear—they’ll get first crack at retribution if they survive the mutating virus.


Meanwhile, Chad Huntley decides on a risky escape from Russian captivity with the help of a beautiful, yet dangerous woman named 13. For the first time since The Great Pandemic, Chad is master of his own destiny and he’s going to reclaim his freedom or die trying.


The Shift is a full-throttle thrill ride through the apocalyptic world of Apache Dawn.

The Shift
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BOOK 3 of the Wildfire Saga

Some fires can’t be contained.


America is on the brink of collapse. The Council has revealed itself to be the driving force behind the bio-weapon that has unleashed The Pandemic upon the world once again. 


There’s only one problem—The Council is now public enemy number one. Cooper Braaten and his SEALs are tasked with delivering the international cabal to justice for the chaos and death unleashed when they created the weaponized-virus. It’s mutated into a monster more lethal than anyone could have guessed, but a cure is within reach—if the Council can be stopped in time.


After a devastating attack on the U.S. Government’s ultra-secure command center, Chad Huntley—The Source—is desperate for the freedom of anonymity. As the most wanted man alive, he’s trapped deep underground, his life ruled once again by scientists. His only hope of escape and true freedom lies with an enigmatic double-agent named 13. But which side is she on?


Firestorm is the explosive conclusion to the opening trilogy of the post-apocalyptic Wildfire Saga.


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BOOK 4 of the Wildfire Saga

Some oaths must never be broken.


The world is in flames, brought about by the Council’s attempt to change the balance of power in the western world. The weaponized Pandemic virus runs rampant across much of the globe, but the United States has developed a vaccine. Humanity was brought to the precipice of extinction and managed to survive.


But the situation is no where near resolved—North Korea still occupies the west coast of the United States, trapping millions of Americans behind enemy lines. Two of those unfortunates are the wife and child of Charlie Marshal, Navy SEAL and Cooper Braaten’s executive officer.


Cooper swore an oath to rescue Charlie’s family following the Battle of Tillcott Castle, but there’s two things that stand in his way: the North Korean invasion force and their criminal allies, and the fact that Cooper is no longer a Navy SEAL. If he goes in, he’s going alone.


But none of that matters to Cooper. He swore an oath, to bring back Charlie’s family or die trying, and he’s going to keep that oath. No matter the adversity, injury, or fatigue, Cooper will face the very worst of human nature in the form of gang lords who have risen up to rule the west in the name of the North Koreans, and there will a reckoning.


Cooper Braaten, once one of America’s elite warriors, may no longer be a Navy SEAL but he is the Oathkeeper.

Oathkeeper is a riveting thrill-ride, opening the next chapter in The Wildfire Saga.


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BOOK 5 of the Wildfire Saga

She’s back…


The world has not yet begun to recover after the near-disastrous attempt by the Council to place the King in Exile on the throne of Britain. For some, it is a time of grieving—to mourn the millions of people killed in the bioweapon attack. For others, a time for unity—to heal the rifts between neighbors and friends who chose different sides in a nascent civil war that threatened to destroy what was left of America after the invasion.


For Danika Helström, it’s time to go hunting.


Of all the Council operatives responsible for the worldwide death and destruction unleashed by the North Koreans, one woman managed to slip away in the chaos following the attack on Dunkeith Castle.


Now Jayne Renolds has remerged from the shadows, stronger than ever. She wants to take control of what remains of the tattered Council and the next in line to the Pretender’s Throne, a 15-year old boy from Normandy.


For Danika, there’s only one problem: Jayne has all of Reginald’s secrets, all his contacts, all his money—and none of his restraints. She is ruthless, driven, and willing to do anything to succeed. Now she seeks to reform the Council and return it to its former glory, and she doesn’t care who dies along the way—especially if it’s 13, her one-time ally and training partner.


But Danika doesn’t have to fight alone any longer—she’s teamed up with Cooper Braaten, the ex-SEAL who helped bring down the Council. Together, they’ll face off against the most dangerous woman in the world—the Regent.


The Regent is an action-packed continuation of the gritty, post-apocalyptic saga that began with Apache DawnThe Regent is the fifth main book in the series, and takes place after the events of Oathkeeper.


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BOOK 6 of the Wildfire Saga


Behind enemy lines, danger lurks around every corner.

The world teeters on the edge of World War III. Tensions are the highest between the US and Russia since the Cuban Missile Crisis. Ambassadors on both sides have been recalled—but the US Ambassador has gone missing. Cooper Braaten is tasked with rescuing both the ambassador and his wife and returning them to America.


However, if he’s captured, the US government will deny his very existence, and a hostile Russian government isn’t the only threat he faces: the bratva, a brotherhood of Russian mafia families, has set their sights on the ambassador and will stop at nothing to capture him.


To make matters worse, Jayne Renolds, now the head of a multinational consortium, wants the ambassador, too—but not for politics or personal gain. Jayne wants revenge.Cooper isn’t alone, though. Danika Helström, the top-tier ex-Council assassin, and a legendary rebel known as 'The Chechen,' join forces with Cooper in an effort to bring down the forces that decimated so many innocents around the world. Extraction is a high-tech, cloak-and-dagger military thriller that reads full-throttle from page one.


Sequel to The Regent, Extraction is the 6th book in Marcus Richardson’s near-future post-apocalyptic series, The Wildfire Saga.


A Wildfire Prequel


Ten years before Apace Dawn…

When an influenza pandemic kills almost everyone around him, a sixteen-year old Chad Huntley finds himself on the run, hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, chased across a wasteland of empty houses and dying suburbs, as he tries to escape Fort Worth.

Mankind’s only hope is for him to partner with a brilliant virologist to find a cure—but not everyone wants a cure for the greater good.

The Source, the first prequel to Apache Dawn, opens a terrifying window on the early days of The Great Pandemic and sets in motion the events of The Wildfire Saga ten years later.

False Prey

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A Wildfire Novella


Reporter Danny Roberts has a front row seat to the end of the world.


Fear and racism run rampant in the face of the bio-weapon crisis. Danny watches as the sleepy town of Brikston, Kentucky descends into a waking nightmare for one stranger trying to get home. There is more to the story—Danny’s sure of it.  


He wants to help, but how? Time is running out, so to forestall the virus, Brikston has chosen self-quarantine: no one is allowed in—if you leave, you can’t come back. No exceptions.  

But what if the enemy is already inside?


False Prey, a 195 page NOVELLA, takes place between the events depicted in Apache Dawn and The Shift.

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