Author R. C. Farrington, a Benton, Louisiana, resident, travels extensively to Bermuda, the setting for most of his novels, which combine action and adventure with historical and geographical accuracy.
Farrington, an award-winning author known for his Spinners trilogy, enjoys exploring old forts, deserted islands, jungles, and caves. He fills his novels with blockade runners, sharks, pirates, and terrorists. Several of his novels have won the Shreveport-Bossier Regional ADDY awards.
The Crystal Pendulum - Guardian of the Bermuda Triangle
Young Adult, Action, Adventure
For thousands of years story tellers have told the tale of the lost City of Atlantis, but you’ve never heard about the City of Atlantis that actually exists. The magical world of Atlantis is miles beneath the island of Bermuda in the Sargasso Sea. This is a true wonderland of breathtaking crystal and coral formations. Creatures who have the gift of speech live side by side with the Atlanteans.
The guardian of the Bermuda Triangle is the Crystal Pendulum which resides in the Great Crystal Hall. There it maintains the balance that protects the world from the uncontrollable forces of the Bermuda Triangle.
There is also a dark side in this world beneath the sea. The Dredge in the Kingdom of Undercroft have for thousands of years tried to destroy the Crystal Pendulum. Styx, Lord of the Dredge is the most feared monster in the neighboring volcanic wasteland. His army of the Dredge and beasts of the darkness will never stop until Atlantis and the crystal is destroyed.
The Spinners, five teenagers from Bermuda find themselves engulfed in this battle of good versus evil miles beneath the sea. Should they fail, uncontrollable earthquakes and massive tsunami waves of the Bermuda Triangle will not only destroy Atlantis it will consume their homeland of Bermuda.
Shadows of Black Bayou
The Swamp War has begun.
Tracking and capturing bank robbers, murderers, and smugglers is just a way of life for the Bayou Banditos. Whatever the terrain, they like hunting where no one else will even when their prey shoots back.
Law enforcement despises them but respects their considerable talents. So the Banditos aren’t exactly surprised when the FBI comes looking for help dealing with a gun-smuggling motorcycle gang crossing the Mexican border into the United States. Little do they know that hell's about to break loose.
The Bayou Bandits are Buck and his sons Bubba, JRod, and Portagee. Each one has their unique talents and weapons, from Bubba's full camo gear and Apache war tomahawk to JRod's modified jungle assault rifle.
The gun-running motorcycle gang may not be a challenge for them, but it becomes personal when the gang hires Russian mercenaries to get even. Can Buck and his sons manage to foil the bad guys when their own families have been captured?
Find out in "Shadows of Black Bayou: Bayou Banditos", an action-adventure novel by award-winning author Louisiana native R. C. Farrington. It's the return of the Banditos. Will it be their last?
Phantom Marauders of the Bermuda Triangle
Drug lords who will stop at nothing to distribute their illegal drugs have law enforcement officials around the world outgunned and outnumbered and sometimes outwitted. They have made a mockery out of the criminal-justice system and are winning the war on drugs. In response to this failure of law enforcement and the criminal-justice system, a desperate plan to eradicate drug trafficking has been conceived on the tiny island of Bermuda. The Island’s Governor with the aid of the United States has declared war on the drug lords of South America and the Caribbean. By issuing a long-forgotten license to privateers to seek and destroy drug smugglers with no legal entanglements, the governor has leveled the playing field on the war on drugs. This Letter of Marque to privateers encompasses the waters of the Bermuda Triangle. These marauders now have the license to attack and destroy drug trafficking enemies of the state.
Although the Treaty of Paris of 1856 has long since banned privateering, the United States never signed the treaty. In fact, the United States Constitution still to this day permits Letters of Marque and Reprisal. Turk Black, the captain of the ghost ship, The Phantom and his crew of Bermudians and Americans are hell-bent on wrecking havoc on drug trafficking in the Atlantic Ocean. Not since Blackbeard and his ship the Queen Anne's Revenge has there been so much terror and destruction on the open seas. With bounties on their heads and no safe ports to enter The Phantom and her crew are marked by death squads of the drug cartels. Outnumbered one hundred to one, The Phantom and her crew play a deadly cat and mouse game using modern technology to evade, track and destroy the drug traffickers. The tide is about to turn.
