Author Richard C Hale

It's 3:30 A.M. What Are You Dreaming?


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Frozen Past

Luke is only fourteen. Eliana is his whole world and for a fourteen year old, the burden is immense. You see, Eliana is being stalked. Stalked by a madman who wants nothing more than to see her dead.

The madman knows things that no one should know and sees things that no one should see. He tells them if they say a word to anyone, they will both die. And Luke can’t let that happen.

Eliana’s past is catching up with her and Luke must do anything to save her.


Cache 72

72 hours. That's what the note said. 72 hours and the girl would be dead. Jaxon held the paper in one hand and the severed finger in the other. It was not a hoax. A day with his new hobby had turned into something he hadn’t seen coming. GeoCaching—a modern scavenger hunt—was now a race against time. A woman he had never met was praying he wouldn't fail. 72 hours. Three days. A life hanging in the balance and the clock ticking. The killer's game deadly. Jaxon Jennings, retired cop and private eye, knew the girl had only one chance…

And he was it.

Father Figure

The truth will set you free. What a crock.

Jaxon Jennings knows the lie in the cliché. He’s lived it his whole life. So when his partner witnesses the murder of their client’s wife, he isn’t surprised by the trail of deceit, corruption, drugs and rape underlying the façade of truth in his city.

Paid to uncover the real murderer, Jaxon finds himself immersed in a world of treachery and lies. Lies so deep they cut like knives.

And when his recently deceased father is somehow connected, he must find the man who pulls the strings behind the scenes. The man who has the answers to all the questions. The answers that send Jaxon over the edge. For he knows…

Only the dead are set free by the truth. And the truth will burden you for life.

Near Death

For Jake Townsend, the loss was shattering. And every night for the past two years, he has relived the horror of what happened. The moonless night. The piercing screams. The horrific crash. The night his wife was taken from him. The last time he saw her alive.

Everyone tells him to move on. But for Jake, there can be no closure. A message appears in his dreams—a warning he is reluctant to heed.

The omens ignored, Jake finds himself caught between the desire to see his beloved wife again and disrupting the delicate balance of life and death. The technology he developed has shown him the path, and others will do anything to use it, but at what price?

He must choose, and the consequences may ultimately shatter his world.

Near Sighted

Readers captivated by Near Death will eagerly devour Near Sighted, the much anticipated second book in Richard C. Hale’s riveting thriller series.

Near Sighted continues the story of Jake Townsend and his mind reading technology as he attempts to find equilibrium between what he should and should not do with the knowledge.

Jake feels his life has moved on, but when his dreams return and he sees a glimpse into his future, he discovers that the nightmare has only begun.

Somewhere, someone has stolen his secrets. And as he learns of their evil purpose, he must find a way to stop them. Or risk losing everything he holds dear.

Once again, the fate of the human race hangs in the balance and Jake holds the key.

But will he have the courage to use it?


There’s a violence in me.

My name is Lincoln Delabar. I was born without a face. Yes, you heard that right. Smooth, clear skin from my forehead to my chin.

I see the world differently, yet it is still a place that holds wonder. At least most of the time.

With my uniqueness comes a burden. My mind is powerful. Very powerful. And I have an obligation, a purpose, to see things in my own special way. Some of the things I see are frightening.

The evil in this world is beyond anyone’s control. Or so you might think.

There is a violence in me. I’m not afraid. I can control it.

But should I?

Blank: Threads

8 years.

A lifetime.

For Lincoln Delabar, it had been a lifetime wasted. The teenager he had been was now a grown man. Older. Wiser. But a lesser man just the same. Something was missing and it festered like a splinter in his mind.

He had to find her. So, when a part of his past found him—a part he never knew existed—he discovered what he’d been searching for had always been right there. Staring back at him. Like a Blank face.

He was propelled into a world that would change his life forever. The violence in him had surfaced again and threatened to rule him. He’d let it in. He had to. He could control it.

Or could he?

The Camera - A Short Story

Mike was excited. He had just purchased the most valuable tool in his hunting arsenal. A wireless hunting cam. And as he looked at the first images from his prime spot in the woods, something wasn't right. What he saw did not make sense, and he would have to go out there to see what was in the lens of The Camera.

Flash Mob - A Short Story

Kathy couldn't believe she was going to be part of something this big. Something so cool. Her friends had talked her into it and now she just knew it was all going to come together. But when you are the center of attention, sometimes things go wrong. FLASH MOB.

The Sandbar - A Short Story

What started out to be a stellar day for Jeb in his new fishing boat, soon became something else as a nightmare unfolded in the waters of South Florida’s Gulf Coast.

When Jeb tried his buddies secret fishing spot, he couldn’t believe the luck, but when he found something unexplainable rotting on a sandbar, he soon found himself in a battle for his sanity. And his life.

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