Robert James Allison
I was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois, but moved to the Moweaqua area around 1991. I like small towns and rural settings, as does my wife of thirty-five years, Barbara. We have two grown children, John and Anna to whom I dedicated my first book, The First Suitor. I started writing about fifteen years ago as a diversion from my regular job as an attorney. At that time I had been practicing law in Central Illinois for about fifteen years and was looking for another avenue to exercise my writing and organizational skills. Now after thirty years of practicing law I would like to write full time, but yet I find myself full time in the law and part time in writing. I enjoy telling stories and some would say that all lawyers are born fiction writers, because fiction is all they write in the first place. I have to admit that there is some truth to that.
I have had five books published with Wings ePress, Inc., and more manuscripts in the works. I recently started the process of removing all of my books from Wings and putting them on Amazon in Kindle format and other digital sites. In the future I plan to publish all of my books in ebook format on various sites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Some new books will be going up soon, too.
Recently I have retired from the private practice of law and have relocated to Louisville, Kentucky.
I try to draw on my experiences in the practice of law and my life experiences in general to give realism to my stories and characters. In the 1970s I served in the U.S. Army as a Military Policeman and in the late '80s, I was a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps, Army National Guard. I have been to Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, and many of the United States. I like to work the settings of the places I've been and things I've done into my stories. I write romance into almost every book, but it isn't always the main theme and it is never explicit or vulgar.
I am foremost and always an entertainer and that is why I write fiction, but I try to make it real and believable as well as entertaining.
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We're All in the Plan
A compilation of the Mike Maltby series with the previously unpublished conclusion. Mike Maltby has more time and money than he knows what to do with, and nothing to do with it, but a young boy and a broken bicycle enter his life and give it direction. Now for the first time since his wife died, Mike has a reason to live. Instead of taking and taking and taking, he is going to give something back.
When Dawn Clark, runs into Mike McDonald and his old beat up pickup truck with her Mercedes SL 500, the sparks immediately begin to fly. Dawn is used to men falling all over themselves to be near her, but this one refuses to play the game. When her father loses all of his money and she is forced to go to work at the same place the irritating carpenter works things get exciting in surprising ways.
The island nation of Keykan is losing ships and sailors to violent storms, but how to stop the death continues to evade the leaders. The current president, having himself lost family to the storms, travels to the United States seeking help from that president, but finds no help, until he meets a long-haired man, unkempt at best, with something in his eyes that bespeaks trust and ability.
Jimmy Peters has a heart of gold, but an IQ of only 51. He lives by himself in a one-room flat, works , eats at a diner down the street, attends church when he remembers, and lives to go to the zoo on Saturday. Satisfied with his lot in life, because he knows nothing any different, he only asks God for one thing—a chance to live outside the city where he can see animals all the time.
Small Town Doctor
People are dying, but no doctor will come. One man wants desperately to help, but the dark secret of his past prevents him from doing anything other than praying, which is the best thing he could do. Mike Maltby's third adventure in a small isolated town buried in a high mountain pass in Idaho.
The Vern Stephens Operation
Mike Maltby has more time and money than he knows what to do with and nothing to do with it, until a young boy and a broken bicycle enter his life. Now for the first time since his wife died, Mike has a new focus. Now instead of taking and taking and taking, he is going to give something back.
In Search of Evil
An evil President decides to use Solitaire as his personal executioner, but he hasn’t reckoned with the power of the organization or the determination of the man. He is about to find out that Solitaire is not so easily used if the events the President began don’t cause a world war first.
A Story for Eloise
Jake Sadler has a secret and along with that secret an unfulfilled dream. He has lived his entire life in the foothills of the Appalachians, working his farm from daylight to dark, and with the help of his wife, raising two children, but those children don’t and can’t know his secret.
An inspirational novella.
The Path to the Outside
The horrors of the Vietnam War robbed a seventeen-year-old boy, an ordinary soldier, an MP, of his youth, and turned him into an extraordinary man. He endured events so traumatic that they pushed him outside of society and the world. Now he remains lost from that world, dead to all who ever knew him, struggling to serve a country that took his life and identity away forever.
Matters of Faith
The brazen daylight kidnapping of a baby and accusations by the police that the mother was involved, sends her over the edge and into a deep coma. By the time the accusations of the police are discovered to be erroneous, the mother is mentally lost and the baby is gone without a trace. Years later, the husband still grieves and searches in vain for the answer to his daughter’s kidnapping.
When Mary Benton, a beautiful, but tough army MP is assigned to be the bodyguard for a general's son, a twenty-one-year-old genius with five PhDs, a mind like a computer, and zero social skills, she is sure she will just be his nursemaid—but she turns out to be his only chance at life.
Hannah Petrowski’s sister, Anna, disappeared thirty years ago on a golf course on old Fort Ord, California. Haunted by that disappearance, Hannah has moved back to a house overlooking the course, but is now convinced she is being stalked by the man convicted of her sister’s murder. Hannah’s ex-husband, an assistant district attorney for the county of Salinas, thinks she is just overreacting.
A murderous secret from the 1960’s that has lain dormant for thirty-five years, in a sleepy southern town, is about to be revealed, and its revelation will both shock and surprise you. If plots with twists and turns are what you like, then you will enjoy reading this book.
A political race against time, life, and death in the nation's capital.
"Failed Succession" is the long-awaited sequel to "The First Suitor".
Jack Allen, now married to the President's daughter and still the lead trouble-shooter for the National Security Administration, is back and he has a problem. Someone may have electronically stolen the last Presidential election.
The First Suitor
Jack Allen is a computer nerd from rural Indiana, newly hired by the National Security Agency, and living and working in Washington DC. Jack loves only his work until he does his supervisor a favor and finds unexpected romance with the daughter of the President of the United States.
A deep cover agent emerged from Vietnam at the end of the war, but he couldn't go home. Everyone he knew at home was dead, including himself.
Frank Burrows is a two-bit, small-town lawyer in anybody's book, including his own, and now he finds himself center stage in a case involving murder, arson, and computer crimes. This time, however, he isn't representing an accused, he is the accused. Everywhere Frank turns for answers and information he finds only missing information and dead witnesses.
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