Samantha Savage Beast Huntress
Action, Adventure, Horror
The Blood War has begun.
A demonic clan of blood beasts have lured huntress, Samantha Savage out of her safe haven in the Bermuda Triangle. Having been ravenous attacked and bitten by a blood beast herself she is now determined to eradicate these beasts from the earth. Driven by this quest she will have to rely on her new found powers and self control to fend off the demons that flow deep within her body. Her mission in life is to track down and destroy the blood clans of the world.
The powerful blood beast Delphine masquerading as the, Voodoo Queen of New Orleans has wrecked havoc on the post Katrina inhabitants of the city in recent years.
The beast huntress has left the island of Bermuda with her inventive partner Portagee to enter the world of dark bayous, gators and blood beasts to search out and destroy the Queen of Voodoo and her clan.
The blood beasts call Samantha the “Day Walker” and will stop at nothing to turn her into one of their own or destroy her. Outnumbered fifty-to-one the beast huntress will have to stalk her prey in the deadly swamps of Louisiana and the dark shadows of the New Orleans French Quarter. This will truly be the battle of the beauty and the beasts.
The Lost Treasure of Bermuda (Spinners #1)
Young Adult, Action, Adventure
Episode I Five teenagers unlock the secrets of the Bermuda Triangle where the past and the present collide. "The Lost Treasure of Bermuda" has intrigued and eluded treasure hunters for more than 200 hundred years. Five teenagers, the "Spinners" while on summer holiday in Bermuda accidentally open one of the gateways to the Bermuda Triangle. The "Spinners" have to face and survive evil villains in Bermuda and in the Bermuda Triangle who will stop at nothing to control the "Tucker Cross" and "The Lost Treasure".
The Protectors of the Bermuda Triangle (Spinners #2)
Young Adult, Action, Adventure
Five teenagers from Bermuda are trapped in the Bermuda Triangle. They must face the forces of evil to protect the Triangle from destruction. Scarzo a modern day mercenary from Brazil kidnaps the "Spinners" determined to force them to reveal the secret gateway to the Bermuda Triangle. The Spinners also have the bad fortune of crossing paths with Scorpion, a Voodoo pirate from Haiti. Scorpion and her crew have been trapped in the Bermuda Triangle since 1622, sailing endlessly aboard the "Venom". She will stop at nothing to find the power source that controls the Bermuda Triangle.
Curse of the Bermuda Abyss (Spinners #3)
Young Adult, Action, Adventure
Five Five teenagers trapped in the Bermuda Triangle find themselves being drawn into the dark depths of the Bermuda Abyss. In this third episode the Spinners may have finally met their match facing the most vicious and most notorious evil being of all time. In a race for their lives and with very little time the Spinners must escape from the depths of the Bermuda Abyss and its curse.
Death Diamonds of Bermudez
Young Adult, Action, Adventure
Modern day Apartheid mercenary s from South Africa hell bent on establishing an independent Boer Nation will stop at nothing to ignite their coup. Finding the Death Diamonds is the final piece of the puzzle in their diabolical scheme. A small group of renegade Boer War soldiers imprisoned in Bermuda in the early nineteen hundreds discovered the treasures of Bermudez, but never revealed the location. Their descendants with the most evil intentions have searched for the Death Diamonds of the lost city of Bermudez to this day. Special FBI Agent Derrick Storm and Bermuda Inspector Ian Savage are the only ones who have any chance of keeping these ruthless mercenaries from fulfilling their diabolical scheme. Out gunned and out manned Savage and Storm must rely on their gut instincts to outwit these killers. The Spinners (from the Spinners Trilogy) find themselves drawn into a treasure hunt cloaked with deceit and deception. Somehow Savage, Storm and the Spinners must find the Death Diamonds first and prevent a nightmare of death and destruction.
