By Kyle Mills
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312934187, 368pp.)
Publication Date: May 2, 2006
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A former Navy SEAL who speaks perfect Arabic, Salam al-Fayed (a.k.a. "Fade") had been one of the deadliest weapons in America's arsenal--until a mission gone wrong put a bullet in his back, requiring risky surgery the government refused to pay for.
Embittered by a wound that could one day immobilize him, Fade isn't exactly cooperative when Homeland Security insists on putting him back on the payroll. But they're not taking "no" for an answer--and what is meant to be a foolproof deception turns into an explosive bloodbath.
It falls to an estranged friend of Fade's named Matt Egan to clean up the mess made by his superiors. But it isn't going to be easy--because Fade is gunning for the men who set him up. And Matt is at the top of the list...
KYLE MILLS grew up in Oregon but, as the son of an FBI agent, he has lived all over the country and overseas. He is the author of six novels: Rising Phoenix, Storming Heaven, Free Fall, Burn Factor, Sphere of Influence, and Smoke Screen. An avid rock climber, he and his wife now live in Wyoming.
"Kyle Mills is a master of the page-turner. His attention to detail and his smooth style will keep you reading well into the night."--Vince Flynn, author of Memorial Day
"Kyle Mills has created in Salam al Fayed, aka Fade, a disturbing, complex, and wholly original character. Fade will stay with you long after you have finished this well-crafted thriller."
--Stephen Frey, author of Shadow Account
"Frighteningly real and powerful...spellbinding."--Gayle Lynds, author of The Coil
"The perfect thriller for the emerging millennium…a delicious summer treat…Mills turns the reader's expectations inside out…story is nicely propelled by a serial murder subplot and female police officer…the twists are surprising and fun, and the story comes to a bang-up conclusion that may leave the reader sad, but hardly disappointed."--The Denver Post
"Mills's prose is crisp and his action skills are top-notch. In Fade, he has created a true thriller hero for the present and the immediate future."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A breathless cat-and-mouse thriller."--The Canadian Press
"Fade rivals James Bond with his hardware-based survival skills."--Entertainment Weekly
"A modern re-telling of the Frankenstein myth, done up in geopolitical dress and given a new relevance for our times...plenty of action here for fans of the thriller genre."--bookreporter.com
"A thrilling ride…any fan of Tom Clancy will find comfort in this work since Mills stays well within the boundaries of the genre."--Razor