Robert Daley

Biography

Robert Daley is the author of seventeen novels and eleven non-fiction books. Born and brought up in New York, he graduated from Fordham University, did his military service in the Air Force and began writing stories, articles and books immediately afterward. He was a New York Times foreign correspondents for six years based in France but covering stories from Russia to Ireland to Tunisia, fifteen or more countries in all. Much later he served as an NYPD deputy commissioner, which explains why many of his books have played out against a police background. His work has been translated into fourteen languages, and six of his books have been filmed. He is married with three daughters. He and his French born wife divide their time between a house in Connecticut and an apartment in Nice. France.

Books

Portraits of France
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 189,390. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Portraits of France is part memoir, part journalism, part history, part gastronomic adventure. An intensely personal tour of a France not found in guidebooks. From Heloise and Abelard to Lafayette to DeGaulle, from the guillotine to an 1806 Chateau Lafite, from lungbusting Tour de France climbs to the still pockmarked terrain around Verdun to a World War II concentrtion camp in the Pyrenees.
Wall of Brass
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 127,170. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
The body lay in the rain on a Manhattan street, the face in the gutter. Since no one went near it, Chief of Detectives Bert Farber knew it must be someone important. But he didn’t know it was the man who had stolen his girl and risen to power on a wave of self-promotion. The mayor has given Farber ten days to solve the crime, and already the top brass have begun blocking the
A Faint Cold Fear
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 156,720. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
A demoted New York cop exiled to Columbia as 'Liaison.' An ambitious young reporter begging her editors to send her there. Too dangerous, she is told, too dangerous even for a man. The narcotics traffickers are richer, better armed and more violent than any terrorist group anywhere, but she fights and gets the assignment. The cop and the reporter meet, begin to help each other, and soon--
TREASURE - The Search for the Atocha
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 141,030. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
TREASURE--Mel Fisher's harrowing quest for the galleon Atocha, vice-flagship of King Philip IV of Spain, which sank off Key West in 1622, taking to the bottom 250,000 silver coins, 901 silver ingots, 161 pieces of gold bullion, emeralds and other jewels—47 tons of treasure in all, worth $600 million today, Fisher claimed. If he could find it. The revised, complete edition.
PRINCE OF THE CITY -The True Story of a Cop Who Knew Too Much
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,270. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Young, enthusiastic, NYPD Det. Bob Leuci was part of the elite Special Investigating Unit which operated only against major drug dealers. Like all SIU detectives he and the team he led chose their own targets, roamed the city at will, made big seizures and were virtually unsupervised. They were great detectives. But all was not exactly as it seemed on the surface. Nor was Leuci the perfect cop.
AN AMERICAN SAGA - Juan Trippe and his Pan Am Empire
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 232,210. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Juan Trippe, first and last aviation tycoon in history—Roosevelt called him a “Yale educated gangster”--learned to fly in World War I. In 1927 Pan Am had one 90 miles route. By 1935 at great risk Trippe’s flying boats regularly crossed the Pacific. Buying up or driving out of business anyone who got in his way, he built Pan Am into a colossus that dominated the world.
The Enemy of God
By Robert Daley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,250. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Category: Fiction
An activist priest has gone off a Harlem rooftop. The priest’s pastor rules it suicide and destroys what evidence he can. Precinct detectives quickly concur. But two childhood friends, one a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, the other the three-star chief of the NYPD internal affairs division, refusing to accept this verdict, open their own investigation

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