Now that the initial shock of the catastrophe is over, key Washington officials are up in arms over whether to make friends or foes of the agents who stepped between the enemy's bullets and countless American lives regardless of the legal consequences. Not for the first time, Rapp finds himself in the frustrating position of having to illustrate the realities of national security to politicians whose view from the sidelines is inevitably obstructed.
Meanwhile, three of the al Qaeda terrorists are still at large, and Rapp has been unofficially ordered to find them by any means necessary. No one knows the personal, physical, and emotional sacrifices required of the job better than Rapp. When he sees Nash cracking under the pressure of the mission and the memories of the horrors he witnessed during the terrorist attack, he makes a call he hopes will save his friend, assuage the naysayers on Capitol Hill, and get him one step closer to the enemy before it's too late.
Once again, Rapp proves himself to be a hero unafraid "to walk the fine line between the moral high ground and violence" (The Salt Lake Tribune) for our country's safety, for the sake of freedom, for the pursuit of honor.
©2009 Vince Flynn; (P)2009 Simon & Schuster
"Flynn demonstrates that he truly understands the psyche of the enemy.... Really scary, so realistic." (BookReporter.com)
This was my second Vince Flynn book, I am hooked. Love the story line, love the suspense, love the narrator. Extreme Measures was my first book. I am now going to go back and start with the first book in the series.
If you like suspense and you like tough American heroes (like Jack Bauer in the old 24 TV Series) you will love these books. Mitch Rapp (main character) reminds me so much of Jack Bauer.
And the narrator is easily one of my favorites. VERY Entertaining, Highly recommend!
Caution: you will get hooked!
Vince Flynn - keep these books coming. A great cast of characters. Unbelievably resilient in the face of danger; able to keep going while injured and exhausted; just the right amount of humor to keep the ridiculous at bay. love George Guidall as the narrator.
I've listened to all of the Mitch Rapp series and it was hard to finish this one knowing I'd have to go through withdrawal when it was done. I've tried lots of other thrillers but nobody deals with bad guys like Mitch and nobody tells a believable and engaging spy tale like Vince Flynn.
George Guidall is the ideal reader for this genre.
I was very disappointed with the previous book, but this one redeemed the series. It was back to the action.
I listen to approximately 25 hours per week and have downloaded over 400 books on Audible. Mostly I like mysteries, fantasy and scifi.
Vince Flynn bounced back with this one. Not sure why but it seemed like the writing about Mike Nash and family was handled a little better in this one. Wonder if he was planning a spin-off series for Mike Nash? Either way, this book flowed much better than the previous one.
Great end to the tale. I was left wanting after the last book but was thoroughly rewarded with this epic! Please keep them coming Vince!!
I would recommend this whole series to anyone who loves mystery/thrillers
George Guidall is wonderful!
This book is riveting, exceptional, spellbinding, enthralling, fascinating, thrilling, captivating..... Getting the idea?
I've been a fan of Flynn's and overlooked his right wing attitude, but this went way to far.
The treatment of US private citizens
He's always great!!!
Vince Flynn's ultra conservative views in this book are totally off the chart. I've been able to overlook it in the past. But, this book goes way to far. We are a nation of laws. The CIA IS NOT to do its operations on US citizens or US soil---PERIOD!! His writing may encourage & insight hate groups to commit some crimes. Anyone that agrees with his fantasy about what he thinks is right should seek therapy.
This was great book in different way from the others. It shows side of Rapp and Nash that I'm sure is true for those who really do work in CIA, Seals, Special Forces, etc who try to walk fine line of serving/protecting country and living "normal life". Thank you Mr. Flynn for reminding us they are people too, and even BIGGER THANK YOU to those who really do walk that fine line.
Don't wait for the unpredictable here, it won't be forthcoming. If it is the suspenseful, the twisted "gee I never saw that coming" story you are looking for, pass this by. This is a straight, brute force, hooray for the good guys action packed book that makes going to sleep impossible. The story moves very predictably, read that to mean realistically. With the exception of the quiticential Mitch Rapp hero deciding to make a poster boy out of his long time CIA covert operative best friend, Mike Nash. The idea of a tactical person not seeing the danger in making a public hero of Nash, allowing true identity to be printed in papers, is ludricous and wouldn't happen. But once done, predictably, the bad guys come for Nash. There is good action and spy stuff through out and the story is strong, the production and narration flawless. This is Vince Flynn at his best.
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