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
The intrigue of the story made it easy to keep on listening.
The narrator is my favorite reader.
George Guidall brings inflection, intonnation, and a kind of music, perhaps a symphony, to the books he reads. He is serious without drama, suspenseful without theatrics, and heartwarming without syrup.
I had no extreme reaction.
Easy listening. Entertaining.
Afghanistan, torture, brave
Rapp, he is determined, smart, and fearless.
A great narrator.
I couldn't get into sleep after I read the part how Rickman was tortured and was hit in the groin area because he was telling lies.
First time for me to get an insight on what happened in Afghanistan, what Americans are suffering in that area. Informative.
This book rates among the top 10 books in my entire audio book collection, and as usual Vince Flynn didn't disappoint!
This book, as with all the other Vince Flynn novels are right at the top of my list. Compared to the other books in Flynn's novel list.
Yes, all of the Flynn series as well as Alex Berensen, and some others.
Didn't make me laugh or cry but kept me on the edge as usual.
Have not read the printed version so I can not give a opinion.
I have read enough of his books to not get on the edge but it diffently kept me interested.
dull, gets better in the book
liked the book. will read it again.
Yes, if that was realistic. But wanted to savor.
Waited months for it and it was great when I got it.
The best education I've received is Self education.
Close to the Vest
How close this story of fiction is to becoming fact
The characters come to life only the way Guidall can do it.
Listen to the entire series!
yes, it was an excellent story truly enjoed it
pace from beginning to end kept moving
he is always good
Overall, a very good book. The ending was abrupt and actually didn't seem like an ending.
This is not as good as the other Vince Flynn I've read.
George Guidall is very good as always.
I wouldn't have bought this audio book if I didn't expect to enjoy it and listen to it again and again. Much to my surprise, it delivered beyond my expectations and I was pleasently surprised by this short story by Vince Flynn. While not as long as most of his past books, it was more than we could expect given his battle with cancer over the last year or so. It was an enjoyable listen with a good story line that draws you in and won't let you out until the final word is spoken; leaving you wanting yet another chapter.
More more more.. just one more page before bed wicked fun to read and listen too.
Make it longer.
All of them. He is a great narrator.
I had to break it up into parts as time allowed but if I could I would listen to it all in one sitting.
Great author, great series. I cannot wait for new material.
I was looking forward to the next book in the series since I finished the previous book. I pre-ordered as soon as I saw it available and got it the day it came out.
I like that the references to previous history of the character reminded me of the previous books and it made this book more enjoyable for me.
Too many come to mind.
The familiarity of the reader - it would not be the same story with him.
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