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 irony of the present day political insanity engulfing this wonderful USA being presented in a fiction novel or is it what is really occuring in our out of control political environment.
All of Rapps actions are indelible
yes i have, and consider Mr. Guidalls performances outstanding
I feel it would be a travisity to attempt to put this in a film version,one needs to internalize the statement that Vincent Flynn is presenting.
The storyline is familiar to those who've listened to this series before, revisiting Afghanistan and with familiar characters. The narrator is excellent: his voice, pacing and done are excellent and very suitable for the novel.
Mitch Rapp. Definitely, although, interestingly enough, Kennedy is good too.
Just a good, tight novel with characters I've become familiar with over the rest of the series.
I would not say this is the best in the Mitch Rapp series (my personal faves are Executive Power and Extreme Measures), but the author delivers a gripping tale that had me riveted till the end.
What originally made me enjoy Clancy's Jack Ryan and Robert Ludlam's (now Erik Von Lustbader's) Jason Bourne is the action, espionage, and intrigue. Clancy petered out near the end, obvious farming the series out to ghost writers. Von Lustbader has beautifully picked up the torch from the Ludlam estate and consistantly delivers fun, engaging spy stories. As does Mr. Flynn with this series!
George Guidall, as usual, nails the vocal performance on all the characters in the novel. His voice is Mitch Rapp in my head. It was hard to go back and listen to first three books in the series (recorded before they signed Mr. Guidall on to read the series), they all pale to George.
Most definitely. Kept my attention for the entire listening.
I came into this series on Book 4: Executive Power. I loved it so much, I plowed through all of them up to Book 12, which was the newest at the time. I eagerly await each new novel as they are released.
I went back to listen to 1-3 but really could not get into the pre-Guidall narrators, he is so far superior that the others paled in comparison.
If you love spy novels, this is a must-read (listen) series!
I love the story line, i think George Guidall is the best narrator for this series and any book for that matter. Mr Flynns Mitch Rapp series is one of the best if not the best series, its a great combination of suspense, great plots with twists and it makes us feel good to be "an American that can". Please keep this trio together!!
So many of the writers who have long standing series simply fail to give us a story. Vince Flynn is an exception. I happen to love George Guidall and I think he deserves the very high standing he has a narrator. The thing about Guidall is that I do not get possessive about what he reads. Some narrators simply become too memorable and do not transfer well to other writers.
Vince Flynn has provided a good puzzle in a timely story. There are several authors I no longer have confidence in their story telling. Vince Flynn continues to deliver. This is not his best but it is much better than his least interesting and far better than his peers. The story and narrator are good company and a credit well spent.
Blind Vietnam veteran. Antique weapons collector. Outdoor enthusiast. Florida State University graduate with Business major. Owner of home health agency. registered nurse.
Well thought out. Exciting. Very well narrated. The story has some good twists and turns and it is an exciting read.
Vince Flynn never fails to entertain. I've enjoyed every journey with Mitch and this one had me just as entralled as the others. George Guidall is also great. My only criticism would be that the story seem to move a little too fast. Vince Flynn usually builds up events a little longer. I like that it really helps you get into the scene. This time I found myself having to rewind a few times because it seemed like I missed something. All in all though this was great.
Electrical Engineer, 51 years old father of 3.
Mitch is back and once again he is flexing his muscles. I love Mitch’s no nonsense approach to getting things done that nobody wants to do. Vince please keep writing and will keep reading.
I love to read espionage and criminal thrillers. My lifestyle doesn't allow time to sit and read so audio books is really an enjoyment.
This is one of Silva's best books
All the secrets and how they were brought to light.
George is my favorite narrator. He adds so much to a book in how he shows feeling in the read.
Rome is not innocent!
"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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