Robert Bidinotto -- the bestselling author of HUNTER and its award-winning sequel, BAD DEEDS -- earned a national reputation as an authority on criminal justice while writing investigative crime articles as a former Staff Writer for Reader's Digest. His famous 1988 article "Getting Away with Murder" stirred a national controversy about crime and prison furlough programs during that year's presidential campaign. It was named a 1989 finalist for a National Magazine Award from the American Society of Magazine Editors.
Robert is author of the acclaimed book Criminal Justice? The Legal System vs. Individual Responsibility, with a foreword by John Walsh of the "America's Most Wanted" television show, and of Freed to Kill -- a compendium of horror stories exposing the failings of the justice system. He drew upon this background and his personal experiences with crime victims to write HUNTER.
He received the Free Press Association's Mencken Award in 1985 for "Best Feature Story," and he has been honored by the National Victim Center and other victim-rights organizations for his outspoken public advocacy on behalf of crime victims. As a magazine editor, in 2007 he won the industry's top honor for editorial excellence -- the Folio Gold "Eddie" Award.
Robert makes his home on the Chesapeake with his musician wife, Cynthia, and their cat, Luna (who plays a supporting role in the Dylan Hunter thrillers series). He now writes fiction fulltime and is at work on the further adventures of Dylan Hunter -- "the new face of justice."