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ISBN 9780938467656, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages, paperback $16.95
Grand Prize Winner Great Southeast Book Festival
Winner Best Fiction Great Southeast Book Festival
Despite his material success and outward appearance of happiness, James Conrad feels empty inside. He is spending his 50th birthday alone in South Florida when he decides to take a drive along Alligator Alley into the depths of the Everglades. Searching for childhood memories of his great uncle.a man who left his family behind to live on a Seminole Indian reservation.James discovers his small town definition of success may all be a ruse. When given the chance to make a real change, James Conrad must make the hardest decision of his life.
Alligator Alley is the story of one man's struggle with his own destiny, but it could be the story of anyone facing change in his or her life. As Robinson states with simple eloquence, "This book asks a very basic question - if you could change, would you?"
What People Say
"Rick Robinson.s catalogue is filled with award-winning thrillers that demonstrate the keen intellect that has made the author a successful attorney and masterful political strategist. His latest offering, Alligator Alley, however, is an immensely satisfying departure from political intrigue that distinguishes itself as a novel written straight from the heart.
This is not to imply that Alligator Alley is anything less than smartly written. To the contrary, the novel crackles with the dialogue readers have come to expect from Robinson and the plot has enough twists to satisfy every reader. Rather this novel stands out from Robinson.s previous works as a very personal declaration for the author. Every line of Alligator Alley resonates with honesty as the author tells the story of a life not quite passed, blending sweet nostalgia, and the bitter tang of regret into a heady cocktail that everyone of a certain age has sampled. Some have savored. And a lucky few have hoisted to toast the adventures that still lay ahead.
With Alligator Alley, Robinson has achieved what every writer aspires to accomplish at least once in a career: He.s written a life.s work. In Alligator Alley, Robinson has created a very special novel that will not only satisfy current fans and certainly garner him still more well-deserved accolades, but will unquestionably stand the tests of time and earn a rightful place among other works that so poignantly and accurately capture the human condition. If Huckleberry Finn is the field book for boys eager to explore adolescence and The Catcher in the Rye is a manual for teens apprehensively approaching adulthood, then Robinson.s Alligator Alley is the definitive (and destined to be classic) guide for all of those who have navigated the dire straits of adulthood but still quest for something more."
Eyre Price, Author of Blues Highway Blues
"With Alligator Alley, award-winning author Rick Robinson breaks new ground and shows his continued growth as a master storyteller. This time he leaves the cloak and dagger in the closet and crafts an intimate and personal story filled with agony and angst and humor. Written in a first person style that resonates with a gritty honesty, Robinson captures a time and a place few have experienced but after reading this tale, will find impossible to forget."
Rod Pennington, Author of The Fourth Awakening
"Over the last few years, Rick Robinson has written some of the best political thrillers around. With ALLIGATOR ALLEY, he has shifted gears and delivered something different but every bit as compelling. This is a bittersweet, nostalgic, mystical, and at times quite funny look at the choices we make and the limits that squeeze us as we reach middle age. You won't be disappointed if you take this ride."
Author The Hiding Place and Cemetery Girl
Alligator Alley, ISBN 9780938467656, 5.5 x 8.5, 160 pages, paperback $16.95
GRAND PRIZE WINNER London Book Festival Best Fiction
Congressman Richard Thompson's reelection campaign is sent into a tailspin when his opponent files a lawsuit asking the Court to order that Thompson live up to his campaign promises and vote against a pending federal spending bill. Thompson's efforts to dodge the issue thrust him into the middle of a nefarious business deal where arms dealers are using the Keeneland horse sales to illegally run F-14 Tomcat parts to the government of Iran.
In a fast-paced story that travels from the storied horse farms of Kentucky to the green fields of Ireland, Thompson is forced to realize that more is at stake than simply a campaign. In the end, an unlikely hero steps forward to make his future path clear.
Writ of Mandamus
, ISBN 9780938467359, 6 x 9, 304 pages, HC, Retail Price $24.95
Writ of Mandamus
, ISBN 978-0938467427, 6 x 9, 304 pages, PB, Retail Price $19.95
While observing the Presidential election in Romania, a Congressional staffer is kidnaped by Communist rebels and held captive in a remote area of the Carpathian Mountains. The quest for his safe return takes Congressman Richard Thompson to a dark side of international politics which no one dares talk about in the hallowed halls of Congress. In trying to save the life of the young American, Thompson must do things he thought impossible for him to imagine, let alone execute.
Top selling author, Rick Robinson follows up his award winning novels The Maximum Contribution
and Sniper Bid
with a thrilling tale of political intrigue which will rock his readers to their very core. Read Manifest Destiny
and you will understand why Robinson is quickly becoming known as the only author who puts .real politics. in his political thrillers. His stories are as real as today's headlines.
, ISBN 978-0-929915-96-8, 304 pages, case binding, 6 x 9, Retail Price $24.95
, ISBN 978-0-929915-35-7, 304 pages, PB, 6 x 9, Retail Price $19.95
Runner UP Nashville Book Festival Best General Fiction
Finalist Indie Book Awards for Best General Fiction
USA News Best Book Award Finalist for Best Thriller/Adventure
Honorable Mention New England Book Festival
Honorable Mention Hollywood Book Festivals
Pick on International Thriller Writers
Freshman Congressman Richard Thompson is enjoying his new life on Capitol Hill when the death of a colleague thrusts him into the national spotlight on a major issue performance enhancing drugs in professional sports. As he presses the United States Congress for new standards on the abuse of steroids, someone wants him quieted. The only question is who.
Congressman Richard Thompson learns that life on Capitol Hill is a balancing act as he tries to harmonize his personal life with his professional duties and his personal desires for government with the philosophical ideals which got him there.
, ISBN 978-0-929915-85-2, 224 pages, case binding, 6 x 9, Retail Price $24.95
, ISBN 978-0-929915-61-6, 224 pages, PB, 6 x 9, Retail Price $19.95
Award Winning Finalist Indie Book Awards for Best Political Novel
Honorable Mention New York Book Festival
Honorable Mention Hollywood Book Festival
Honorable Mention Nashville Book Festival
In The Maximum Contribution
, Rick Robinson has vividly captured the essence of the deals that make.or more than likely... break so many DC politicians. Do you want to understand Washington? Read this book..
-- Rudy Maxa, former Washington Post
The Maximum Contribution
, Rick Robinson, ISBN 0929915690, 224 pages, 6 x 9, hard cover, Retail Price $24.95