Charles Robbins

Works

The Accomplice
An ambitious young politico wangles a dream job, only to slide into a deadly ethical morass.

Smarting over a recent gubernatorial campaign in which he may have cost his boss the race, Henry Hatten is concerned about becoming a political has-been. But he catches a break when he lands a job as communications director for Nebraska Senator Tom Peele’s presidential campaign. As the campaign progresses, however, Henry finds himself involved in dealings so dirty, even a potential spot in the White House might not justify the means. In a world in which campaigns are won in the margins, pushing players to the very edge, how do you avoid sliding over and damning yourself?

The U.S. Senate
Written with former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a primer on how the U.S. Senate works. Published January 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press.

Life Among the Cannibals
Sen. Arlen Specter offers a riveting first-hand account of the rise of political extremism, showing how the fringes have embarked on a cannibalistic crusade to purge moderates, and how the quest for ideological purity is bringing government to a standstill.

Passion for Truth
During a remarkable 40-year career, Arlen Specter has originated the Single-Bullet Theory for the Warren Commission; derailed Judge Robert Bork’s Supreme Court nomination; interrogated Anita Hill, and played an important role in President Clinton’s impeachment proceedings. In this brutally honest book, written with Charles Robbins, Specter analyzes these and other controversies, naming names, identifying where the system worked and where it failed.
The New York Times: "An insider's perspective on vital, debatable, historic terrain." Publishers Weekly: “Informative and enjoyable.”

Selected Works

Fiction
“. . . A riveting look at how love, lust, and murder can derail a presidential campaign. . . this thriller is a must read.” Publishers Weekly (Starred, Boxed Review). Published September 2012 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press.
Non-Fiction
Written with former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, a primer on how the U.S. Senate works. Publication scheduled for January 2013 by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press
Political Memoir
With Sen. Arlen Specter. A first-hand account of the rise of political extremism and how it’s gridlocking government. Kirkus Reviews: “A highly readable battle cry from the moderate center.” Published March 2012, by Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press.
With Sen. Arlen Specter. "An insider's perspective on vital, debatable, historic terrain."
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