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Protect and Defend | [Vince Flynn]

Protect and Defend

The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.
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Publisher's Summary

An action-packed and all-too-realistic vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue, Protect and Defend is Vince Flynn's most explosive political thriller yet. The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

Enter Mitch Rapp, America's top counterterrorism operative. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will push Iran to the brink of revolution. But when Iran recruits Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, and a CIA effort goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given 24 hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

©2007 Vince Flynn; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have....[He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today." (Providence Journal)

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    Jeff Mooresville, NC, United States 03-03-10
    Jeff Mooresville, NC, United States 03-03-10
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    "Can't Get Enough of Mitch Rapp"

    This is the 4th Flynn novel I have listened to. I can't get enough of this genre and Vince Flynn delivers every time. The action is nearly non-stop and the raw reality presented really makes you think that the story line could easily be pulled from tomorrow's headlines.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Garry Crossville, TN, United States 03-08-09
    Garry Crossville, TN, United States 03-08-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Good As It Gets"

    This is a great book read by a great reader.

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    David Queensbury, NY, USA 10-28-08
    David Queensbury, NY, USA 10-28-08 Member Since 2010
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    "Good Listen"

    I've read a number of the "Mitch Rapp" books. The audio version of this one was well done. I will be listening to more in this series.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tommy Jordan Charlotte, NC 04-17-08
    Tommy Jordan Charlotte, NC 04-17-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Next?"

    Another awesome Flynn novel. You have to stop yourself from time to time in his novels to remind yourself that no one can REALLY do all the things Mitch Rapp does, but the author sure makes it seem real enough! Great book. Can't wait for the next in the series.

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    Edward 02-26-08
    Edward 02-26-08 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Fun"

    I love Vince Flynn's books. He gived the reader just the right balance of outrage and payback without being unbelieveable. I just wish there were move unabridged versions on audible.

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    Paul Barrett (paulsbarrett@hotmail.com) London 02-18-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Flynn keeps me on the edge of my seat as usual"

    Another great book by Flynn. Has all the usual suspense and drama we have come to love. Was expecting more at the end though. Flynn had set the scene for an explosive end and probably could have done more.

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    Pete Grand Rapids, MI, USA 02-04-08
    Pete Grand Rapids, MI, USA 02-04-08
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    "We need Mitch!!!"

    Excellent story about the times we live in. I hope we really do have someone like Mitch Rapp on our side. Exciting story, well written. Enjoyed it completely.

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    Richard Meadville, PA, USA 01-18-08
    Richard Meadville, PA, USA 01-18-08
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    "WOW"

    What a book!! This author grabs your attention and doesn't let go. This is my first audio book of this author and it was hard to turn the player off; I kept looking for excuses to have the head phones on.

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    Concetta Branchville, NJ, USA 01-15-08
    Concetta Branchville, NJ, USA 01-15-08
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    "Ominous"

    The plot scenario could be played out right on the front page of our daily newspapers.
    This pulled me in deeper than I would normally have gone, to the story.
    I find myself listening and reading more about the Iranian situation after listening to this ominous story. Having a son on active duty in the military makes it more so.

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    Jerry Richland, WA, USA 01-09-08
    Jerry Richland, WA, USA 01-09-08
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    "Keeps your attention"

    This was my first Vince Flynn book, but certainly will not be my last. I found myself sittng in the parking lot or driveway just to finish a chapter.
    The narrator did a great job with voices and emotion.

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