#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
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Kept my attention in MOST every page! Guidall's reading is unsurpassed --- he made the characters come alive!
WELL WORTH YOUR TIME!!!
I'm a narrator for Audible and a lover of recorded fiction in the mystery/thriller genre. A great book needs a great narrator.
Yes, as long as they liked fast paced international crime thrillers like I do!
When Rapp shoots the Libyan oil minister which drives the story.
Really liked the book but felt it's credibility was stretched a bit thin in closing chapters. If not for that would have given it 5-Stars. George Guidall's narration was superb!
The detail and development of the characters of Mitch and the others. It was slow and deliberate but never lost me for a second.
Absolutely. It was riveting and I could feel the future assignment coming.
The inevitable showdown between Rapp and his trainers who thought he had went rogue. I felt the betrayal and cunning and imminent revenge Rapp felt as it approached. The scene when Rapp gets to exact his revenge in the last scene was incredible.
The capture of Stan was PRICELESS! His interaction with his captors was hilarious. I laughed out loud almost the whole time.
I have only listened to the first 2 so far but I am disappointed Stan did not return and there was a 10 year gap and his absence.
Liked the story, the locale in which it was told and the intrique within the CIA.
Enjoyed the sequence of events leading to the solution of the problem
Believable characters in a believable scenario!
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For people who enjoy television shows like "24" or Tom Clancy type of movies/books, you'll likely love this book as much as I did. A unique story with some action, lots of suspense, and good dialog. I also like that the story remained focus on events that happen over a few days and doesn't try to become overly epic. It has the right amount of depth without getting overly complicated. The great story is topped off with a brilliant narrator.
I enjoy Mitch Rapp and all the characters as with all the other books I have purchased and listened to over the years. Finding out more about how they got started was nice and American Assassin did a great job. Since I am a fan of the series, I endured. This book is well written (preformed) however, it did feel like this book stalls many times with the collection of biographies on all the characters rather than sticking to the action. Since it is a prequel, you know Mitch (and all the other characters in the series) survive another day. However, knowing the background of one of the lessor character's father and childhood didn't add too much to the story except time. (filler pages)
I know the story takes place over three days or so, but more story would have been better.
It is not even close, this is my least favorite book of the series. Hopefully, Vince is doing better and November will bring another classic Mitch Rapp adventure.
The amount of biographical details on characters that don't matter too much.
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I enjoy counter-terrorism, westerns, historical fiction, detective mysteries, and old school comedy like "A Christmas Story".
As always, George Guidall, is the undisputed champion of narrators in my humble opinion. The story was good but I reserve a "5" in "story" and "overall" to the international intrique characteristic of Vince Flynn's previous "Mitch Rapp" novels. Although I still enjoyed the story, I was not as thrilled as I had been in previous stories set hunting down extremist terrorist in international locations. Vince Flynn and George Guidall are my favorite team for providing me thrilling counter espionage entertainment.
Waiting to see what was going to happen next made it enjoyable, but at same time I had to keep from fast forwarding to see what was going to happen.
I love that Vince has taking us back in time to when Rapp was just starting his journey.
Yes. He's one of my favorite readers.
In my opinion this was one of Vince's best books was worth the wait..I've listened to it Twice so far.
It had just the right number of characters to keep up with audio. Too many & it gets jumbled. Fast moving - I liked it.
The plot was great and caught me from the beginning.
"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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