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Act of Treason Audiobook

Act of Treason

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It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

When presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil. Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. On the surface, it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, and soon the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists. But then CIA Director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington.

Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion. His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to the core.

Don't miss more thrillers by Vince Flynn.

©2006 Vince Flynn; (P)2006 Simon and Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"[A] page turner....with...taut writing and [a] plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-18-16
    Vicki New Albany, IN, United States 07-18-16 Member Since 2011

    71-year-old grandmother who has been an avid reader all my life. I have recently retired from being a litigation attorney (for Plaintiffs).

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    "Rapp Finds Sometimes Terrorism Starts at Home"

    The Mitch Rapp series is noted for Mitch's devotion to the task of eliminating terrorists. In this book, he finds that on occassion, terrorism can start at home, in the United States, and be fueled by one of the oldest political motives: POWER.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Toots La Rue 03-08-15
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    "Wonderful plot, some unscrupulous characters"

    Exciting investigative work by CIA
    and the inevitable fates of the human slime that must win at all cost, as long as that cost is not paid by them! I relished the ending and find myself wishing the real life slime we have "working for the U.S. taxpayers" in Washington, especially legislators, would find the same kind of justice.

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    Hill 05-24-14
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    "I'm going broke."

    This is crazy. I almost wish my brother hadn't put me onto Vince Flynn. I am going through this complete series as fast as I can. I catch my self listening to this series when I should be doing other things. I am buying this series two and three books at a time. My one book a month subscription isn't working very well on this series. I just can't wait till next month for another credit. I am buy three extra credits a month so I can get this series completed. I simply love this series. Mitch Rapp has become my favorite "good guy". Much more down to earth and realistic than Jack Reacher or Cotton Malone. I wish I had the money to buy the movie rights for this complete series. If ever there was a series that would be a fantastic movie series this is it. Every bit as good or better than the Jason Bourne.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 05-10-13
    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 05-10-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!

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    "Good Story with a nice twist"

    I have become quite a fan of Vince Flynn's hero Mitch Rapp. Similarly, I concur with the reviewer who sang the praises of the Narrator, George Guidall. His delivery seems perfectly suited to the characters and is so good that one hesitates to try a book without him as narrator!
    I liked the twist in this book and the build up & construction of the storyline.
    Altogether, a good plot, well told!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    neurons SHELTON, CT, United States 10-16-06
    neurons SHELTON, CT, United States 10-16-06 Member Since 2005
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    "Non-Stop Action with a Bang"

    Act of Treason was easy to get into and fast became a listen that I couldn't put down.
    Mitch Rapp, the Maverick CIA agent, catches the bad guy who blew up the motorcade of a Presidential candidate. The Politico's of the time want to try the bomber in the US court system. This is a glimpse into a world of, what if we let the Terrorists use our courts?
    It's thought provoking with non-stop action which makes for a fun listen all the way.

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-09-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-09-16 Member Since 2017

    I am a husband/dad/granddad who loves books. My reviews are my subjective opinions. My hope is they will help others make buying decisions.

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    "Order to Kill, Mitch Rapp 15, now available..."

    ...for pre-order at Audible! The release date in October 11, 2016. Order to Kill is the second Mitch Rapp series book written by Kyle Mills. The Survivor, Mills' first, did not disappoint.

    Vince Flynn is my all time favorite espionage thriller writer and Mitch Rapp is my favorite protagonist. The Rapp series is the only series I have ever read/listened to completely in order twice.

    Act of Treason is Book 9 in the series but was the 7th in order written. Mitch Rapp is still reeling from the recent loss of his wife and unborn child (in the novel Consent to Kill). Act of Treason is about a false flag attack on the US president and members of his administration. The attack appears to be by jihadists, but is actually carried off by high US government officials. Th novel is a solid 5 star thriller. Narration by George Guidall is superb as always.

    My intent is to listen to the series in order again before October 11. Of course I'll listen to Vince Flynn's first novel, Term Limits, which is not part of the Mitch Rapp series before the Rapp series.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 04-26-16
    Books and Crannies Recycled Torrington, CT 04-26-16 Member Since 2012

    Avid Audio book listener, Blogger and Book-Seller.

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    "Superb bad guys and a riveting ending."

    What I like most about this audio book, aside from the usually great...everything that I'm used to getting from Flynn's novels, is the ending. In my humble opinion, the conclusion to Act of Treason is one of the best in the series. Bear in mind that said opinion is coming from someone who is a bit jaded as far as these things go. Without giving too much away, you'd probably agree with me if you agree with Rapp...specifically in regards to what actions he takes and how he solves problems. A special nod goes out to Dr. Irene Kennedy, Director of Central intelligence for her unique performance in the Oval Office. I'm aware this is a bit vague, but I prefer to intrigue people to pick up the book over spelling it out for them.

    Like most other Rapp novels, Act of Treason isn't just about another bad guy unleashing Jihad on the infidels. We know by now that there are typically other notable gears, cogs, wheels and the like, that contribute to the overall mayhem. So...what, pray tell, is so interesting about the bad guys this time? For one, a billionaire American ex-patriot conspires with a bi-sexual Swiss banker, among others, to complicate (re: F#*& with) the democratic process during an upcoming presidential election. Secondly, one of the more unique bad guys in the entire series also has the coolest name...Gavrilo Gazich. What more could you ask for? Well...plenty, I'm sure. But that's all I'm going to cover for now.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth 02-20-13
    Elizabeth 02-20-13
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    "Good but...."

    The story was okay but good grief the language was terrible. I believe there was about one page with over 10 F*** words on it. I am disappointed as I know that Vince Flynn has swearing in his books but there was so much in this one that it was just distracting. I will pick up the next one in the series but if there is as much swearing in the first few chapters as this one then I will have to give up reading Mr. Flynn's books, and that is just too bad because he tells a really good story.

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    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11
    Ted Lancaster, PA, United States 01-02-11 Member Since 2010

    Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.

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    "If it's your polemics...."

    Vince Flynn is a polemicist. He writes propaganda. BUT.... if it is your propaganda, well... he writes it GOOD! And here he's at his very best. Good guys beat the c**p out of bad dudes. Which, if you agree with Flynn's definition of what is bad... Hey, it's entertainment and EXACTLY what you pay the price to enjoy. Worth every one of the five stars I gave it since, I dig the grease on this polemical slide.

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    Frannie 10-16-07
    Frannie 10-16-07
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    "It's a 'Gotta Listen'"

    I'm not one for CIA spy stories involving foreign connections, assasination attempts, etc. But in looking for a new author and in spite of the description, I bought it anyway and am I glad I did. Start to finish it's completely worth every minute spent listening. Do yourself a favor...buy this one!

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