Soon to be a major motion picture starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton.
Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when Central Intelligence Agency Director Irene Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and athletic ranks. At first glance, he appears like any other smart, good-looking American college kid. Under the surface, however, a tempest rages.
Nine months later, after gruelling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first assignment. He hits his target but quickly sees, for the first time, what revenge means...
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp thriller is a prequel that takes us back to the late '80s, after the real-world Lockerbie bombing killed 259 people en route to the United States. Consumed by grief and a desire for revenge, the young Rapp infiltrates a still-diffuse radical terror group in the Middle East. The ruthless avenger’s backstory—and his jagged motives—come into laser focus thanks to Flynn’s sharp observations and dialogue.
With this 11th Mitch Rapp adventure, Flynn does something a little different. Taking a step back in time, he tells the story of how Rapp initially came to work for the CIA. As a young man, Rapp lost his fianc e in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Grief-stricken, he swears revenge on the terrorists. He's quickly recruited by the CIA and soon makes his first kill and is on his way to his first clandestine mission. George Guidall has a keen ear for dialogue, and his relaxed reading keeps Flynn's sometimes overheated prose and over-the-top plot grounded in a realm of believability. Still, he is more than capable of pulling out the stops when the action kicks in, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats once the bullets begin to fly. Flynn delivers his usual high-octane international thriller, but, in giving Rapp's backstory, he's infused it with more depth and heart than usual, and Guidall matches him beat for beat, proving himself a fine choice of storyteller. An Atria hardcover.
Loved the book had seen the movie but it was nothing like it
Average at best.
Not sure why there are so many “Mitch Rapp” novels. As a character he is boring. He’s good at everything and has no flaws.
As for the story, it was an ok spy novel but lacked any real surprising twists that the genre specialises in.