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Kyle Mills is an American #1 New York Times bestselling author of nineteen books, five of which he posthumous wrote for Vince Flynn as part of the latest Mitch Rapp Series.

Having been raised in Oregon, Washington D.C, and London as the son of an FBI agent, Kyle learnt a lot from the intelligence community which went on to inspire his originality in his bestselling novels.

He currently lives in Wyoming with his wife where the couple love spending their free time mountain biking and backcountry skiing.

More about Kyle Mills

Genres: Mystery, Political Thriller, Thriller

Born: 1966

United States


Non Series

  • Burn Factor (2001)
  • Sphere of Influence (2002)
  • Smoke Screen (2003)
  • Fade (2005)
  • The Second Horseman (2006)
  • Darkness Falls (2007)
  • Lords of Corruption (2009)
  • The Immortalists (2011)

Covert-One Series

  1. The Ares Decision (2011)
  2. The Utopia Experiment (2013)
  3. The Patriot Attack (2016)

Mark Beamon Series

  1. Rising Phoenix (1997)
  2. Storming Heaven (1998)
  3. Free Fall (2000)

Mitch Rapp Series

  1. The Survivor (Book 14) (2015)
  2. Order to Kill (Book 15) (2016)
  3. Enemy of the State (Book 16) (2017)
  4. Red War (Book 17) (2018)
  5. Lethal Agent (Book 18) (2019)
  6. Total Power (Book 19) (2020)
  7. Enemy at the Gates (Book 20) (2021)
  8. Oath of Loyalty (Book 21) (2022)
  9. Code Red (Book 22) (2023)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Burn Factor

There is nothing that the young and brilliant Quinn Barry would love more than to become an FBI agent.

While programming databases in the basement of the J. Edgar Hoover building, she tests a new program which ends up revealing a mysterious DNA link among five vicious killings.

It’s a link that the old FBI system had deliberately programmed never to be seen, one that could cost Quinn not only her job, but also her life.

Determined to uncover the shadowy secrets that could assuredly touch on very powerful figures in government, Quinn solicits the help to her boyfriend, an ambitious young CIA agent.

An ally will however emerge from the most unlikely places, helping Quinn to gain a foothold over her assailants.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-0749932626
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Sphere of Influence

Having put truth over protocol for several years, Rebel FBI agent Mark Beamon is withering in a boring Bureau office job in Phoenix.

Provisionally saving him from the managerial nightmare is a quick undercover job.

But with his young partner dead and the FBI suspiciously unwilling to ask the tough questions that could bring his killers to book, Beamon endeavors to uncover the truth—even if it destroys him.

As he plunges deeper into a realm of drug trafficking, political graft, murder, and treachery, Beamon finds himself spiraling further into his undercover persona of a ruthless mercenary known only as Nicolai.

Is he perhaps in too deep to ever make a return?

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0340734278
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Smoke Screen

With the tobacco industry facing a lawsuit that it can’t appeal, Trevor Barnett—the lead spokesman for the tobacco industry—is tasked going on national television and making the announcement that no single cigarette will be manufactured or sold until the industry is duly protected from the courts.

As chaos erupts and the economy takes a massive hit, Trevor becomes the target of angry smokers, gun wielding cigarette smugglers, and a government no longer receiving one of its biggest sources of revenue.

Forsaken by his friends, his family, and the industry men who made him an open target for a problem they created, Trevor finds a beautiful and unlikely ally who helps him fight back.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2003
Ebook: B01FEKGG7G
Publisher: SIGNET

A secret department of Homeland Security is recruiting undercover agents to be assigned in the Middle East.

Fade, an old friend to the second-in-command in the department, seems perfect for the job, seeing that he is a former Navy SEAL who speaks perfect Arabic by virtue of being the son of Syrian immigrants.

He however wants nothing to do with the U.S. government after it refused to finance an experimental surgery that could have helped remove a bullet lodged in his back.

In their endeavor to convince Fade to join their team, Homeland Security accidentally starts a terrible war that Fade has spent every waking moment thinking about.

In this war, not even the government, with all its resources, can win it.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0312335786
Publisher: Griffin
The Second Horseman

Brandon Vale the best career thief there is.

Locked up after a botched jewel heist, he quietly spends his time in incarceration until the night that he is forcefully broken out by Richard Scanlon—a retired FBI agent and the guy who framed him.

