Salam al Fayed, an Arab American, is a Navy Seal with a heroic past and a troubled conscience when, on a tour in the Gulf, he is involved in a street incident and shot. It takes his team six months to find him and get him out, and when they do, it's to discover a bullet lodged next to his spine. With expensive, experimental surgery the only way to ...
Salam al Fayed, an Arab American, is a Navy Seal with a heroic past and a troubled conscience when, on a tour in the Gulf, he is involved in a street incident and shot. It takes his team six months to find him and get him out, and when they do, it's to discover a bullet lodged next to his spine. With expensive, experimental surgery the only way to get it out, the US Government decides it's not included in his healthcare insurance and washes their hands of him, knowing the bullet will one day shift and paralyse him. Two years later Matt Egan is brought in under the Homeland Security umbrella to help create a division that will ensure the safety of America's citizens. They need a man on the team with an Arab background, and Fade fits the bill. It's Egan's job to bring him back into the game, whatever his doubts. But Fade is holding a grudge, and he's a man with nothing to lose.
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Fade has something entirely unique and new and I read it in 3 hours and gave it to my boyfriend who stayed up that night until he finished it. Mills created an intensely flawed character to play Fade. He was full of anger and bitterness and righteous indignation. As the book progresses, so does Fade. This book has several laugh out loud and hold your stomache scenes and one liners. It is rare indeed to find such an accomplished suspense writer like Mills, who knows how to weave this love story and yet also have such a strong thread of laughter and self deprecation that by the end your just shaking your head and smiling. I was also surprised that the author ended the book in a great way. I wondered how in the world all that momentum was going to find an outlet. A must read on my list.
Kyle Mills is a master story teller and "Storming Heaven" was a fantastic read too.
Publishers Weekly, 2005-05-02 Since 9/11, even the best thriller writers have been constricted by stock heroes (mostly ex-military white Americans) and villains (mostly Arab terrorists) who make it hard to tell one book from another. Leave it to Mills (Smoke Screen) to solve that problem in an exciting, original way. His Salam al Fayed (aka Fade), an American agent of Arab ancestry and a former navy SEAL, is as tough and loyal as they come. But when his latest mission ends in failure and his government employers treat him badly, Fade becomes increasingly bitter. So when his former friend and colleague, Matt Egan, is ordered by the head of a secret agency of the Department of Homeland Security to persuade Fade to put aside his anger and join an undercover team in the Middle East, Fade has a one-word answer-in English as well as Arabic. Egan, who's almost as interesting a character as Fade, is full of guilt for what happened to his old friend, but he also knows that his boss is right: Fade is perfect for the new assignment. In fact, all the government people are fully credible within the boundaries of their responsibilities. 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. Agent, Simon Lipskar at Writers House. Author tour. (June 7) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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