The Isle of Devils: Holy War
The most explosive terrorist plot in United States history is about to become a reality.
A secret terrorist organization has used the Western world’s greed for oil to cloak their Holy War. Undercover agents in Bermuda try to expose the terrorists plot before thousands of innocent lives are in jeopardy. FBI agent Derrick Storm from the US with the assistance of Ian Savage a Police Inspector from Bermuda attempt to uncover the most sophisticated and deadly terrorist plot ever set in motion. FBI Agent Storm is one of the top law enforcement specialists in the United States. He has a great respect for the law but, will bend the rules if necessary to apprehend criminals. Inspector Savage has a, “school of hard knocks” law enforcement degree. By Bermuda police standards his actions are often unorthodox. In spite of that he’s one of the most effective crime fighters in Bermuda. Somehow these two agents from different races, backgrounds and countries must work together to derail this terrorist plot.
Quest for the Dark One (Blood Fangs #1)
Action, Adventure, Horror
Blood Fangs Quest for the Dark One. First book in the new Blood Fang Series. It was the year of our Lord, sixteen hundred and twenty-nine. Zuka, dark prince of the jungle, and his blood beasts, had for over one hundred years ravaged the local native tribes deep within the Congo jungle. Overwhelmed by a massive hurricane the blood beasts find themselves trapped in the Bermuda Triangle. For hundreds of years Zuka and his clan of blood beasts have searched for a portal back to his world to avenge his betrayal and to find a blood queen. This rare strain of blood beasts, have very extraordinary powers making them almost indestructible. There is no end to their thirst for blood. The Spinners, (from the Spinners Trilogy) after a ten-year absence from the Bermuda Triangle, are now young adults. A troubling distress call from a friend deep within the Triangle lures them back into the parallel world of the unknown. The Spinners must stop the blood beasts before they can find the gateway portal allowing them to return to the world that they were banished from over four hundred years ago. The Spinners will only have one chance to stop these beasts. In this epic battle of man versus blood beast there can just be one survivor.
The Life and Times of the Bayou Banditos
What they hunt shoots back. The Bayou Banditos from the swamps of Louisiana have for years tracked and captured murderers, bank robbers and drug smugglers in places where no law enforcement officials would dare go. From the swamps of the South to mountainous terrains of the Rockies, these unorthodox trackers will go anywhere to track down their targets. The news organizations call them lawless bounty hunters. Law enforcement agencies despise them, but they are needed for their unusual tracking talents. The Bayou Banditos Buck, Bubba, JRod and Portagee are a father and son’s team of trackers. They each have their own unique skill set which makes them an unpredictable force to contend with. Their collection of weapons and firearms are for the most part relics of the past, but suited for their style and the conditions in which they work. The Bayou Banditos now find themselves in the undesirable position of being the hunted. Trapped in the jungles of a foreign country they are considered assassins with drug cartel death squads tracking them. If the death squads don’t kill them the beasts of the jungle will. There is no room for mistakes in this life and death struggle for survival. Over the years, it’s common in book introductions and even movie trailers to boldly say that this book or movie is based on an actual story or actual events. Some claims are less bold and they might say, “This book or movie was developed from true facts.” Let me assure you, I guarantee that this book is 100 percent truly factual based on my imagination. So be confident that when you read The Life and Times of the Bayou Banditos, it is all true from my perspective, just maybe not from anyone else’s. The most amazing fact about this novel is that the family photo (of my sons and I), pictured on the front cover of this book, inspired this, my tenth novel. The Bayou Banditos are fictional characters molded in the likeness of me and my sons. The names of the characters are my sons’ actual nicknames. Those who know them will not be surprised by their fictional counterparts’ personalities and demeanors. The names of the characters were changed to protect other members of the family who might be slightly embarrassed. The family of the Bayou Banditos has all mutually agreed that the Bayou Banditos have spent too much time in the hot, humid swamps of Louisiana.
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