A Ukrainian crime organization plans to auction twelve nuclear warheads. With the U.S government doubting the intelligence, Scanlon has to raise the $200 million required to acquire the warheads before they hand into the wrong hands.

Considering that Scanlon doesn’t have that kind of money, the only way of raising it is through stealing.

And it takes little convincing for Brandon to take part in the Las Vegas heist of his dreams.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2006
Ebook: B01K94C6M6
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Darkness Falls

Erin Neal lives an isolated life in the Arizona desert following the death of his girlfriend.

Saudi oil wells are running dry and the oil company executive on his doorstep needs his help, being that Erin is the best there is at analyzing and averting oil field disasters.

Despite his unwillingness to help, Erin speedily finds himself in the Saudi desert analyzing new a bacterium with an insatiable appetite for oil. Even worse is that it spreads fast and quickly corrodes drilling equipment.

Given that our survival on the planet depends on energy, Erin has to find a way of stopping this contagion.

There is however something strangely familiar about this bacterium, and there’s no chance in hell that it could have evolved on its own.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1593154592
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Lords of Corruption

Josh Hagarty decides to put his recently acquired graduate degree in engineering to good use by working for a charitable organization managing a farming project in an underdeveloped African country.

But upon his recruitment, Josh comes to the shocking realization that NewAfrica, the philanthropic charity, may not really be what it claims to be.

Dark secrets begin to unravel as Josh plunges deeper into his role, casting him into a realm of violence, chaos, and political graft.

Josh is also appalled to learn that Gideon—the leader of the local organization—isn’t a relative of the president of the African country, but rather an aggressive and experienced criminal.

Was his predecessor murdered as cover up?

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1593154998
Publisher: Vanguard Press
The Immortalists

“What would you do to spare the life of your child?”

Microbiologist Richard Draman quit his job in order to focus on curing a genetic disorder that is causing his daughter to age at a strangely escalated rate.

Just as Richard and his wife Carly are slowly starting to accept that their eight-year-old child Susie may not make it out alive, they receive an amazing new research that could prove to be their much needed miracle.

When Richard is however arrested for stealing the data, he goes on the run with his family, soliciting help from an old friend and a retired special-forces operative.

This is the tale of one family and two powerful factions vying to gain control of a discovery that could forever change humanity.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1612181509
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Covert-One Series

The Ares Decision

An American Special Forces unit is annihilated by a group of farmers in northern Uganda.

Video of the attack however shows women and children possessing inhuman strength and agility—resistant to pain and fear.

While investigating the attack, Colonel Jon Smith—an army microbiologist and a top Covert-One operative—finds evidence of a parasitic infection that has caused insanity for centuries.

The parasite had however been spread intentionally spread in an act of terrorism.

Although Smith and his team suspect that the director of Iranian Intelligence plans on obtaining the biological weapon to attack the West, it soon becomes clear that the forces responsible could be traced to D.C.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0752883809
Publisher: Orion
The Utopia Experiment

A top company known as Dresner Industries launches the Merge, a device that will without question revolutionize the world, making personal computers and smart phone obsolete.

Sent to find out the military capability of the new technology, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith discovers just how Merge has the potential to forever change military warfare.

This is the kind of device that should certainly never find its way into the hands of America’s enemies—no matter the cost!

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1409102441
Publisher: Orion
The Patriot Attack

Japan and China are edging closer to war following an attack on a Japanese warship.

Sent to recover strange material from the wreckage of the Fukushima nuclear reactor, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith fails to return from his assignment.

When Randi Russell goes to look for him in an unofficial mission, the CIA agent soon learns that the missing samples could very well be proof that the Japanese—under the command of hawkish military chief of staff Masao Takahashi—have been covertly developing highly advanced weapon systems in preparation for a confrontation with China.

It’s now upon the Covert-One team to stop General Takahashi from sparking a war, one that will assuredly kill tens of millions of people.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455577620
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Mark Beamon Series

Rising Phoenix

Special Agent Mark Beamon is somewhat of a rebel with a no-profile post thanks to his inability to hide his distaste for the FBI's rules, and Directors.

When emergency rooms get crowded, with both men and women inexplicably dying, it soon becomes clear that a dark figure has taken the war on drugs into their own hands—poisoning the narcotics supply.

