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 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 report prepared by Steve Schmitz