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Running of the Bulls (A Wall Street Thriller) (Fifth Avenue series Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Smith
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Book Description

***STEPHEN KING ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***

"PUT ME DOWN AS AN ENTHUSIASTIC CHRISTOPHER SMITH FAN. SMITH IS A CULTURAL GENIUS."



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In the second book in the international best-selling “Fifth Avenue Series,” a former Wall Street titan who robbed the world of billions is now out of prison. Good for him, but not for those who put him there. Now, they are dying grisly deaths by the hands of two hired assassins.

Investigating is private investigator Marty Spellman, who soon learns that all isn't what it seems as the twists pile up along with the sheer number of the dead.

Spellman's life is put on the line. His family is threatened. No one is who they appear to be. Who can he trust as the bulls of Wall Street start to run as the two assassins--Vincent Spocatti and Carmen Gragera--fully ignite their killing spree?


"Running of the Bulls" is approximately 93,000 words or about 310 pages.



A TOP 100 INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER


#1 INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER IN "MYSTERIES & THRILLERS"


A COMPLETELY STAND-ALONE THRILLER FROM THE WRITER OF THE SEVEN-MONTH INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING THRILLER, FIFTH AVENUE!


THE THIRD IN THE FIFTH AVENUE SERIES, FROM MANHATTAN WITH LOVE, IS NOW AVAILABLE. IT'S ALSO A COMPLETELY STAND-ALONE NOVELLA.


RAVES FOR CHRISTOPHER SMITH:


***JIM ASHLEY ON FIFTH AVENUE AND RUNNING OF THE BULLS***

Smith is this generation's Master storyteller. If you're a fan of suspense thrillers and unbelievable twists and turns, you will quickly become a fan of Christopher Smith! He entices you to fall in love with his characters only to be caught totally off guard when their fate goes in a direction you never saw coming. He takes the styles of James Patterson and Steven King to a totally kicking level. I can honestly say that I spent way too many late night hours reading chapters because I could not put it down and couldn't wait to see what he would do next. Starting with Fifth Avenue, he builds such entertaining and deep characters that you know this cannot be the end but just the start to future stories interweaving these strong individuals. With Running of the Bulls, you're so caught in the action - that you're honestly rooting for the characters that would historically be the bad guys in other tales. Christopher seems to set the bar higher and higher for himself, and I can't wait for his upcoming releases in 2012. A definite must read for mystery, suspense, and thriller lovers!



***PLANET KINDLE ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***

"Fifth Avenue, the first novel by penned Christopher Smith, is a fantastic first effort and was the reason I was simply unable to put my Kindle down over this Christmas period. And I would go as far to say that it ranks as one of the best first novels I’ve ever read."--PLANET KINDLE



***P.M. RICHTER ON CHRISTOPHER SMITH***

"Fifth Avenue. A big, big novel. A blockbuster? Yes. A bestseller. It should be. The author, at the beginning of the novel, thanks the people who introduced him to the 'real' Fifth Avenue. I suspect the real one could not be as interesting or engrossing as this novel. ...This is a highly recommended novel. It deserves the five stars." -- P.M. RICHTER



***JENNIFER LONG ON RUNNING OF THE BULLS***
"Christopher Smith did it again. This book is packed with suspense, and delivers both characters that you will love and loathe. A time or two near the end, I found myself actually on the side of the villains and I really hope those two show up in Park Avenue. The story moves quickly...as most of the action all happens in one day. Makes it terribly difficult to put down. Smith paints a great picture of every character- I found myself chuckling aloud a time or two. Well written, well planned- I am definitely going to be reading more from this author. Can't wait for Park Avenue!" --JENNIFER LONG



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Editorial Reviews

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"Put me down as an enthusiastic Christopher Smith fan.  Smith is a cultural genius." - Stephen King

