City of War

City of War

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by Neil Russell
     
 

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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

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061987687
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/2010
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,237,327
File size:
669 KB

What People are saying about this

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.

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.

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City of War 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JNPCN More than 1 year ago
Great read. Need some more.
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