#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
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.
Mitch Rapp comes close to being captured and realizes there is traitor within the hierarchy of his agency.Until Mitch can ferret out the impostor he goes rogue. The setting is Paris so both the local police force and the French National Security agency become involved.Each agency has it share of incompetent and self-serving actors. Mitch's handlers go to Paris, thus introducing a third agency into the mix. Mitch doesn't know who he can trust.
The book has some exciting action sequences. The near-capture scenario is cleverly plotted as is another part wherein Mitch and his girlfriend observe a badly played ambush. George Guidall's narration is excellent.
So why did I give the story only 3 stars? There were too many stereotypical characters and I would have preferred less focus on internal politics and more on the adventures of Mitch Rapp.
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.
I wouldn't rate this as a great book or a page turner. The story is more around Mitch (of course) but you could see Irene, Thomas stansfield and Stan Hurley being involved as well. The plot it not that great and you don't have any event that races against time. If you have already read many Mitch Rapp series, then this book may well seem to be reduntant to you in terms of explanation of attributes of Mitch, usage of his techniques, rules around CIA etc.
George Guidall gives a stellar performance (as usual).
READ IT IF YOU ARE A MITCH RAPP FAN or VINCE FLYNN FAN only.
I really wish I was new to this series, so i could get that feeling of finding a great series of books. But this is my third time thru it. And it's still hard for me to turn off.
I've been enjoying the books in the published order and can't stop listening. Vince Flynn has a way of bringing you in to the story forcing you to continue reading until the very last word. In saddened to learn of his death at a very young age due to prostrate cancer. So sad. I'll continue reading on and enjoying his work, live every day to the fullest.
History and Mystery
Great way to build a foundation for the series. Writing is excellent and the reader made it real and gave each character a unique personality! Bravo!
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