Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Virtual Book Tour: Wired by the FBI by Glenn Painter

Good morning! Please welcome author Glenn Painter to Full Moon Dreaming. He is here to tell us about his new release, Wired by the FBI. Glenn will be offering a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour via Rafflecopter. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. To find the other stops on Glenn's tour, go here. Don't forget to look for the Rafflecopter at the end of this post!

Wired by the FBI
by Glenn Painter


GENRE: Suspense, Thriller



Christian Romano lives his life as a con-artist, burglar, drug dealer, and a ladies' man, using his good looks to con wealthy women out of jewels and money. When he is arrested and jailed in one of the most violent jails in the U.S. (Cook County in Chicago), a steamy affair begins with a nympho female jail guard. When he loses control of the romance, Christian must end the affair by reporting her to Internal Affairs. It turns out that she is already under suspicion for supplying drugs to various gang members inside the jail. He has to decide if he is ""rogue"" enough to help set her up for arrest. Meanwhile, the FBI wants to recruit Christian to gather information against a sadist ex-cop, Scott Mason, who has been arrested for murder. The risk? Christian must wear a wire and testify. The reward? Witness protection for Christian and his girlfriend and a modification of his prison sentence. Will Christian risk his life for a chance at freedom? Will the female sheriff ""get even"" with him? Or will his life end at the hands of the jail's drug lords or a lunatic former cop?



Something’s wrong, my intuition told me, as I stepped out of the stairwell and into the chaotic frenzy of the main hallway running under Division One of the Cook County jail.

Sergeant Ricky Walsh opened the heavy, rusted steel door leading to the death trap—that is A-B stairwell—then turned to me. “Romano, take the stairs down four flights to the bottom, I will meet you there.”

There are four sets of stairs that lead to the main boulevard on the first floor. They are legendary for the infamous men who have been butchered there, the bloodstained walls are a testament to the violence that is the norm in this building. As I begin my descent down the narrow and poorly lit stairwell, the thought hits me: At least half a dozen men have been stabbed in this exact place. The words taunt me as I step slowly down the stairs so that Walsh will have time to beat me to the first floor in the old, decrepit elevator.

When I finally make it down, I breathe a sigh of relief. But it is not Walsh waiting at the huge, steel door I am to exit. Instead of the old mick—who looked and walked like a bulldog with his perfectly groomed hair and mustache—it was one of the lackey guards. They would often hang out on the main floor waiting to proposition some poor woman coming to visit her man. I open the door and step through quickly, not wanting to arouse suspicion. But my heart hangs in my throat.

During my trip down the stairwell, the heavy steel recorder slid down my pant leg, stopping on top of my right foot. The ACE bandage, meant to hold it in place, was also dangling and ready to pop out for everyone to see. Panic set in as my mind processed a million thoughts, but I couldn’t break my stride.

It was common knowledge that this is where inmates often came out stabbing when sent to attack a guard by one of the gang bosses. Looking past the guard, I saw Sergeant Walsh bearing down on us as fast as his stubby legs would carry him.

“Hey Walsh,” I said, “the food poisoning is getting worse, I’m gonna puke all over this guy.”ng around to see what was going on. These guards tolerated zero bull, especially from a smart-ass like me.

I decided that it was quicker and easier to shove the recorder under the waistband of my jail pants and pray it would stay. After splashing water on my face, I poked my head out.

Walsh fell right in line with my cover. “We’re going to the hospital, come with me!” he bellowed.

I exited the closet, pushing the recorder into my torso as we walked past another guard. We traveled down the long hallway. Once we were far enough out of earshot, Walsh found an unoccupied attorney visiting room. As he opened the door, I scurried to the far corner.

“The hallway is clear!” Walsh yelled.

I pulled the recorder from my waistband and looked at it with disdain. Then I wrapped it tight with the ACE bandage. Although the long recording wires had to be reconnected and it only took a few moments, it felt like forever.

Then it hit me: I’m wearing a wire against one of the most violent hitmen Chicago has ever known, and this prick had been a Chicago cop. He probably knows every person who works in this jail. Getting whacked in a place like this costs less than a carton of cigarettes. What the hell have I gotten myself into? But there was no backing out, and I still had to get back to my tier.

Walsh looked at me, his brow furrowed. He quietly asked, “You alright, kid?”

“I better be. I signed a deal with the devil, and it’s time to pay up.”

I drew in a deep breath as we headed to the hospital, so we could sign in and make it look legit.

How did my life get to this point? I wondered as I followed Walsh. Growing up in Chicago, I was exposed to police corruption, murder, drugs, gangsters, and sex, oh yes, lots and lots of sex.

I had no clue of what awaited me, but my unsavory legacy was about to go down in history like crap down a toilet.


Interview #1

Q/Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?

