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.
The story-telling isn't bad, but overt neo-con politics of the "good guys" is disturbing. If you're a Bush/Cheney fan, you'll like the simple-mindedness of this book.