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ALBERT B. CASUGA, a Philippine-born writer, lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, where he continues to write poetry, fiction, and criticism after his retirement from teaching and serving as an elected member of his region's school board. He was nominated to the Mississauga Arts Council Literary Awards in 2007. A graduate of the Royal and Pontifical University of St. Thomas (now University of Santo Tomas, Manila. Literature and English, magna cum laude), he taught English and Literature (Criticism, Theory, and Creative Writing) at the Philippines' De La Salle University and San Beda College. He has authored books of poetry, short stories, literary theory and criticism. He has won awards for his works in Canada, the U.S.A., and the Philippines. His latest work, A Theory of Echoes and Other Poems was published February 2009 by the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House. His fiction and poetry were published by online literary journals Asia Writes and Coastal Poems recently. He was a Fellow at the 1972 Silliman University Writers Workshop, Philippines. As a journalist, he worked with the United Press International and wrote an art column for the defunct Philippines Herald.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Dear Albert Casuga:
The world today is a very scary place. With nuclear weapons being built and tested by nations that should never possess them, having a nuke set off in a major US city has become everyone's worst nightmare!
Robert Gleason is a nationally recognized expert on nuclear terrorism, author, repeat guest on major TV and radio shows around the nation, and star/host of the History Channel's 2-hour special on this subject. His latest book And Into the Fire ― depicting in great detail how our enemies would be able to accomplish a nuclear attack on America ― has been hailed by Byron Dorgan, former US Senator and New York Times bestselling author of Gridlock, as a book that "should be required reading for all Members of Congress.”
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And Into The Fire Accurately Depicts The Horror And Chaos Of A Devastated America After A Nuclear Terrorist Attack
New York, NY, June 21, 2017 ― For most Americans, their greatest nightmare is of someone setting off a nuclear weapon in one of our major cities. Two possible scenarios that come to mind are setting off a nuke near Washington's Capitol building during a State of the Union address, or melting down a nuclear power plant ― like Indian Point, a mere 35 miles from New York City ― creating such terror and chaos that 9/11 would pale in comparison. Critics agree that nationally recognized nuclear terrorism expert Robert Gleason's latest book, And Into the Fire, describes these terrifying scenarios in more factual detail than any other book they have read.
Robert Gleason, bestselling author of End of Days and The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad, has starred in and hosted a History Channel two-hour special on this very subject and the various scenarios that could take place. 
He has been a featured guest discussing nuclear terrorism on national TV and radio shows such as Sean Hannity, Lou Dobbs, George Noory's "Coast to Coast AM”, and NPR, along with many others, and spoken numerous times on this subject at Harvard.
Gleason's latest book dramatizes in great detail how terrorists could steal bomb-grade highly enriched uranium from a country such as Pakistan and smuggle it into the US.  Once in possession of the fissile nuclear bomb-fuel, cobbling together crude would be an amazingly simple procedure.  As Luis Alvarez, the physicist who designed the Hiroshima bomb wrote, "a high school student could build the Hiroshima bomb if he had the bomb-fuel.” Gleason then shows how terrorists can use such crudely built but highly powerful Hiroshima-type bombs to incinerate any major US city.
Advance reviews on And Into the Fire all agree that it is not only a hair-raising thriller, it is arguably the most knowledgeable nuclear terrorism novel of our time.  Byron Dorgan, former US Senator and New York Times bestselling author of Gridlock, has written:  "Gleason writes with undeniable authority on the threat of nuclear terrorism… And Into the Fire, is an eye-opening, hair-raising, up-all-night thriller that should be required reading for all Members of Congress."
With nearly 30 years experience researching the threat of nuclear terrorism and the possibility of nuclear annihilation, Robert Gleason can address topics on national security, foreign policy, current events, politics and what needs to be done to defend our cities and nuclear power plants. Following are suggested questions that could be addressed in an interview:
• Are nuclear terrorists wreaking havoc in the world today?
• Is nuclear terrorism feasible and realistic?
• Is it true Japan's new nuclear program is exacerbating the nuclear terrorist threat? And does their nuclear power debacle teach us anything?
• Is Russia's annexation of Ukrainian Crimea exacerbating the nuclear terrorist threat?
• Is a multi-city nuclear attack on America its worst-case scenario?
• Is nuclear power a nuclear proliferation threat?
• The time is fast approaching when any rogue state that wants nukes will be able to get them. What strategy should the US adopt in a world where it is threatened by anonymous nuclear terrorist attacks?
• Can nuclear terrorism lead to Armageddon?
• Does the Bible predict a nuclear Armageddon?
• Which nation is most likely to sponsor nuclear terrorist strikes?
• Why would nuclear terrorists want to strike the US?
• Why Does the Bible think the world will end?
Robert Gleason is a highly regarded expert on nuclear terrorism. He's spoken on the topic at Harvard four times, and on Sean Hannity's and Lou Dobbs's TV shows, PBS, NPR,  George Noory's "Coast to Coast AM”, and many other radio & television programs.  He also hosted and starred in a two-hour History Channel special largely devoted to the subject. He is the author of The Nuclear Terrorist: His Financial Backers and Political Patrons in the US and Abroad, as well as the critically acclaimed End of Days. Gleason lives in New York City, and you can learn more about him and his books at
And Into the Fire
Forge Books
Available June 6th in print and ebook online and at your favorite bookseller
ISBN:  978-0765379160
William S. Cohen, Former Secretary of Defense, US Senator and New York Times bestselling author of Collision: "His research is devastatingly detailed and shockingly realistic. We should be scared, all of us--very scared.”
Lt. Colonel Ralph Peters (US Army retired) three-time Boyd Award-winner, Fox News military analyst and New York Times bestselling author of The Damned of Petersburg: "Not only the most terrifying, but also the most realistic nuclear-terror scenario I have encountered, whether on the page or in the Pentagon.  Robert Gleason's decades of deep research into the dark realms of nuclear energy and weapons have yielded a superb thriller.  It's a gripping read--and a primer on nuclear terrorism.”
Richard Marcinko, New York Times Bestselling author of Rogue Warrior and founding father of SEAL Team SIX: "The book's nuclear terrorism scenarios are not only possible they are probable. Robert Gleason enhances the realism with technocrat language and verifiable research.”
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The 14th Colony: "Gleason's book is steeped in pure fact.  And that's what makes this book so scary.  It actually could happen.”
James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Labyrinth: "And Into the Fire is "frighteningly authentic . . . Don't miss this cautionary and important tale of where the world is headed.”
Booklist (starred review): "Gleason is a bona fide expert on nuclear terrorism, and he utilizes his knowledge, along with his storytelling skills, to deliver a thriller that feels shockingly authentic. Military-action fans will relish this one as they shudder at its implications.”

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