Great book, couldn't stop listening. Only problem is that you have withdrawals when it ends. Hoping for the continued adventures of Mitch and friends.
I couldn't wait to listen to this book. At the end I had the feeling that in his next book, Mitch Rapp is going to "throw in the towel" due to the policiticians and the PC environment. Mike Nash is probably going to be the next leading character for additional books.
This book had a sub story line in the character of Mike Nash and his home life. Although this added pages and chapters it did not do much for the story line, other than show the dedication of the men and women who really fight the war.
Another good book from Mr. Flynn but is not as focused on the story line as he was in the first or second book.
Still, for the fans of Flynn, the thrill continues.
Must like the main characters, be intelligently written and feel like I learned something at the end.
My first novel by this author, but finished it wishing I had saved my credit. The author repeatedly bludgeons the reader with over-simplified and stereotypically ideas - e.g. all politicians are corrupt or useless (yawn) etc etc Yes, we know that extreme times call for extreme measures, but this gray area is never fully fleshed out in the characters who, by the way, are very two dimensional. Instead, we are repeatedly beaten down by how our CIA types need a free hand to practice torture because the bad guys don't follow the same rules. For those who want character development, well developed plot lines and something close to intellectual stimulation - don't bother with this one. It belongs on the 4.99 sale rack at the local drugstore.
I am a big Vince Flynn fan. However, the narrator's voice made me feel as though I was listening to a 'lifeless' story with my hero and all around him sounding as tired old men. Bummer!
Most of the story is around internal politics and bureaucracy, not about hunting the bad guys.
Not as impressed as Flynn's other books.
Book starts out interesting and then diverts into a pitch in favor of the use of torture "extreme measures". Author focuses on his political views and loses sight of the story's need to be entertaining. Works too hard to discredit those who oppose "extreme measures" and becomes boring. I was not looking for a political speech (not that I disagree with his politics) but rather was looking for a thriller.
A message that only fans of Alberto Gonzalez and Dick Chaney will appreciate is put forth through a shallow plot and shallow characters. Very uninspirational and a general waste of time.
Having read several other Mitch Rapp books, I have to say this one really dilappointed me. The first half was boring. It just didn't live up to the standard I have come to expect from this author. I will have to think about it befor I buying another. No real substance to the story. No surprises.
Not a bad political-spy thriller except that it is a walking billboard for why it is important to torture enemy combatants. A Dick Cheney book-of-the-month club selection.