In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future.
©2009 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"A page-turning read." (Larry King, USA Today)
"Ingenious....Outpaces anything recently published, including Baldacci and Clancy." (Florida Times-Union)
"A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insiders' lowdown on D.C. politics." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
All the characters in the story with the Mitch Rapp series with exception of Mitch Rapp. The story is slow and predictable and not realistic even in the fantasy land of shot'um knock the bad guy down.
This was an energetic novel, action packed, pre Mitch Rapp but very much in line. The story surrounds the concept of really draining the swamp in Washington DC, as in assassinations. The story stands up well with time (even when they talk about the out of control debt of $5 trillion dollars.. I had to chuckle) and holds interest through out. The reason I was a bit disappointed with the story was due to its naiveté or at least unrealistic conclusion that perfectly responsible, well balanced, successful people would find assassination a reasonable solution to corruption in government, rather than creating a less savage solution. Love the later books of Flynn and was saddened when I had heard he had passed away.
this book was interesting from the very beginning to the very end not at all predictable and certainly a good representation of the frustrations that many service members must feel
incredible story telling of a well crafted espionage tale. narration is gold standard due to we'll differentiated voices...never got lost as to who was speaking. Story hits close to home.
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