The #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—now a major motion picture—delivers “first-class political intrigue from a master storyteller” (Booklist) in this electrifying Mitch Rapp thriller.
The confirmation of Dr. Irene Kennedy as the CIA’s new director explodes into chaos when it becomes clear there is a deadly inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end her term. Meanwhile, as a dangerous world leader gains power in the nuclear arms race, Israel forces the president’s hand with a chilling ultimatum.
With the specter of World War III looming, the president calls on top counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, who scours the alleys of Baghdad and the avenues of Washington for America’s enemies. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock and impossible odds in this “sharply plotted thriller” (Publishers Weekly).
A changing of the guard at the CIA attracts some corrupt politicos with eyes on the White House at the start of this sharply plotted thriller, a step up for popular writer Flynn (The Third Option, etc.). Unfortunately for the bad guys, upright CIA agent Dr. Irene Kennedy is tapped to replace her dead boss, foiling their illicit fund-raising plans. Corrupt politico number one, Sen. Hank Clark, enlists Irene's envious second to discredit her and the president. Clark and his cronies are also eager to deal with CIA special ops assassin Mitch Rapp, who's stuck on desk duty after nearly losing his life on a previous assignment and seems ripe to be taken out. Mitch accompanies his girlfriend, White House reporter Anna Rielly, to Italy, where he meets up with his former lover, freelance assassin Donatella Rahn. When Rahn is shot, Mitch uncovers a plot linked to the men behind the threats to Irene and the CIA. Meanwhile, reports surface that Saddam Hussein has acquired nuclear weapon components from North Koreans, who are assembling them in a factory buried beneath a Baghdad hospital. This calls for a gutsy mission, one that entails stopping Saddam while avoiding the PR nightmare that bombing a hospital would cause. Irene pulls Mitch into the plans to deal with Baghdad while she grapples with Congress. Flynn knows his politicians and pits his characters against impossible odds with nonstop action and suspense thus distracting fans from all the clich s and mediocre prose and a final fillip will keep them guessing as to Mitch's future in the series.
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Separation of Power
Love Vince Flynn's books. Am presently re-reading all of them.
So sad Vince Flynn has passed.
Great read, now I need to read all of Mr. Flynn's books.
Another great read! Vince flynn is a master! This book, like many of his others is a great blend of action, drama, politics, deceit and comedy all wrapped up in one! The only thing I dislike about this is the fact that, similar to mr. Flynn other books, finishes too quickly. I wish for once, that the main villain would be executed in a better fashion. The whole book leads you to this one man, and he is killed in the epilogue, without Any explanation to how. No details or anything. Every other kill made in his books are detailed like crazy, yet not the final one? Other than that, great read!