Gary Grossman is an Emmy Award-winning network television producer, a print and television journalist, a novelist and a film and TV historian. His career has included stints producing for NBC News, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS and 36 cable networks. He is author of three celebrated International “political reality thrillers,” EXECUTIVE COMMAND, EXECUTIVE ACTIONS and EXECUTIVE TREASON and two acclaimed non-fiction books covering pop culture and television history – Superman: Serial to Cereal and Saturday Morning TV.
Grossman has been partnered with Robb Weller in Los Angeles-based Weller/Grossman Productions, a prolific television production company. Together, they produced more than 9,000 programs and earned numerous awards including the prestigious Governor’s Emmy Award for their USA Network special, “Healing the Hate,” and an Emmy for Best Informational series with the production of “Wolfgang Puck” for Food Network. Their documentary “Beyond the Da Vinci Code” (History Channel) earned two national Emmy nominations. In all, Grossman has received 14 Emmy nominations.
In addition, Gary Grossman is now a principal in World Media Strategies, a new International branded entertainment marketing content company with offices in Los Angeles and Miami. WMS produces television specials and series for travel destinations, corporate clients and government entities.
Grossman earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Emerson College in Boston and a Master’s Degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University.
He began his broadcasting career as a rock disc jockey at WHUC, in Hudson, New York. He worked at Boston television station, WBZ; joined The Boston Globe as a special contributor, and then became the television critic and media columnist at The Boston Herald American. His freelance articles have appeared in The New York Times and numerous magazines. He taught journalism and media at Emerson College, Boston University, and USC and guest lectured at colleges and universities across the country.
Grossman helped formulate, program and launch television cable networks including HGTV, Fit TV, National Geographic Channel, and The Africa Channel.
Grossman serves on the Emerson College Board of Trustees and chairs the Academic Affairs Committee.
He is also a member of the Boston University Metropolitan College Advisory Board. For was chair of the Government Affairs Committee for the Caucus for Television Producers, Directors & Writers, a Hollywood-based media activist group and a member of The International Thriller Writers Association.
His latest book is the political thriller, Executive Command.
Visit Gary on the web at www.GaryGrossman.com.
The clock is ticking down to an attack on America’s most vulnerable natural resource: Water.
Our nation’s water resources are high on terrorist target lists, but low on America’s consciousness. Water sources are largely unprotected, providing open access to any enemy with chemicals and biotoxins.
So far we’ve been lucky. But that luck won’t last.
This is the all-too-real-and-present danger facing President Morgan Taylor and Secret Service Agent Scott Roarke as they desperately try to prevent hell-bent terrorists from destroying America and its infrastructure city by city, and state by state.
Fact-based in frightening detail, Executive Command is a political thriller that will leave you pondering its strong possibility the next time you pour a glass of water.
This terrifying novel kept me glued to my kindle. The pacing was generally very good except in a couple of places that I felt bogged down a little bit with too much detail. The scale is so all-encompassing that at times I felt overwhelmed. A terrorist attack of horrific proportions challenges America’s population and, most especially, her leadership. The scenario is complicated as various groups jockey for power and/or attempt to keep a lid on mass panic and lawlessness. I read for entertainment, but this story will inevitably cause the reader to think about how fragile our individual safety and well-being could be in the right (or should I say wrong) circumstances.
I enjoy these types of stories in and particularly liked the way in which this one was told. I like strong leadership in times of crisis and the protagonists in this tale did not disappoint. This is apparently the third in a series of political thrillers by this author; however, I had absolutely no difficulty reading this book as a stand-alone novel. Having said that, though, I thought the characters were believable and true-to-life and I certainly will be looking for other books by Gary Grossman.
This book was provided to me by the author in return for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
Join Gary Grossman, author of the political thriller, Executive Command, as he tours the blogosphere January 2 – February 28 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!
Next Few Stops
Wednesday, February 6
Book Review at Laurie’s Non-Paranormal Thoughts & Reviews
Thursday, February 7
Book Feature & Book Giveaway at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Friday, February 8
Guest Blogging at My Devotional Thoughts
Monday, February 11
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Tuesday, February 12
Guest Blogging at The Book Faery Reviews
Wednesday, February 13
Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life
Thursday, February 14
Character Interview at Beyond the Books
Friday, February 15
Interview at The Dark Phantom
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