From the Author
Now it's become the central theme of my fiction writing, too.
Like me, the hero of my Dylan Hunter thrillers is motivated by his passion for justice. He cannot walk away when injustices are committed against those he cares about. That's why Dylan Hunter became a vigilante -- why I refer to him as "the new face of justice" -- and why I refer to myself as "The Vigilante Author."
I hope you enjoy HUNTER, BAD DEEDS, and the forthcoming books in the Dylan Hunter thriller series. And after you've checked them out, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much!
About the Author
Robert earned a national reputation as an authority on criminal justice while writing investigative crime articles as a former Staff Writer for Reader's Digest. His famous 1988 article, "Getting Away with Murder," stirred a national controversy about crime and prison furlough programs during that year's presidential campaign. It was named a 1989 finalist for a National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Robert also is author of the acclaimed nonfiction book Criminal Justice? The Legal System vs. Individual Responsibility, with a foreword by John Walsh of the "America's Most Wanted" television show. He also wrote Freed to Kill -- a compendium of horror stories exposing the failings of the justice system. Robert drew upon this background and his personal experiences with crime victims to write HUNTER.
He received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award in 1985 for "Best Feature Story," and he has been honored by the National Victim Center and other victim-rights organizations for his outspoken public advocacy on behalf of crime victims. As a magazine editor, in 2007 he won the industry's top honor for editorial excellence: the Folio Gold "Eddie" Award.
Robert makes his home on the Chesapeake with his musician wife, Cynthia, and their cat, Luna (who plays a supporting role in the Dylan Hunter Thrillers series). He now writes fiction full-time and is at work on the further adventures of Dylan Hunter -- "the new face of justice." You can find out more about him and his colorful hero, Dylan Hunter, at his website, "The Vigilante Author" (at Bidinotto.com).