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, 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.
Flynn is still doing good. I am still wishing for more books. Guidall is a good narrator.
Come on! This is a silly question to ask anyone.
Yes, character well developed, action keeps the story moving.
Mr. Guidall I will rate. He's in the top two or three readers I've have the pleasure to listen to and an author has the good luck to have perform his/her book.
It was nice to get back to the "later in life" Mitch Rapp. To see the intricate relationships on a basis of respect. I listen to this series and hope that the really is someone like Mitch out there working for us.
I plan to listen to this again. It's a page turner and wonderfully performed
not his best
A typical Mitch Rapp story. Not as exciting as some of his biiks
He has done most of the Nitch Rapp books so his voice is what you nexpect. He switches characaters pretty well
No, not really
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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