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Act of Treason Audiobook

Act of Treason

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It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

When presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil. Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. On the surface, it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, and soon the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists. But then CIA Director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington.

Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion. His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to the core.

Don't miss more thrillers by Vince Flynn.

©2006 Vince Flynn; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"[A] page turner....with...taut writing and [a] plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Stephen 10-08-07
    Stephen 10-08-07
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    "excellent"

    This is a great book if you like mystery/action books. The character development is good as you really hope that the 'bad guys' get their do and you hope that that good guy prevails. Spys, politics, secret service, CIA, KGB all mixed into a story that is hard to stop listening to. One of those books that you hate to see come to an end. If you want to be lost for several hours and be entertained, I highly recommend this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    neurons SHELTON, CT, United States 10-16-06
    neurons SHELTON, CT, United States 10-16-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Non-Stop Action with a Bang"

    Act of Treason was easy to get into and fast became a listen that I couldn't put down.
    Mitch Rapp, the Maverick CIA agent, catches the bad guy who blew up the motorcade of a Presidential candidate. The Politico's of the time want to try the bomber in the US court system. This is a glimpse into a world of, what if we let the Terrorists use our courts?
    It's thought provoking with non-stop action which makes for a fun listen all the way.

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-18-16
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "Rapp Finds Sometimes Terrorism Starts at Home"

    The Mitch Rapp series is noted for Mitch's devotion to the task of eliminating terrorists. In this book, he finds that on occassion, terrorism can start at home, in the United States, and be fueled by one of the oldest political motives: POWER.

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    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 04-26-16
    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 04-26-16 Member Since 2012

    Avid Audio book listener, Blogger and Book-Seller.

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    "Superb bad guys and a riveting ending."

    What I like most about this audio book, aside from the usually great...everything that I'm used to getting from Flynn's novels, is the ending. In my humble opinion, the conclusion to Act of Treason is one of the best in the series. Bear in mind that said opinion is coming from someone who is a bit jaded as far as these things go. Without giving too much away, you'd probably agree with me if you agree with Rapp...specifically in regards to what actions he takes and how he solves problems. A special nod goes out to Dr. Irene Kennedy, Director of Central intelligence for her unique performance in the Oval Office. I'm aware this is a bit vague, but I prefer to intrigue people to pick up the book over spelling it out for them.

    Like most other Rapp novels, Act of Treason isn't just about another bad guy unleashing Jihad on the infidels. We know by now that there are typically other notable gears, cogs, wheels and the like, that contribute to the overall mayhem. So...what, pray tell, is so interesting about the bad guys this time? For one, a billionaire American ex-patriot conspires with a bi-sexual Swiss banker, among others, to complicate (re: F#*& with) the democratic process during an upcoming presidential election. Secondly, one of the more unique bad guys in the entire series also has the coolest name...Gavrilo Gazich. What more could you ask for? Well...plenty, I'm sure. But that's all I'm going to cover for now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Toots La Rue 03-08-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful plot, some unscrupulous characters"

    Exciting investigative work by CIA
    and the inevitable fates of the human slime that must win at all cost, as long as that cost is not paid by them! I relished the ending and find myself wishing the real life slime we have "working for the U.S. taxpayers" in Washington, especially legislators, would find the same kind of justice.

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    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 05-24-14
    Hill Bedford, TX, United States 05-24-14 Member Since 2008
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    "I'm going broke."

    This is crazy. I almost wish my brother hadn't put me onto Vince Flynn. I am going through this complete series as fast as I can. I catch my self listening to this series when I should be doing other things. I am buying this series two and three books at a time. My one book a month subscription isn't working very well on this series. I just can't wait till next month for another credit. I am buy three extra credits a month so I can get this series completed. I simply love this series. Mitch Rapp has become my favorite "good guy". Much more down to earth and realistic than Jack Reacher or Cotton Malone. I wish I had the money to buy the movie rights for this complete series. If ever there was a series that would be a fantastic movie series this is it. Every bit as good or better than the Jason Bourne.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 02-20-13
    Elizabeth 02-20-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Good but...."

    The story was okay but good grief the language was terrible. I believe there was about one page with over 10 F*** words on it. I am disappointed as I know that Vince Flynn has swearing in his books but there was so much in this one that it was just distracting. I will pick up the next one in the series but if there is as much swearing in the first few chapters as this one then I will have to give up reading Mr. Flynn's books, and that is just too bad because he tells a really good story.

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    Frannie 10-16-07
    Frannie 10-16-07
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    "It's a 'Gotta Listen'"

    I'm not one for CIA spy stories involving foreign connections, assasination attempts, etc. But in looking for a new author and in spite of the description, I bought it anyway and am I glad I did. Start to finish it's completely worth every minute spent listening. Do yourself a favor...buy this one!

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    Jose 10-19-06
    Jose 10-19-06 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book!"

    I had waiting for Mr. Flynn's new book, since I heard Consent to Kill. Act of Treason, was as good as the last one. It drew me in and did not let me put it down. The bad thing about a book this good, is that I ignore everything and everyone around me for the duration. Great book!!! Can't wait for the next one.

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    Chris Destin, FL, USA 08-06-09
    Chris Destin, FL, USA 08-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Tough As Nails"

    I've read a couple of the Rapp novels--they're even better with Guidall behind the mike.

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