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Taut and tense political drama wrapped in American history and tradition. A solid and compelling journey. --J. A. 'Jack' Kerly, author The Hundredth Man

I m confident that this will be Rick Robinson's third consecutive, award winning, book. His writing skill and lifetime as 'insider you need to see' shine through with a riveting novel that keeps us on the edge of our seats. --Don McNay, syndicated columnist and Huffington Post Contributor

I maintain that the best storytellers hail from Kentucky and Rick Robinson is among them. A political insider in the Beltway and the Bluegrass, Robinson masters the vernacular of both. Anyone who knows anything about Kentucky politics--and Robinson does--knows it's often stranger than fiction. Once again, he has crafted a page-turning, can t-put-it-down-until-the-end, political thriller. Manifest Destiny is his best yet --Vicki Prichard, scriptwriter, Emmy award-winning doucmentary, Where the River Bends --Vicki Prichard, scriptwriter, Emmy award-winning doucmentary, Where the River Bends


About the Author

2010 Independent Author of the Year, Rick Robinson, has thirty years experience in politics and law, including a stint on Capitol Hill as Legislative Director/Chief Counsel to then-Congressman Jim Bunning (R-KY). He has been active in all levels of politics, from advising candidates on the national level to walking door-to-door in city council races. He ran for the United States Congress in 1998.

Rick has authored three award-winning political thrillers, The Maximum Contribution, Sniper Bid and Manifest Destiny. His latest title, Manifest Destiny was named Best Fiction at the Paris and New York Book Festivals. In 2010, Manifest Destiny was honored as the Independent Book of the Year. All three of the books are regulars on Amazon's Top 100 Best Seller List for political fiction.

Robinson is a contributor for the Daily Caller, One New England and Northern Kentucky Magazine.

A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Rick currently practices law in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky as a partner with the law firm of Graydon Head & Ritchey LLP. Rick, and his wife Linda, live in Ft. Mitchell with their three children, Josh, Zach and MacKenzie.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Books (June 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929915356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929915357
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,682,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I don't typically read many fiction novels, but after completing the first two books, I could not resist reading this third book in Robinson's series. Manifest Destiny is another suspense-filled journey in the life of Richard Thompson and arguably Robinson's best work yet. Robinson's descriptions and well-constructed characters craft a superb story that leaves you wanting more. If you like politics, history, and suspense, I would highly recommend this book!
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I am stunned by the number of 5 star reviews - it makes me worried that I am reading the same book. I read lots of thrillers and enjoy them because they are clearly pure escapism and are not realistic. But this is a political thriller, with imaginary political characters so it must stand up to some kind of reality check - and it fails on many scores.

Can you imagine a US President being involved in a plot for the CIA to steal the Mace of the House of Representatives to give to the Russian President as a bargaining chip for cheaper oil? As I am an Aussie I learned a lot about US Congressional procedures and the history of the Mace which has 13 ebony rods representing the first 13 States of the Union, and that first Mace was destroyed when the Capitol Building was burnt in 1814 and another one was made in 1842 by a New York silversmith. None of this interesting background added any reality or believability to the plot.

I also cannot believe that a relatively recent member of the House could get dragged into the politics of Romania and help CIA covert agents to find his political agent who had been kidnapped by a group of old-time renegade Communists. As well his best friend strikes up a close relationship with a much younger First Class Air Hostess he meets on a flight to Romania, who stays on with him in Romania without any problems from the airline. Unbelievably she also gets involved and helps the CIA with their dirty work. It really would be a spoiler to mention the consequences when the unscrupulous Chief of Staff to the President decides to deliver the Mace himself to Romania.

Does all that need a reality check? My word it does. I only finished the book because I was fascinated to see what the plot was all about - and it was hardly worth the effort.

I have kindly given the book a 2 star rating because the writing and character development were reasonable.
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Gripping account of overlapping, twisted political agendas. Twists and turns throughout that keep the reader engaged. Respectable job of mixing intensity with mystery. Some turns strain credibility, but by not becoming distracted by this the reader is treated to a compelling story line.
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I tried this book on the basis of its stellar ratings in this forum (more on this later). The author has not a hint of skill. The characterization is wooden, unimaginative, formulaic and yawn-inspiring. The female protagonists are all blonde-blue eyed beauties with the exception of one dark-haired siren). The samecan be said for the dialog... trite and hackneyed phrases make one wince. The plot is contrived and unbelievable. I must admit that I tried to stay with this novel but finally had to put it down with some 20 pages to complete.
I will no longer trust the rating system on amazon.....the participants are either extremely not very discerning or the results are being manipulated.
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Not up to the bar set by his "Maximum Contribution" but a big step up from his "Sniper Bid." The appendix contains a wonderful speech by Ronald Reagan -- reading it first as a prologue will greatly enhance your appreciation of this book that nicely blends "cloak and dagger" with actual historical fact.
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This is the third in Rick Robinson's series (Maximum Contribution, Sniper Bid, and Manifest Destiny) that involve a delightful group of characters who encounter some evil wrongdoers...I enjoyed the dialogue and the twisted plot.
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Really good book. After reading it I read his first book, Maximum Contribution, and his second book, Sniper Bid. Since many of the characters appear in all three books, and the books are chronological, it makes more sense to read them in that order. I enjoyed all three books and would read more by this author. He is a good story teller, and weaves in his tremendous inside knowledge of politics and government.
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By CMLevy on February 15, 2014
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I love history therefore the tie-in of same in the background of a novel is ... Somewhat novel. However, at times it becomes hard to know what's real and not. Am I learning or just thinking so. Perhaps a standard disclaimer that what purports to be historical in nature is so with some literary license taken. Finally, the risk of such a hybrid book occurred. There was too little attention given to the fiction. Not enough character development. Too much stilted conversation that would be unlikely to have occurred in real life. So, the book is good as a fiction and good as a non fiction. Not great as either but worth the read.
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