Kyle Mills has created a taut page-turner, right on the edge of credibility with a very likable cast of characters. FBI SAC Mark Beamon is a maverick whiz kid. Author Mills wisely gives him a few flaws and a healthy dose of humor. Beamon, a Texan, is a stranger to cold, snow and ice. While he performs incredible feats of derring do, he is constantly falling down, running into trees when his car slides off the road, slipping on stairs---all of which take their toll in his intrepid chases of the bad guys.
Beamon is called in on an apparent double murder of a wealthy couple and kidnapping of their teenaged daughter. In a small prelude, we are introduced to the family just prior and during the event. The daughter is an All American dirt bike racer and the parents are devoted, proud and caring. Mr. Mills has set it up so we care about this family. Beamon rather amazingly uncovers a religious cult that may or may not be involved. As described, the cult seems 80% Scientology and 20% Mormon (LDS). The further Mark delves into the case, the wider and more influential the cult appears to be. He loses his job, credit cards and is the IRS has frozen all his assets. He is rumored to be a child molester. His whole world is in ashes.
The story rushes at a furious pace with a few time outs for philosophizing. Mr. Mills seems uncomfortable with his character's various degrees of belief in the Deity, but has turned most to the story's advantage. Not entirely plausible and the solution is a little too neat, nevertheless, "Storming Heaven" is a satisfying read.