Search Results: "Kyle Mills"


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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE UTOPIA EXPERIMENT by Kyle Mills
Released: March 26, 2013

"Mills offers an interesting new premise for action-adventure, albeit with the resolution one tick less than satisfying."
In the latest of Covert-One operative Lt. Col. Jon Smith's adventures, Mills (The Ares Decision, 2011, etc.) uploads Ludlum's superagents into augmented reality. Read full book review >

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FADE by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2005

"Tricky enough, but with underdeveloped characters, stilted dialogue, and often clunky prose."
Homeland Security tries to bring a crack agent out of retirement, setting off a cat-and-mouse game in a rather thin thriller. Read full book review >

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RISING PHOENIX by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"A chillingly effective and suspenseful tale, complete with the moral ambiguities and guilty pleasures of such vigilante dreams as Death Wish. ($300,000 ad/promo)"
In Mills's exceptionally accomplished debut thriller, a well- organized and generously financed vigilante group essays a final solution to America's festering drug problems. Read full book review >

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ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series."
Series creator Flynn died in 2013, but Mitch Rapp lives on in this 15th chronicle (The Survivor, 2015, etc.) of the legendary CIA agent's exploits. Read full book review >

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THE SECOND HORSEMAN by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 8, 2006

"Vale's mordant wit is refreshing, but the double-crosses and final outcome are predictable, and the plot more far-fetched than frightening."
An ex-con and a partner race to head off a nuclear Armageddon in this thriller from Mills (Fade, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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SPHERE OF INFLUENCE by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"A technothriller without the hardware."
A CIA plot involving Afghan terrorists unsurprisingly blows up, requiring FBI solutions and assistance from an ethical and pleasant narco-trafficker. Read full book review >

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FREE FALL by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2000

"The plotting here allows less room for zingers than in Storming Heaven, but, still it's nice to have a whole handful of likable characters to follow, not just long-faced dicks and malicious powermongers. (First printing of 75,000 copies)"
Overdrinking, overweight, suspended maverick FBI agent Mark Beamon, the Bureau's top kidnapping solver, exiled to the Flagstaff, Arizona, office in the spirited and amusing thriller Storming Heaven (1998), in which he took on the huge Church of Evolution (read Scientology), returns to save the Bureau from its own fumblings and stumblings and a mess leading back to the its founder and plaster saint, J. Edgar Hoover. Read full book review >

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SMOKE SCREEN by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Fast, lively, provocative. If at resolution time Mills (Burn Factor, 2001, etc.) blows a little smoke, you'll at least have been thoroughly entertained."
Funny, near-credible fantasy about an unlikely hero who takes on Big Tobacco and cuts it down to size. Read full book review >

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STORMING HEAVEN by Kyle Mills
Released: Aug. 1, 1998

"Mills shapes his stereotypes with human clay, and excels at one-liners that quickly draw a reader into his spirited storytelling."
A second novel that's several cuts above the average thriller, largely because it keeps to a human level and oils its wheels with immensely amusing non sequiturs. Read full book review >

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BURN FACTOR by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 7, 2001

"A mistake, painfully short on the author's trademark humor. Return, Mark Beamon."
Mills sets aside Mark Beamon, the exiled FBI profiler of his first three novels (Free Fall, 2000, etc.), for fledgling Bureau researcher Quinn Barry. Read full book review >

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ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE ARES DECISION by Kyle Mills
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Nothing fancy here, but plenty of comfort food for those with an appetite for the thriller genre."
Diabolical Caleb Bahame, "brutal terrorist and cult leader," has unleashed hell in Uganda, and there are rumors Bahame is seeking an unholy alliance. Read full book review >