From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series
It's bold. It's dangerous. It's the kind of maverick operation that has made Mark Beamon both the FBI's best agent and its least-likely-to-succeed screw-up.
A top-secret FBI file -- buried in an anonymous government warehouse since J. Edgar Hoover's death -- is missing. The unlucky grad student who uncovered it is dead, and now his ex-girlfriend is on the run, accused of the murder. The only man everyone agrees can find the young woman and turn up the explosive document is "off-duty," suspended and under the threat of prosecution by the bureau itself.
Beamon knows better than anyone that this is his last shot to save his career -- and his country. Tracking the young woman down, though, will be the hardest assignment he's ever tackled, for she's a gutsy world-class rock-climber who can drop out of sight anywhere in the world. And even if he finds her and the file, who can he trust when the FBI itself is under suspicion? Beamon has no room for wrong guesses -- or moves. If he blows this one, he'll free fall straight out of the bureau -- and straight into prison....
The race is on when a law school dropout unearths an explosive FBI file that catalogues the tawdry indiscretions of several leading politicians, including the Republican presidential nominee. Soon the student's mutilated body is found in the van of his ex-girlfriend, a world-class rock climber. As suspicion is thrown on the elusive girl, Mark Beamon, a suspended FBI agent whose career is hanging by a thread, is brought in by an anonymous party to track her down. Also in pursuit is third-party presidential candidate David Hallorin, a megalomaniac whose pockets are as deep as his determination to achieve his own political ends. Actor Shea defines the individual characters well, from nasal underlings to booming politicians to classically sardonic agents. The abridgement causes some unpolished transitions, and listeners may be surprised to find characters extricated from dicey situations with a flip of the tape, but mostly they will enjoy this quality production of a classy and well-plotted political thriller. Based on the HarperCollins hardcover (Forecasts, Mar. 6).
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This is one of the best books I have ever read. I couldn’t stop until I finished it! That’s right, I read it in one day. I will now read all of Kyle Mills books.
Obviously the text of the electronic version of this book was scanned and run through character recognition. The spelling, runtogetherwords, and punctuation were terrible. There are points where the female character is referred to as He and you reread thinking there is another character. The story line was really good as I have come to expect from this author, but the fact that nobody even spell checked the text will lead me in another direction for my next read. I am sure the “book” was a great read but the electronic version is a complete dis-service to the author!
Five stars for storyline only
Excellent, thrilling storyline, but lack of proofreading and proper punctuation makes this book a little disappointing.