Number-one New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn - “the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today” (The Providence Journal) - puts Mitch Rapp in the crossfire as America’s enemies tighten their grip.
Returning from a covert mission, Mitch Rapp was publicly hailed by the president for his role in the fight against terrorism. After years of working in the shadows, Rapp was caught in the media spotlight - and marked for death by virtually every terrorist in the world. Now a CIA advisor, Rapp is ready to battle terror far from the front lines.
But when a Navy SEAL team in the Philippines is ambushed, all evidence points to a leak within the U.S. State Department. And a greater threat lurks - a ruthless assassin working for the most powerful men in the Middle East, who are bent on igniting a world war. With the world watching, Rapp must hold back the flames of Armageddon....
Take another thrill ride with Mitch Rapp.
©2003 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"A fast-paced spy thriller." (People)
I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
Vince Flynn novel Executive Power excites and thrills again via the distinct and powerfully entertaining narration of George Guidall. I'm a top fan of the Mitch Rapp series! Loved it!
Flynn's earlier books are not nearly as good as his later ones and this is a perfect example. The plot was a little weak and basically split between two unrelated story lines. The narration was just as good as the later books. George Guidall does an outstanding job.
71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).
I am well into the Mitch Rapp series and I really enjoyed this latest one. Mitch appears to have turned the corner into being one involved in planning as much as executing CIA projects. At times he appears to be everywhere at once and is more involved in the "Big Picture." He is not just one person carrying out unconnected tasks. However, while seeking out the "Bad Guys," the story makes you stop to think "Who are out Friends?" Although I am a strong supporter of the Israli cause, this book opened my eyes a little. In the past 10-15 years, I have come to realize that in some ways the US might be just as bad as some of the other nations. In this book I lsaw that Israel also may be just as political and out for their own interests at the expense of others. The author did an excellent job leading the listener through the winding halls of international intrigue, particularly when much of it occured on our own soil. Rapp and Kennedy have worked themselves into a very comfortable relationship full of respect and even Rapp's love life appears possible, despite his delicate job. I am still, however, waiting for the other shoe to drop.
As an aside: two books ago, Rapps female friend's name was pronounced "Reel -ee,"with the accent on the first syllable. In the last book (with a different narrator), it was pronounced as "Ril -ee", with the accent still on the first syllable. In this book, with George Guidall narrating (my favorite narrator), it was pronounced as "Re-al-le" with the accent on the second syllable. I wish the narrators could all get together to agree on the correct pronounciation. Anyway, I am just starting "Memorial Day" and expect it to be just as good as the last book.
Retired rancher and avid reader with a wide range of interests
Of course the exploits of Iron Man Rapp were fun to follow.
I have to admit, my favorite scene was the short one in which Irene Kennedy, thinking of Anna Rapp, thought to herself that Mitch could have done better. I've been thinking that, myself, ever since she came into Mitch's life, with her pouting and her whining and demands.
That would be "plots", plural, and though I wouldn't say I was on the edge of my seat they were interesting. They were a little predictable, though, as they developed.
This was not Guidall's best effort. I read another review that touched upon his pronunciation of Anna Rielly's last name. I have to admit, I always thought it was pronounced "Riley" without paying too much attention to the i-before-e configuration. I probably jumped to a conclusion based on her background as the daughter and sister of Chicago cops and thought she was Irish. Anyway, without Vince Flynn to tell us what he had in mind we just have to guess.
I would have more faith in Guidall's research into how to pronounce the name if he hadn't mangled the name of a famous sniper rifle so badly. I am a woman with no military and little firearm experience, but even I know the Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle is not a "Bar-ette". I stubbed my toe on that little mental speed bump, as it took the image of a lethal weapon right into Barbie-land.
Awesome!!! Just simply outstanding! I can never get enough of his books and as expected, Flynn has done it yet again.
Conspiracy Theory rocks.
The prologue, when the Crown Prince accepts what his brother did.
No, it is a long book, and I need time to process what I have heard before I move on. There are multiple events in this book and there is no way to predict what will happen next.
This is one of those books that I will listen to several times. So many different plots and directions that it is worth the second read after you know how it ends.
Beginning was pretty typical and nothing terribly original. But then halfway through, when the interaction between America and Israel started, things got really good. Performance was also great, as usual
It is a close decision but George Guidall kills it in his performance. I never liked audio books until i heard this guy!
Anything from Vince Flynn. The Mitch Rapp series is amazing!
This is classic George the man is amazing.
I wish but at 13 hours it did take a couple of days due to time.
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