City of War
by Neil Russell
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...more
ebook, 496 pages
Published March 9th 2010 by HarperCollins e-books
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I don't read too many Thrillers without a Horror/Sci-fi/Fantasy/Supernatural element, but I was introduced to the author through a friend of mine and decided to check his book out. I'm glad I did. This is a roller coaster ride I can only describe as Fletch meets James Bond meets The Big Sleep. A billionaire playboy who happens to be ex-special forces happens to rescue a naked (and gorgeous) kidnapping escapee on the freeway, and things snowball into a globe spanning conspiracy of murder, art for...more
The backstory (incredibly rich English lord who happened to serve as a special forces-type soldier) is a bit much and the relationships are like John D. MacDonald on steroids, but the basic plot is interesting and Russell can write. It's very rough, but maybe it shows enough promise to see a second book.