The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.
At first glance it looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped, but Rapp knows certain things about his old friend that cause him to wonder if something more disturbing isn’t afoot. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA, has ordered Rapp to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp must navigate the ever-shifting landscape of Afghanistan as the Taliban, Iranians, Pakistanis and Russians all plot to claim their piece of the war torn state.
With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.
©2012 Vince Flynn (P)2012 Simon & Schuster Audio
Yes, most likely due to Mr. Guidall. However, it was harder to keep track of the Afghanis and Pakistanis without seeing their names in print.
He lives the characters, particularly the Americans in the book.
No. This is one I didn't want to end.
I'm so pleased Vince Flynn is in good health, so he can continue writing these extraordinary novels.
I would recommend The Last Man with reservation. The author describes the characters' weapons in detail. I don't have any weaponry background knowledge so I found this obsession distracting. Others might find that this enhances the listening experience.
Foreign names and positions are unfamiliar so it would have been helpful to have a written or audible list of characters to refer to while listening.
No, I now know the plot and the ending
Every chapter left you on the edge of your seat
He becomes many of the characters to the listener
Corruption, deceit, revenge, and murder lead down the road to justice
A great listen
That I had to wait a year to get the next Mitch Rapp Story
I enjoy his books so much I have never been able to choose just one.
YES..I have been listening to George for the last fifteen years and know I will get a geat read.
I hate having to wait a year for the next book
This book is in the top 10% of all the books I have listened to and certainly one of the most engaging. Fast paced, action oriented and hard to put down.
All of the books by Vince Flynn rank high on the "Action-O-matic" meter, and this story doesn't let Flynn junkies down. You get the action fix you are looking for while Rapp navigates the troubled waters of international greed and disceat that you just find plausible enough to believe. A great mix.
Mitch Rapp is always a hero, and Guidell always comes through with a strong performance of his character. However in this book he had a large list of characters to mix in, and he did so with a consistency that made the story easy to follow.
As with any great series of books, I can't wait for the next adventure to be released.
High as I do like the author
As stated I do like all of the Mitch Rapp series
I have downloaded and enjoyed all of Mitch Rapp series, even the ones with the questionable narrators. This one was superb in places but I was disappointed with the plot that I felt was a little thin and VERY predictable at the end. I do hope that Flynn is not losing his touch. I still enjoyed the plot.
Extremely well written with many twists and turns in plot-not easy to guess as to the direction to be taken.
Yes -all of Vince Flynn's
Typical Mith Rapp with a little twist.
I was interested in the characters and i think there is more to come....
a great voice
Great narrator and gripping story.
Mitch Rapp of course is the best character but the author creates very interesting characters, so they are all important. I even enjoyed the villians!
Narrator is one of the best in the industry. I liked how he was able to give characters different voices and even all the different accents were very believeable.
I read one of Vince Flynn's first books and was not that impressed. It reminded me of a run-of-the-mill action movie where you could see everything coming with your typical plot and could predict how every scene would turn out.
This book was surprisingly good. The story line kept my attention and were enough twist's and turns in the plot to make the story very interesting.
"Flynn's last Book Doesn't Disappoint"
The last Man was a book that I didn't want to read/listen to. Not because I thought it was bad, but because I knew that it was the last full book written by Vince Flynn, and in a way I wanted to save it or keep it for some time in the future. Of course there isn't an author out there that would want you to not read or listen to their book, and so I started, and finished it.
I have to say, I think that this was one of the best books in the Mitch Rapp series. I found the storyline to be captivating, with Rapp coming up against a man who's genius is unrivaled in "the company". Joe Rickman, who has stolen, or gathered, the most sensitive of information, that threatens to bring the CIA to it's knees, has come up with a plan for just about every eventuality, going to extreme lengths to fool all around him. What he hasn't planned for, or better to say, what he couldn't plan for, was Mitch Rapp coming after him, with everything he has. This leads to a page turner that will keep you reading/listening from beginning to end.
George Guidall, as always does a great job at bringing the characters to life. I love to hear audiobooks read by him.
I'm happy that this book turned out so well, and I hope that the Mitch Rapp series continues long in to the future.
"Another fast moving and realistic thriller"
Always a gripping thriller writer and true to life in the modern world.
Vince Flynn has a compelling style and this book is a good addition to his library.
"Another book you won't won't want to put down."
It is a pity that Vince Flynn lost his life at such an early age. To think of the best novels he could yet write we will miss those brilliant stories and the out hero Mitch Rapp.
"Rapp @ his best!"
Great story, fabulous narration and as always a ripping good yarn!! Good to see a vulnerable side to Rapp.
"another average Mitch book"
I have read or listened to all Vince Flynn books, this is below average, same old formula, read it all before, come on Vince you last 2 books were brilliant.
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