The best Flynn novel to date. I've listed to all but one and this novel is compelling, realistic, and mixes real world politics and domestic terrorism. The reader, George Guidall, is excellent as usual. My only complaint is that amount of cursing in this novel, particularly the "f" word. However, that is mostly limited to a few chapters.
Vince Flynn is incredible. This story gets moving pretty quick and just keeps going. Mitch Rapp is one of my favorite characters and this latest adventure does not dissappoint. George Guidall is THE voice of Rapp at this point, and he delivers another excellent performance. I can't wait for the next chapter in the life of Mitch Rapp.
Lover of good ideas
This is another great CIA novel with Mich Rapp and many of the other characters we have all come to know. The story line is believable and Vince isn't unwilling to have bad things happen to good people, but in the end he never losses his moral compass and good does winout over evil. You will find it difficult to stop the audio book and take a break because the action is hard paste and unrelenting.
A must for all Mitch Rapp fans! One of those books you don't want to stop listening to. If you have not read to any Flynn books - go a few back and start there - knowing you'll have several great listens to come.
Mitch Rapp is my 2nd favorite character in all of books behind only Jack Reacher (author: Lee Child). This new book again features a fearless Rapp and also a new guy, Mike Nash. Both characters are smart, don't-take-bleep from anyone kind of guys. The story is great, too. Lastly, George Guidall is probably the best narrator I've listened to. I definitely recommend this.
It was interesting all of the way through.
And Flynn leaves no doubt where he comes down on the question. "Extreme measures" are always justified, and anyone who disagrees is a wrong thinking, empty headed, naive moron living a life of ease built on the sacrifice of the strong willed, steely eyed saviors who are willing to ignore the rule of law. Flynn takes a difficult moral dilemma and resolves it in favor of allowing anyone with the goal of "protecting the innocent victim and the American way" do anything they feel justified in doing.
A fairly glaring example of Flynn's rather shallow analysis of the issue comes when Flynn alleges that the FBI wouldn't hesitate to infiltrate a Baptist Church to seek out terrorists but won't infiltrate a Mosque. I don't know how old Flynn is, but I can remember the days when the FBI did infiltrate Baptist Churches in search of the minions of that dangerous subversive Martin Luther King. Dozens (hundreds?) of steely eyed saviors followed the illegal orders of J. Edgar Hoover to spy on Americans who questioned the Viet Nam war or who believed that the time had long since come to address the treatment of African Americans in this country. Following those glory days, Congress did revisit the issue of domestic spying and asked hard questions about how we protect this nation without sacrificing the principles that make it unique. This is a nuanced issued, and, with apologies to Mitch Rapp, not everyone desiring to employ "Extreme Measures" is a "God Damned American Hero."
As far as the book, it is a fair story well told. However, I did not think that the blow-off lived up to the hype. I expected a lot of action in the closing chapters, and the attacks seemed hardly worth the trouble. It was almost like Flynn got bored with his story and just wanted to wind it up. If I could give it 2.5 stars, I would. But it isn't worth 3.
Found the lectures on pro-torture, pro-violence, pro-war, pro assasination, pro neo-con ideology, anti Arab,anti Islamic values and extreme right wing politics just not my cup of tea. Fans of the Bush and Cheney era will feel right at home with this one.
Waste of my time.