I really enjoyed this one. The climax was one of the best in the series. The only bad part was knowing I'm one book away from this phenomenal series being over.
I love to read, the books need to be fairly complicated or interesting in their own way. I belong to a book club that selects great books.
So enjoyed the book. Sorry when it ended. The suspense was well done, as usual. Nash and Mitch was thrilling. Listening to how they worked everything out.
George Guidall makes all listening enjoyable but in this case, the book was worthy of his talent.
Hard to say without giving anything away. I did like the mercy aspect and I am enjoying some of the insightful aspects of how narcissistic people think. Bottom line is you simply cannot reason with someone that's nuts about themselves and never takes responsibility for their own actions.
My favorite narrator for this type of story. He's just got this narration down to a fantastically enjoyable listening experience.
I wanted to tar and feather the bad guy in this one. It's difficult sometimes to cope with the reality that people really do exist such as are described in stories like this one.
Vince should have given the two men better names. OMG... I had such a hard time following who was who. Archeme and Hacheme??? Far too close in pronunciation. SHEESHK! So, when you first hear their names, make a mental note - a really LOUD one which one is which because when they get into a fight it's hard to remember which one you're rooting for.
Another awesome book from Vincent Flynn, couldn't put it down until it was finished , great characters riveting storyline I have all his books and love them all highly recommended!
Guidal is an amazing narrator to an amazing book. Great read! Loved every minute of it!
Love love love love!! Love!!!!
Like Fox News, it is entertaining for a time but so over-the-top and preachy around their specific philosophy, in the end it's fairly unbearable.
The overall plot is typical for these types of books and not bad, but the hero is given so many abilities that he is just shy of a cartoon character from the Avengers.
I made it all the way through the book but I wish I would not have wasted my money on it.
Based on an hour or so of listening time - all I could tolerate - the hero of this story is the CIA's ace torturer. The bad guy is the CIA Inspector-General, who is trying to stop their folks from torturing other folks. The quality of writing is about what one might expect from this story line - lots of one-dimensional characters, infantile philosophizing, and gratuitous violence. It was an especially depressing experience for me after listening to a string of grown-up books by thoughtful, accomplished writers. I blame myself for buying this book based on the description, without doing any research on the author and his other works. The performance was adequate, but also what one might expect given the material - the good guys all had deep, manly voices and the bad guys' voices were whiney and high-pitched.
Mitch Rapp is a consistent and, until this book, a likable character. In this book he becomes increasingly political as he succumbs to 'mission creep'. His whole focus seems to be to make a statement about the expeditious nature of torture, rather than get on with the work that he does best. There is little 'story' in this book as the 'story' is replaced with a whole lot of grandstanding.
Not books of this genre, but perhaps no more from Flynn.
Guidall's performance is the saving grace of this 'tortured' book.
I wouldn't 'cut' a character, but I would cut the whole senate scene where the inquiry into torture is explored.