The Big Thrill magazine. Coming full circle. I wrote the story on Lee Child’s  beginnings as a novelist and now on his retirement.

What Are You Reading?

The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star reviewer said, “I have ordered that first book (in the series)… because Mr. Pullen’s writing has captured me, and I am impatiently waiting for the next in the series. If you want several hours of entertainment, you cannot beat this writer…”


Reader Views on The Apprentice: “Rick Pullen’s The Apprentice will capture you right from the start and keep your attention to the last page….The Apprentice is fast-paced, a page turner and the ending…well, you will have to see for yourself. I can’t wait to read the sequel to this engaging story. I highly recommend The Apprentice by Rick Pullen to those who like fast-action, drama and a good mystery.

The Big Thrill. Oct. 2018 interview in the official magazine of the International Thriller Writers discussing NAKED TRUTH, the sequel to NAKED AMBITION.

Midwest Review of Books “Unreservedly” Recommends The Apprentice. “Another deftly crafted and inherently engaging read by an author with genuine flair for originality combined with narrative storytelling. The Apprentice by novelist Rick Pullen is unreservedly recommended, especially for community library Suspense/Thriller fiction collections.”

What That Book Is About is an interview about my thriller, THE APPRENTICE. “It revolves around Tish Woodward, a neophyte reporter who lands in the middle of the biggest story of the year. She keeps blowing everyone away with her constant headlines and discoveries, but underneath it all, she worries she doesn’t have the experience to belong in the top echelon of her profession, dealing with the most powerful people on earth. Her nemesis is the new president-elect, a billionaire businessman who himself is a political novice. Thus the name, The Apprentice.”

First Review for my novel THE APPRENTICE. “This book is fast paced and holds true to being truly thrilling. Follow Trish as she realizes she’s in over her head and has nowhere to turn for help.”

Portland Book Review. It is a fairly fast read and this reviewer found it to be enjoyable. It’s interesting to note that although the author spent the last several years working on the novel, there is some striking relevance to the current political circumstances.

Hollywood on the Potomac We noticed a segment in the book that wonders what if the Republican candidate for the White House is suddenly opposed by his own party.  “Yes. That is part of the plot, long before Donald Trump ran for office. Oh yeah, long before.”

Book Pleasures–Norm Goldman This is a novel that sucks you into its wild intrigue that winds up with quite a few surprises and just as you thought you had it all figured out, you are led down another path of intrigue.

Online Book Club Review I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. Read it! And then look forward to other books in the Naked series which are sure to be just as thrilling as Naked Ambition.

Interview on WERA FM August 17, 2016. My interview begins 15 minutes into the show. Careful, if you skip too far forward you can’t go back.

Kirkus Reviews “Pullen has written a solid, descriptive thriller that shows that he is well-informed and savvy about the newspaper business and the political world.”

The Free Lance-Star Former Fredericksburg resident and reporter finding success with political thriller.

Island Sand Paper Naked Ambition is a political thriller that is eerily reflective of this year’s political scene.

Author Reviews Read what other authors have to say about Naked Ambition.

Good Kindles Just when he thinks he’s solved the puzzle, he realizes he hasn’t.

OmniMystery News Beck finds nothing is quite as it appears.