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!

Frank Helmick

“I got to know Ed Fuller in Iraq when I was Deputy Commanding General, US Forces–Iraq. RED HOTEL takes me right back to our in-depth discussions, and it spells out tomorrow’s threats that we better pay attention to today.  Take a deep breath, jump into this novel scenario from authors Fuller and Grossman.  I dare you to try to go to sleep tonight once you begin.”

Frank Helmick
Retired Lieutenant General, US Army


Peter Greenburg

“RED HOTEL is a cutting edge story about very real targets all around us.  A real world drama that doesn’t just suggest what might happen, but is telling us what is beginning to happen right now!  A must read!”
Peter Greenberg
CBS News Travel Editor


W. G. Griffiths

“WARNING: Read RED HOTEL with your back to the wall and keep an eye on everyone entering your immediate space. It’s a must-read thriller that weaves boots-on-the-ground experience with comet-paced, down-to-the-marrow storytelling. Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman deliver page after page, and RED HOTEL brings it on!”

W. G. Griffiths
Best-selling author, Methuselah’s Pillar, Driven


John Tierney

“Laced with drama culled from recent events, RED HOTEL places the reader directly into the role of intelligence analyst and operative as well as business and political strategist.  Read RED HOTEL and it’s doubtful you’ll ever travel again without conjuring up possible intrigue from observations that used to seem like normal occurrences.  Be suspicious staying overnight.  A smart book.”

John Tierney
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Member, House Intelligence Committee
Chair, National Security Subcommittee
Executive Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation


Roger Dow

“Baldacci, Brown, and Cussler: make room for Grossman and Fuller, and check into Red Hotel! It’s the year’s most eye-opening international thriller with a true wake-up call for everyone who travels anywhere. Page by page, the exciting plot delivers an inside-out view of the moving parts that make up the ever-changing geopolitical map. My advice—read Red Hotel now!”

Roger Dow
President and CEO, US Travel Association

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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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