About the Author

Christopher Smith is the #1 international best-selling author of "Fifth Avenue," its sequels "Running of the Bulls" and "From Manhattan with Love" and "From Manhattan with Revenge," as well as "Bullied," "Revenge," "Witch" and "War," all four of which deal with the subject of bullying. His thriller, "A Rush to Violence," is the first in a three-book series which will include "A Rush to Murder" and "A Rush to Vengeance." Prior to writing novels, for fourteen years, Smith was the film critic for a major newspaper in the Northeast. For eight years, he appeared weekly on NBC affiliates, and two years nationally on the E! network. He has written over 4,000 reviews and he has been named Best Critic for 2010 by the MPA. He has published two previous books in his Netflix "Queued" series, which are compilations of hundreds of his film reviews. He lives in Maine.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2934 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Fifth Avenue Productions, Inc. (November 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00538MH2I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,797 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Way to Spend a Day and $.99 May 31, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This was another good read by Christopher Smith. From page one he pulls you in on a roller coaster ride filled with adrenaline, twists and turns.

A murderous plot is going on and Christopher takes us on a journey that gives us the perspective of the murdered, the murderers and the people hunting them. Once you think you have things figured out, you're thrown for a loop.

I will admit that the book started off with a bang, slowed up for a bit in the middle and then took off again at the end. Much like a true roller coaster ride. I'm not complaining but if you're looking for 100% action you will have to put up with some slow parts to build to the intense action.

There were a few spots where some minor typos occured (the instead of they, he instead of her) but they were very few and far between. They also didn't impact the book in any way or make it hard to understand.

My hats off to the writer for ending Running with the Bulls making us just want more. He gave us a nice cliffhanger that sets up his next book very nicely. If I wasn't already waiting anxiously for his next book after Running of the Bulls, I can't wait!
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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
By J. Beck
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After reading Smith's first book and giving it five stars, I found this one to be a major disappointment. It appears that Smith thinks his readers want to focus on characters that are into the kinky NY sex scene. If the kinky sex thing is going to continue to be part of each of his books then I will be reading a different author's work. The writing is good, but enough with the focus on the kinky sex! I'm just not into the black leather and harness thing. Most likely, I will purchase Smith's next book but I hope he comes up with a fresh topic.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Running of The Bulls June 1, 2011
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Christopher Smith doesn't disappoint in his new novel, Running of the Bulls. Manhattan is the backdrop for this thriller that follows assassins as they knock off high powered Wall Street types one by one. But what's the connection, why such a bloody path of destruction, and who is behind this evil? This fast paced novel will leave you breathless as you race ahead of the killers trying to figure out their next move.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent thriller June 4, 2011
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Take a private investigator, a news reporter, an author, a couple of detectives, a hit man and his partner, a psychic and lots of influential people, add a series of murders and you have Running of the Bulls. Although there are many characters, the storyline is well written. There is no problem keeping them all straight. There are really no "slow" parts to the book, but the last 1/3 has so much action you just have to finish it. Definitely an adult book. I'm glad Christopher Smith is on our side.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent...A MUST Read! December 18, 2011
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If you love a good mystery and a book that you cannot put down, then you MUST read Running of the Bulls. I love Smith's characters and colorful descriptions of the settings. He keeps you on the edge throughout each chapter and at the end of the book. I have read all of the books in the series and waiting patiently for the next book of the series to be ready in a few months.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lights, Camera, Action!!! December 6, 2011
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Action, action, action, action! If you're looking for non-stop action, revenge, and even a plot twist or two, RofB is your book! Smith starts the book with action, fills it with action, and leaves you wanting more. This book is centered on the age old vice of revenge (oh, so sweet), and does not disappoint. While many of us come to this book by way of Fifth Avenue, it is not a requirement at all to enjoy this book. Smith even gives you the first nine chapters of Fifth Avenue at the end of RotB in case you wanted to get ready for Park Avenue (can't wait!).
For the grammar police, yes, there are a half dozen mistakes, but you just kind of notice them and move on. I've seen a few harping on realism, checks, etc. That's why it's called fiction, people. It's for entertainment. We all watch movies and tv shows full of actions and effects that are supposed to be 'real', but would never, ever happen in real life. This book is for enjoyment. This book if for the suspension of real life; for escape. It's the reason many of us read books - to escape into another world if just for a little while.
So I digress. The characters in this book are interesting, and I was happy to see Spocatti again. He's one of those you just want to get their come-up-ance, but not until you see what wicked plan he has up his sleep. As far as the others, I liked Roberta better than anyone else. Sorry, Chris, but we just didn't get to see into the psyches of the others enough to make me love them. I'm eager to see Leanna again in Park Avenue, though, and see what trouble her and Marty (and Spocatti) can get into. (rubbing hands together conspiratorially and laughing maniacally).
So if you're looking for an entertaining book full of action and twists, look no further. Give Smith a try. You'll want more, I'm sure.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Bulls (book 2) November 6, 2011
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I was so happy to be introducted to Christopher Smith's works by searching my Kindle for new authors. I first found the Bullied series,and was immediately struck by his honesty in revealing the bullying crisis and with his believable characters. I then found Fifth Avenue and just had to read it and was hooked! Loved all the characters, even when they were despicable. When Christopher said there was going to be a book 2 -Running of the Bulls- I was anticipating another excellent read and was not disappointed. The next chapter in this series should be coming soon,and I know many people who are also eagerly waiting for that day!
Keep em coming Chris!

