On Tour with Wired by the FB by Glenn Painter and Meet the Author

A good thriller with a antihero I like, and there’s a special message from the Author.

Wired by the FB by Glenn Painter released last august in the thriller and suspense genre.

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?


Print copies will be discounted 40% on Amazon

Letter from the Author

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.

Glenn Painter

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Here is the book trailer:

Chapter 20

U.S.S. Just Kill Me Now

Once we were through that charade, Smith began to explain how it all worked.

“This is a Swiss-made Nagra recorder. It’s a little heavy, but it gets the clearest recording of any machine we have ever used. Once you turn the machine on, you must let it run until the two hours expire, then take the tape out and exchange it with another. We will come by every couple day to bring new tapes and pick up the ones you have recorded. Do you understand everything so far?”

I could feel my mouth go dry as I stared into the case and wondered, What the f*** have I gotten myself into?

Then, the sound of Smith’s voice snapped me back to attention, “Here, get a feel for it.”

I took the silver-cased recorder from him and thought to myself, It’s too heavy and clunky to ever be concealed. The recorder was the size as a Sony Walkman cassette player, but three times heavier. Two wires, four feet each, ran from the machine with white plastic heads attached to each end. I had a bad feeling about the size and shape of this thing. It would be a real concern later.

Then Rogers said, “Because the heads on this machine are so sensitive, we will tape the recorder to your upper thigh and run the wires around your leg until the heads sit directly under the waistband of your underwear.”

Out of frustration, I said, “Great, if I have to piss and someone saddles up next to me and happens to look over at my manhood, they’re gonna get an eyeful of recorder wiring. Chances are I will be beaten to death after that miscue.”

My mind kept going back to the obvious lack of insight these square, fed boys had toward the real life within a jail.

“I’m about to go back to a jail with zero airflow and 100-degree heat. We walk around in our boxers all day.”

It was crystal clear that neither of these agents gave a rat’s ass about my safety.

Smith said, “We’ll just have to tape it higher up your thigh.”

“No, how about we strap it up your ass and let you go up there face-to-face with your boy.”

That was all they wanted to hear of my sarcasm and all hell broke loose as we tried to figure out how this was ever gonna work. The real logistical nightmare hit when I finally dropped my jail uniform pants and pulled up my boxers to see how it would fit on my inner thigh. After several years of martial arts and weightlifting, my thighs were far too big to fit the recorder under my boxers. Two agents played with the leg of my underwear, as they slid the fabric up and down with no success in figuring out how to get the damn machine up under my nut sack. Finally, I had had enough.

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.

Where do ideas come from

by Glenn Painter

I have also founded a company ‘Prisoner Civil Rights Services’.  As an advocate for the mentally ill and wrongfully incarcerated individuals I have been contacted by numerous family members as well as the incarcerated individuals themselves requesting my help.

About four years ago I was contacted by another advocate that knows I am an author.  She is friends with the individual who resides in California that wore the wire for the FBI.  I cannot give out his real name because the book is written as fiction.  After speaking with him and hearing his story I decided to go a step further and started researching this case through newspaper articles and the actual trial.  After my initial analysis I decided that if this book is researched correctly and written in a way that would have the reader wanting more, this novel would be a great exciting read, (noir readers will love it).  My unique way of writing fiction in first person is very hard to do.

I then informed him that I would research and write the manuscript if he would sign over the rights to his outline to me, which he did.  He began sending me a background of his life (a bunch of rants) and one-in-a-half years later Wired By The FBI was born.

I have one case that took me from my home in Florida all the way to California to help a family try to right the wrong that was done to their son.  While out in California I found proper legal representation for the family.  I am still in contact with that family after more than three years.

I was also contacted by the Mother of an incarcerated man who was desperate for assistance.  This has also taken almost three years, but it is now being finalized (after more than twenty-six court filings) to this young man’s advantage.  I am also in constant contact with him as well as his Mother.  In fact, this is my next book that is currently in the making.

Being involved with all kinds of cases, as well as extensive research regarding each case, has given me the necessary information needed to write stories (based on actual events).  Of course, sometime extra things are added and then some time it isn’t necessary to do so.  It all depends on how exciting the main character really is.

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


  • $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card
  • $100 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter (in addition to the current $50 prize) and
  • an additional $100 Amazon GC




  1. Christian Romano must travel these four(4) flights of stairs, located in the underbelly of the Cook County Jail (Chicago) in order to meet secretly with the FBI.
    Christian had been wired previously by them so he could befriend and record the conversations of a former corrupt Chicago cop (Scott Mason). He had been previously arrested a charged with murder.
    Enjoy my trailer!!! If you have any questions, just ask.
    Glenn Painter
    Author of WIRED By The FBI

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  2. Glenn Painter is new to me. I always love meeting new authors, so I will certainly give this a read. I always like being introduced to new writers.

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    • I studied writing for many, many years before I self published my first book in 2014.
      I have a very rare talent of writing a fiction novel in first person. This accomplishment is very difficult to achieve. I guarantee you will love this book. It starts out fast, then slow and really kicks into gear from middle to end. Noir readers will love this read.

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  3. Oh wow, does this sound good!! And I love books based on a true story. You company, Prisoner Civil Rights Services,’ is so needful. I never gave it much thought until I read Anthony Ray Hinton’s “The Sun Does Shine,” wrongfully incarcerated with the death penalty. I’m aware the mentally ill are often arrested, and they typically don’t have funds for proper representation. You can’t help everyone, but for the ones you do, it make a meaningful difference for them, and for the world. From what I could tell, it must be very hard for the prisoner and for you as the advocate, when you are up against the ‘system.

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    • It definitely is, most of the time their families do not have any money at all. I help them for nothing To give them hope in knowing someone cares is well worth it.
      My next book Railroaded small town injustice is another book based on a True Story. In a 2 year time I have assisted in the firing of a jail commander, winning a million dollar suit setting a new landmark case etc.. all for nothing for a single librarian mother with an indigent son. I care about people very much, however I cannot do this alone, by making a dent is satisfaction enough for me.
      A lot of people call me an inspiration, however, I am very humble and call myself Glenn.

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    • That is so good of you, and look forward to that next book, too. Writing the book and people reading it, knowing it was based on real life, opens people’s eyes.

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