Recalled to D.C, Beamon is paired with a methodical female field agent, and tasked with the responsibility of ending the killings.

The twist however is that the person involved with the killings isn’t a criminal, but a law enforcement agent.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-0340734223
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Storming Heaven

Rebel FBI agent Mark Beamon has been offered one last chance to do everything by the book.

When a wealthy auto dealer and his wife are viciously murdered in a robbery and kidnapping gone wrong in Flagstaff, Arizona, Special Agent Beamon is brought in to uncover the mystery.

From the look of things, it’s immediately clear that whoever committed the crime did a very shoddy job.

With her parents dead, Jennifer Davis—their missing teenage daughter—is the heir the family fortune, making her the main suspect.

Could Jennifer and her boyfriend have faked her kidnapping?

Can a maverick FBI agent play by the book when crime itself doesn’t go by the book?

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-0340734230
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Free Fall

It's an audacious and dangerous operation, the kind that rebel FBI agent Mark Beamon lives for.

A confidential FBI file, code named Prodigy, goes missing from an anonymous government warehouse.

The file had practically everything, from JFK to this year’s presidential candidate, David Hallorin.

The grad student who however unveiled Prodigy is dead, with his girlfriend accused of committing the crime.

Tasked with tracking down the young woman and recovering the explosive document, this could very well be the most challenging case of Beamon’s career.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2000
ISBN: 978-0340734247
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Mitch Rapp Series

The Survivor (Book 14)

Joe Rickman may have died in The Last Man, but the nightmare has only just begun for Mitch Rapp.

Killing the sharp traitor was inevitable at the time, but it’s now evidently clear that Rickman was always one step ahead.

When the highly confidential files that he stole start surfacing in the street, Rapp embarks on a desperate mission to locate the source.

With crucial CIA ops and undercover agents exposed, it doesn’t take long for Rapp to discover that a lot more is at stake.

Thanks to Rickman’s back-stabbing ways, all this could just be a huge distraction to conceal the fact that an Islamic superpower is on the rise.

This is the first novel in the series posthumous authored by Vince Flynn, and written by Kyle Mills.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1471142017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Order to Kill (Book 15)

Mitch Rapp is a serial winner.

The CIA operative is now however finding himself chasing false leads in a desperate attempt to prevent Pakistani nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of terrorists.

When he learns that influential figures in the Russian capital are desperate to start a war in the Middle East, Rapp must plunge head first—posing as an ISIS recruit in an enemy controlled Iraqi territory.

What he uncovers there is however more dangerous than he ever could have ever imagined.

And failure to stop the plans will lead to severe global consequences.

This is the second novel in the series posthumous authored by Vince Flynn, and written by Kyle Mills.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1471148323
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Enemy of the State (Book 16)

After 9/11, the United States made a shocking secretive deal of burying the evidence against the powerful Saudis who conspired in the attack. In return, King Faisal promised to keep the oil flowing whilst personally dealing with the conspirators.

But when the U.S learns that the king’s own nephew is funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to hold up their end of the bargain.

Mitch Rapp is as such summoned to deliver the message, but because America can’t be seen moving against an ally, he is forced to quit his job at the CIA and assembles a group of independent contractors for the mission.

The former CIA man will however find himself being hunted by American and Saudi intelligence agencies after a shocking series of events.

This is the third novel in the series posthumous authored by Vince Flynn, and written by Kyle Mills.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1471157776
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Red War (Book 17)

Russian president Maxim Krupin is determined to cling onto power after discovering that he has an incurable brain cancer.
He brutally orders for the killing or imprisonment any of his countrymen who threaten him, but soon turns to war with the West as a massive diversion to his health which has deteriorated.

As a way of averting a potentially deadly face off against someone who has nothing to lose, CIA director Irene Kennedy deploys Mitch Rapp to Russia where he is to not only find but kill a figure who has been largely viewed as the most powerful man in the world.

Given the dangerous nature of the mission, failure is not an option for Rapp, as it could plunge both superpowers into a war that neither will survive.

This is the fourth novel in the series posthumous authored by Vince Flynn, and written by Kyle Mills.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1471170690
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Lethal Agent (Book 18)

A toxic presidential election is ongoing in an America that is already weakened by internal divisions.

Through the diversion of maintaining power and privilege, ISIS take advantage of the situation and kidnap a brilliant French microbiologist; coercing him to begin manufacturing anthrax.

