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Publisher's Summary

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.

Critic Reviews

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

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Fast-moving, very enjoyable read.

Maybe not quite as good as Flynn's last book, "Consent to Kill," which was one of my favorites.

The story was good, but it's Flynn's writing -- characters, dialogue & pacing -- that jump off the page. He totally holds your attention every minute, and you don't want to the book to end.

Reader was also excellent. To be accurate, I would give it 4.5 stars if it was allowed.

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Fun right wing listen

This book is definitely not for us faint hearted lovers of civil liberties -- rights are invaded left and right, on the rationale that the hero is a hero and the bad guys don't deserve any rights anyway. Including rights not to be tortured. This is also not a book for those who think that bureaucratic infighting shouldn't be conducted with live weapons. Having said that, the book is well plotted and fun. It is the world as some law enforcement folks wish it could be. (Hard to believe that there are some who STILL think law enforcement on the federal level faces too many checks!)

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Could not stop listening

Vince Flynn has done it again and I'm thinking this is now my favorite one.
Irene Kennedy way to go!

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An enjoyable escape

this was my second Mitch Rapp novel. I will continue to listen to other in this series. Performance is excellent.

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One of my favorites!

I think this may be my favorite from the series. As I listen to the series again, this one gives a nice twist to the enemies behind the scenes. Great character development for Rapp and Kennedy as well.

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Great Read

Fast read, Cant wait to see Amerian Assian. mitch Rapp will not be beat period.

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book. But I wish they wouldn't use f@ck quite so much. you don't need to say it to get the point across.

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great read!

In typical Flynn style this one keeps you on the edge of your seat. The narrator, Guidall, is exceptional. I am looking forward to moving on to the next in the series now.

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Great book thoroughly entertaining.

Love this book great story; kept me listening. if you like Jack Reacher and the like Mitch Rapp is right up your alley. George Gudall is an top rate narrator.

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Blockbuster

Although I had read this book (and all the Rapp books) some time ago, my husband and I listened to this story while driving on vacation. It is a great book, well written, suspenseful and dramatic. George Guidall does a wonderful job on the narration. He is the quintessential Mitch Rapp to my mind.