Item description for Power Play by Jonathan Neff...
Power Play is an intricate tale of murder, romance, danger, and determination. Packed with cinematic escapes, explosions, crosses and double-crosses, he expertly captures a world of timeless international intrigue.Neff'ss superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and careening plot twists will keep readers guessing until the last thrilling page.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 5.6" Height: 1" Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2005
Publisher Hawk Publishing Group
ISBN 1930709560 ISBN13 9781930709560
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Thriller set against a Tulsa backdrop as reviewed by Patricia Jones in the Tulsa World Sunday, Dec. 4th 2005 Feb 14, 2006
"The two men eyed each other warily over the white linen tablecloth. A thick report lay on the table between them. Tom Huntington sat on the edge of his chair, leaning slightly forward, both hands palm down. The immaculate cut of his clothes and his posture hinted a military background. His broad, craggy face held the certain assurance of one in command, and his square face was set. Staring at the younger man through steel-grey eyes, he remained silent."
"Tony Angelletti scowled as he looked hard at the report....With a look of determination verging on defiance, he drew a deep breath and said 'I can't do it, Tom. I won't do it. Whatever was said before, whatever you or the others may have thought about my position on this project, I won't go along with it.'"
"Tony Angelletti had no idea what his refusal would bring to his life. What he did know was that the report laying before him held phony data. Southwest Energy Corporation was way out of line on its Greenleaf Project and sponsoring it would be the end of his political career."
"Yet, his 'no' vote as a Public Utility Commissioner would anger not only Tom Huntington, who sat before him, but also the most influential men in the state. Tom had put him in office and could take him out in a heartbeat. But his decision was made, he would not vote to go forward with a utility plant that would overburden the taxpayers of Oklahoma."
With this scene, Jonathan Neff's debut novel sets into motion more trouble than the citizens of Tulsa and Angelletti could ever imagine.
The members of a sinister alliance, formed to push a questionable deal, would stop at nothing to achieve their goal.
When Angelletti realizes he is in over his head, he calls on his longtime friend, Sam Littlehawk, a prominent attorney, for help and protection.
Together they unravel a twisted chain of lies and corruption that could cost them their lives.
Katrina Petrovna, a Russian ballerina who is a friend of both Littlehawk and Angelletti, also is mixed up in the intrigue.
She panics at the arrival of Antoly Karmakov - a brooding, world-class musician who is known and feared in the deadly world of the Russian Mafia.
Kartina asks Tony and Sam to help her escape Karmakov's clutches.
Unknown to these three is that Karmakov and Huntington are in league on the Greenleaf Project.
As this intricate plot races forward, Katrina, Sam and Tony find themselves fugitives, and Sam is framed for attempted murder. Then, into the mix comes a group of Afghan terrorists with agendas all their own.
Readers will recognize many Tulsa landmarks as the story unfolds.
Neff's blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and credible plot twists serve the story well. The background used for Sam Littlehawk captured my love of Native American history.
Neff has written a courageous tour de force that I highly recommend to all readers.
As I turned the pages faster and faster, I found myself thinking, "This could happen - it really could happen - right here in Tulsa, Oklahoma."
Neff, a world-traveler, lawyer, writer, businessman, entrepreneur, pilot and conservationist, has written one of the most topical and realistic thrillers I've read all year.
Although Neff has lived in New York and California, he makes his home near Tulsa.
An exciting thrill ride, packed with sudden twists and turns to the very end Sep 14, 2005
Power Play is a suspenseful novel of danger, intrigue, and globe-spanning corruption. When a gutsy public utility commissioner who dares to take a stand against the controversial Greenleaf Project gets in over his head, he turns to his life-long friend and expert lawyer for help and protection. But the two of them are just beginning to scratch the surface of a lethal conspiracy between greedy corporate executives, the Russian Mafia, and Afghani terrorists. Struggling to defend themselves against attacks on their lives, an attempted murder charge, and a sinister plot that endangers thousands of lives - including that of a Russian ballerina desperate to escape the clutches of brooding master musician and Russian Mafia figurehead. An exciting thrill ride, packed with sudden twists and turns to the very end.