The current tension is the U.S is heightened when videos documenting his progress and that of an impending attack surface on the internet.

ISIS then enlists a Mexican drug syndicate to sneak the bioweapon across the border, but this is just a shrewd distraction to keep Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy preoccupied long enough to weaponize a deadly virus they came across in Yemen.

As Rapp undertakes his mission of invading the Mexican cartels and tracking down the powerful ISIS figure who he failed to kill during their last encounter, his task is made even harder by the Washington political elite who are up against him.

This is the fifth novel in the series posthumous authored by Vince Flynn, and written by Kyle Mills.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1471170720
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Total Power (Book 19)

When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS’s top technology expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America’s power grid. Rapp is determined to eliminate this shadowy figure, but the CIA’s trap fails.

The Agency is still trying to determine what went wrong when ISIS operatives help this cyber terrorist do what he said he could—plunge the country into darkness. With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months. Perhaps even years.

Rapp and his team embark on a desperate search for the only people who know how to repair the damage—the ones responsible. But his operating environment is like nothing he’s experienced before. Computers and communication networks are down, fuel can no longer be pumped from gas stations, water and sanitation systems are on the brink of collapse, and the supply of food is running out.

Can Rapp get the lights back on before America descends irretrievably into chaos?

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1471170799
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Enemy at the Gates (Book 20)

When a high-level mole with power to rewrite world order infiltrates the CIA, Rapp must uncover a threat like no other.

After a blackout swept the nation, America is resuming life as normal with a new president, one unlike any Mitch Rapp has worked with in the past. As Rapp backs away, the new president, in turn, questions his loyalty.

Rapp decides to take a much-needed break. But when it’s discovered that a mole in the CIA has been digging into their systems for information on Nicholas Ward, the world’s first trillionaire and the man personally overseeing cutting-edge medical research in Uganda, he is pulled back onto the job.

Protecting Ward, Rapp is completely cut off from the agency as he works to identify and expose the mole. But the situation is complex. And the threat is one he could never have imagined…

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2021
Ebook: B08VBS7RZX
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Oath of Loyalty (Book 21)

With President Anthony Cook convinced that Mitch Rapp poses a mortal threat to him, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is forced to construct a truce between the two men. The terms are simple: Rapp agrees to leave the country and stay in plain sight for as long as Cook controls the White House. In exchange, the administration agrees not to make any moves against him.

This fragile détente holds until Cook’s power-hungry security adviser convinces him that Rapp has no intention of honoring their agreement. In an effort to put him on the defensive, they leak the true identity of his partner, Claudia Gould. As Rapp races to neutralize the enemies organizing against her, he discovers that a new generation of assassins is on her trail. A killer known to intelligence agencies only as Legion.

The shadowy group has created a business model based on double-blind secrecy. Neither the killer nor the client knows the other’s identity. Because of this, Legion can’t be called off nor can they afford to fail. No matter how long it takes—weeks, months, years—they won’t stand down until their target is dead. Faced with the seemingly impossible task of finding and stopping Legion, Rapp and his people must close ranks against a world that has turned on them.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2022
ISBN: 978-1668012789
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books
Code Red (Book 22)

Mitch Rapp hates owing anyone a favor—especially when it’s the world’s most powerful crime lord. But when Damian Losa calls, Mitch is honor-bound to answer.

The Syrian government appears to have created a highly addictive new narcotic that it plans to distribute throughout Europe. It’s a major threat to Losa’s business and he’s determined to send someone to keep him on top by any means necessary.

Rapp is the perfect choice for the mission. Not only does he have extensive experience operating in the Middle East, but he’s also entirely expendable.

As he crosses into war-torn Syria, Rapp quickly discovers a shocking truth. The new drug isn’t being produced by Damascus to prop up the government’s collapsing finances. Instead, it was created by Russia’s asymmetrical warfare unit, not for profit but as a weapon against the West.

With far more than Damian Losa’s interests at stake, Rapp devises a desperate plan that forces him and his team onto a battlefield where the United States is virtually powerless and allegiances shift almost hourly. Further, if Russia uncovers their plot, it will set off a confrontation between the two countries that could change the course of human history.

Author: Kyle Mills
First Release: 2023
ISBN: 978-1668045046
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books