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Identity Check Reader Reviews

 “5.0 out of 5 stars…”

“Although the plot contains many harrowing moments, the relationship between Scott and Jessie adds a sense of romance and comic relief. Jessie is quite a brash young woman; some of her comments make the reader laugh out loud! Author Rich Allan has written an engaging and thrilling novel in Identity Check. It is a perfect read.”   — Deborah Lloyd 

“There is suspense, murder, love, friendship and so much action happening on every page, it is impossible to stop reading. Identity Check is everything you could want in a mystery, thriller, and suspense read. Rich Allan has created real-life characters that I found impossible not to love or hate. The action kept me on the edge of my seat. This is a must-read book and I suggest you put this one on your reading list today.”  — Trudi LoPreto

“In a nicely controlled unfolding of the plot and the characters in Identity Check, Rich Allan weaves humor, romance, suspense and surprising twists, where the characters, even the murderer himself, are realistic, and Scott and his loving, somewhat zany girlfriend, Jessie, find themselves escaping death by the skin of their teeth. You won’t be able to put the book down until you find out the surprise ending. Identity Check is a compelling read from start to finish. Enjoy!”   — Viga Boland

Everyone connected to President Walter Kendall is getting murdered but why? Identity Check by Rich Allan is a chilling thriller that immediately starts off with suspense, murder, and intrigue. Identity Check would be an ideal movie script because the storyline is built with intrigue, mystery, and suspense. Pick up your copy today.”  — Vernita Naylor

“Parts of the character interaction here is LOL – funny, while at the same time providing momentary respite from the steadily-building tension.”  — Author You “Draft to Dream” Competition Finalist.

“The opening exposition is well done…pretty potent action…the details are very well done. You have a sharp eye. Whew! Quite a story…your prose has a good flow to it, and your dialogues are realistic and natural…All in all, a good story.”   — Writer’s Digest – Independent Book Competition

“I thoroughly enjoyed this thriller by Rich Allan. Why did Scott’s mother lie to him his whole life? Will our young couple live to tell their tale? Read it and find out!”  — Barbara Henderson

 “This book is a page turner and I couldn’t put it down. Rich Allan is an exceptional writer and given the state of politics and Washington today this book comes at the perfect time. Thrilling, suspenseful and it kept me intrigued and excited about how it would all turn out. Loved it and highly recommend it…next stop screenplay for movie!!!!”  — Amazon Customer

“Wow! What an adventure. This author does a great job describing his scenes and people. It’s like you are there.” – Dusty Crickets

 It had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. I will definitely recommend Identity Check to my friends and will share on Facebook. It kept me in suspense from beginning to end. I think it would make a great movie. Anyone that enjoys a good mystery will love it! Well done!”  — Joe S.

See what all the fuss is about…”Identity Check” by Rich Allan in paperback $9.95 and Kindle $2.95. Reviews & comments are welcomed!



I suddenly realized I haven’t posted anything in 2018 and it’s already Groundhog Day in February.

I have never been consistent about posting things, although I am retired and have the time to do a daily post, I lack discipline and can be easily distracted…there is TV, 17854914_10154481697807361_2240554759244671082_owalking the dog, eating, drinking, sleeping, reading, going to the bathroom, getting angry at stupid political posts Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, movies, playing in my band Revolution road, acting or going on auditions, writing songs, working on my new novel…did I mention eating?IMG_6063 (2)


(That’s me dancing in the movie “Battle of the Sexes” next to Sarah Silverman)

I mostly blame my recent Blog neglect on 2017 because the end of any year is always downhill.

First there is Halloween…buying the candy, putting up the outdoor decorations, choosing the right costume, watching all those fog machine (2)scary/fun movie classic like “Beatlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street,” and handing out candy to tiny trick or treaters.

Right after that comes Thanksgiving…buying the turkey, preparing & sharing the feast for family and guests, and of course, watching the Macy’s Parade and the movie “Miracle on 34th Street.”


christmas cover (2)The day after…craziness arrives as the shopping begins for Christmas gifts, writing that Christmas letter, putting up the holiday lights and decorating the Christmas tree, preparing/sharing the Christmas dinner… (

Six days later at midnight, we are kissing strangers, blowing off fireworks, singing “Auld Lang Syne” and another year is gone. Or in my case, performing with my band Revolution Road. (2)


Anyhow, my 2018 resolution is to be more regular about my Blog posts…just as soon as I get something to eat and have a nice little nap…





Born in the USA

pregnantRead a story in the L.A. Times about a company that charges pregnant women in China a huge fee (starting at $38,000) to obtain travel visas to the United States, flies them to L.A., and then puts them up in a hotel until they have the baby, automatically making the child a U.S. citizen. Add that to the hundreds of parents who trudge their way across the border, walking here from as far way as Mexico, Central & even South America, so their children born here can have a better life. How many others arrive at our borders giving up everything they know to get here with the clothes on their back and maybe a few dollars in their pockets (Cuba, Vietnam, Russia, etc.)

What hardships did I go through to get here? What did I give up? Nothing, I was born here.

I don’t consider myself a wildly patriotic person, although I did serve in the Army during the Vietnam War. But, how easy is it for most of us to take living here for granted? Even the harshest critics of this country have to realize they likely couldn’t do that (at least more than once) in any other country.

Not recommending you immediately start running up & down the street in front of your home, waving the flag, and singing “Born in the USA”…but maybe take a moment, realize how lucky we are as citizens, and the next time somebody or something in the government really makes you mad  (like Obama Care)…cut them some slack, and consider what others went through to get here.

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Richard Allan Jones is the author of the comedy adventure novel, DRAFTED, available at & the upcoming novel, IDENTITY CHECK.

Top Ten Reasons #DavidLetterman is Leaving his CBS show

david_lettermanHere are the top ten reasons why David want to leave the David Letterman Show on CBS next year…

10. Tired of putting on pants.

9.   Wife wants him to take out the trash every day.

8.   Kids are starting to call his gardener, “Daddy.”

7.   Caught Paul Shaffer cheating on him with another band.

6.   Ran out of celebrity questions two years ago.

Image5.   CBS refused to let him show his stupid human trick (he can whistle Bolero through his nose).

4.   Starting to believe #ConanO’brien phone threats to make David permanently disappear.

3.   AARP offered him $100 to be their national spokesperson.

2.   Dressing room in Ed Sullivan Theater is haunted by Elvis (and he won’t stop singing Viva Las Vegas).

…and finally, the number one reason David Letterman wants to leave his TV show next year…

1.  So he can star in a series of Paramount Hope/Crosby “road pictures” remakes with his long-time TV competitor, Jay Leno.

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Richard Allan Jones is the author of the comedy/adventure, “Drafted,” available on Kindle at