I would like to be John Grisham.  He has a great imagination plenty of patience, determination and perseverance.  Plus, he is a very nice guy.  With all these qualities and a sense of humor, one can’t go wrong.

Q/What did you do on your last birthday?

My birthday was spent at home, opening presents of items I didn’t need, eating a lot of cake and ice cream and trying to create new descriptions for characters in my newest novel. One thing I did not do is run down the street in my birthday suit because, I am not an exhibitionist.

Q/What part of the writing process do you dread?

I dread reading and re-reading a finished manuscript even though I know it must be done.  It can be a tedious task and takes a lot of time. It seems like you can read it over a dozen times and still find errors or changes you need/want to make.

Q/Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

To me there is no such thing as ‘writers block’, it is just a figure of speech.  It is a condition that comes to anyone, whether they are writing or working at a convenience store.  It is usually caused from fatigue or having your mind on something else that does not pertain to what you are doing.  The best way to overcome this problem is by taking a break or just going to sleep or not getting drunk.

Q/Tell us about your latest release

My latest book is about a con-artist, drug dealer and ladies’ man who uses his good looks to con wealthy women out of jewels and money.  He is finally arrested and jailed in one of the most violent jails in the U.S. (Cook County in Chicago).  When he gets into a steamy affair with a nympho female guard, he loses control of the situation and reports her to internal affairs.  It turns out she is also supplying drugs to various gang members inside the jail.  He sets her up for an arrest.  Because of this the FBI decides to recruit him to gather information against a sadist ex-cop.  He must wear a wire to do this but is rewarded with a modification of his prison sentence as well as, witness protection.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Glenn Painter is single and lives in Central Florida.  He became interested in writing at an early age but did not make it his career until 2014 when he published his first book, Beyond the Sentence.

Glenn has written this story from the notes by the man who actually lived it.  However, extensive research was also require in order to make the story factual.

Glenn has also founded a company, ‘Prisoner Civil Right Services.’  He is an advocate for incarcerated individuals who have had their rights violated.  He is in constant contact with these individuals, their families and the council.  Most of his stories are inspired by ‘factual events’ that have happened to these individuals.  This makes his stories both fiction and non-fiction.

Glenn says that writing is very challenging, and you must love the trials and tribulations that come with it.  He believes that patience, perseverance and determination are required essentials to see a book through to being published.  The journey is just as important as the destination.

Website: http://www.gapainter.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Painter/e/B00NETNKU6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9875593.Glenn_Painter
Twitter: https://twitter.com/author2663

Buy links:


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  1. Good morning Julie, I would like to thank you for hosting my book tour.
    If anyone has any questions for me, please ask.

  2. Hello Readers!
    Welcome to my 15-week book tour which starts on April 14th and concludes on July 30th.

    This tour was planned before the onset of this terrible covid-19 virus which has invaded our world. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to everyone, especially those who have lost loved ones.

    A donation from me will be going out immediately to the charity I have listed below and I will also be donating 25% of any royalties from the book which is featured on this tour, to the covid-19 Response Fund. This fund gives support to preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities. The 25% of royalties will be donated when I receive the final notification of number of books sold. I am also encouraging all authors to make some sort of donation to help with the recovery efforts. WE ARE ALL IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER!

    We all are wondering what the long-term impact this covid-19 virus will be to our communities and our livelihoods, Every American, as well as the companies that have worked very hard for every author have been affected, but I have faith that we will recover from this terrible pandemic if we all stick together and we all do our part – no matter how small.

    I will also be donating, (over and above what Goddess/Fish is offering):

    $100 Amazon Gift certificate to one randomly drawn commentator
    $100 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn host.

    These drawings will be done via Rafflecopter that will be created by Goddess/Fish Promotions at the end of the tour. To all of my fellow-authors – please don’t forget our marketing representatives, book agents, reviewers,commentator’s, hosts, etc..who are probably working from home and trying to help us.

    I will be posting all pertinent information on my web site www.gapainter.com
    once the tour is over. The Gift Certificates will be mailed immediately after the tour is completed and the 25% will be posted once I receive Royalties resulting in the sale of all electronic and print versions of WIRED By The FBI.

    I wish that I could do more, however, with every-one’s support, WE WILL BEAT THIS TERRIBLE SETBACK.

    Thank you, God Bless all of you and the United States of America.

  3. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

    1. Hi Rita,
      This is the author Glenn Painter. I am very happy that you like the excerpt, it is a great book, I have been told that I write a fiction novel in first person, which is very difficult to do. It took me over a year to write this novel, which is based on a true story. If you have any questions at all for me, just ask.

  4. Thank you for sharing your book with us. I always look forward to finding out about another great read.

  5. This sounds like an awesome book and I can't wait to read it!

  6. Sounds like an interesting read!

  7. What inspired you to write about a character like Christian Romano?