The Evil That Men Do


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Forge Books
ISBN: 9780765338136
432 Pages

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Praise for The Evil That Men Do

“In this age of mind-numbing and dumbed-down political correctness, it’s encouraging to see that Robert Gleason doesn’t give a s**t. A rare novelist who has the talent and the cojones to say what others only dimly perceive or refuse to believe, he really pushes it to its limits.  And by the way, any resemblance in this book to powerful persons, living or dead, is . . . not a coincidenceIn another age, or another country, Gleason would be . . . in hiding, prison or dead.  As an added bonus, this is a hell of a thriller that will keep you entertained and laughing your ass off.

-- Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cuban Affair

I’m almost at a loss for words to describe The Evil that Men Do—almost, but not quite. Outrageous comes to mind, along with brazen, offensive, hilarious, crazy, scurrilous, wicked — and, above all, entertaining beyond all measure. This is a pulse-pounding page-turner so hot it’s on fire, lofted to us on updrafts from hell itself. The reader will have great fun connecting the thinly-disguised panoply of creeps, mountebanks, hucksters, politicos and megastars in the novel with the actual people they are and with a dark wit so biting it decapitates. Thank god for the First Amendment, because otherwise Gleason would be enjoying Happy Hour with a three-drug cocktail in Atlanta Fed or Leavenworth.

-- Douglas Preston, #1 bestselling author of The Kraken Mission

Run, Gleason, run. The witness protection program cannot save you. You have speared too many of the powerful and the pretentious with your wicked wit and implacable need to tell the truth. Trump and Putin will be especially furious.  Those two will hunt you down like a dog.  Guantanamo will be a Club Med or Sandals Luxury Resort Vacation compared to their untender mercies and maniacal ministrations.  So adios, it was fun knowing you. Also thanks for living long enough to give us a nerve-fraying, throat-clutching, keep-you-up-all-night thriller, a work of fiction forged in hell!

-- William Cohen, former US Defense Secretary and New York Times bestselling author of Final Strike

Robert Gleason goes straight for the jugular in his latest novel, The Evil That Men Do. Lurking behind the characters’ thinly-veiled pseudonyms are the thugs, celebrities, and superstars who dominate today's headlines: Trump, Putin, Jim Comey, and Bill Maher are all there in effigy, primed and skewered, waiting to be burned.  Unfortunately for Gleason, I doubt this bunch will take his assault lying down. His targets will want him drawn and quartered after reading this book . . . except perhaps Bill Maher, whose literary avatar finds himself kidnapped, tortured, then lewdly and lasciviously seduced by two gorgeous female Islamist terrorists. And then there’s Jules Meredith, the intrepid reporter who exposes Trump—I mean, J. T. Tower—and his band of billionaire black-money political donors, including Vladimir Putin . . . or rather Mikhail Putilov. Could Jules’ book, Filthy Lucre, have been inspired by Jane Mayer’s Dark Money? Those with no upside include Trump, Putin, and Comey: they will be furious, and likely won’t rest till they’re stretching Gleason's hide on a high rack and seeing his deeply troubled soul in hell. The only question is who will get to him first?  Given the limitations of Twitter, my money is on Vladimir Putin—a.k.a. Mikhail Putilov.  Were I Gleason, I’d be checking my beer for the pungent tang of Polonium-210 for the rest of my life . . . however brief and tenuous a span that might prove to be.  In sum, Gleason, it's a nuclear bombshell of a book--a heart-pounding, mind-blowing rollercoaster of a ride . . .  and, I hasten to add, side-splittingly funny!

-- Ward LarsenUSA Today bestselling of Cutting Edge and winner of six major literary awards

Bombs away! Look out below! Pull up your boot straps! And run for cover! Bob Gleason offends . . . everyone.  He might even offend you too, but he’ll entertaining the hell out of you at the same time, because this book is a rare thing: A blood curdling thriller, too, written with a kind of headlong verbal velocity that makes it impossible to put down. Read it. Tonight. But remember, ANY resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

-- William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Lincoln Letter

The Evil that Men Do is brilliant—as topical as the president’s next twitter rant or press release. If Trump and Putin don’t murder Gleason within weeks of publication, it will be a miracle.  This book impales and offends everyone with equal opportunity and laser-like accuracy. It's fascinating how over-the-top absurdity strikes far too close to reality. Read it and see how many characters you recognize.”

-- Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Thunder

As bold a book as you'll find this year, The Evil That Men Do combines a thrilling, right-in-the-moment epic with a profound grasp of global issues.  Gleason writes with tremendous energy and flair, and the velocity of the plot, combined with devilish characterizations and insider savvy, competes easily with the most vivid headlines of our time.  A lion's roar of a book that recalls the great adventure novels of the past--while remaining powerfully contemporary.  Well done!

-- Ralph Peters, three-time winner of the Boyd Award and  the New York Times bestselling author of Judgment at Appomattox

As always, Gleason stays ahead of the pack, firing on all cylinders, with a take-no-prisoners-attitude.  This one isn’t inspired by the headlines, IT IS THE HEADLINES.

-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order

And Into The Fire


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Forge Books
ISBN: 9780765379160
368 Pages

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And Into The Fire will be released on June 06, 2017. Have a hardcover copy shipped to you as soon as it is available. Get it at any of these fine booksellers:


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Praise for And Into The Fire

“Gleason is a bona fide expert on nuclear terrorism, and he utilizes his knowledge, along with his storytelling skills, to deliver a thriller that feels shockingly authentic. Military-action fans will relish this one as they shudder at its implications.”

-- Booklist (starred review)

A masterpiece . . . a crown jewel

-- The Strand Magazine

“Robert Gleason’s latest novel, And Into the Fire, is more than a spectacular thriller: it’s essential reading.  Apocalyptic, topical, and frighteningly authentic, here is a book that kept me turning pages deep into the night.  Don’t miss this cautionary and important tale of where the world is headed.”

-- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth

“Gleason nails the complexities of a horrifying scenario, weaving a terrifying web on treason and danger, all steeped in pure fact.  And that’s what makes this book so scary.  It actually could happen.”

-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The 14th Colony

“Just when we thought it was safe to dream again, Robert Gleason has pulled us back, kicking and screaming, to our collective nightmare: nuclear annihilation.”

-- Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Radiant Angel

“A true master of apocalyptic fiction, Robert Gleason has written a gripping and frightening tale on how skillful terrorists could use stolen nuclear weapons on our own cities.  His research is devastatingly detailed and shockingly realistic. We should be scared, all of us--very scared.”

-- William S. Cohen, Former Secretary of Defense and New York Times bestselling author of Collision

Not only the most terrifying, but also the most realistic nuclear-terror scenario I have encountered, whether on the page or in the Pentagon.  Robert Gleason's decades of deep research into the dark realms of nuclear energy and weapons have yielded a superb thriller that reads swiftly but lingers long in the imagination.  A rich plot, compelling characters, and energetic writing combine to make And Into the Fire's nuclear nightmare a blast (pun fully intended)!  It's a gripping read--and a primer on nuclear terrorism.”

-- Ralph Peters, three-time Boyd Award-winner, New York Times bestselling author of The Damned of Petersburg

“A rapid moving intricate plot that unfolds with twists and turns. The characters he developed are depicted in real life drama and keep the reader looking for secondary plots. Not only is the multiple scenario scheme of events possible they are probable. Robert Gleason verifies the realism with technocrat language and verifiable research.”

-- Richard Marcinko, New York Times Bestselling author of Rogue Warrior and founding father of SEAL Team SIX

“Bob Gleason knows how to tell a story relevant to our times.  The plot is realistic and believable.  Readers will find And Into The Fire a suspenseful, high-stakes, high-octane thriller to be a page-turning must-read.”

-- Sid Shachnow, Major General, US Army (Retired), former head of  all US Special Forces worldwide and author of the Colby Award-winning memoir, Hope and Honor

Gleason writes with undeniable authority on the threat of nuclear terrorism.  His new book, And Into the Fire, is an eye-opening, hair-raising, up-all-night thriller that should be required reading for all Members of Congress.”

-- Byron Dorgan, Former US Senator and New York Times bestselling author of Gridlock

“The nuclear genie is always trying to escape, which is scary enough. But what if it had help? Well-planned, well-funded help that means us no good at all. Bob Gleason tells such a story. It could happen, but hopefully never will.”

-- Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Fatal Thunder

A recognized expert on nuclear terrorism, Robert Gleason takes readers on a thrilling and all-too-real journey to Armageddon. And Into the Fire should be required reading for the guardians of nuclear safety.”

