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Charles Robbins longed to write professionally from the time his grade-school classmates aspired to play professional baseball, voyage to the moon, or fight fires. He was elected editor-in-chief of The Nassau Literary Review, America’s oldest continuously published literary magazine, at Princeton and wrote a novel for a senior thesis. He also captained the judo team and competed on both the collegiate and amateur circuits.

After college, writing novels seemed professionally impractical, so Charles went into journalism. He earned a master’s from Columbia University, covered police and politics for the Omaha World-Herald, and then served as a political reporter, columnist and editor for the Ottaway chain in New York.

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Thought it might be helpful to share some professional reviews on The Accomplice, as folks consider reading it:

“. . . A riveting look at how love, lust, and murder can derail a presidential campaign. . . In the current campaign season, this thriller is a must read.”
-- Publishers Weekly (Starred, Boxed Review)

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The Accomplice by Charles  Robbins
"When it comes to the muck of political campaigns, nothing beats actual life. “The
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"This fast-paced and illuminating novel paints an eerily accurate portrait of modern campaign politics at its most cynical. The story, its characters, and the themes of ambition and political cowardice could not feel more prescient on the eve of wh..." Read more of this review »
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"The Accomplice captures the grit and brinksmanship of big-time politics as only an insider can, in a page-turner that will rivet you to the end."
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An enormous disappointment -- based on extraordinary expectations, after reading Ford's magical first in the Frank Bascombe series, The Sportswriter, and some of his short pieces. I tried hard over several weeks, but couldn't get past page 70 of this ...more
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