Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for 16 years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.
But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.
Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.
©2008 Vince Flynn; ©2008 Simon & Schuster
What can you say about a story where the good guy wins? Narrator (Guidall) is great as usual. Listening to another Mitch Rapp series book as I type this review. Very entertaining!
This was a great book! I thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the story, the narrator the length, everything. If you like suspense and drama and if you Love American Heros - get this book. It was my first Vince Flynn book, I am a fan. It instantly became one of my favorites!!
I enjoy listening to great detective mysterie & also great thrillers. I enjoy books also by Vince Flynn, David Baldaci including assasins.
Rapp is always the SO powerful and his partner Nash adds reality to the story. Of course the narrator is always great to listen to.
At the beginning when Nash meets General and Leland.
Makes Rapp real. His voice lets you picture him as a rough and a "take no crap" guy but yet he can be gentlemen.
No not really. There are humous moments but I didn't really outright laugh. Just enjoyed!!
I love the series.
Too much political talk and opinion. How does Mr. Flynn feel about political oversight. Ugh. Back to the action please.
This is a great listen! Always have loved these books in audio...great narator
Lots of action and adventure. Plus he always keeps his head.
This book was absolutely classic Vince Flynn. The only complaint I have is I found Flynn is starting to write more about politics than about the exploits of a CIA super-spy. Still an excellent book though.
Excellent story, excellent story teller. This is the best narrator out of about 30 I have listened to.
Very good story. I am now looking for the follow up. I highly reconmend this story about the CIA's fight against terrorist. One of the best I have listened too.
Great characters who you can cheer. When put into perspective, the choices presented and made by these characters become very understandable. The politics, the extremist and those caught in the middle make for a great piece of fiction that probably mirrors real life more than any of us would want to admit. Frighteningly plausible.
"Slips down like a vanilla milkshake"
Narration is excellent. The plot trots along at a good pace and it is does exactly what you would expect, maverick CIA, Middle Eastern terrorism, the moral question of torture, sage old boys veterans of politics and war.
My only reservation is the home life oh please stay away from that domestic arguments a wife who is on one hand the legal brain of Socrates and Perry Mason and is a complete emotional bitch. Sorry just making her work and brainy is still a nagging emotionally bankrupt woman.
"Rapp continues his trade with a cool partner"
Rapp naturally but Nash is sounding good
Nash, despite his hard job makes a great and funny dad
Language a bit on the strong and over used side, which is a shame, but the story is great
"Not one of Vince Flynn's best."
I am a massive Vince Flynn(RIP) fan. But this book, unfortunately, wasn't that good. I found it a bit too drawn out. It seemed to me, like a lot of this book was just filler, with no real reason for it being there. If this is your first Vince Flynn book, and your don't like it, don't let it put you off, because most of his books are fantastic. I find George Guidall to be an excellent narrator, especially for the character of Mitch Rapp.
Yet another great read made all the better by the narrator . Off to get the next one now.
"Another brilliant novel by Vince Flynn"
Flynn's stories just keep getting better. He will be dearly missed
The story line of each novel continues to grow with intensity!
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