SMOKE SCREEN by KYLE MILLS
The Firm meets the tobacco industry in this wildly
compelling corporate thriller.
Through a series of unwanted promotions, Trevor Barnett has
become the lead spokesman for the tobacco industry just as
it's on the verge of extinction. Plaintiffs' attorneys have
finally found the weakness they'd been searching for and
have filed a $200 billion lawsuit that the industry will be
unable to appeal. America's tobacco companies react by
doing the unthinkable-they close their plants and recall
their products from retailers' shelves. The message is
clear: Not another cigarette will be manufactured or sold
until the industry is given ironclad protection from the
As the economy falters and chaos takes hold, Trevor finds
himself the target of enraged smokers, gun-toting cigarette
smugglers, and a government that has been cut off from one
of its largest sources of revenue. Soon it becomes clear
that this had always been his function-to take the brunt of
the backlash and shield the men in power from the maelstrom
they've created. As he is slowly abandoned by an industry
that his own ancestors helped to create, he begins to hatch
a plan to fight back.
Kyle Mills continues to explore the controversial subjects
that have won him legions of fans and accolades around the
globe. Fascinating in concept, rich in characters, and
broad in appeal, Smoke Screen has all the trademark flair
of his previous novels.
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