Lords of Corruption by Kyle Mills
I started my book review blog in 2009 and I have read so many outstanding books that I wanted to share them again with my followers on #SegueSaturday. I first posted this review in April 2009. It is a fast read and a great thriller located in Africa. Enjoy!
Dan settled back in his seat, feeling a dull rush of adrenaline when the sun hit the horizon. Evil spirits came out at night. At least that was what he’d been told, and he had no reason to dispute the idea. Africa changed after sunset. Its normal chaos and dysfunction turned dangerous, malevolent. Wasn’t Africa where humans had first developed their fear of the dark?
Why was a project manager for New Africa, an obscure charity organization, murdered?
This is one gut-wrenching thriller that seizes you and won’t let go. Josh Hagarty’s past is keeping him from getting his dream job to help his family when suddenly he’s offered an opportunity to work as a project manager for New Africa. However, he finds out his predecessor was murdered and the organization isn’t what it appears to be.
Josh Hagarty has honor, integrity, and tenaciousness which he needs in order to survive a formidable enemy who is out to destroy him.
Annika Gritdal is an intelligent, compassionate Norwegian aid worker who wants to protect the people in her small African village from a war-torn region.
J.B. Flannery is a coarse, tell-it-like-it-is journalist who has seen it all and is out to expose New Africa.
Josh teams up with Flannery, and Annika to expose the death and corruption that are running rampant in the region ruled by the formidable President Umboto Mtiti and backed by New Africa’s “CEO” Aleksei Fedorov, a Russian drug smuggler and assassin.
Kyle Mills really knows how to immerse you in a story that takes you through a rough, unkempt, war-torn region of Africa. The suspense is palpable and the characters are sharp and well-defined. A book you will read in one sitting.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including the latest in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series, Order to Kill.
Growing up in Oregon, Washington, DC, and London as a son of an FBI agent, Kyle absorbed an enormous amount about the intelligence community, giving his novels their unique authenticity. He and his wife live in Wyoming where they spend their off hours mountain biking and backcountry skiing.