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DAN REILLY

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Full Name: Dan Reilly
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Other - Hotel Executive

Creator: Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller
Time Span: 2019 - 2022

ABOUT THE SERIES

Dan Reilly is a hotel chain executive.

As we are introduced to him in the first recorded adventure, Reilly holds the impressive position of Senior Vice President, International Kensington Royal Hotel Corporation. We will learn quickly that organization is synonymous with quality overnight rest stops catering to both the occasional traveler of modest means as well as, and perhaps better known for, those able to afford the finer amenities at a much finer cost. That multinational company had "1,100 owned or managed properties in 98 countries, and another 855 franchises".

In that initial meeting, we watch Reilly practice in front of his hotel bathroom mirror as he prepares for an appearance before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. He is not particularly nervous about the upcoming testimony though he knew one senator from Montana was out to bait him. What the politician did not know about Reilly was that he "understood the rules of engagement perfectly: when to listen, and equally important, what to say and how to say it".

"Corporate savvy came from an undergraduate degree at Boston University and a master's degree in business at Harvard. He credited greater life experience to his two tours of duty in Afghanistan, where he earned his captain's bars and learned to distinguish friends from adversaries. His tact and skill at negotiation came from a Foreign Service stint in the State Department after the army. Each served him well today".

"Though out of the army for seven years, Daniel Reilly maintained a regular exercise routine. He consistently weighed in at 183 and could still pass for someone in his early 30s. But Reilly was actually 42, six-foot tall, with wavy black hair and bright white teeth. Anyone watching him on C-SPAN would see a handsome and confident man who didn't wear a wedding ring. Reilly was single again. Gratefully single."

Now comes the connection to Reilly and the CIA which will play a major role in the activities that we follow Reilly in. During his tours in Afghanistan, Reilly the U.S. Army officer had considerable interaction with CIA operative Bob Heath and established a friendship. This would prove useful when Reilly would initiate a program against terrorism geared towards protecting travellers in hotels, his company's or others, around the world.

Reilly would not just be a corporate bigwig issuing orders and signing checks from a distance; he was a hands-on guy who would take attacks on his guests very personally.

BOOKS

Number of Books:3
First Appearance:2019
Last Appearance:2022

1 Red Hotel Red Hotel
Written by Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller
Copyright: 2019

"When a bomb rips the fa├žade off the Kensington Hotel in Tokyo, dozens are killed and injured while one man walks calmly away from the wreckage, a coy smile playing on his lips.
Former Army intelligence officer Dan Reilly, now an international hotel executive with high level access to the CIA, makes it his mission to track him down.
Through his connections he learns that the Tokyo bomber is not acting alone. But the organization behind the perpetrator is not who they expect. "
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2 Red Deception Red Deception
Written by Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller
Copyright: 2021

"When terrorists bomb bridges across the country and threaten the Hoover Dam, the vulnerability of America's infrastructure becomes a matter of national security. But Dan Reilly, a former Army intelligence officer, predicted the attacks in a secret State Department report written years earlier - a virtual blueprint for disaster, somehow leaked and now in the hands of foreign operatives."
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3 Red Chaos Red Chaos
Written by Gary Grossman, Ed Fuller
Copyright: 2022

"The Arctic ice is melting, the waters are warming, and Russian President Nicolai Gorshkov is one step closer to monopolizing the oil industry and funding his expansionism plans past Ukraine and Latvia. Russian-backed attacks have shut down the Suez Canal and other key shipping routes, making it nearly impossible for the West and the Middle East to transport oil.
With nothing less than oil futures and the global economy at stake, one man slips out of the shadows to stop Gorshkov' s maniacal plans: Dan Reilly, a freelance State Department and CIA consultant. In his attempts, Reilly is drawn into a web of intrigue twelve years in the making, involving the current American president, a United States senator, a Chinese businessman, and the death of a young girl."
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MY COMMENTS

A hotel executive as the main character in a spy series. That is a new one, I believe, and one that I was mighty curious about at first. Then when he started to explain it to others (slowly and simply because he was talking to politicians), it made a whole lot of sense. The number of hotel attacks killing civilians is almost enough to get you to stay home. And why not - they are very vulnerable targets for the cowardly sots who want to use terror to promote their cause.

What make Dan Reilly so interesting is he does a whole lot more than just talk about the problem. With his CIA friend, he gets personally involved.

GRADE

My Grade: B+

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