#1 New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.
For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard.
Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. In an instant the hunter has become the hunted. Rapp is left wounded and must flee for his life.
The next morning, the news breaks in Washington that Libya’s Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men. The French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and on the loose in Paris. As the finger pointing begins, Rapp’s handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way, avoiding capture and dying quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
©2012 Vince Flynn (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
For nearly a week, I was looking forward to my next drive in the car, so I could listen to what happened next. Captivating story; satisfying ending.
Great book, outstanding narrator. Great 'road trip' listen with hubby - miles just fly by. Over river & thru woods trip to visit parents seemed to take half the time. Kill Shot is well written, filled with intrigue, and kept us interested for hours (round trip). We now want to "read" American Sniper and experience a real story.
Too much character development for people who do not matter to other books in the series. All that dialogue made the book boring in some parts.
The most interesting was probably the action scenes. The least interesting was the storyline surrounding the French detective.
Rapp in the hotel room and his getaway.
Yes. Kiefer Sutherland, Vin Diesel
Makes you think
When Mitch Rap finally got to interrogate Victor
Neither, however I was left wondering about the next book in the series.
George Guidall can read for me anytime. I just listened to Stephen King (who I find to be disturbing) and Mr. Guidall makes me overlook any negatives.
I was hoping for a more action-packed follow up to "American Assassin", but I felt like this book didn't take us very far in the story of Mitch Rapp. It essentially follows a single case, a hit that takes place right at the beginning of the book. The aftermath gets more and more complicated as more parties get involved and try to figure out what really happened. Mitch gets set up, the perpetrators easily are able to frame him, Mitch conveniently starts to mistrust his superiors and so doesn't contact them, and said superiors immediately distrust their star agent and seem willing to throw him to the dogs. The whole thing could have been solved if the right people would simply talk to each other. Which, by the end, they do of course. I just don't feel it was set up right for the ending. It didn't make sense to me that Stan Hurley would still hate and distrust Rapp after the man had saved his life. And overall too much time was spent trying to frustrate the story, unnecessarily I believe.
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Ranks among the top audio books I've listened to!
Excellent plot, fast-paced action. Good descriptions of the surroundings within which the plot unfolds.
I will be looking for more stories by Vince Flynn!
I have enjoyed several of Flynn's books, but this one seemed rather shallow. Rapp seemed very one-dimensional and stereotypical, and the intrigue seemed contrived.
I have never wirtten a review online but this book is one of the best written by Vince Flynn and all of his books are excellent. I walk on a treadmill and listen to the books make the time go faster. With most books there are dead periods when I have to fight myself to keep walking. With all of Vince Flynn’s books especially this one I hate to quit walking and turn off the book.
another solid read without all the unnecessary killing of the previous book Pursuit Of Honor... look forward to another early Rapp
This was a good Vince Flynn / Rapp book but not his best. Primarily the story line is based upon the character developments of the CIA and why Rapp turns out to be who Rapp is for later novels. This is good and a worthwhile addition to the series, but just not as exciting as some of the bang bang pow pow books that Flynn has written. Highly recommended.
"Great book, third time of listening!"
I enjoy the Rapp series, everyone loves a hero...especially when they are not totally invincible. The performance for me was just about perfect, the characters came to life but I such a way I could allow my mind to form its own pictures- unlike other performers who have such strong accents for characters that you can't see them as you wish.
"Another great novel with Mitch Rapp"
Excellent narration by Guidall. A story that will keep wanting more. I wish Flynn was with us today!
"Once again very poor narration"
Yes, book good narration poor
Most from the genre: leather, Robotham, Ryan, Baldaccie etc. - fast, pacey etc
Yes, but probably only to confirm my dislike for his performance!
Yes, it was great to listen to whilst doing the gardening
This narrator completely spoiled what could have been a good book. He emphasised the wrong words in sentences, took breaths in the middle of sentences and didn't even bother to try different voices for the characters. Overall he was appalling.
"American assassin tale with good plot"
No don't have time and have lots of books I want to read
When counter attacks the CIA people attempting to kill him
Bedroom attack that goes wrong is good and explains his thinking to escape
No - it's a violent story
Action brought to life by the narrator was well done
A plot and less super heroes
added reality and depth.
Too much of the dialogue is cheesy beyond belief
It was good
I struggle to find one I liked
Goerge Guidall - like a comfortable old pair of slippers, takes us through some more 'textbook' Mitch Rapp. Not as gripping as some earlier books (actually later in timeframe) and the ending is a bit odd. I'll post no spoiler here, but it seemed tacked on for want of getting rid of it to the publisher... Come on Vince, you can do better.
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