Rising Phoenix - Audio Cassette - Abridged Author:Kyle Mills, Campbell Scott (Narrator) In the most chilling yet plausible thriller of the decade, a renegade DEA agent and a TV evangelist team up to introduce the Final Solution to America's most intractable social problem-- — POISON THE DRUG SUPPLY. — John Hobart is a sociopath to who only results matter. Simon Blake takes his orders directly from an angry God, who demands an end... more » to the devastation of drug addiction and damn the human cost. The narcotics are poisoned at their source, in the cartel's processing plant hidden in the jungles of South America. Meanwhile, full page ads appear in newspapers all across the national, giving addicts a simple choice:
QUIT OR DIE.
Soon America's emergency rooms are flooded, chaos reigns in the inner cities, and the government is forced to act. Maverick FBI agent Mark Beamon is given the thankless task of finding out who's behind the shadowy "Committee for a Drug-Free Society". Teamed with Agent Laura Vilechi, who is as icily analytical as he is intuitive, Beamon begins a desperate "all-points" search across three continents, racing against the drug cartels, the American Mob and the mounting violence of "the street."
Vivid, believable, and blazing with lightning-fast action, bestselling author Kyle Mills' stunning debut thriller captures every dramatic instant of the manhunt for the only mass murders to win approval ratings in the polls. More than just world-class entertainment, Rising Phoenix is a story that will make you think twice.
Performed by Campbell Scott, who has starred in Longtime Companion, Dying Young, The Innocent, Singles, and Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle; he codirected Big Night.
2 cassettes - 3 hours - Abridgement approved by author« less
Abridged Edition; Read by Campbell ScottThis audio was a little different than most -- the author gives you some room to draw your own conclusions. Take the main character for instance; FBI agent Mark Beamon, is he a "good guy" because it says so on the back of the case? How about the guy he is tracking down? This man's solution to today's drug problem is to poison a huge amount of cocain and heroin at the source. Does that make him "bad"? The book gives you the impression that the public at large support his efforts...good or bad??? This book shows the other side of his crusade; innocents trying a drug for the first time and dying, recreational users, politician's children also dying, and the heightening movement to stop the murders. Is out drug policy failing miserably? Are we wasting our tax money and time while trying to stop the proliferation of drugs, when we could put the money to work in other areas? What can we, as a country, do about the drug trade? These questions and others are brought forward in this audio ... like I said, it's a little different angle on an old question. I really liked this book, and I liked the author's viewpoint!