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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 49 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: February 7, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0076G1V1S
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The turning point is an attempt on a Libyan diplomat in Paris. The kill goes all wrong and Rapp must fight his way out - leaving behind carnage and a mess that needs accountability - from someone. Rapp is unwilling to trust his fellow spies at the CIA and his longtime nemesis, Stan Hurley, uses this to target Rapp as a problem that needs to be eliminated.
Flynn deftly tells his story, even though longtime readers can discern some of the outcome just by having read "future" installments. I did not know how he was going to weave a taut thriller with so much of the story having been already written - but he manages superbly. Flynn layers the past artfully, giving us pieces of the history that will make Rapp lethal.
The stand alone story within this prequel is full of duplicity and the reader must decide what is justified and how often does the official story deviate from the truth? But it is clear why Rapp forges his own moral code and trusts so few.
Vince brings back the young Mitch Rapp in a book that ought to come with a prescription for Niacin. Why? You'll need something to counter the adrenaline. If you've had the pleasure of reading about Mitch, you know that he is a "man's man" and has absolutely NO tolerance for BS and bad guys. And that is when he was... "Mature". Can you imagine this killing machine in his younger years? Can you imagine a weapon with the body of Greek sculpture, a mind as sharp as Tesla, and the natural killing instinct of a Megalodon? You can if you know Mitch Rapp.
Mitch has completed his training and has been let loose on the unsuspecting world. He is a tsunami of pure destruction. Precise destruction. The only thing he leaves in his wake is the bodies of dead terrorists. A-MEN! Unfortunately, with this type of success, from a rookie no doubt, there starts to fester some resentment and jealously. And not only with our enemies. Hurley and Victor have their personal reasons for not liking Mitch, but will it interfere with the #1 objective... to keep America safe?
This mission finds Mitch in Paris and he has graciously exploded the head of some well deserving terrorist filth when the tables are turned. Our boy has been set up... and set up good.Read more ›
And then into the story. The time is about a year after Mitch Rapp has been permitted to essentially run free and destroy America's enemies.
He is in Paris and has just put a couple of shots into the head of the sleeping Libya Oil Minister. The door to the hotel suite crashes open and silenced sub-machine guns spew out hundreds of rounds. Mitch quickly adds to his body count and makes his escape. One gun man has survived and wounds Mitch.
Mitch escapes, but now he trusts no one. He thinks he has been set up - and because his missions are held so tightly, the only people who could betray him are on his own team! Anyone familiar with Mitch Rapp will know the characters Stansfield, the boss of CIA covert operations; Kennedy, Rapp's immediate boss and Stan Hurley, the retired CIA operative who despises Rapp and his goon, Victor, who has fantasies of killing Rapp.
Rapp doesn't know his friends or enemies are, so he goes silent and this triggers an operation to make contact with him in Paris. Who is sent? Why the two people who want to kill him.
Anything more and we're beyond what the dust jacket tells you.
This is a very different kind of Mitch Rapp and I'm not so sure I like it as well as its predecessors. I prefer the Mitch Rapp who is saving America by torturing and killing its enemies. In this novel, Rapp's normal diet of violence is distracted by other interests and plot twists.
Still, once I started reading, I couldn't put the book down until I finished.Read more ›
This book does a good job of fleshing out a few characters introduced in American Assassin like Stan Hurley and "Victor" which I enjoyed. Again, not one of the best Rapp novels but it certainly wasn't a dudd, either.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It kept me in suspense and sad it was Vince Flynn's last book. You never knew what was going to happen
Keeps you on the edge for every page. I highly recommend it. You live with Mitch Rapp and feel right along with him.Published 4 days ago by SgtMaj
Hang on to your hat. This story moves right along with plenty of intrigue. You'll be rooting for Mitch Rapp to get his mission accomplished. Read morePublished 5 days ago by David Liscio
Flynn deserves the rating of number one. He writes about current events and let's us know that our government has been less than competent and honest.Published 9 days ago by Joseph Reynolds