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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Second Horseman by Kyle Mills

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (May 1, 2007)
ISBN-10: 0312934173
ISBN-13: 978-0312934170

Like every Kyle Mills book I have read, The Second Horseman follows a similar patern. Mills likes to have his stories with flawed heroes in need of redemption. He also likes to use government agents/officials gone rogue as the bad guys.
Although his characters all seem to follow the same pattern, his books are very different. The heroes are all vastly different people, with different lives and personalities. So it works and each story is compelling.
The Second Horseman is centered around Brandon Vale, the best burglar you could find, as long as you looked in prison. He was framed for a crime he did not commit, which has him pretty irritated at Richard Scanlon, the ex-FBI agent who framed him.
Scanlon has uncovered a plot by Ukranian organized crime to sell nuclear weapons on the black market and the first customers are a new Islamic militant group with designs on ending the Israeli presence in the Middle East, permanently. To get the warheads into American hands, Scanlon needs the best burglar he can find. Fortunately, Scanlon knows just where to look.
All Vale needs to do is pull of the world’s greatest heist to get the hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the Ukranian warheads and save millions of lives. Sounds easy, right?

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