Books by Robert Ferrigno

I was born in Florida, growing up on the last paved street of a small town, spending my youth cutting secret passages through the palmetto thickets with a machete and occasionally burning down those palmettos for the simple pleasure of seeing the fire tru


THE HEART OF THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Pulpy and sometimes oppressively busy."
Ferrigno wraps up a dystopian trilogy set 30-odd years in the future. Read full book review >
SINS OF THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Overstuffed with disturbing imagery and not for the faint-hearted, but seductive and occasionally amusing in its gloomy way."
Biologically enhanced combatants beat the stuffing out of each other in a race to recover secret weapons buried in the final days of the good old U.S.A. in the second volume of Ferrigno's Assassin Trilogy (Prayers for the Assassin, 2006). Read full book review >
PRAYERS FOR THE ASSASSIN by Robert Ferrigno
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2006

"Instead of exploring the dynamics of holy wars and culture wars, Ferrigno reduces such provocative topics to pulp."
A novelist known for hard-boiled suspense laced with dark humor conjures a vision of a frightening future, but isn't quite sure where to take it. Read full book review >
THE WAKE-UP by Robert Ferrigno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2004

"Sharp, fast, and slick. Ferrigno (Scavenger Hunt, 2003, etc.) can read like Raymond Chandler on speed, with pages turning and adrenaline pretty high throughout."
A mysterious Special Ops fixer makes the mistake of taking his job too personally. Read full book review >
SCAVENGER HUNT by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Since then (Flinch, 2001, etc.) he's been solidly mid-pack."
Ace reporter Jimmy Gage, of Hollywood tell-all SLAP magazine, bares all trying to win a boozy scavenger hunt. Read full book review >
FLINCH by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 16, 2001

"But the characters are stuck in Noir Standard Time, and ever since The Horse Latitudes (1990), that's been a trademark as well."
The brothers Gage, Jimmy and Jonathan, share a relationship that makes Cain and Abel's seem loving. Read full book review >
HEARTBREAKER by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Tightly written but uneven, with an uncomfortable mix of over-the-top comic plotting and tough-guy machismo in a surrealistic SoCal setting."
A California playboy, a pair of homicidal hustlers, and a feisty but beautiful marine biologist all make trouble for an ex-cop who wants revenge on the southern-fried drug dealer who killed his partner. Read full book review >
DEAD SILENT by Robert Ferrigno
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 13, 1996

"It's the bigger units—characters, relationships, plot—that keep this familiar tale from sounding as fresh as the prose. (Film rights to Twentieth Century-Fox)"
Ever since The Horse Latitudes (1990), Ferrigno's been floundering in a deepening trough. Read full book review >
DEAD MAN'S DANCE by Robert Ferrigno
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 27, 1995

"But the choreography seems to be a problem, too. (First printing of 150,000; $250,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild and Mystery Guild featured alternate)"
Though Ferrigno struggles valiantly to inject gallons of angst and attitude into his latest, the result is a wandering, joyless attempt to reinvent the gruff roman policier. Read full book review >
THE CHESHIRE MOON by Robert Ferrigno
Released: Feb. 18, 1993

"All in all, then, despite patches of hot prose: an oddly enervated thriller."
Ferrigno's smoldering The Horse Latitudes was one of the most striking thriller debuts of 1990. Read full book review >