Novels & Thrillers

Page-turners from Peter Riva

My Published Books

Coming Soon! - FALL 2019

The Rift Valley in Africa


The next book in the Mbuno & Pero adventures in Africa - this time the team must rescue Mbuno's son and all hell breaks loose.

Pero & Mbuno To The Rescue!


  Film producer Pero thought he was taking a simple Berlin filming  assignment.  Suddenly he finds himself under orders from his part-time employers at  the State Department and the CIA when he is handed a mysterious package.  It’s an assignment he doesn’t want--a job  contracted by mysterious patrons who are prepared to kill him if he  doesn’t deliver.   

Mbuno & Pero Pair Up!


Only a reality TV producer and an expert safari guide can stop a terrorist attack.   The problem is, Pero has a secret--he's been working as a clandestine  courier for the US State Department for years. If anyone finds out, it  may get them all killed. Exciting and expertly plotted, Murder on Safari is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller set in the great wide-open plains of East Africa.

Mbuno's Tale From East Africa


 A journey into the real heart of East Africa. Tribesman Mbuno, combines  resources, friendship, and a love of elephants with Carol, an  ex-colonial woman. Together they forge a new East African beginning and  preserve some of the world's most majestic animals.

Tag Series No. 2 - SciFi


 In a massive spaceship destined for Alpha Centauri B, with a genesis  crew including Zip the telepathic dog, his old friendly nemesis Cramer,  and a computer being named Ra, Simon Bank emerges from a hundred-year coma and is hailed  as an awakened hero. Stuck with unwanted responsibility, he is forced  to try and solve the entire enigma of the universe—a small  undertaking—before the spaceship, his friends, and all life on Earth are  swatted out of existence by super beings he has accidentally awakened. 

Tag Series No. 1 - SciFi


All life on earth is about to be terminated by an entity as old as  the galaxy itself. To make matters worse, Simon has broken everything  already.

In a future world that is run by computer systems  and that is without want, how can a man find his role? Then, if the very  computers he works on to try to make them more human suddenly try to  kill him, revealing a secret so vast that it affects every living soul  on the planet, can that man somehow be a hero?

About me

Langata, Kenya, 1985

I was a pure math major at college but later went to UCLA Film School  and then to the BBC as an Apprentice. I was the creator and producer of  over 78 hours of primetime wildlife television, spent a ton of time in  East Africa and parts of North and Central Africa, co-founded a film  history museum, and was the program manager for the first global  circum-navigation atmospheric flight (Voyager; 1986). 

Gila, NM, USA

My daytime job for more than forty years has been as a literary agent.  Born and raised in New York City, London, and Switzerland, I moved some years ago  and love where I live now best of all: Gila, New Mexico. 

Mojave Flight Test Center, 1986

 I have worked for more than thirty years with the leaders in aerospace  and space exploration as well as environmental causes with the UN, USA  and USSR. I also helped manage and create several international historic  events (the memorabilia of which are on permanent display in national  institutions in America, Germany, and France as well as touring  internationally). 

The African Tales!

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