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.
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"[A] page turner....with...taut writing and [a] plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community." (Publishers Weekly)
I've had a lull trying to decide on a new novel. The thought of re-reading Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" series in order was a tremendous idea. It exceeded all expectations seeing the characters and plots develop. It's much different than reading these books as they are produced. I highly recommend this to you.
The Novelist who will be penning future Rapp books probably isn't going to be take us on that type of wild wonderful ride like VINCE FLYNN I hope he comes up with a prequel or two and explains what happened to Greta and fills a couple holes from early novels.
It's also great to see Vince's interviews on Utube, damn he comes across a lot like Mitch.
Thanks for the great books I hope our leaders heed your words and act accordingly.
Lover of life and lover of books! I read/listen to a wide range (many) but my favorite non fiction are self-help and autobiographies.
Many tout this as one of the best Mitch Rapp books yet but no other Rapp book compares to Memorial Day as a novel to get you thinking about its "believability".
The final third of the book is much better than the first third and if I were not a Mitch Rapp fan, it doubt I would have made it through the first third of the book for a variety of reasons. Could Mitch Rapp go 'AWOL' and someone not find him?
I needed a book for a long trip and this served the purpose and as I hit the final third of the book, I didn't want the trip to end as the story turned and twisted into something that made me think. "Could this happen?"
I recommend the book but it doesn't compare to Memorial Day for its 'ability' to get me thinking, could this happen?
Say something about yourself!
Mitch Rapp once again did not disappoint. Would gave preferred a little different ending but the ending was a twist I did not see coming.
This is one I could not stop listening to and finished it in one day, could not put it down
Keeps your attention from start to finish!
Vince Flynn has not written a "bad book"!!
Along with the "Consent to Kill," Vince Flynn raised raised the bar with "Act of Treason." I've enjoyed all of the Mitch Rapp series, but "Consent to Kill" was the best, with "Act of Treason" a close second.
Vince Flynn wrote exceptional books, he had a way of telling a story that makes you want to read all day & night and then be sorry when it is over.This book is one of the best reads I have experienced, well all in the series fit that description. George Guidall has a great voice, he is able to make me hear all the different characters but his delivery just drives me crazy for the first few hours, it is slurred and sloppy, then he either gets more crisp or I adjust to it and am able to enjoy the reading.
Yes. The story holds the listener's interest from the beginning to the end. While I wouldn't give it 5 stars it is still a good book to buy.
The relatively unexpected ending.
His voice is easy to listen to.
This story had some very unexpected twists and turns - it made me question much of today's politics!
A veritable book-on-tape-worm.
Flynn once again delivers a high-speed but extremely well thought out story. His character development in unmatched in the genre of political intrigue thrillers. The story line in Act of Treason is almost so outrageous that you wonder if American politicians could actually be as slimy, journalists as careless, and CIA operatives as efficient as they are as depicted in the book. In short, it's so ridiculous it could almost be true.
Absolutely! Flynn's dedication to character development takes nothing away from the story and doesn't slow down the plot one bit. I've read seven of his books and Act of Treason may be the best of all of them thus far.
George Guidall has the rare ability to BECOME the characters. His voice changes just enough to differentiate between the various characters while not losing any of the listen-ability for which he's so well known. And while I know I'm probably missing out on some great books, I can't even bring myself to listen to a Vince Flynn novel that isn't narrated by Guidall.
No one thing kept the pages turning (so to speak); the riveting plot was consistently thrilling throughout the entire story.
As with most of Flynn's Mitch Rapp series of novels, he once again delivers a knock-out punch with regards to plot and character development. It's one that could have easily gone for another 200 pages, which would have done this plot justice. The plot being what it is, the ending was extremely anti-climactic. It was entirely too short and could have been drawn out to have the main antagonists get what they truly deserved and what the plot seemed to be building to. However, in defense of the ending, it was nice to see Irene finally get her hands dirty.
Great story, great reader
many distinct voices, doesn't "overact," smooth transition between characters
Can't wait for my next credit so I can get the next book!
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