|Plot Summary of Rising Phoenix|
Kyle Mills novel, Rising Phoenix, introduces misfit FBI partners agent Mark Beamon and agent John Hobart. Beamon has an authority complex but is a talented investigator. Hobart is psychotic and has no conscience. Their careers take divergent paths until twelve years later, due to a deadly poisoned drug epidemic, they are fated to become reacquainted once again, this time on opposite sides of the law. Beamon is still with the bureau while Hobart is the mastermind of a plot to rid America of all illegal drug use and activity.
John Hobart has become the henchman for the charismatic televangelist preacher, Simon Blake, who is the funding behind the scheme. Interestingly, the American public's sentiment is on the side of the criminals tainting the drugs not those distributing, using and subsequently dying from the deadly heroin or cocaine.
The chase is on in this riveting thriller as it races along to various locales in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, the woods of western Maryland, Houston, New York City, Oregon, Bogota, Columbia, and Warsaw, Poland. It dispenses with any mystery about who is behind the plot from the vary start, so don't expect a "Who done it" crime mystery. Instead this is a well-written thriller with a odd morality blurred by psychosis, politics, and power.
This synopsis report prepared by David Fletcher
This is the first book written by Kyle Mills, and it is a wonderful look int the mind of someone trying to do good, but going about it in the wrong way. Mark Beamon must step in from his wayward position with the FBI to make a difference...
This synopsis report prepared by Steve Schmitz
|Chapter Analysis of Rising Phoenix|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 10%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 60%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) - 10%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
Time/era of story:
- 2000+ (Present)
- story of bio weapon/virus
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- government investigator
- Mid-Atlantic states
- Dirty, dangerous (like New York)
- Washington D.C.
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
- very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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