The apocalyptic thriller END OF DAYS has reviewers comparing Robert Gleason to Cormac McCarthy, Robert McCammon, and Stephen King. Here's a quick look at what's in store:
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. Lydia’s only hope of tracking him down lies with her stubborn, globe-trotting daughter, Kate, Stone’s former lover.
Publishers Weekly calls Gleason "an expert on all things apocalyptic" and says, "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."
And Booklist says, "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."
END OF DAYS will be available from Forge Books on 8/30/2011.