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Robert Wilson - Author

About the Author

Robert Wilson has lived and worked around the world, including spells shipbroking, tourguiding, and exporting bathrooms to Nigeria. After escaping car crashes, civil wars and angry baboons, he and his wife settled in Portugal, and Rob turned to novels. Since then, he's written ten acclaimed crime novels including the CWA Gold Dagger award winning A SMALL DEATH IN LISBON.

 

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Featured books by Robert Wilson

Stealing People

Stealing People

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2015

London, January 2014. In the space of 32 hours, in a well-planned and highly organized operation, six billionaires' children are taken off the streets of London in a series of slickly well-executed kidnaps. The gang demands GBP25 million per hostage for 'expenses' - not ransom. And when your child goes missing, you need Charles Boxer: a man with little left to lose who'll stop at nothing to save families suffering what he has. The wealthy parents of the missing children know that Boxer will do more than police can - but that doesn't mean the law will leave it to him. Intelligence agencies are all interested in the kidnaps because in each case the parents are related to people in power in the various countries involved. Soon the investigation goes beyond the corridors of power and the boardrooms of big corporations - and to far darker corners. Even more worryingly for Boxer, and his ex-wife Mercy, it threatens to lead back to their own lives, too. But still nobody knows what this mysterious kidnap gang ultimately want and, if they have a cause, what the hell is it?

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You Will Never Find Me

You Will Never Find Me

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME. When Charlie Boxer reads this note from his daughter in her empty room, the words only reinforce what he already knows: he's always got his priorities wrong. His ex-wife, DCI Mercy Danquah, and their daughter, Amy, have learned to live without him. Boxer's work in high stakes kidnap and recovery has taken him to places from which no man returns unscathed. And Amy has been around enough police business to plan the perfect disappearing act. But what Amy doesn't realise - and Boxer knows only too well - is how quickly a life can fall apart when living under the radar. Charlie follows Amy's tracks from London to Madrid - but will the trail last long enough for him to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the fathers?

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You Will Never Find Me

You Will Never Find Me

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Charlie Boxer messed up his family life. First the army, then the police, then high-stakes kidnap and recovery, his ex-wife and daughter learnt to live without him as his work took him places no man can come back from unscarred. Trying to rebuild a relationship with Amy, his teenage daughter, hasn't been easy. But Charlie only realises just how wrong things have gone when he finds her empty room and a note: You will never find me. Having spent years working to track down kidnap victims, Charlie knows that sometimes, the missing don't want to be found. And he knows the hell it brings for families - the vanished are neither dead or alive, but simply gone. Worse still, Charlie Boxer knows how quickly a life can fall apart once you're living under the radar. For Charlie, danger has finally come to his front door and to crack the hardest case he's ever worked, it's time to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the father.

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Other books by Robert Wilson

You Will Never Find Me

You Will Never Find Me

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

YOU WILL NEVER FIND ME. When Charlie Boxer reads this note from his daughter in her empty room, the words only reinforce what he already knows: he's always got his priorities wrong. His ex-wife, DCI Mercy Danquah, and their daughter, Amy, have learned to live without him. Boxer's work in high stakes kidnap and recovery has taken him to places from which no man returns unscathed. And Amy has been around enough police business to plan the perfect disappearing act. But what Amy doesn't realise - and Boxer knows only too well - is how quickly a life can fall apart when living under the radar. Charlie follows Amy's tracks from London to Madrid - but will the trail last long enough for him to face up to the true meaning of the sins of the fathers?

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Anti-Inflammation Diet

Anti-Inflammation Diet

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2014

Knuckleheads Fist Contact

Knuckleheads Fist Contact

Author: Robert Wilson, Brian Winkeler Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2014

Trevor K. Trevinski was massively hung over when he was given the cosmic powers of The Crystal Fist, so he has no idea how they work. Join Trev, his roommate Lance, Pizza Guy and Emma, the hot drunk English chick, as they embark on a hero's journey, hitting every pothole along the way.

