City of War [NOOK Book]

Overview

His enemies are the most dangerous people in the world. So are his friends . . .

The sole heir to a media empire, Rail Black is larger than life, richer than almost anyone, and living in opulent seclusion in Beverly Hills. His "curse" is a need for excitement coupled with an oversized sense of justice, which impelled him into Delta Force. Now he helps people without options—and billionaires play by different rules.

Caught in gridlock on the ...

See more details below
City of War

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$6.99
BN.com price

Overview

His enemies are the most dangerous people in the world. So are his friends . . .

The sole heir to a media empire, Rail Black is larger than life, richer than almost anyone, and living in opulent seclusion in Beverly Hills. His "curse" is a need for excitement coupled with an oversized sense of justice, which impelled him into Delta Force. Now he helps people without options—and billionaires play by different rules.

Caught in gridlock on the world's busiest freeway, Rail comes to the rescue of a naked woman escaping from a van. But Kimberly York is no ordinary victim, and Rail has invited violence into his life . . . again—as a sudden, shocking murder pulls him into a decades-old international conspiracy of greed, rare treasures, and human depravity. But no matter how powerful and well-armed, his adversaries can't escape Rail's wrath as he races into the darkness surrounding the American government's most astonishing secret: the City of War.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Russell’s uneven debut pits hunky billionaire adventurer Rail Black against an unlikely combo of villains. Stuck in L.A. freeway gridlock, Rail is shocked to see drop-dead gorgeous Kimberly York, entirely naked, escape from a nearby van. She winds up in his Rolls-Royce and soon reveals that she possesses information of a highly sensitive nature, which has made her a target. Rail wants to help her, but his only lead is the enigmatic phrase “city of war,” and there’s little excitement in his efforts to glean further clues from the kind of offbeat friends and colleagues that only billionaire adventurers seem to have. There’s not enough action for a thriller and not enough intrigue for a mystery, and a glut of description and dialogue will leave readers snoozing. (Mar.)
Bestsellersworld.com
“The novel City of War is a first novel for Neil Russell and if this thriller is any indication of the style of writing that he has I can’t wait to read more...This is a must read for anyone who loves a smart, sexy thriller.”
Bookloons.com
“Like a James Bond thriller, Neil Russell’s City of War takes readers on an extreme rollercoaster ride of jet set thrills and chills... It would make quite the movie.”
Clive Cussler
“Neil Russell has to be one of the finest, skilled, and accomplished writers in the country, a true master of intrigue.”
Gayle Lynds
“Utterly gripping, City of War balances brutal murder, fascinating mystery, and unforgettable characters on a knife’s edge of exciting suspense that doesn’t release the reader until the last page.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061987687
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/9/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 529,483
  • File size: 654 KB

Meet the Author

Neil Russell is founder of Site 85 Productions, Inc., a Beverly Hills-based intellectual property rights company. A former senior executive with Paramount, Columbia, MGM/United Artists, and Carolco Pictures—the company that produced the Rambo movies, Terminator 2, and Total Recall—he also founded and headed Carolco Television Productions. Site 85 has entered into partnerships or licensing arrangements with Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Activision, MGM, ABC, F/X, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, Pearson, Scott Free, Heyday Films, Tribune Entertainment, FP Productions, Hyde Park Entertainment, and others. Neil also authored the book Can I Still Kiss You?: Answering Your Children's Questions about Cancer, which grew out of his two successful battles with the disease.

A graduate of Parsons College, Neil is a member of the Naval War College Foundation and a former board member of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. He sits on several corporate boards and is a consultant to a Wall Street investment bank. Neil is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Writers Guild of America West, BMI, and other entertainment industry organizations. Neil has also been made an honorary member of the Hmong community of Laos for his fundraising efforts to provide Hmong children with prostheses for limbs lost to mines.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted March 19, 2014

    Great read. Need some more.

    Great read. Need some more.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)