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As a businessman and real estate developer Robert John DeLuca was compelled to operate within tightly restrictive parameters defined by market conditions, standards of conduct, government regulations, and many other restraining variables. As an author, however, he is pleased to be enjoying the incredible uplift of an unbounded endeavor limited only by his own creativity and passion. He has always had a strong interest in writing, which he cultivated at Brown University and the University of Pittsburgh, where he holds BA and MBA degrees respectively.

After college, he served with the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and left as a Captain to join the Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, where he was a national accounts real estate lending officer. Eventually, he settled in Houston to become the chief financial officer for a residential construction company. He also spent time as a lender with the local office of Citibank, N.A. He became a partner in a shopping center development company, and subsequently founded Desert Southwest Realty which offered an array of industry services. Until recently he was a developer of affordable multifamily housing using low income tax credits. In fact, his extensive business background provides a strong platform and fertile resource in support of his writing endeavors

His books include two novels: "The Pact with the Devil", which pits a head-strong Texas businessman against a vicious Mexican drug lord and, "The Sister Edith" centering on the dreadful dilemma of a man torn between his birth and blood brothers. A non-fiction work, "The Perfect Pro Football Coach", ranks the proficiency of every NFL head the past fifty years. "Beatles, Books, and Bombs" is a tribute to fallen comrades and a self-account of life as an ROTC student on an ultra-liberal Ivy League campus and then serving with the Marines in Vietnam during the turbulent 1960's.


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Beatles, Books, Bombs, and Beyond
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    Synopsis Who knew ahead that the 1960’s would be so weird? When in 1962 three bright young men eagerly enter Brown University, one of the most liberal colleges in America, they have no idea what will unfold during the turbulent decade to come. They all have earned full Navy ROTC scholarships and look forward to serving their country in uniform when they graduate. In fact, they all sign up to be United States Marine Corps officers. As an inconceivable series of world and national events...

    Justice for a Texas Marshall
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      SynopsisMarshall Morris is a unique young man who bounces from one bizarre predicament to another. He is on the football squad as a senior at Justice High in south Texas. The team is expected to have an awesome season. Unfortunately, coach Warren Wilson, decided long ago that Marshall will never amount to much and hardly ever lets him play. The coach is a a bully, who has favorites but no time for hard working kids of average ability. When Marshall discovers the coach is getting an illegal...

      The Pact with the Devil
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        Synopsis When compelling economic circumstances catapult a headstrong and eminently successful Texas business executive on to a collision course with Mexico’s most authoritarian and ruthless drug lord, only one is likely to survive. One man bullies his way through life leveraging the force of his personality and the advantages of his executive position. The other rules strictly though the intimidating power of an iron fist of physical violence. Neither has ever known a peer in his own...

        The Perfect Pro Football Coach
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          Synopsis “Success”, as defined within the head coaching fraternity in the National Football League, is really quite simple: (1) be a winner, and (2) get your team to the post season. Defining success, however, is infinitely easier than finding someone who can make it happen. The task of bringing in a new head coach is necessarily daunting since successful coaches come in all shapes, sizes, philosophies, and approaches. It would certainly seem that NFL franchises, who lead us to believe that...