Rick Acker writes his novels while commuting to and from his "real job" as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. His most recent novel, Blood Brothers, is an intense sequel to the legal thriller Dead Man's Rule. Christy award-winning author Randy Ingermanson calls Blood Brothers "an excellent legal suspense novel, with a strong biotech backdrop. It reminded me of Michael Crichton's latest novel, Next, except that Blood Brothers is better." Rick is also the author of the well reviewed Davis Detective Mysteries, a series of adventure/mystery novels for "tweens."

Rick is a transplanted Chicagoan who spent thirty-five years in the Midwest before finally trading the certainty of winter and mosquitoes for the risk of earthquakes. He now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, Anette, their four children, and two cats.

Book List in Order:9 titles

  • Jessica Ames is desperate. Her college-age son, Brandon, has been arrested for murder, and the evidence is stacked against him. His DNA matches the blood and skin found under the victim’s fingernails, and the murder weapon was recovered near his ap...


  • For fans of inspirational and Christian Thrillers! Here are ten brand-new, never-before-published novellas of suspense, intrigue, and thrills from ten of your favorite authors. This special anthology is available for a limited time only!Rick AckerChr...


  • Insurance litigator Leigh Collins has a knack for turning up that missing e-mail that wins the day or breaking down complex facts to sway a jury. So she’s hoping to make partner with her latest case: cancer researcher Dr. Elijah Rhodes and his life...


  • San Francisco attorney Mike Webster does not lose medical-malpractice cases. But his stellar reputation and faith are put to the test when he agrees to defend Dr. Johanna Anderson, a brilliant and beautiful psychologist. Jo is accused of failing to p...


  • Allie Whitman and Connor Norman loved making the devils of the corporate world pay. Now, it’s their turn. And the price could be their lives. “I didn’t have a choice. I didn’t.” That’s what Allie Whitman tells herself every night as sh...



  • A virulent biological weapon, a bank vault, a notorious Russian gang, and legal technicalities that could put the weapon in the wrong hands keep one man digging deep into both his legal knowledge and his courage in this Grisham-like thriller. Guarant...



  • Kirstin and Arthur Davis are the successful partners of the Davis Detective Agency. They have an unblemished record of taking down locker thieves. But now, they are up to their necks in a real international mystery. Guaranteed fiction!...