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And Into the Fire

(Elena Moreno)

3.16  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  9 reviews
With an undeniable authority on the subject of all things nuclear, Robert Gleason brings readers' worst fears surrounding nuclear terrorism to life in this character-driven, page-turning thriller, And Into the Fire.

After allying itself with Pakistan's intelligence services and notorious terrorist group, the Tehrik-e-Taliban-Pakistan (TTP), ISIS is ready to achieve its
Paperback, 496 pages
Published May 1st 2018 by Forge
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Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Given their prominence in recent history, it is no surprise that terrorists and terrorist acts are one of the primary plot devices of modern novels. While there are many different ways that a terrorist act can be committed, there are only two that can plausibly lead to mass deaths.
They are the bio-engineered pandemic and the use of a nuclear device. It would seem that both are extremely difficult to carry out. Engineering a deadly virus and then spreading it around the world requires a lab
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was hoping for an exciting thriller like Showtime's "Homeland," however, the characters in this novel were virtual superheroes and in my view, simply not believable. The dialog was of a similar style and I just wasn't drawn into the story - considered shelving it unfinished, but soldiered on.

It's clear the author has a passion for the subject matter and consequently tried to weave a moral story around his beliefs. The most interesting portion of the book was the Afterword, where Mr. Gleason
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Fairly easy read...apolitical. No heroes in this one. The author is NOT a nuclear physicist, but does include an afterword that includes listing by actual nuclear events that have occurred in the past couple decades that have been ignored (no, not the idle threats of the Kim regime). The author also touches on the very cozy relationship the US govt continues to have with Saudi Arabia. Ok, "cozy" is an understatement. Make this a beach read...then realize, like clean coal, there's no such thing ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
AND INTO THE FIRE is one of those tales where you keep checking the news to make sure it's not really happening...and then you read/see/hear reports that make you realize that if it was, we wouldn't even know. This is the kind of terror Robert Gleason instills with his highly researched, unnervingly authentic nuclear apocalyptic thriller. Intricately plotted and fast paced. You won't want to put it down. But you'll be afraid of where it leads.
John Perrone
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Graphic ending. Crap on that. It was an insane ending with all going to hell and then a step by humans to end proliferation of nuclear power. Crock. That dream will never come. The war machine, humans, will never happen.Blowing things up, civilians, is not ever going to stop. The novel was a four star and almost a five for me. Good pace and easy to digest. Read and enjoy if it is your thing. Recommended.
John H Sneed
Jul 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is not entertaining. The dialogue is amateurish. Gleason tells you most of the book. There is no 'theater of the mind' possible. The characters are void of personality and richness.
I'm not angry with Robert Gleason, he just did not write this book very well. Unfortunately, I will not risk reading another one.
Stephen Boiko
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nuclear terrorism and corrupt US President!
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Scary thought.........................good read.
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Robert Gleason was born in Michigan City, Indiana. He has an AB in English literature from Indiana University, a master’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and he attended the Sorbonne, all of which were financed by seven hellish years in the Gary steel mills. He has worked in New York book publishing as an acquisitions editor pretty much forever. When he began, he says, he and ...more

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