Running of the Bulls: A Wall Street Thriller
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, a book to sit back and
Great read , a book to sit back and enjoy
Published 1 month ago by David Benson
5.0 out of 5 stars This is no bull!
I've read Fifth avenue was a great read...Running of the bulls is an even better read,I will definitely read next book.Christopher Smith is the man.
Published 2 months ago by gigi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Loved it!
Published 3 months ago by Winnie Hopson
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
only okay, not a lot of wall street in it, more of a hokey whodunit
Published 4 months ago by ATP
5.0 out of 5 stars Christopher Smith has done it again!
If you love books about action, murder, mystery and intrigue, then this book is for you. It is wonderfully written and you just can't put it down. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Susan Price
3.0 out of 5 stars thriller
thriller but too far fetched far too much imagined violence and gory blood spilling maybe a little unbelievable. although it is enough to hold the attention of the reader
Published 5 months ago by Kamleshg
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed meeting Marty.
Modern pulp may be the phrase to describe Christopher Smith's writing. It's not the tightest style but it makes for a great read.
Published 7 months ago by Capricorn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I love the Fifth Avenue Series by Christopher Smith. This was an awesome suspense. I couldn't put it down and ended up not getting some things done that I really needed to do... Read more
Published 8 months ago by KLD
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Chistopher Smith
awesome page turner - could not put it down. Every book in this series is great! hope he makes new books soon
Published 8 months ago by jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Thriller
The top dog in an insider trading racket has been convicted and sent to jail after many of his ' friends' testified against him for immunity. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Bob
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About the Author
Christopher Smith is the #1 international best-selling author of more than three million books, including "Fifth Avenue," its sequels "Running of the Bulls," "From Manhattan with Love," "A Rush to Violence," "From Manhattan with Revenge," "You Only Die Twice," "Park Avenue," as well as "Bullied," "Revenge," "Witch" and "War," all four of which deal with the subject of bullying. While part of the "Fifth Avenue Series," "A Rush to Violence" is the beginning of a new a three-book series, which will include "A Rush to Murder" and "A Rush to Vengeance."

For fourteen years, Smith was the film critic for a major newspaper in the Northeast. For eight years, he appeared weekly on NBC affiliates, and two years nationally on the E! network. He has written over 4,000 reviews and he has been named Best Critic for 2010 by the MPA. He has published two previous books in his Netflix "Queued" series, which are compilations of hundreds of his film reviews. He lives in Maine.

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