Richard R. Becker
Richard R. Becker is an award-winning, best-selling American author. His debut collection of literary fiction and psychological thrillers began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. It broke into the top 100 literary short story collections on Amazon for three consecutive months. It also won first place in the ABR Book Excellence Awards, Spring 2022 BookFest Awards, 2023 Book Excellence Awards, and was a finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards. His debut novel was released August 21, 2023 to overwhelmingly positive reviews and was named a finalist in the Global Book Awards.
Third Wheel is a powerful coming-of-age thriller about belonging, betrayal, and breaking away. It is the story of a boy trying to find his identity without the benefit of a role model by taking chances on random and fragile relationships forged in the pre-boomtown hours of Las Vegas, 1982. His friends led him toward a darker, more dangerous, and drug-laced world on the dusty suburban outskirts of the city.