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Rising Phoenix (1997)
by Kyle Mills
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061012491, Mass Market Paperback)
Special Agent Mark Beamon is a maverick. His open disdain for the FBI's rules--and Directors--has exiled him to a no-profile post in the boondocks.
But when a shadowy right-wing group starts flooding America's emergency rooms with dead and dying, Beamon is summoned back to Washington. Teamed with an icily efficient female field agent, he is given the thankless task of stopping the slaughter--even though millions of Americans secretly approve of it!
As the body count rises, Beamon realizes there is something eerily familiar about his adversary, reminding him of the coldest killer he ever encountered--not a criminal but a law enforcement colleague. And for the first time, he wonders why he was chosen for this assignment.
Was it his expertise--or his expendability?
"An explosive thriller that launches a new genius for taut, compulsive adventure writing...."
"In the world of political thrillers, I have the feeling that young Kyle Mills will soon be a very big player."
"A phenomenal concept....Fascinating....Good conspiracy theory, absolutely!"
"Absorbing..A fine thriller with memorable characters and enough twists to keep readers turning pages....Mills is definitely someone to watch."
"Writing in the Tom Clancy tradition, Kyle Mills has produced a power-packed drama about the men and women who battle the bad guys to protect us all."
"[An] exceptionally accomplished debut thriller.A chillingly effective and suspenseful tale, complete with the moral ambiguities and guilty pleasures of such vigilante dreams as Death Wish."
"Rising Phoenix is gripping, authentic, and as frightening as a gunshot in the night."
"A seductive action novel....Here's one slick page turner that makes readers think."
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:28:01 -0400)
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