Book Reviews of Fade

Fade
Fade
Author: Kyle Mills
ISBN-13: 9780312934187
ISBN-10: 0312934181
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 368
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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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 answerin 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.
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I found this story interesting from the stand point of this "FADE" is not your normal hero. Good books. Have read other books by Kyle Mills and each one gets better.
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Nicely developed characters highlight this very readable thriller, where one almost sympathizes with a killer.
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Well-written mystery. This author is very good but you never hear much about him.
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Strong character development. Highly recommended!
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The government he once trusted is now his number one enemy.
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Really nice thriller.
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Former Naval Seal called back to assist in a vital assignment. He's reluctant, but he's the best man for the job. You will find it an excellent read, right up there with Lee Child. Recommended.
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This was the first time I have ever read Kyle Mills and I would definately read any of his books. This book was awesome. I have not read anything like it. A great action book.
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Really good book...
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Good novel - if you like Lee Childs you will enjoy this book.
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An adventure/military thriller, a bitter former soldier struggles to make sense of his life. Surprising how this comes about
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My 1st book by Kyle Mills and I really like him; can't believe I haven't heard of his books before. This book was provocatively written to set your senses to singing. Bad guy doing gov work? Bad guy that enjoys his work a little too much?? We each have to judge how we feel about the work that all of us (that have at least a modicum of understanding of world affairs) know about but usually turn a "blind eye" to. Recommend this one!
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A former Navy seal who speakes perfect Arabic, Salam al Fayed (aka 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 bya wound that could one day paralyze 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 man who set him up. And Matt is at the top of the list.
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A loyal American, Salam al Fayed (a.k.a. "Fade") didn't have much luck with his employer, the U.S. government. First they trained him as a counter terrorist, then they abandoned him after his wounds received in their service disabled him, then they decided they wanted him to work for them again. When the embittered man declined their 'generous' offer, the bureaurocratic machine decided to frame him, get him tossed into prison, then 'save' him so he could once again do their fighting for them.
But Fade decided not to play their games . . . but to play his own game.
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Great! I'm a fan of Vince Flynn's books. Fade reminded me of Mitch Rapp. Looking forward to reading more Kyle Mills' books.