‘Destiny’ in Deyell’s hands

Rick Robinson penned thriller

Rick Robinson’s thriller “Manifest Destiny” has been acquired by Peter R.J. Deyell (“Road to Nowhere”) in a six-figure agreement, with Quinn Redeker (“The Deer Hunter”) attached to write.

“Manifest Destiny” centers on fictional Rep. Richard Thompson investigating the kidnapping of one of his staffers by Communist rebels in Romania and becoming embroiled in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse, with the control of Eastern Europe hanging in the balance. The novel won the Best Fiction award at the Paris Book Festival and Best Independent Book in America at the DIY Book Festival in Los Angeles.

Robinson served as legislative director/press secretary for Rep. Jim Bunning from 1987 to 1993 and the Kentucky regional director for Sen. Bob Dole’s 1996 presidential bid against Bill Clinton. He also once ran unsuccessfully for Congress.

“Manifest Destiny” is Robinson’s third novel in the Richard Thompson series, following “The Maximum Contribution” and “Sniper Bid.” . He is currently writing his fourth in the series, “Writ of Mandamus.”

Deyell was a producer on “Road to Nowhere,” directed by Monte Hellman and written and produced by Steven Gaydos, executive editor of Daily Variety.

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