Hypnotic Healing

Hypnotic Healing

Author: Robert Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 18/02/2014

Some of the common recorded physical effects of the mind reaching this relaxed state are as follows:Total relaxation from head to toe. There are vivid visualizations, color and pattern in the mind's eye. Some level of separation between the conscious and the subconscious is apparent. The levels of anxiety, stress, and tension are considerably eased. Improved levels of concentration, memory and mental stamina. The ability to achieve a high level and quality of the meditative state. Harness the energy needed to address the specific problem area. Boost the immune system and other bodily functions. Deepen the sleep and relaxation patterns. Being clear in the goals and benchmarks set for achievements. Creating the happy and confident frame of mind needed. Dramatically reduce stress, tension, and anxiety levels. The increase of motivation levels. The ability to better focus and solve problems.

Capital Punishment

Capital Punishment

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2014

A crime thriller to take you on a terrifying journey into London's dark side. Beautiful Alyshia D'Cruz has grown up in London and Mumbai wanting for nothing. But one night she takes the wrong cab home. Charles Boxer, expert in high-stakes kidnap resolution, teams up with his ex-partner, investigative cop Mercy Danquah, who's battling with their rebellious teenage daughter. Alyshia's father hires Boxer, who knows all about the tycoon's colourful career, which has made him plenty of enemies. But despite the vast D'Cruz fortune, the kidnappers don't want cash, instead favouring a cruel and lethal game . . . To save Alyshia, Boxer must dodge religious fanatics, Indian mobsters and London's home-grown crime lords. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT is a journey to the dark side of people and places that lie just out of view, waiting for the moment to tear a life apart.

Anti-Inflammation Diet: Critical Tips and Hints on How to Eat Healthy and Prevent Inflammation

Anti-Inflammation Diet: Critical Tips and Hints on How to Eat Healthy and Prevent Inflammation

Author: Robert Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 13/01/2014

Lots of individuals suffer from inflammation, especially those individuals that have arthritis or some other disease that affects mobility. Of course there are numerous medications that can help to alleviate the pain but many persons are trying to find natural solutions to the problem. One of the most natural solutions for the problem is to modify the diet and eat foods that will help to reduce the levels of inflammation in the body. The text "e; Anti-Inflammation Diet: Critical Tips and Hints on How to Eat Healthy and Prevent Inflammation "e; helps the reader to learn what inflammation is, what causes it and to learn what the foods are that are best suited for this diet. The book also highlights the foods and other things that are to be avoided. It is a great text for the home. The recipes that are found toward the end of the book are great and will satiate any palate.

My Kawy

My Kawy

Author: Robert Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2011

Crossing Six

Crossing Six

Author: Robert Wilson Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Kendall Huffman begins her senior year in high school unaware that she will have to adjust to a life alone without her boyfriend who leaves her and her best friend who dies of cancer in November. Crossing Six is the story of a young person forced to rely on herself after losing the support of two of the most important people in her life.

Managing Sport Finance

Managing Sport Finance

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2011

All good managers working in sport need to have a clear understanding of the principles of finance and accounting. Whether working in the private, public or voluntary sectors, a firm grasp of the basic concepts and techniques of financial management is essential if a manager is to make effective decisions and to implement those decisions successfully. Managing Sport Finance is the first book to offer a comprehensive introduction to financial management and accounting specifically designed for managers working in sport. The book assumes no prior knowledge of finance or accounting on the part of the reader. It clearly and succinctly guides the reader through each key concept and practical technique, including: balance sheets income statements costing systems and decision making investment appraisal budgeting and budgetary control double entry bookkeeping funding for sport interpreting annual reports. Using a rich variety of case studies, examples and data from the real world of sport management, the book places each concept into a managerial context, ensuring that the reader understands why that concept is important and how best to employ each technique. Each chapter also contains a range of useful features, including chapter introductions, learning objectives, activities, summaries, review questions and further reading. This is the most useful, comprehensive and accessible introduction to financial management for sport currently available and is essential reading for any student of sport management or sport development.

