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Robby Turner has been in a wheelchair for 40 years, most of which were spent with everyone assuming he was a vegetable. But he’s been there the whole time, seeing, hearing, feeling everything - and unable to get his body to communicate. Now, with the help of advanced computer systems, just as Robby is learning to communicate, people from his past are falling victim to a brutal - yet clumsy - assailant.

Bain has clawed her way up to detective by sheer guts and determination, and now she has to make sure her tumultuous personal life doesn’t ruin everything for her as she investigates her first real case - the assaults and murder surrounding Robby Turner. Is Robby involved? Is it even possible that someone so severely handicapped could be behind the vicious crimes? Could she really let such a bumbling amateur of a criminal slip away and ruin her chance to prove she’s fit for the job?

Robby the R-Word... (makes you) think about the dark shadows lurking in the otherwise vividly bright world. Above all, (it) is dark, detailed, daring, gritty, gruesome, emotional, and it isn’t suited for the faint of heart. (You) feel uncomfortable, wincing and crying as you read it. The daring style is comparable to Chuck Palahniuk’s novels.

— Amy O’Hara, Promontory Press

Publisher's Weekly also reviewed Robby:

Wright's police procedural has a lot going for it: a complicated plot featuring a string of strangely related attacks; Robby Turner, a brilliant man who has been completely paralyzed for decades; a captivating, if scatological, beginning; and Detective Bain, who has enough politics to deal with and sufficient amounts of the underdog about her to put the reader in her corner. More importantly, the plot has enough twists, turns, and unearthing of unexpected connections between the characters to keep readers guessing who is responsible for beating Robby's father and other similar attacks.


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