-- Ward Larsen,  USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of Assassin's Code

“No writer I know can mingle human interest and global fears with the skill and intensity Gleason displays in his novels.  And Into The Fire is simply unforgettable.”

-- Thomas Fleming, winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History, former president of PEN, New York Times bestselling author of The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I

“Nobody, nobody, can scare the hell out of you the way that Robert Gleason can, because he scares you with stuff that could actually happen . . . tomorrow! His monsters are real human beings, but fortunately, so are his heroes. And he has put them into a plot that unfolds with such speed, skill, and storytelling dexterity that you can't stop turning pages. You just know there's another world-changing scare waiting for you in the next scene. You'll stay awake all night finishing it, and you'll stay awake for weeks just thinking about the existential horror at the heart of this terrific thriller.”

-- William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lincoln Letter

End Of Days


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Forge Books
ISBN: 9780765377166
496 Pages

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Praise for End Of Days

“Robert Gleason has been to the jagged edge of the pit and peeped in; he’s been seared by the heat of the eternal furnace, smelled the brimstone, listened to the mournful wailing of the damned. The Dante of our age, he’s back to tell us about it.”

-- Stephen Coonts, author of the New York Times bestseller, Assassin

“Terrifying, outrageous, eerily prescient. Somebody’s going to burn for this! Let’s hope it isn’t . . . all of us!”

-- Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, authors of the New York Times bestseller and Paramount film, Relic

“Gleason does for the end of the world what Milton did for Hell itself. Partly lyrical, entirely entertaining, it is always engrossing and fascinating.”

-- W. Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear, award-winning, New York Times bestselling authors of Fire The Sky

“Great Caesar’s Ghost! What a story! At times mystical, at others apocalyptic, Robert Gleason brings life to nuclear catastrophe. His images are compelling and at times horrific. His characters take you through an almost mythic experience.”

-- Larry Bond, author of the New York Times bestseller Cold Choices

“One twist and turn after another, END OF DAYS is scary and compelling. A devious plot, it’s spun by a stellar hand, check it out.”

-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor's Tomb

“Well, Gleason has done it this time for sure with END OF DAYS. Readers diving into Gleason’s world will never again be the same again. END OF DAYS is a nuclear warhead of a novel, which could do for the Anti-Proliferation Movement what SILENT SPRING did for Environmentalism. People will inevitably compare END OF DAYS to such apocalyptic masterworks as THE STAND, LEFT BEHIND, SWAN SONG, FAIL SAFE, DR. STRANGELOVE andTHE SUM OF ALL FEARS, but in truth there are no comparisons. END OF DAYS dwarfs all previous efforts. A vision old as the BIBLE, violent as Armageddon itself, END OF DAYS is more than a novel. It is the fulfillment of REVELATION, Nostradamus and all the ancient apocalyptic scrolls rolled into one. This is the End-Time writ large.
Bravo! Hats off! I wish I could have written END OF DAYS, but I’m man enough to admit that I could not have done it for all the tea in China!”

-- David Hagberg, winner of the American Book Award, three American Mystery Awards and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Expediter

“Just when we thought it was safe to dream again, Robert Gleason has pulled us back, kicking and screaming, to our collective nightmare: nuclear annihilation . . .

-- Nelson DeMille

“I would be hard-pressed to recommend a book equal to the WRATH OF GOD—until now. I’ve just finished END OF DAYS, the prequel to that novel, and I am stunned. What an amazing story, sweeping in scope, terrifying, uplifting, outrageous, funny, and shocking, forming an unforgettable picture of humanity’s “end of days.” And what a stupendous cast of characters, from crazy Russian generals to shamans, torturers, visionaries, religious leaders, scientists, and even a brilliant computer named Thucydides, who is nevertheless flummoxed by the human race and falling in love. The WRATH OF GOD has already become a classic; END OF DAYS will surely follow. Combined, they are a story for the ages.

-- Douglas Preston, New York Times -bestselling author of Impact and Blasphemy

“Gleason's work with Junius Podrug on such novels as Apocalypse 2012 and The 2012 Codex has made him an expert on all things apocalyptic, a subject he returns to with gusto in this wildly expansive tale of the coming End Times. Among the principal characters are John Stone, gonzo journalist; Kate Magruder, Stone's ex-girlfriend, whose mother uses her media empire to warn the world about the oncoming nuclear Armageddon and who has built a fortress, the Citadel, where she intends to wait out the war; and Ronald "Cool Breeze" Robinson, a new prisoner in the notorious Texas prison known as Jack Town. And then there are the more bizarre characters: a massive, singing rat known as Sailor, the story's real hero; semi-sentient nuclear weapons; and scores of madmen, killers, sadists, torturers, and evildoers bent on the earth's destruction. It all adds up to a thrilling take on a frighteningly possible future, one that makes the journey in Cormac McCarthy's The Road look like a stroll through the park.

