Carbon Caper: Rico Morgan Book 2

American Gunsmith authors also pursue other writing. Ray Ordorica released the second novel of his Rico Morgan series, Carbon Caper. Available as eBook or print from Amazon.

A triple murder in back-woods Idaho has Rico Morgan stumped. Two well-known TV personalities and a bum, dead for what reason? Could it be diamonds? Maybe one big one? The murders lead Rico, Mole and the gang to adventures in Mexico City, then into the lion’s den in Caracas. Thing is, the lion hired ’em! Rogue CIA men throw a wrench in the works, and the Russian presence in Venezuela doesn’t help. It’s a rock-hard tale as modern as tomorrow, and it has nothin’ to do with climate!

Interview with Ray Ordorica:

So Rico and Mole are at it again, eh? Why Caracas?
Actually I had no idea we’d be going to Caracas when I had the guys in the canoe in chapter one. Nor did I know what was stolen. The story evolved from news events. But then, why not Caracas? The Venezuelan scene is hot in today’s news, and even more turbulent than in the book. The rock mentioned is also a big news item. Most of the big news events in the story are true, though I took some liberty with the leaders in VeeZee… There are some really spooky images of the blacked-out city online. It’s also the murder capitol of the world, with 98% never solved.

That bit about the big Linebaugh revolver…True?
The 475 and 500 Linebaughs have indeed killed elephant. I had one for some years and sold it for the reasons discussed in the book. If you hold a hugely powerful gun like the 500 Linebaugh wrong you’re going to get badly hurt. Current loadings for it are even more scary than what’s presented in the book.

Ayoob reviews Ordorica

Ray Ordorica, current American Gunsmith contributor and former editor of Gun Digest’s annual Handguns Illustrated, has a number of books worth checking out.

His newest, Border Caper (Rico Morgan Book 1) is an adventure novel and Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook: One Man’s Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness is his personal real-life adventure.

Massad Ayoob has a great review here:

Ray Ordorica Books

Contributing American Gunsmith author Ray Ordorica has some books worth checking out.

His new novel Border Caper is available on Amazon.

Pregnant Mexican girls murdered at the New Mexican border, their babies cut out of their wombs! Hired by Immigration to find out why, exclusive investigator Rico Morgan and his trusty friend Mole must know something they’re not aware of because they’re suddenly targets of assassins. Can a Mexican drug lord and Rico’s violinist girlfriend Sally, a covert NSA agent, help them dig out the secret? The Chinese element might help, or they might bury them.

He also has Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook: One Man’s Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness available on Amazon as well.

Dedicated fans of Alaska reality-television shows will enjoy this look at real life in the forty-ninth state” (Booklist).

In the fall of 1978, Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn’t even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. Ordorica found his cabin, fixed it up, and, although it was just an uninsulated 12-by-16-foot one-room log structure, he spent three winters in it in relative comfort.

Ordorica’s life in that cabin fulfilled a dream he’d had for more than ten years. During his long winters in Alaska, it occurred to him that there must be many others who have put off an extended wilderness visit to out of uncertainty or fear. They have as many questions about Alaska as he had before he arrived: How do you cope with forty below? How do you get water? Is it totally dark in mid-winter? Alaskan Retreater’s Notebook is an epic memoir about one man’s journey into the Alaskan wilderness, filled with wisdom and insight into how to get away from the noisy modern world and experience an adventure in simplicity.