Coming soon…and here today!


A little news that won’t make you want to throw your remote through the TV.

The fourth book in the Drop Trooper series will drop onto Amazon July 21st.  Book four will be the end of the war with the Tahni, but it won’t be the end of the series.  Coming sometime in November will be book FIVE in the series:  Home Front.  Because the end of one war can sometimes just be the beginning of the next…

Also coming next month, Aethon Books, my publisher for Wholesale Slaughter and the Drop Trooper series, will be re-releasing my Duty, Honor, Planet trilogy with AUDIOBOOKS available!  I’m really excited about this.  Duty, Honor, Planet was the first series I completed and although my style has changed and matured since they were written, I still enjoy those books more than anything else I’ve produced.  And if you haven’t read them yet, keep your eyes–and ears–open for Duty, Honor, Planet, coming in August!

Duty Honor Planet Aethon

Available for pre-order now!…

Wholesale Slaughter Books 1-3 only 99 cents!

The omnibus collection of Wholesale Slaughter, Terminus Cut and Revelation Run has been released on Amazon for Kindle today and for a limited time, it’s only 99 cents.

Get your copy today:




Available for pre-order on Amazon!…

From street criminal to war hero.

From outcast to Marine officer.

The journey has been a long one, but now it’s reaching the end.

Cam Alvarez leads his platoon of Drop-Troopers into the Tahni Imperium, into the final days of the war and the bloodiest battles yet.

The Tahni will throw everything they have into the defense of their core worlds, and when that includes using their own civilians as shields, Lt. Cam Alvarez will have to decide whether to follow orders and fire on civilians or follow his conscience and risk his career…

Rick Partlow’s bestselling military sci-fi saga continues with this explosive fourth installment. Grab your copy today!


Drop Trooper Book 1 is out!


Drop-Trooper Book 1: Contact Front is now out on Amazon in e-book, paperback and audiobook!



Go to war or go to jail.

For small-time street hustler Cam Alvarez, the choice is simple.  He has no family, no friends, no place in the world…nothing to lose.  When his latest con results in the death of a cartel hitman, Cam opts to join the Marines and leave Earth to fight a vicious alien enemy.

Drafted into the Marine Drop-Troopers, Cam discovers there’s one thing he’s even better at than running street-con games, and that’s killing the enemy.  Wrapped in an armored battlesuit, Cam finds purpose amidst the horror and destruction of the war, and the opportunity for a new sort of friends and family…if he can break the habits of a life spent alone, trusting no one.

And, if he can survive…

I need your help picking a series title!


I need your help picking a title for a new series!
I am currently working on a brand new military science fiction series probably set to release mid-summer of this year, but I’d like your opinion on a prospective title!
The series is going to take place in the near future, when a privately financed spacecraft is making the first commercial orbit of the Moon. During the flight, an alien spaceship comes out of hyperspace and takes the lunar mission ship aboard. The aliens are known as the Helta and they tell the humans that there’s a war going on and the Helta are losing. They have no experience in combat and despite more advanced technology, they’ve lost world after world to the ruthless Tevynians. They need our help to save their Alliance, and they’re willing to give us advanced technology, including starships, in exchange.
The United States, Britain, Australia, Poland and a few others take up the challenge, and the very first human troops on the front line are the First Extraplanetary Expedition Force, led by a Ranger company in powered armor…who are promptly nicknamed the “Space Rangers.”

Which would get your interest more as a series title for these books?

Earth At War
United Stars
Earth Force


Please contact me to let me know your choice!