London Book Festival Runner Up - Best General Fiction
Readers' Favorite International Book Award Honorable Mention Best Fiction-Thriller
Paris Book Festival Honorable Mention Best General Fiction
New York Book Festival Honorable Mention Best General Fiction
Indie Book Award Finalist- Best Action Adventure
Appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate, Richard Thompson is thrust back into public life. With the nation in mourning over the death of the Vice President all law enforcement is searching for his alleged killer, a young mid-westerner who was working at the White House as an advance man at the time of the assassination. As the young man tries to hide in D.C.'s trendy DuPont Circle neighborhood, the key to proving the man's innocence may—like him—be hiding in plain sight. And its discovery could spark a new Cold War.
What People Say
"… an excellent series of D.C. thrillers."—P.J. O'Rourke, author
"Armed with his extensive knowledge of how Washington REALLY works, Rick is a master of showing us the underbelly of the nation's capital - all while turning the screws on a corker of a thrilling story."
—James Pilcher, Investigative Reporter, Cincinnati Enquirer
"With Advance Man, Rick Robinson demonstrates once again he is the absolute master of political suspense. As usual, Robinson offers the reader an insider's view of both the geography and the dark underbelly of the 'business' side of the company town that is Washington, DC that is both mesmerizing and a bit terrifying. Advance Man grabs you literally by the throat on the first page and then the race is on. If you want a peek behind the curtain for a glimpse of those who pull the strings in our nation's capital, this book is a must read." —Rod Pennington, author