-- Publisher's Weekly

“Gleason tackles Armageddon and emerges with one of the best end-of-the-world thrillers in quite some time. The enormous cast of characters includes reporter Kate Magruder; Kate’s mother, Lydia Lozen (L. L.) Magruder, the great-granddaughter of an Apache shaman; and John Stone, maverick reporter on the trail of stolen nukes. L. L. has been dreaming of the end of the world since childhood, and she now lives in a kind of fortress in the Southwest, where she is prepared for the cataclysm she knows is coming. Meanwhile, Stone, hunting more tangible proof of Armageddon, has disappeared, and it’s up to Kate, his former lover, to find him and forestall the end. A couple of things set End of Days apart from other novels of its type: first, Gleason devotes more space than usual to the buildup, but he holds our interest all the way, generating suspense as he languishes over the details. Second, he excels at mixing biblical prophecy and the predictions of Nostradamus—both are regularly at the core of Armageddon-themed novels—with hard facts about the danger of nuclear proliferation. The combination of resonant myth and on-the-ground reality delivers a narrative knockout punch. Comparisons to Stephen King’s The Stand and Robert McCammon’s Swan Song are well founded, but Gleason’s novel is in a class by itself.
HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Gleason, executive editor at Tor/Forge, hits the jackpot with this riveting thriller. Prepub buzz is growing steadily with blurbs from A-list genre names (Steven Coonts, Nelson DeMille, Steve Berry) as well as politicians and military types. They’re all singing the same tune: this one is special.”

-- Booklist Online

“Robert Gleason has been pondering the inevitability of a Nuclear Apocalypse for more than twenty years. His thoughts are now words, his words nuclear-tipped missiles coming at us with warp speed. His prose and dialogue have the eye-popping bounce and muscularity of a professional break dancer. Once you enter his nightmare world, you'll race wildly through it to find the nearest exit--only to realize that End Of Days is not a dream. It's just tomorrow arriving a day early. Let us hope it inspires all of us to take action and prevent the ... End of Days. Tick. Tick. Tick ... ”

-- William S. Cohen, former Secretary of Defense, US Senator and author of the New York Times -bestseller, Dragon Fire

“A devious, believable tale packed with action and atmosphere. Gleason is at the top of his form, and you’ll hate to see it end. Given current world events, his story unfortunately isn’t that farfetched. The end may be closer than you think.”

-- General Sid Shachnow, ( U.S. Army/Special Forces, ret.), co-author of the memoir, Hope And Honor, winner of the William E. Colby Award

“Gleason’s powerful, compelling book is a stark reminder of the peril we face unless we find a way to destroy nuclear weapons before they destroy us.”

-- Former US Senator Byron L. Dorgan and New York Times bestselling author of Reckless!

“END OF DAYS is one of the reading experiences of my lifetime. Seldom if ever have I read a book that combined such literary power with a factual background that induced those basic components of tragedy, fear and pity, with such incredible intensity. Talk about being riveted to the page! I was transmuted!
Yes, I was frightened at times. But if this vision becomes a reality, as an historian I know it will become part of humanity’s long struggle to survive the worst side of our natures. Gleason has given us characters in this book that also send a message of hope, of ultimate -- to use a word he may not completely endorse -- salvation.
Congratulations to the author. No matter what happens in our precarious future, he’s written a book that people will read and ponder for a long time.”

-- Thomas Fleming, winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History; former President of the American Society of Historians and of PEN; the New York Times -bestselling author of The Secret Life of Robert E. Lee

“For all the literary praise for Bob Gleason's work, the essence of his gift is that he's a mighty storyteller. This masterful tale of the risks of nuclear Armageddon--and much, much more--can only be compared in its imaginative impact with the seminal novels of the what-if? genre--John Buchan's Greenmantle leaps to mind, as well as Nevil Shute's On The Beach, in the sense that this novel is groundbreaking and peerless in its time.”

