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My books are predominantly thrillers, but most have a scientific or technology element thrown in too. Click the picture of the book below to learn more.

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The next book

Thanks for visiting my book page.

It’s now around eight months since I launched Annihilation, the third and last book in the Decimation trilogy. So, what’s coming next?

I’m currently working on a near-future, Sci-Fi thriller. I’m excited by the underlying premise; I can’t say too much at this stage, but it’s a big idea like the one in the Decimation universe (where no woman has survived childbirth in a generation).

The Decimation series

I’m planning this new book to be the first in a series, but I’m not yet sure how many books that will include. I’ll reveal more as I get closer to a complete first draft.

Finally, a big thank you to all who have reviewed my books. A good review can make all the hard work required to create a book feel worthwhile.

An Author Interview with Bridge House Publishing

My short story, The Prisoner, was recently published in the Resolutions anthology by Bridge House Publishing.

Resolutions by [Multiple, Debz Hobbs-Wyatt, Gill James]
Resolutions by Bridge House Publishing

You can find an interview with Gill James of the same company on her blog today.

A great review for Annihilation

A great review for Annihilation: Origins and Endings on the Books From Dusk Till Dawn Blog.

You can also find reviews for Decimation: The Girl Who Survived and Termination: The Boy Who Died on the same site.

Who is Theo?

The dedication to my latest book, Annihilation: Origins and Endings, reads as follows:

For Theo

My silent companion during the writing of this book. You didn’t offer any suggestions, but you sat beside me throughout.

The question is, who is Theo?

Two years ago, my aunt was no longer able to look after her dog, a Maltese Terrier, due to ill health. We offered to look after him, and Theo soon became an integral member of our family.

Decimation Audio book cover

Decimation is available as an audio book

I’m pleased to announce that in addition to Kindle and paperback versions, Decimation is now available as an audio book.

Get it here:

Termination Out Today and a Special Offer

Termination: The Boy Who Died is out today. As a special gift to my readers, I have made Decimation: The Girl Who Survived free for the next few days.

You can also buy Annihilation: Origins and Endings on pre-order for a mere 99p/99c.

How much do you know about future technology?

Decimation: The Girl Who Survived is set twelve years in the future and features a variety of new technologies that don’t exist in commercial form today. Take the quiz and see if you can guess how many of the listed technological developments are already in use or have just been made up for the book.

Only one answer is valid per question.

Decimation series video

The DECIMATION series by Richard T. Burke

For sixteen years, every woman has died in childbirth.

Until now…

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Had me hooked from start to finish”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A brilliant thriller”

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is nothing short of a fantastic read”

Discover the first book on Kindle, print or FREE within Kindle Unlimited at

A new video for the Decimation series

Termination: The Boy Who Died is out on Sunday, May 16th 2021 and Annihilation: Origins and Endings on 12th September 2021.

Ahead of the launch of books two and three in the Decimation series, I have created a promotional video.

Decimation series

You can start the series with Decimation: The Girl Who Survived at (universal Amazon link).

Annihilation – out this summer

Annihilation, the third in the Decimation trilogy, will be out this summer. It’s available on pre-order. Here’s the cover.

The third and final book of the ground-breaking Decimation trilogy

Against all odds, Antimone Lessing has twice escaped from those who want to understand how she survived the deadly Orestes virus. But the greatest threat to her life still lies ahead.

The world knows the pandemic originated in a British laboratory. Keen to enhance the country’s damaged reputation, the Prime Minister sets up an international research effort to rid the planet of the disease once and for all.

But not everybody is working towards the same goal.

As past and present collide, Antimone once again finds herself sucked into a conspiracy that could spell the end of the human race.  

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