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
I have never read a bad Vince Flynn book yet.
This story is filled with lots of action, and George Guidal is one of my favorite readers.
Be sure to get this one.
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.
The best one yet.
I've listened to them all via Audible up to this one and loved, or at least enjoyed, them all. So that's saying something
"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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