The Final Reel
by James Mullaney
His name was Remo and he was happy.
Sultan Omay of Ebla is dying--and he plans to take the Great Satan with him by hitting America right in its nerve center: Hollywood.
So he buys a failing movie studio and dispatches the Mideast's top lethal terrorist to hire Tinseltown's most clueless producers to create the greatest battle epic ever. Thing is, the army of extras are real, the guns are loaded and the California freeway is jammed with camels and tanks.
On the other side of the world, Omay is poised to light the powder keg that will spell disaster.
The Destroyer races to save Hollywood, not for the sake of the free world, but because Chiun has just penned his screenplay, and nothing--especially not a madman--is about to keep him from the glory of an Oscar.
Review: This is a very good book. I thought that it would end up being a retread of Shooting Schedule, but it was totally different. There's plenty of action when an army of Arabs invade the United States and Remo is sent to deal with the situation. On the other side of the world, Chiun must disarm an invasion of Israel. There's plenty of laughs and action. I only wish that there was a love interest for Remo. It's been a while since we've had a standout female character in the series.
Final Reel is a blockbuster .