Managing Sport Finance

Managing Sport Finance

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/03/2011

All good managers working in sport need to have a clear understanding of the principles of finance and accounting. Whether working in the private, public or voluntary sectors, a firm grasp of the basic concepts and techniques of financial management is essential if a manager is to make effective decisions and to implement those decisions successfully. Managing Sport Finance is the first book to offer a comprehensive introduction to financial management and accounting specifically designed for managers working in sport. The book assumes no prior knowledge of finance or accounting on the part of the reader. It clearly and succinctly guides the reader through each key concept and practical technique, including: balance sheets income statements costing systems and decision making investment appraisal budgeting and budgetary control double entry bookkeeping funding for sport interpreting annual reports. Using a rich variety of case studies, examples and data from the real world of sport management, the book places each concept into a managerial context, ensuring that the reader understands why that concept is important and how best to employ each technique. Each chapter also contains a range of useful features, including chapter introductions, learning objectives, activities, summaries, review questions and further reading. This is the most useful, comprehensive and accessible introduction to financial management for sport currently available and is essential reading for any student of sport management or sport development.

Guide to the South-Western Railway and Surrounding Neighbourhood in Ayr and Dumfriesshires Via the Glasgow And South-Western Railway (1852)

Guide to the South-Western Railway and Surrounding Neighbourhood in Ayr and Dumfriesshires Via the Glasgow And South-Western Railway (1852)

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/07/2010

The 1840s had seen a rapid expansion of railways in Britain. Some were more likely to succeed than others. The Glasgow & South Western found itself always in the shadow of its competitors; its route from Glasgow to Carlisle lacked the direct approach taken by the rival Caledonian Railway. The G&SWR trains from Glasgow meandered through Renfrewshire and Ayrshire, calling at Paisley, Johnstone, Lochwinnoch, Beith, Kilbirnie and Dalry before heading to Ayr or Kilmarnock, Mauchline, Cumnock then south into Dumfriesshire, through Sanquhar, Thornhill, Closeburn, Auldgirth and Dumfries. Completed in 1850, and lightly populated for most of the route, the line needed to attract additional traffic. This guide, published in 1852, is an attempt to tempt visitors by describing the highlights to be seen along the route. Guides of this nature were not uncommon as the railways sought to capitalise on what was to become an expanding tourist market. However, this didn't prevent the Company offering early commuters First Class Annual Season Tickets for the 184-mile round trip from Dumfries to Glasgow!

A Small Death in Lisbon

A Small Death in Lisbon

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

This stunning, atmospheric thriller set in war-torn Europe won the CWA Gold Dagger and has now been reissued with the Javier Falcon series. A Portuguese bank is founded on the back of Nazi wartime deals. Over half a century later a young girl is murdered in Lisbon. 1941. Klaus Felsen, SS, arrives in Lisbon and the strangest party in history where Nazis and Allies, refugees and entrepreneurs dance to the strains of opportunism and despair. Felsen's war takes him to the bleak mountains of the north where a brutal battle is being fought for an element vital to Hitler's blitzkrieg. Late 1990s, Lisbon. Inspector Ze Coelho is investigating the murder of a young girl with a disturbing sexual past. As Ze digs deeper he overturns the dark soil of history and unearths old bones. The 1974 revolution has left injustices of the old fascist regime unresolved. But there's an older, greater injustice for which this small death in Lisbon is horrific compensation, and in his final push for the truth, Ze must face the most chilling opposition.

The Blind Man of Seville

The Blind Man of Seville

Author: Robert Wilson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2009

The first in Robert Wilson's Seville series, featuring the tortured detective Javier Falcon. The man is bound, gagged and dead in front of his television.The terrible self-inflicted wounds tell of his violent struggle to avoid some unseen horror. On the screen? In his head? What could make a man do that to himself? It's Easter week in Seville, a time of passion and processions. But detective Javier Falcon is not celebrating. Appalled by the victim's staring eyes he is inexorably drawn into this disturbing, mystifying case. And when the investigation into the dead man's life sends Javier trawling though his own past and into the shocking journals of his late father, a famous artist, his unreliable memory begins to churn. Then there are more killings and Falcon finds himself pushed to the edge of a terrifying truth...