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About Robert J. Randisi
Robert J. Randisi was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., and from 1973 through 1981 he was a civilian employee of the New York City Police Department, working out of the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn. He has had a book published every month since January of 1982. After 41 years in N.Y, he now resides in Laughlin, NV., 90-miles South of Las Vegas, on the Colorado River, with his 25-year partner-in-life-and-crime, Marthayn Pelegrimas.
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In classic western fashion, Lancaster’s story starts with a gunshot – but not just any gunshot. It was a sight that would haunt Lancaster's soul for the rest of his life – a beautiful little girl with startling blue eyes. Eyes that looked up at him as he fired the shot that killed her. He hadn't meant to do it. Why did she have to get in the way just as he drew down on the man he was hired to kill? After meeting another girl who needed help, he knew he'd finally found a way to regain his soul...even if it cost him his life in the bargain.
Join Lancaster on his countless courageous adventures of fighting for his life while trying to save the lives of others.
The Lancaster Series includes: The Ghost With Blue Eyes, Lancaster's Orphans, Gallows and Crow Bait.
Matt Wheeler was a legend in the West. His fast gun and dedication for justice made him a sought-after lawman for hire, but all of that vanished one dark night. Matt was convicted of murder for killing the man who killed his woman. Now he's spent his time in jail and is looking to even the score against the men who set him up.
Eddie G. never got Jerry Lewis. Didn’t think he was funny, didn’t think Dean needed him. So he had no intention of seeing the show, or of meeting Dean’s ex-partner. But Sammy comes to Eddie and asks him to help Jerry with a problem—one that might lead to murder. Because he likes Sammy, he agrees.
At the same time Eddie’s P.I. friend, Danny Bardini, comes to Eddie looking for a pretty girl to use as bait in a case he’s working on. He ends up getting Eddie’s blessing to recruit Gina, a waitress at the Sands who is waiting for a spot to open up on the line at the Riviera. Only when the spot finally becomes available, Gina’s gone missing. Eddie, Danny and Jerry Epstein, Eddie’s Brooklyn mob connection, end up working together to hopefully find Gina alive, and keep Jerry Lewis from committing murder.
He almost paid the ultimate price for a crime he didn't commit. Now Decker will make sure the innocent have nothing to fear… but the guilty won't stand a chance against the Bounty Hunter…
According to numerous eyewitnesses, Brian Foxx held up a bank in Wyoming and one in Arizona -- on the exact same day at the exact same time. Decker has no idea how Foxx pulled it off, but he's got a legend of his own to maintain: he always gets his man.
Robert J. Randisi delivers an action-packed depiction of the dangerous life of a bounty hunter in Double The Bounty.
Following the trail of a beautiful con artist who is hitting banks along the California coast, Decker is distracted from the task at hand by a missing woman, a deadly blackmail scheme, and a crime of passion.
Robert J. Randisi delivers a realistic depiction of the life of a bounty hunter in Beauty and The Bounty.
No one knows much about the Baron, but one whisper in that cultured accent is enough to set even the most hardened of men shaking in their boots.
He's clearly cut from a different cloth than other hired killers in the Wild West. But he's just as deadly. And that's all Decker cares about because in the eyes of the law, all men are equal, and Decker will make sure the Baron faces American justice.
“Good writing with enough action to keep the pages turning and your inner camera running!"
Vegas, 1960. Gamblin', drinkin', and everybody's misbehavin'.
Six months ago, while they were filming Ocean's 11, the Rat Pack needed Eddie Gianelli's help to track down the mug who was sending threatening letters to Dino. Now they're back for the premiere and it's Frank who needs Eddie's help. Seems a babe he was planning to meet in Sin City took a powder—leaving behind her luggage and a stiff in the bathtub. She's on the lam, and it's up to Eddie to find her and figure out if she's a victim or a killer.
Once again Eddie teams up with his P.I. buddy, Danny Bardini, and the Jewish New York torpedo, Jerry Epstein, who never met a pancake he didn't like. Together they scour the neon streets, smoke-filled lounges, casinos, and seamy back alleys, dodging bodies and thugs with guns. But when Sam Giancana arrives on the scene, Eddie starts to wonder if he's going to be able to keep himself out of jail—and alive.
Celebrity cameos spice up the action, and Mo Mo Giancana brings a dark presence to the story. Once again, Randisi, the man Booklist says "may be the last of the pulp writers," gives readers a tour de force of bright lights, hot dice, and drop-dead-gorgeous dames in this second novel of the exciting, acclaimed series.
"Randisi perfectly captures the GLITZ, GLAMOUR, CORRUPTION, AND CRIME of the era, using the Rat Pack gang with affectionate respect and considerable acumen."―Publishers Weekly on Luck Be a Lady, Don't Die
“As entertaining as the series debut. Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Joey Bishop are all portrayed as the COOLEST OF THE COOL CATS (well, maybe not Joey), and the stakes are elevated….GREAT FUN for the snap-brimmed-hat crowd.”―Booklist on Luck Be a Lady, Don’t Die
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop, and Peter Lawford are the Kings of Cool—the Rat Pack. Ocean's 11 is their first movie together and they have taken Sin City by storm—filming during the day and cavorting onstage at the Sands Casino at night. It's clear not everyone is charmed, however, when Dean begins receiving anonymous threatening letters.
Eddie Gianelli, also called Eddie G., is a pit boss at the Sands. After twelve years, he's got the whole town wired. But he's still surprised when Joey Bishop drops by his table and invites him to meet with Frank in the Rat Pack's private steam room. Frank asks Eddie to find out who's been sending the threats, as a favor to him and Dean.
Eddie wants to politely decline, but caught between his boss, Jack Entratter's, not-so-subtle nudging and being utterly starstruck by Dino, he agrees to look into it. He gets help from his P.I. best friend and a Jewish torpedo from Brooklyn. A few dead bodies and bruised ribs later, he remembers why he was reluctant. In a city of gamblers, Eddie has become the highest roller of all. The game is murder, and the stakes just may be his own life.
Robert J. Randisi, the man Booklist claims "may be the last of the true pulp writers," takes his readers on a vivid, neon-lit tour of back rooms, bars, and famed gambling dens of the desert mirage that was—and still is—Las Vegas. Broads, blackjack, and bourbon flow. Celebrities, from John F. Kennedy to Angie Dickinson, strut in and out of this amazing first in a series that Rat Pack fans and crime fiction lovers will not want to miss.
PRAISE FOR ROBERT J. RANDISI
"This is a tremendously entertaining novel. If you're a fan of the Rat Pack, it's sacred."—T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Fallen
"Randisi portrays splendid, seedy Vegas with a fresh and stunning perspective, making this a superb re-creation of those halcyon days and the hippest mystery of the year." —Ken Bruen, author of The Vixen
"A terrific idea beautifully executed by one of the best storytellers in the business."—Max Allan Collins, author of Road to Paradise
"Randisi delivers a masterpiece of plot and style, blazing with the bloody colors of early '60s Vegas."—Ed Gorman, author of the Sam McCain series
"Guys in sharp suits, dice, cards, broads, booze—Randisi writes about it all as if he were a brother rat. What a time! What a town! What a book!"—John Lutz, author of Fear the Night
In order to avenge a fellow bounty hunter, Decker leaves the wilds of the West and tracks a killer cross-country to the roughest town of all--New York City.
"If this were the golden age of radio, Randisi would be in good company amidst the likes of Striker, Gibson, Edwards, Lamour, and Tinsley…”