Lords of Corruption

Kyle Mills

Vanguard Press,  March 2009

When Josh Hagarty is recruited by the charitable organization NewAfrica to manage a farming project in an underdeveloped African country, he signs on, figuring that he can put his newly acquired graduate degree in engineering to good use. However, when Josh gets situated in Africa, he finds that NewAfrica may not be the philanthropic charity it purports itself to be. As Josh delves deeper into his work, secrets begin to unravel, throwing him into a world of violence, turmoil, and political corruption. He soon learns that Gideon, the man responsible for heading the local organization, is not only a relative of the African country’s president, but also a strong-arm thug with a tendency towards aggression and dishonesty. In his hunt for both truth and justice, Josh also discovers that his predecessor may have been murdered to cover up something he had discovered about the project, something that should have remained buried. And why has Gideon uprooted the very people that Josh thought he was supposed to be helping? Is NewAfrica merely a scam? With the help of Annika Gritdal, a beautiful Scandinavian aid worker, and journalist J.B. Flannary, Josh must fight to uncover the truth behind NewAfrica. In doing so, the trio must struggle to survive by evading those who are trying to prevent them from uncovering a dangerous secret—a secret that might just get them killed.

hardcover | ISBN: 9781593154998 | Publication Date: March 2009

" . . . a penetrating and provocative thriller about murder and corruption in the heart of Africa."
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author

"Kyle Mills is a master of the page-turner. . . . He will keep you reading well into the night."
--Vince Flynn, author of Extreme Measures

"Kyle Mills has written a penetrating and provocative thriller about murder and corruption in the heart of Africa. Impressively researched and brilliantly executed, Lords of Corruption is filled with clever twists, smart dialogue and memorable characters that leap off the page.
This book is a must read for anyone who loves thrillers that both entertain and inform. Bravo!"
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Spy Who Came for Christmas

"Mills's prose is crisp and his action skills are top-notch."
--Publishers Weekly

"Edge-of-seat quotient: Sky-high."
--Entertainment Weekly

"Mills, like David Baldacci, knows that a great story comes first."
--Library Journal

"Mills does the large scale thriller better than anyone else working the genre today. As a matter of fact, he may do it better than anyone who's ever sent a character out to save the world."