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The latest entry in Flynn's popular Mitch Rapp series (after 2003's Executive Power) offers a gripping look at what could transpire if a terrorist group were to sneak a nuclear weapon into the U.S. Rapp, the relentless, marble-hearted CIA assassin and terrorist hunter, would never let that happen, of course, and Flynn's description of the process of bringing a nuke ashore and the lengths to which the government's counterterrorism force will go to prevent harm to U.S. citizens add up to another page-flipping extravaganza. Rapp, back in the field after a long stint on desk duty for insubordination, unearths the bomb plot during a daring commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan. A U.S. strike force manages to intercept and disarm the nuke moments after it arrives by freighter in Charleston, S.C. Everyone, including series stalwart President Robert Hayes, congratulates themselves on a job well done, but Rapp isn't convinced; he believes al-Qaeda leader Mustafa al-Yamani has smuggled a second nuke into the country and plans to detonate it in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day celebrations. Rapp, a ruthless terrorist pursuer by temperament and training, turns it up several notches this time around, following al-Yamani's scent with feverish abandon. Flynn trots out his usual assortment of characters to keep the action tense—wishy-washy cabinet members, political climbers, invective-spewing terrorists and a selected assortment of ice queens who use sex as a weapon. Yet his skillful use of converging plots, particularly the panic created by having a nuke on the loose, is enough to keep Flynn's growing fan base more than willing to overlook the formulaic components.
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Complex, tightly written, cannot put this down. Flynn was a master of this genre and will be missed. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Mystery Person
A few twists. Mostly predictable. Cheap sex references. Repetitive characterizations.
Easy read. Not in the upper echelon. Let Carre far superior.
Another winner from Vince! I am so bummed that he passed away. He was an excellent writer with an encyclopedic knowledge of tradecraft and the inside workings of the worldwide... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Another great book by Vince Flynn . When I find an author i like, I always read EVERYTHING they write... on book # 9 now !Published 16 days ago by Mark
Mitch Rapp is one of if not the best at cutting through all the "BS" that the political structure has to offer. Go get/terminate the terrorist before they get us! Read morePublished 16 days ago by Lionel Cadogan