A new international thriller by noted thriller writer Gary Grossman and global executive Ed Fuller.

Terrorists bomb a hotel in Tokyo, but the reverberations are felt around the world. A high ranking Kremlin diplomat is assassinated. A building in Kiev blows up. Russia begins to amass forces along its western borders. Former Army intelligence officer Dan Reilly, now an international hotel executive with high level access to the CIA, believes the plot is much bigger than anyone imagines, involving the empire-building, Putin-esque president of Russia.

Reilly begins a globe-hopping search for answers as the clock ticks down to a climactic event in Brussels that threatens NATO and the very security of member nations. RED HOTEL weaves his experiences into an incredibly timely global thriller that’s fiction on the edge of reality.

When a bomb rips through the facade of the Kensington Hotel in Tokyo, dozens are killed and injured while one man walks calmly away from the wreckage, a coy smile playing on his lips. Former Army intelligence office Dan Reilly, now an international hotel executive with high level to access to the CIA, makes it his mission to track him down. 

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RED HOTEL is an international thriller that brings the facts and fiction of travel intrigue together in an explosive plot. See what others have to say!

Steve Tidwell

“Welcome to my world.  RED HOTEL is a thriller that dramatically covers a very real global threat that could redraw nation boundaries and lead the superpowers to the brink of war.  Fuller and Grossman echo the warning, ‘If you see something, say something.’  They’re saying it loud and clear in RED HOTEL.”

Steve Tidwell
Former Executive Assistant Director, FBI, Criminal, Cyber, Response, and Services Branch


Bruce Feirstein

“RED HOTEL, a terrific, fast-paced, stylish, eye-opening spy thriller, with a knowing, insider’s look at the intersects of terrorism, the CIA, and world politics. Ripped right from the headlines, RED HOTEL will forever change the way you look at hotels and use the phrase road warrior.”

Bruce Feirstein
James Bond Screenwriter, Vanity Fair Contributing Editor
Best-selling author


K. J. Howe

“Grossman and Fuller deliver gritty insider detail in their thriller Red Hotel, bringing fact and fiction together in an explosive mix.  With pacing that would leave Olympian Usain Bolt breathless, Red Hotel is a must-read for international travelers and anyone seeking to understand the new Russia.”

K. J. Howe
Best-selling author, The Freedom Broker
Executive Director, Thrillerfest


Daniel Palmer

“Feverishly paced with surprising twists and turns, RED HOTEL starts with a bang and the action gets faster and tenser from there. Get ready for one late night when you dive into this gem of a read!”

Daniel Palmer
Best-selling author, Mercy and Forgive Me

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RED HOTEL launches the collaboration between hotel executive, author, and global business consultant ED FULLER with best-selling thriller author, TV producer, and journalist GARY GROSSMAN. The novel draws on Fuller’s international business and anti-terrorism experience and Grossman’s award-winning story telling in a ripped-from the headlines plot.

Ed Fuller
Ed FullerBest-Selling Author
ED FULLER is a global hospitality industry leader, educator, and best-selling author. He is president of Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides business consulting services. Fuller’s forty-year career with Marriott was capped by his twenty-two years as president and managing director of Marriott International.

As worldwide chief, he directed operations and corporate expansion with 551 hotels, 73 countries, 80,000 sales associates, and $8 billion in sales. He oversaw the creation of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy. His role put him in world hot spots at crucial times, from Tripoli to Cairo, Bangkok to Mumbai, with close contact with domestic and foreign intelligence operations.Ed Fuller has served on numerous industry, educational, and charity boards. He was a commissioner of the California Commission of Travel and Tourism and a Boston University trustee, president of the Alumni Association, and university overseer. He is a trustee of the University of California, Irvine, and director at California State University, San Marcos. Other boards include FBI National Academy Association (FBINAA) Foundation, Mind Research, Concord Hotels, U.S. Travel Association, and Safe Kids. He is also president of the Orange County Visitors Association and chairman of the SAE Foundation.

Ed Fuller served as a captain in the US Army in Germany and Vietnam and was decorated with Bronze Star and Army Commendation medals. His colorful, real-world experiences are recounted in his top-twenty best-selling business book, You Can’t Lead with Your Feet on the Desk, published globally in English, Chinese, and Japanese. Ed Fuller continues to consult on security and management issues around the world. To learn more go to edwinfuller.com


Gary Grossman
Gary GrossmanBest-Selling Author
GARY GROSSMAN’s first novel, EXECUTIVE ACTIONS, propelled him into the world of high-intensity geopolitical thrillers. EXECUTIVE TREASON, EXECUTIVE COMMAND and EXECUTIVE FORCE further tapped Grossman’s experience as a journalist, newspaper columnist, documentary television producer, reporter, media historian, and playwright.

In addition to the bestselling series, Grossman delivered again with Old Earth, a geological thriller that spans all time. The novel has garnered international praise, taking top book honors at festivals in the US and Europe.

Grossman has written for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Boston Herald American. He covered presidential campaigns for WBZ-TV in Boston, and has produced more than ten thousand television series and specials for NBC News, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, and forty other networks.

He is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer. He served as chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Caucus for Television, Producers, Writers and Directors, and is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and Military Writers Society of America. He is a trustee at Emerson College and serves on the Boston University Metropolitan College Advisory Board. Grossman has taught at Emerson College, Boston University, USC, and currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University. He is a contributing editor to Media Ethics Magazine. To learn more go to garygrossman.com



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Alternative-Read Interview with Gary Grossman & Ed Fuller

Red Hotel by Gary Grossman and Ed Fuller brings to life, in a thrilling novel, the dangers of soft targets.  Using his past experiences as an overseer of Marriott International’s Global Security Strategy, and now President of the Irvine, California-based Laguna Strategic Advisors, a global consortium that provides business consulting services to corporations and governments, Fuller is able to help create a realistic plot with political thriller writer Grossman.

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Suspense Magazine talks to Ed & Gary about RED Hotel

Q:  Your book starts off with a bang. Literally, when the Kensington Royal Hotel in Tokyo is bombed. As in real life, hotels are now ideal targets for terrorists. Why?

Ed Fuller:  Hotels are called “soft targets” when compared to Embassies, military bases, etc.  In international countries, American branded hotels become targets.  Condoleezza Rice commented recently that, after 9/11, hotels became known as “soft targets” as they are unable to be hardened much like a U.S. embassy. Many times, they don’t have the stand-off distance or the physical security measures in place such as an embassy.

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