Mitch Rapp comes close to being captured and realizes there is traitor within the hierarchy of his agency.Until Mitch can ferret out the impostor he goes rogue. The setting is Paris so both the local police force and the French National Security agency become involved.Each agency has it share of incompetent and self-serving actors. Mitch's handlers go to Paris, thus introducing a third agency into the mix. Mitch doesn't know who he can trust.
The book has some exciting action sequences. The near-capture scenario is cleverly plotted as is another part wherein Mitch and his girlfriend observe a badly played ambush. George Guidall's narration is excellent.
So why did I give the story only 3 stars? There were too many stereotypical characters and I would have preferred less focus on internal politics and more on the adventures of Mitch Rapp.
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
As always, George Guidall, is the undisputed champion of narrators in my humble opinion. The story was good but I reserve a "5" in "story" and "overall" to the international intrique characteristic of Vince Flynn's previous "Mitch Rapp" novels. Although I still enjoyed the story, I was not as thrilled as I had been in previous stories set hunting down extremist terrorist in international locations. Vince Flynn and George Guidall are my favorite team for providing me thrilling counter espionage entertainment.
Waiting to see what was going to happen next made it enjoyable, but at same time I had to keep from fast forwarding to see what was going to happen.
I love that Vince has taking us back in time to when Rapp was just starting his journey.
Yes. He's one of my favorite readers.
In my opinion this was one of Vince's best books was worth the wait..I've listened to it Twice so far.
I wouldn't rate this as a great book or a page turner. The story is more around Mitch (of course) but you could see Irene, Thomas stansfield and Stan Hurley being involved as well. The plot it not that great and you don't have any event that races against time. If you have already read many Mitch Rapp series, then this book may well seem to be reduntant to you in terms of explanation of attributes of Mitch, usage of his techniques, rules around CIA etc.
George Guidall gives a stellar performance (as usual).
READ IT IF YOU ARE A MITCH RAPP FAN or VINCE FLYNN FAN only.
I really wish I was new to this series, so i could get that feeling of finding a great series of books. But this is my third time thru it. And it's still hard for me to turn off.
I've been enjoying the books in the published order and can't stop listening. Vince Flynn has a way of bringing you in to the story forcing you to continue reading until the very last word. In saddened to learn of his death at a very young age due to prostrate cancer. So sad. I'll continue reading on and enjoying his work, live every day to the fullest.
History and Mystery
Great way to build a foundation for the series. Writing is excellent and the reader made it real and gave each character a unique personality! Bravo!
This book was awesome! Really interesting and it never got boring at any time. I am looking forward to listen to rest of the series.