Wednesday, June 18, 2014


"It was just after midnight when the girl in the blue diamond necklace fell out of the sky."In Hollywood, an ex-con movie producer, fresh out of San Quentin, is
lucky if he can get a valet to take his car at The Ivy. Teddy Chessman
got his own studio.
Why? Because Teddy controls the most important motion picture
property to hit town since agents were invented. And attached to this
expected critical and financial bonanza is the biggest female action
star in the world, Valentine Jones.
But good plans die horrible deaths, and foolproof ones, worse. And
now, the guy who loaned Teddy the money to buy the joint--Rail Black, a
former Delta Force operator with a private fortune--is forced to take
possession of Teddy's dream. And the bad news is just beginning.
Exploding from ninety years in the past--when gangsters and movie
tycoons roamed Hollywood and scratched each other's wallets--Rail is
sucked into a quicksand of unsettled scores, duplicity and death, where a
couple of billion dollars in boxoffice seems like small change.
From Southern California to New York, Venice, Havana, Mexico and
Cyprus, Rail must disentangle the past from the present and come to
terms with his feelings for Barrie Fontaine, a long dead woman--and
extraordinarily brave pilot--he has never met.
And somewhere, out there, is Matty Aspirins, a hitman on a mission all his own.

Welcome to Beverly Hills is Burning.

There will be no intermission.

"Neil Russell is the king of adventure thrillers... BEVERLY HILLS IS
BURNING is a tour-de-force of hot action, cool suspense, and steamy
sex. ...a once-in-a-lifetime ride with producers, screenwriters, Mafia
hitmen, and money. Lots of money. You'll love this book."

             Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of THE BOOK OF SPIES

"Neil Russell's BEVERLY HILLS IS BURNING is everything a thriller
should be. Former Delta Force operator, Rail Black is a contemporary
knight errant, patrolling the seedy boulevards of La-La Land...
reminding me of John D. MacDonald's iconic Travis McGee.

"Description and dialogue are edged weapons, employed expertly...
acerbic wit and indelible metaphors paint a mordant portrait of L.A.
corruption as only a veteran Hollywood insider could.

"Warning: This is a tough tale about bad people who use gutter
language and do ugly things... You shouldn't wait a minute longer to
dive in..."

             Robert Bidinotto, Bestselling author of HUNTER: A Thriller

 Neil Russell is founder and president of Site 85 Productions, an entertainment-focused
intellectual property rights company based in Beverly Hills. A former executive with Paramount, Columbia, MGM/UA 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 agreements with many entertainment companies, including Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Activision, MGM, Columbia, Walt Disney/ABC, Universal, Scott Free Productions, F/X Networks and others. In addition to his novels, Neil 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, he is a member of the Naval War College Foundation and numerous entertainment industry organizations. He is also an honorary member of the Hmong community of Laos for fundraising to provide Hmong children with prostheses for limbs lost to mines.