-- Ralph Peters, the New York Times bestselling author of The War After Armageddon and The Officers' Club

“Writers have brooded over the End Time since Gilgamesh, the Bhagavad Gita and Revelation. Well, END OF DAYS is the ride of a lifetime—or more accurately"of a deathtime!—leaving those epic sagas in the dust! High ambition fully achieved, this is one of those rare books WRITTEN in 3-D! It will take a Spielberg to make a movie of it!
Buy it, read it -- buy it and read it again! Then, find someone you love and read it aloud on a blustery winter night to your friends. This is a novel to share.”

-- David Black, winner of two Edgars, a dozen Emmy and Writers Guild nominations and awards as well as the author of The Extinction Event

“In WikiLeaks' release of diplomatic cables, concerns about nuclear terrorism were at the top of the list. Robert Gleason already knew the danger, and his astonishing END OF DAYS reads like a dark prophecy. This brilliantly conceived, ferocious journey into the final fire swept me up with the sheer intensity of the story. A heart-stopping reading experience like this doesn't come often, but when it does, you do not ever forget it. "End of Days" is just that: unforgettable.”

-- Whitley Strieber, the New York Times -bestselling author of Hybrids

“I LOVED the book! It's been so long since anyone did a book like this at all, never mind as well Robert Gleason. In END OF DAYS he breathes life into the long dead end-of-the-world tale. Not since Stephen King's THE STAND has anyone so brilliantly envisioned mankind's visceral struggle to survive against evil of all kinds. This is Cormac McCarthy's THE ROAD on steroids, filled with unforgettable characters and adrenaline-charged set pieces that make the book altogether impossible to put down. Simply stated, one of those rare books that will haunt you long after the final page is turned. My only regret is that END OF DAYS had to end at all.”

-- Jon Land, author of Strong at the Breaks

“Booklist said of WRATH OF GOD, the sequel to END OF DAYS: Passionate readers need not fear Philip Roth's lament that fiction is dead, since the writer's imagination is outstripped each night by the evening news. Gleason has conjured up a postnuclear holocaust Islamic horde that has conquered Europe and Asia and is pushing inexorably through the American West. Only a rawhide-tough, old woman, and her unlikely allies--George Patton, Stonewall Jackson, Amelia Earhart, and an adolescent triceratops--stand in the way of the triumph of utter barbarism. Equal parts fantasy, historical fiction, SF, western, and morality play, this novel is sprawling, epic, cinematic, and a ripping good adventure yarn. If Gleason has forgotten anything about fashioning a book that will get widely read, the reader won't discover what it might be. All public libraries will want to put in an order.”

-- Thomas Gaughan, Booklist on Wrath of God, the sequel to End of Days

The Nuclear Terrorist


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Forge Books
ISBN: 9781466837560
336 Pages

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Praise for The Nuclear Terrorist

“I was awestruck. Regardless of your political affiliation, you must read this book.”

-- Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

“Powerful and provocative, this gut-punch of a book is far more frightening than any fictional thriller. Whether or not you share Gleason's conclusions, his broadening of the nuclear-danger issue beyond formal weapons will sober even the cynical. If ever we faced a 'real and present' danger, this is it.”

-- Ralph Peters, author of New York Times bestseller Cain at Gettysburg

“Robert Gleason has lifted up a very large log and carefully catalogued what's crawling underneath. The devil is in the details, and he has found plenty of both.”

-- Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Shattered Trident

“Global warming, deforestation, the despoliation of the earth's natural resources are as nothing compared to a world facing the increasing nuclear terrorist threat. Everyone with the power of literacy needs to read this book--everyone else needs to have it read to them. It's that important!”

-- David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Blood Pact

“Now I'm scared. More frightening and intense than any work of fiction--and we need to pay attention. Bob Gleason has studied nuclear proliferation for over thirty years, so his opinion matters. You have to read this one.

-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author The Columbus Affair

“Containing explosive allegations backed up by verified facts, figures, and documents, The Nuclear Terrorist is a horrifying story that must be told.

-- Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project

“I’m awed.  The Nuclear Terrorist is probably the most courageous piece of writing I’ve ever read.  My admiration went up for the author on every page.

-- Thomas Fleming, winner of the Lincoln Prize for Lifetime Achievement in History; former president of the American Society of Historians and PEN; the New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Trial of Robert E. Lee