Wildcase: A Rail Black Novel [NOOK Book]

Overview

In a desert town on the road between L.A. and Vegas, all hell has broken loose . . .

In a bedroom community populated by good cops and bad cops, a retired police officer and his wife have been brutally tortured and slain. A "wildcase" with no apparent rhyme or reason, it has caught the attention of the FBI . . . and Hollywood billionaire, ex-Delta Force operative Rail Black, who called the slaughtered pair his friends.

With his frighteningly ...

See more details below
Wildcase: A Rail Black Novel

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • 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)
$7.99
BN.com price

Overview

In a desert town on the road between L.A. and Vegas, all hell has broken loose . . .

In a bedroom community populated by good cops and bad cops, a retired police officer and his wife have been brutally tortured and slain. A "wildcase" with no apparent rhyme or reason, it has caught the attention of the FBI . . . and Hollywood billionaire, ex-Delta Force operative Rail Black, who called the slaughtered pair his friends.

With his frighteningly efficient skills and more money than he could ever spend, Rail believes in helping people he cares about—even if it means clashing with the government's enforcers. But this wildcase has toxic tendrils rooted in a distant past, snaking through a shady megachurch, through Sin City, and into shadowy places halfway around the globe. And the precious blood already spilled is nothing compared to the deluge to come—with Rail's own added to the mix if he gets too close.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Clive Cussler
“Neil Russell has to be one of the finest, skilled, and accomplished writers in the country, a true master of intrigue.”
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062065810
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 905,097
  • File size: 3 MB

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 3.5
( 7 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(1)

2 Star

(2)

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 7 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    Enjoyed beginning to end. Waiting for the next installment.

    Enjoyed beginning to end. Waiting for the next installment.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted October 12, 2011

    Secrets Galore!

    Two gruesome murders, a billionaire with seemingly scores of contacts, the FBI, Chinese, jade tigers, and an historical tale of the hunting and transportation of live tigers, all before page fifty. With Russell's latest book, this is the beginning of a complex mystery with a slew of interesting, witty, and sometimes dangerous characters coming out of the woodwork at every turn. This one . . . well . . . it'll drive you wild.
    Billionaire and ex Delta Force operative Rail Black (isn't that just a great name?) is called to a California desert town to witness the scene of a gruesome pair of murders. The victims are a police buddy and his Chinese wife. Black is asked by an LAPD Deputy Chief to make sure the murders stay hushed up. Almost immediately afterward, a tough, no-nonsense, Special Agent in Charge from the FBI shows up demanding to know what's going on and how Black is involved. From then readers learn some history, mainly involving Ensign Fabian Canada on a mission in World War II. He's supposed to be
    rescuing some downed pilots in China, but winds up saving a baby. This is the spark initiating an operation lasting decades, until it gets out of control and two people are heinously murdered in the California desert.
    This is an intelligently written book with very good action and humor. Black is not a detective, but is a logical thinker with skills and knowledgeable people to back him up. There are secrets galore and Russell does an excellent job at pulling on the tendrils, revealing a little at time, and not showing the entire picture until the time is right.

    Review written by Stephen L. Brayton, author of "Beta" for Suspense Magazine

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Sexually Explicit!

    Good story, but way overboard on the detailed descriptions of sexual experiences of the main character.

    The book would have been far better without the explicit sex!

    Because of this, I can not recommend this book!

    Surely, Mr. Russell can do better than this.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Hopefully Compelling

    Dear Anonymous-

    I am the author of Wildcase and the first book in the series, City of War. Thank you for purchasing and reading my work. Also thank you for taking the time to write a review.

    I believe it is inherent in the proposition of writing--especially fiction--that one's personal views become part of the narrative. The point I was making using smoking as a device is about personal choice and freedom from an ever-increasing, intrusive set of bureaucrats intent on herding us all in the same direction.

    Other than a cigar at weddings or after the death of Bin Laden, I do not smoke, but I support those who make the choice to do so. We are free Americans, not subjects of a crown or some gray state, and these kinds of choices keep us free.

    Thank you again, and I hope you will read City of War and the upcoming Beverly Hills is Burning. But I will advise you ahead of time that the lead, Rail Black, smokes in both.

    Kind regards,

    Neil Russell

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

    Posted May 2, 2011

    Escapist fiction - not too terrible

    I'm enjoying about 2/3 of this book, but the author obviously has an agenda.
    It's fun to follow the plot line however the author is clearly writing his fantasies and injecting his personal viewpoints all over. For example, he describes not being able to smoke in public as taking a little piece of America's soul away.
    If you want to feel like the male star of a Cinemax late night movie, then this book is for you. Otherwise, don't bother.

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

    Posted May 30, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews

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