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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (372 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kyle Mills Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Fade Series Release Date: May 2005 ISBN: 9781593977443
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New York Times bestselling author Kyle Mills rewrites the rules for thrillers with Fade—a novel ripped from today's headlines

Welcome to the new war on terror. A secret wing of Homeland Security is recruiting agents to work undercover in the Middle East, and the director wants his second-in-command, Matt Egan, to bring aboard an old friend, Salam Al Fayed—better known as Fade. He's perfect: An ex-Navy Seal and the son of immigrants, he speaks flawless Arabic. Trouble is, he's "retired"; he was wounded in the line of duty, and the government refused to pay for the risky surgery that could have helped him. Now he's walking around with a bullet lodged near his spine, and he's not too fond of anyone in the government—least of all, his ex-best friend Matt Egan, whom he blames for his present condition. Against Egan's wishes, the director tries to "persuade" Fade to join the team. But Fade is prepared to fight back at any cost. The chase is on—will Matt be able to find his friend-turned-fugitive before Fade can take the ultimate revenge? Fade is a remarkable, take-no-prisoners program from an unparalleled writer at the height of his talents.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lead character Salam Al Fayed--‘Fade'--is a first-ballot certainty for the Thriller Hall of Fame. Lee Child, author of The Enemy

  • Gripping and interesting to the last, Free Fall is bound to cement Mills's place near the top of the suspense genre. The Denver Post on Free Fall

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leslie | 2/13/2014

    " Not that enthusiastic about this one. The characters sure didn't grab me, did not find myself caring about any of them even the main character, Fade. While I kept hoping the story would get better, it kept fading. That's right, I mean what I wrote. I felt much of the story plodded and I pushed ahead to chapters just to get the the end on my Kindle. Sorry Kyle Mills, this one didn't fly with me like The Immortalists. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick Gullickson | 1/30/2014

    " Well written thriller about an Arab-American Seal (Navy special forces) who just wants to be left alone to make furniture. He gets drawn into a gripping (and unrealistic) plot about the Department of Homeland Security conducting covert operations. Mills has a knack for making you care about the well developed characters while keeping you on the edge of your chair with a fast moving story. A must read as a second-tier read for fun book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 1/25/2014

    " Good amount of action, character personalities were great, and even had some humor. You couldn't help but feel for the main character throughout the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaltham | 1/9/2014

    " I wasn't able to put it down... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 12/29/2013

    " Outstanding! 10 of 10 stars if you like good intelligence thrillers! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/28/2013

    " Terrific character and a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim Puyleart | 12/25/2013

    " Characters were engaging. Storyline could have been stronger. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zora | 11/5/2013

    " One of the finest thrillers of the past 20 years, following solid Beamon series. It's too bad he hasn't done anything good since. But this one is just great, with rich characterizations, interesting ideas, a fast pace. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/25/2013

    " Fade is a guy who worked in the military and always did the right thing only to be injured and have the government turn their back on him. Years later the government comes to solicite his help and he decides to get his revenge. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 10/21/2013

    " Steve loves this author of thrillers, so I thought I'd give him a try. The story was interesting,especially the relationships, but the body count was way too high for me! Definitely a guy's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 10/16/2013

    " I've started reading everything by Kyle Mills. This book is great fun with lots of action. But it still ties everything together. Good plot and characters too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 7/19/2013

    " I loved this book or perhaps I should say I loved Fade. I really miss this character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Billman | 5/4/2013

    " Awesome read. It's rare that I encounter a book that's powerful enough to make me cry at the ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasukita | 12/27/2012

    " Book I picked up at random. These tend to be the best! Very good writing style, will have to find more from this author. Dark, witty, no heroes in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priceey | 12/11/2012

    " Hugely entertaining. A great, face-paced thrill ride. Sometimes slightly implausible, but what-the-hell. It's a great read. Give it a try. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 12/5/2012

    " This is a terrific book, even if a bit wrenching. Mills has a knack for complicated issues. Can't recommend it more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robert | 10/16/2012

    " Fun, fast, thriller...enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark Peterson | 6/18/2012

    " A very entertaining novel...a fast read. Listen to it on a CD during a long trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Willem Van Kalsbeek | 6/11/2012

    " Om de een of andere reden schrijft Kyle Mills van die boeken die je nauwelijks naast je neer kunt leggen. Dit boek was daar geen uitzondering op. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shira | 12/11/2011

    " Some delightfully crafty punishments lie in wait for the folks who try to cross Fade. Kyle Mills is one of the recent and welcome exceptions to my opinion on the decline of creativity on the part of spy novelists post-9/11. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/2/2011

    " Kyle Mills is a terrific story teller, and Fade is my favorite book of his yet! GREAT read!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 11/10/2011

    " this book still troubles my dreams, perplexes my thoughts. the characters, story line, implications. it is complex and probably not for all - but if you like thrillers of a highly complex and tortured nature, this is for you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 9/19/2011

    " Awesome book! Heck of a ride! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rhonda | 7/15/2011

    " this was recommended to me and I did not like it at all. It had to do with oversea wars and national sercurity. this obviously is not my genre. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 6/15/2011

    " Former Navy SEAL - Salamal Fayed (a.k.a. "Fade") - Homeland Security insisting on putting him back on the payroll and the mess they create - Spell-binding Page Turner! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 5/11/2011

    " very compelling character...this has become a favorite of mine from Mills...always a thrill ride to the end "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian Sterzer | 2/23/2011

    " This really has a good story behind it, it's shorter for a quick read, I'm really interested in what is going to happen, but the language finally got to me and I quit reading about a 1/4 the way through. Any read this you'll have to let me know what all happens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 1/31/2011

    " Characters were engaging. Storyline could have been stronger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tasukita | 9/6/2010

    " Book I picked up at random. These tend to be the best! Very good writing style, will have to find more from this author. Dark, witty, no heroes in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaltham | 8/8/2010

    " I wasn't able to put it down... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 3/30/2010

    " this book still troubles my dreams, perplexes my thoughts. the characters, story line, implications. it is complex and probably not for all - but if you like thrillers of a highly complex and tortured nature, this is for you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 10/14/2009

    " Fade is a guy who worked in the military and always did the right thing only to be injured and have the government turn their back on him. Years later the government comes to solicite his help and he decides to get his revenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 8/17/2009

    " A very entertaining novel...a fast read. Listen to it on a CD during a long trip! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 4/18/2009

    " Awesome read. It's rare that I encounter a book that's powerful enough to make me cry at the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 3/11/2009

    " very compelling character...this has become a favorite of mine from Mills...always a thrill ride to the end "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/27/2008

    " this was recommended to me and I did not like it at all. It had to do with oversea wars and national sercurity. this obviously is not my genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 2/19/2008

    " Steve loves this author of thrillers, so I thought I'd give him a try. The story was interesting,especially the relationships, but the body count was way too high for me! Definitely a guy's book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 2/19/2008

    " I've started reading everything by Kyle Mills. This book is great fun with lots of action. But it still ties everything together. Good plot and characters too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shira | 11/21/2007

    " Some delightfully crafty punishments lie in wait for the folks who try to cross Fade. Kyle Mills is one of the recent and welcome exceptions to my opinion on the decline of creativity on the part of spy novelists post-9/11. "

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About the Author
Author Kyle Mills

Kyle Mills is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous books, including The Ares Decision in Robert Ludlum’s Covert-One series. His other works include The Immortalist, Fade, Darkness Falls, Lords of Corruption, and Rising Phoenix, among others. He lives in Wyoming.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others.