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Any thoughts that the success of Rick Robinson's first political novel was a fluke have been erased by the publication of Sniper Bid. It's a given political junkies will love this book, but it is a must read for sports fans. I can't wait for his next book! --Patrick Crowley, journalist

Sniper Bid does far more than establish Robinson's place as a first rate writer in the genre; it secures his main character, Richard Thompson, a place in the hearts and minds of the reader and leaves us wanting to see him elected again and again. As a die-hard Democrat and a lukewarm sports fan, I was riveted to the page as Robinson's Republican Congressman unravels the demons behind steroid use, faces off the political consequences of taking a stand, and blunders through the balancing act of maintaining a public/private family life. Warren Zevon would have loved this book. --Crystal Zevon, Author, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon

Provocative, suspenseful, and educational! Sniper Bid is a must read for anyone who's passionate over the preservation of ethics, integrity and honor within sports, politics and life. --Robin Arcuri, super model, actress

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: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Books; First Paperback Edition edition (May 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0929915615
  • ISBN-13: 978-0929915616
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,721,248 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The detail of Michenener; the background of Asimov; the twists of Brown; the passion of Sagan.

I wanted to write a review that did justice to Rick Robinson's (obvious labor of love) without trite hyperbole.

Those 4 comparisons are the best that I can do. Mr. Robinson provides details about the settings of the story and the necessary background of the characters and landscape in each chapter without detracting from the thread of the story. Just when you are speculating about the outcome of the story and book, confident that you know enough, he takes a different directon. He keeps you in the game and on your toes at the same time. Pay attention. All the way through the story; you know that it is being told by someone that cares. He cares about the topics; the characters and the time and place. I know because I cared too.

Sniper Bid... Buy it... Read it... then be prepared to read it again because it was so much fun the first time.
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Sniper Bid was a great read! The Author Rick Robinson weaves a fictional story into real life events which are historically accurate. It really describes a number of complicated issues, in a really comprehensible fashion. I really gained tremendous insight as to how our Congress operates, the pressures, concerns, and interactions of our elected legislators, with their staff, the citizens, and the time honored institutions that allow our government to operate. As a baseball fan, he also shows some of the interworking of professional baseball, and how all things are decided based upon a lot of variables that we as citizens often fail to consider.

The book is an easy read, and flows very well. The author does a tremendous job in holding the readers interest while providing the reader with a real understanding of some very complicated issues.

I was very impressed with the book and am now going out to get the first book by Rick Robinson, "The Maximum Contribution" and look forward to the Third book coming out!

As a real Cincinnati Reds Fan I enjoyed the references to Reds teams and players of the past, in particular one of my favorite Reds pitchers growing up, Jim Maloney! Thanks Rick for a great book!
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The story line holds together if you use a bit of imagination. I had to keep reminding myself that this was a work of fiction so it was OK that a junior member of Congress would even be noticed, especially when his party was in the minority.
Certainly not the best book I've read this year but overall it was a satisfying read.
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I admit I’m not a baseball fan—maybe I’ll watch some of the playoff games if the Phillies make it that far. I enjoy watching football much more—especially the pre-seasons games when the rookies are trying their best to make the team.

However, I was curious about the connection between a Congressman, baseball, and the sniper. I dare say Rick pulled all the elements together nicely with a compelling storyline. He includes enough touches of politics as usual to make it a believable tale. His informative references of Congressional history add to the reality of the plot. Even if you’re not a baseball fan and don’t give a damn about political crap you will find this to be an entertaining read.

Enjoy often… John
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Rick Robinson has hooked me once again. First with The Maximum Contribution and now with Sniper Bid. I love the local flavor of Rick's books and I'm stoked that I now can download them to my Kindle (even though I have the hardbacks). I have already read his third book also, Manifest Destiny, and I recommend all three. Thanks for the great reads Rick!
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If I could give this book TEN stars I would. I am an un-apologetic baseball nut. But I had no idea the story would center around baseball when I purchased it. Truely, true my a classic that deserved every award it received. Can't wait to read more from this author! Long may be write :)
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Just completed this book, the second in the series. Would very much recommend it as a delightful read. Robinson further develops his husband/wife characters, as a couple and as individuals. Anyone who has put some miles on in the marriage journey will chuckle at the begining of the sailing episode. The book is realistic as to the stress and strain careers put on relationships. After reading this book, I purchased the next book in the series. This book is a book that can be enjoyed...
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I think I have read all his books, so far. I am eagerly awaiting the next one. I really like the history that Robinson writes about and weaves in his stories. Richard Thompson is a great character. Seeing his companion for the baseball game die, throwing out the first pitch, gets him looking into what happens. I like the other characters in his books also. Leo Argo, The Fat Man, and his wife. It's hard to put down Robinson's books.
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