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"Men like Hoover and my step father? Those are the real patriots."
―Glen Durant

Glen Durant worked as a doctor at the National Institute of Health. He inherited J. Edgar Hoover's blackmail files from his stepfather Desmond Wilson. Durant blackmailed multiple important members of the government and orchestrated several murders to cover that up. He was known as The President of the Shadow Government.


The Nail in the Coffin[]

In this episode, while investigating the Ghost Killer and subsequent murders connected to it, it is revealed that someone in the FBI covered up her and her father's crimes.

The Recluse in the Recliner[]

Durant later finds out that a reporter named Wesley Foster has most of his blackmail files on a digital copy and orders a hit team to torture him to get it back. Unfortunately they kill him before they can get the information and cover up his death by making it look like a drunken accident. The Jeffersonian eventually unravel the cover-up but Durant uses his connections to block them at every turn. He later reveals Booth's part in the assassination of a U.S. citizen to warn him off. This doesn't work and eventually learns that the Jeffersonian has the blackmail files and begins a two-pronged assault. He sends a hit squad to kill Booth and hacks the Jeffersonian to get the files back, but fails on both ends. He later frames Booth for murdering the three FBI agents sent to kill him and plots to have him killed in prison.

The Conspiracy in the Corpse[]

When Durant is later interrogated by Booth for his involvement in the cover-up of Howard Cooper's murder and his killing a homeless man, he makes it look like he is a blackmail victim and fools Booth. It is later revealed that Cooper was killed because he decided to do the right thing after being blackmailed and the murderer used his cancerous condition to cover it up. He later discovers that the Jeffersonian exhumed his body and finds a relative to rescind the order. When they plan to serve a warrant on one of his blackmail victims', Hugo Sanderson, he sends a Navy Seal named Kenneth Emory to kill Lance Sweets and take the files back to cover-up his involvement.

The Lance to the Heart[]

Durant later meets with Emory, sees he's wounded, and stabs him to death to cover-up his involvement in the murder. When he was questioned about his connection to Howard Cooper he pointed them back to Jerold Norsky and made sure he didn't talk. When it is revealed his step-father, Desmond Wilson passed on the files to him, Booth and Brennan confront him. While denying everything, he reveals his rationale for his actions - that he like his step-father considers himself a true patriot for not believing in democracy, just like the founding fathers. Booth then hits him and gets his blood which they are able to use to prove he killed Cooper. With the help of Sweet's psychological profiles, the team discovers the blackmail files are within the Jeffersonian - as allegedly mockup documents in J. Edgar Hoover's office furniture displayed in an exihibition. As Durant is left powerless without the possibility of blackmail, he is arrested and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Booth: You tried to destroy everything I love about this country, but you are just a pathetic, little man who's gonna die in prison. You can't control that and that's a promise.

Known Accomplices[]

  • Desmond Wilson (step-father and mentor)
  • Jerold Norsky (unwilling accomplice)
  • Giles McNamara (businessman; blackmailed through shady business dealings in foreign countries)
  • Efran Hadley (congressman; blackmailed through secret relationship with a man)
  • Congressman Steven Paltor (congressman and former federal judge; blackmailed to convict Herman Kessler for the murder of Maya Zinkow)
  • Hugo Sanderson (businessman; blackmailed over environmental dumping and pollution charges)
  • Howard Cooper (EPA representative; blackmailed through a hit and run that killed a man)
  • Leslie Dollinger (federal coroner; blackmailed to cover up the cause of deaths for the murders of Maya Zinkow and Lana Brewster)
  • Agent Kenneth Emory (FBI agent turned NAVY seal; blackmailed through assault on female agent)
  • Kevin Brady (federal prosecutor; blackmailed through witness tampering, accepting bribes, money laundering, etc.)
  • Senator Wilby (US Senator; blackmailed through heroin-addicted daughter, Samantha Wilby)
  • Susan Sprung (CEO of Crius Security; blackmailed and used to keep copies of his blackmail files and attempt to hack into Angela's computers)
  • Agent Victors (Delta Force operative; blackmailed to kill Wesley Foster and Booth)
  • Agent Summers (Delta Force operative; blackmailed to kill Wesley Foster and Booth)
  • Agent North (Delta Force operative; blackmailed to kill Wesley Foster and Booth)
  • Linda Dugan (lawyer during Durant's interrogation)
  • Judge Emmett Evans (federal judge; blackmailed to block Caroline's warrants)
  • Judge Roderick Hibbard (federal judge; blackmailed to block Caroline's warrants)
  • Judge Jacob Kratz (federal judge; blackmailed to block Caroline's warrants)
  • Judge Evan Klyderstein (federal judge; blackmailed through income tax evasion)
  • Judge Wade McCauley
  • Hector Novak
  • Senator Carrol
  • Mike Stein
  • Ruben Woeck
  • Christopher Deem

Known Crimes[]


  • 1998, Virginia: Howard Cooper (injected with experimental cimetidine by Durant)
  • 2014, Virginia:

Attempted Murder[]

Accessory to Murder[]

  • 1993, Virginia: Unnamed homeless man (accidentally killed in a driving accident by Howard Cooper)
  • April 1994, Virginia: Maya Zinkow (raped by Giles McNamara and stabbed 16 times by Stephanie McNamara out of jealousy)
  • 1996, Maryland: Lana Brewster (stabbed by Stephanie McNamara)
  • 1999, Virginia: Carla Hopkins (bludgeoned by Stephanie McNamara)
  • 2000, Virginia: Michael Windsor (hanged and made to look like a suicide by Stephanie McNamara)
  • November 2004, Los Angeles, California: Heather Mendez (car crash caused by Stephanie McNamara)
  • 2006, Maryland: Chloe Campbell (stabbed by Stephanie McNamara)
  • 2010, Virginia: Alex Webber (shot by Stephanie McNamara)
  • May 2012, Texas: Timothy Monroe (drowned by Stephanie McNamara)
  • January 2014, Washington D.C.: Trent McNamara (hot in the temple and made to look like a suicide by Stephanie; framed for the murder of Lana Brewster)

Wrongful Incarceration[]

  • April 1994: Herman Kessler {[c|framed for the murder of Maya Zinkow}}
  • May 2014: Seeley Booth (wrongfully incarcerated for the deaths of Agents Victors, Summers, and North after failing to kill him)


  • Durant can be considered the Anti-Caroline. To obtain justice and solve crime, Caroline Julian always follows the letter of the law. Her tough yet honest attitude has earned her much respect and made it so that many major figures in the criminal justice system owe Caroline "many big fat favors." Durant prefers to resort to blackmail to obtain his goal of bringing about a strong America. Unlike Caroline, he will readily bend and manipulate the law however he sees fit to keep himself hidden and protect his cohorts.