Richard Marman Books
Teenager Danny McAlister escapes from a draconian boarding school.
His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands searching for his father, missing during WWII.
He joins Afro-American bush-pilot Mad Monty and Angela Holyman, a missionary’s stunning daughter. They plunge head-long into a series of
helter-skelter adventures through New Guinea where they face vicious Filipino pirates to discover the secret
of Danny's father.
Only months after escaping from Frenchy Duval’s band of cut-throat pirates, Danny McAlister, Monty and Angela Holyman are once again thrown into a thrilling, roller-coaster adventure in their tropical,
Following only the flimsiest clues, they embark on a perilous treasure hunt to save the lives of some new friends in a desperate struggle against old enemies.
While Angela completes her medical degree in London, Monty and Danny go to war with Claire Chennault’s China Air.
But you can't keep Ange out of the action for long. She’s soon back
to join the boys as they face their toughest challenge yet in a thrilling climax in Vietnam at the siege of Dien Bien Phu.
After recovering from injuries at Dien Bien Phu, Danny is straight back into action.
Joined by Monty and Angela, they plunge headlong into another non-stop, breathtaking odyssey across five continents, landing
in one desperate scrape after another.
Finally all three must make heart-breaking decisions which ultimately define their true allegiance.
Set in New Mexico, Sonora, Arizona and California in 1867. Jubal Quinn is a black trooper in the 10th Cavalry accused of murder. Doomed to hang, he escapes the stockade aided by Kiowa boy Billy Songbird.
Hot in pursuit, Lieutenant Sam McAlister’s devotion to duty becomes obsession. Not even a beautiful Mexican girl’s love can deter Sam until either he or Jubal is dead.
McAlister and the Great War
On his seventeenth birthday NSW farm boy, Callan McAlister joins AIF and is swept away to war.
He sees action in the Sinai Desert, Gallipoli, Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising and the Western Front all before his twentieth birthday.
Callan falls in love with a lovely English beauty, Ivy Brown, but their path to happiness is threatened by aristocratic prejudice and Callan’s chances of surviving the bloodshed.
Zach McAlister, narrator of 'McAlister's Way', has grown into a young man and must face the perils of a world turned upside-down in the blink of an eye when a cosmic event destroys all electrically-based technology.
Suddenly civilisation has vanished and replaced by a brutal, merciless new order plunging the planet into the dark ages where Zach struggles for survival in rural Australia.
In this prequel, set in the Napoleonic War, Jonathan McAlister and Christina Jenkins face an impossible task when trapped behind the massive French army lines during the early stages of Wellington’s Peninsular Campaign.
Somehow they must find a way to Lisbon and freedom surrounded by enemy troops, indiscriminate partisans and Portuguese bandits.
Where will Jonathan and Christina go and where will they finally end up?
The McAlister Line Reader Reviews
‘...Masterfully handled and quite eloquent...wonderful.’
‘I like this book [McAlister’s Way] it covers issues that need to be addressed.’
‘Waiting for the sequel’
‘McAlister’s Spark is a fast-paced, action-riddled amazing read you will struggle to put down.’
‘A great action read for teenagers and great graphics...a great literary effort.’
‘...with pirates and secrets set amongst the northern tropics, you’re in for a delightful read. With a good sense of place and the voice to the detail it’s [McAlister’s Way] a very fast-moving action story that will have you wanting more.’
‘McAlister’s Way is a fast-paced, page-turning read – the kind of read where you lose track of time. Absolutely enveloping! Highly recommended!!