Robert Child

Biography

"If you want to see a great movie read a book by Robert Child." N. Marcus, Literary Review.

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Award winning author, Robert Child, is a master of action, pacing and cinematic storytelling in his visually gritty thrillers. Military history is one of his passions and runs through his veins. His Great-grandfather, Thomas W. Child, was cited for courage by his commander, Joseph Hayes, at the Battle of Fredericksburg fighting for the Union in 1862. Sergeant Child charged the stonewall not once but twice with the 18th Massachusetts and survived to fight on Little Round Top at Gettysburg.

Not to be outdone Rob's 4th Great-grandfather, Jonas Child, fought for American Independence at the first bloody engagement of the American Revolution at Lexington and Concord on April 19, 1775. Jonas went on to fight beside Gen. George Washington at the Battle of Dorchester Heights and served till the end of the war in 1781.

Rob possesses that rare ability to transport readers almost instantly into gripping, intelligent page-turning narratives that feature well developed characters and cinematic action that jumps off the page like a major motion picture.

He has won more than 25 awards for writing and aside from his regularly published independent works he is currently authoring a new WWII novel with coauthor, Denise George, which will be published by Random House / Penguin in the fall of 2016.

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Books

Felony Express
Pre-release—available November 27, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
FBI Agent, Frank Murray, returns in this edge of your seat thriller. Based on a true story, Felony Express, is the hard hitting follow up to the mafia crime thriller Blood Betrayal. With the Scarponi family behind bars Bauer assigns Murray to the federal drug squad. Little does Murray know but a west coast drug kingpin has been running an ultra profitable drug operation out of Philadelphia.
Ghost Carrier: They Died to Fight Another Day
Pre-release—available November 27, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Frank Rusk hasn’t been sleeping well lately. He’s approaching his milestone 70th birthday. Each Night for the last two weeks indescribable scenes of horror have awakened him. He is on a ship in WWII, which is exploding. Men are burning alive all around him. He hears a man scream out, “a Japanese torpedo hit the bomb bay and that they are all going to die!” What happened to this doomed crew?
London Calling
Pre-release—available October 16, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Forensic Art Detective, Riley Spenser, returns in this thrilling follow up to the, Russian van Gogh. With the $300 million dollar van Gogh returned safely to the Amsterdam Museum Riley relocates to London. She heads up the new Monuments Men UK Office where her mission expands from locating stolen WWII masterpieces to contemporary art theft.
Washington's Crossing: America's First D-Day
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,040. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Military
Late December 1776 A ragged Continental army has now put an icy river between themselves and the pursing British army. The men in blue and buff uniforms have known nothing but defeat and had once again made a narrow escape while the Congress at Philadelphia reflecting no confidence in their troops prepare to evacuate to Baltimore. Washington decides to do the unthinkable - go on the offensive.
Gettysburg Voices From the Front
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » War
A stirring collection of first-hand accounts from Privates on up to the commanding Generals at the Battle of Gettysburg woven into a dramatic and compelling narrative. The reader is transported back to the chaos and uncertainty of the sweltering first three days of July 1863 when Lee's Army of Northern Virginia invaded the North threatening Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington itself.
Rush On Boys: Hamilton at War
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,200. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Military
On Sale for a Very Limited Time. Alexander Hamilton's Heroic Service in the American Revolution "It was in battle that he first achieved glory and made a name for himself."
South Street Mob - Book Four
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Installment four of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Frank chases the Philadelphia mob fugitive to the Dominican Republic. He holds the key that could take down the mob.
South Street Mob - Book Three
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,260. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Installment three of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Frank becomes a man obsessed when he discovers the key to break the mob it is called RICO.
South Street Mob - Book Two
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,760. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Installment two of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Scarponi, begins his rampage and the violence escalates.
South Street Mob - Book One
Price: Free! Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Installment one of four. This South Street Mob series is based on a successful FBI mob investigation in Philadelphia led by Charles “Bud” Warner, (Frank Murray) which drew national media attention and a personal commendation from Attorney General, Janet Reno. In this installment Mafia Kingpin, Scarponi, returns from prison and puts Frank Murray squarely in his cross hairs.
Weather and Warfare
Price: Free! Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Essay » Political
Weather and Warfare dramatically retraces the meteorological forces during battlefield engagements that doomed or saved civilizations. And lessons of the centuries have convinced military planners that control of the weather is the ultimate goal and future weapon in America’s technology arsenal.
Blood Betrayal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,440. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Blood Betrayal is a big city mafia crime story that cuts to the bone. It feels all too real because it is. Mafia Don Nick Scarponi is back from prison and orchestrating the bloodiest reign of mob killings in Philadelphia history. The visually gritty story that leaps off the page and grabs you by the throat is crafted by someone who knows the art of cinematic pacing—acclaimed Director Robert Child.
How Canada Won the Great War
Price: $5.79 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
For nearly 100 years Canada's role in ending WWI sooner than anyone thought possible has gone largely unrecognized. The Canadian Corp led by unlikely citizen soldier, Arthur Currie, became the premiere fighting force on the Western Front. Canadian soldiers hailed from hard scrabble farms and logging camps. Their natural survival and hunting instincts were exactly what the Great War required.

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