Praise & Reviews
"Robinson shines best at creating and developing realistic, believable characters and playing them against each other like a master puppeteer." Palmetto Review
Rex, the Kid, the Whore, the Witch, and the Scientist
"Witty, funny, and extremely original. This book will take you on a crazy ride filled with adventure, sex, tequila, and intrigue. The author has a deliciously cynical sense of humor that permeates this unique novel. Strap in and enjoy!"
--Kevin G. Chapman, author of Lethal Voyage, winner of the 2021 Kindle Book Award for best mystery/thriller.
Robinson skillfully interweaves the legal dilemmas into the intricate, multilayered plot, his writing is assured, and plotting tight. The parallel narrative which flips back and forth between Pancho’s progress on the case and the background movements of an array of suspicious characters is vital to the way in which Robinson makes McMartin’s case. Robinson’s meticulous, fascinatingly detailed working of the justice system, his deeply realized characterization, and the overwhelming sense he conveys of being present in middle of the ongoing drama, make sure the reader stays invested throughout. Robinson has delivered a multifaceted, satisfying story, steeped in law and real estate fraud. This is a brilliantly satisfying legal thriller." --BookView Review
"This time around, Pancho McMartin has taken Wayson Takei as a client, a man accused of murdering his neighbor Peter Roosevelt. As he dives into the evidence, with the invaluable assistance of his private investigator, new secretary, and medical examiner lover, Pancho quickly comes to realize this is far from an open and shut case. Tropical Deception is an exciting murder mystery that will have readers on the edge of their seats." —Jessica Tingling, San Francisco Book Review
"A well-executed crime drama... easily digestible entertainment and artfully crafted suspense... a generous measure of action, and an enjoyably brisk pace. This is a legal thriller with an intriguing political dimension." —Kirkus Reviews
"Captivating writing... the book remained full of suspense... an excellent read for those who enjoy legal thrillers." —OnlineBookClub
"Combining the tension of a murder mystery with the procedural drama of a legal thriller, along with a colorful cast of suspects, this novel is a quick and enticing read. The story is laced with tempting red herrings, cleverly penned language, and a deftly crafted plot. For those readers seeking an immersive escape with a healthy dose of tropical swagger, Robinson makes it hard to stop reading." —Self-Publishing Review, ★★★★½
"Tropical Deception's mercurial tale of subterfuge and justice will delight prior Pancho fans (who will relish this fourth book in the series) and newcomers, who need have no prior familiarity with Pancho's approaches to his work to enjoy this latest thriller."
—Midwest Book Review
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Son of Saigon
"A character-driven story with a powerful premise, Son of Saigon is thrilling, packed with twists and turns that readers won't see coming.The storytelling is stellar and the entertaining qualities of the narrative are first class -- from the cinematic writing, the tight plot, the compelling characters to the realism that permeates the plot... The author weaves stunning realism into the narrative and asks relevant existential questions like: What happens when we are unable to do what we used to do? Themes of love, adventure, friendship, and dealing with old age are beautifully explored in this narrative." - Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite
"Robinson has written a clean and sharp novel that artfully touches on countless interesting themes, without the story ever feeling rushed or overstuffed with ideas. The dialogue is believable and funny, particularly betweenHank and Norm, but the light-heartedness is perfectly balanced with suspense, mystery and serious dramatic moments. A well-rounded work of character-driven fiction, Son of Saigon will surprise and inspire in a satisfying mixture of action and drama." - Self Publishing Review
"The first thing I noticed about the way the author wrote is the easy flow of the story. The book was written with an easy island energy that you only get from laying on the beach and soaking in the sun. Several times in the book Pancho and Drew would head to the beach and watch the sunset. The disbursement of Hawaiian-island details really gave this book a warm feeling, and had it been set on the mainland, I think the book would have had a completely different feel to it. All of the characters were well thought out and very realistic. The relationship between Pancho and Drew was very brotherly yet comical. And the relationship between Pancho and Padma really grew into a special one throughout the story. I enjoyed the bit of romance thrown into the mix. It didn’t overpower the storyline but was just enough to take away from the seriousness of the case they were working. The other characters included the doctors, the doctors’ lawyers, and of course Manny and Gisele. Although there were a lot of characters, the author wrote the story in such a way that the reader would not become confused. For example, he stated which lawyer belonged to which doctor several times so as to not confuse the reader. I appreciated this in the writing. Overall, this book was one that I found very enjoyable to read. All of the questions and loose ends were tied up in the end. I also did not realize that there are two other Tropical books in the series. I’m sure I’ll be picking those up very soon. All the stars to this book!"
Reviewed by Kristi Elizabeth - San Francisco Book Review
The Pinochet Plot
"Intriguing plot line. Author is obviously a golfer, with great descriptions of competitive play, but non-golfers will be captivated, as well."- ES
"Unplayable Lie is a riveting story involving a talented golfer's introduction to his sport, rise to success, friendships gained and lost, and lessons learned along the way."- Kevin L. Freeman