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End of Daysby Robert Gleason
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Lydia Lozen Magruder—the great-granddaughter of a female Apache war-shaman—has seen visions of the End since childhood. She has constructed a massive ranch-fortress in the American Southwest, stocked with everything necessary to rebuild civilization.
Now her visions are coming true. John Stone, once a baseball star and now a famous gonzo journalist, stumbled across a plan to blast humanity back to the stone age. Then he vanished. Lydias only hope of tracking him down lies with her stubborn, globe-trotting daughter, Kate, Stones former lover.
Kate is about to step right into the plotters crosshairs. Stone has been captured by a pair of twin Middle Eastern princesses, hell-bent on torturing him until he reveals all he knows.
Meanwhile, a Russian general obsessed with nuclear Armageddon has also disappeared...as have eight or more of his Russian subs, armed with nuclear-tipped missiles.
The world is armed for self-destruction.
Who will survive?
"Gleason's work with Junius Podrug on such novels as Apocalypse 2012 and The 2012 Codes 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. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Lydia Lozen Magruder has seen visions of the End since childhood. After carving out a worldwide media empire, she constructed a massive ranch-fortress in the American Southwest, stocked with everything necessary to rebuild civilization.
Now her visions are coming true. A report from famous gonzo journalist John Stone has her trembling with fear. Stone revealed a grand plan to blast humanity back to the Stone Age--and then vanished. Lydias only hope of tracking him down lies with her stubborn, globe-trotting daughter, Kate, who last saw Stone, her former lover, in Mecca during Hajj.
The world is armed for self-destruction, awash in enough nuclear bomb fuel for forty thousand Hiroshimas. Someone pushses the button. Who will survive?
About the Author
ROBERT GLEASON was born in Michigan City, Indiana. He has an AB in English literature from Indiana University, a masters degree in English from the University of Wisconsin and Le Premier Degre a la Sorbonne. He has written more than a dozen novels. The History Channel recently featured him in their two hour special, Prophets of Doom.
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