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When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops.
Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan where he leads the ultra secret counterterrorism Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Within a subterranean room, Rapp and his team discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports - all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on Washington DC.
Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, andin a few hours, the freighters have been located and the danger averted. Or has it? To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy. Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery - and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions …
AMERICAN ASSASSIN, book one in the series, is soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Dylan O'Brien (Maze Runner), Taylor Kitsch (True Detective) and Michael Keaton.
Praise for the Mitch Rapp series
'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' Dan Brown
'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times
'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping' Shortlist
'Action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' Irish Independent
'Mitch Rapp is a great character who always leaves the bad guys either very sorry for themselves or very dead' Guardian
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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What a non-stop action thriller!!! Literally couldn't put it down. Best yet!
Memorial Day ticks all the boxes for me!
Counter terrorism, intelligence resources, political intrigue, action, finding the bad guys, and, most importantly: justice over political correctness. This book has it all!
I'm reading the Mitch Rapp series in order now after trying one of the earlier ones out and I think they are all great reads. I wouldn't read this if you haven't read the others, but you must read it. Read the others, enjoy them, get the background, then read it. Enjoy.
A ridiculously predictable read for those regular rapp fans.....terrorists attempt to take out the president and his A team via a nuclear bomb but don't panic coz with only minutes to save , the crisis is diverted by none other then.....Yes you've got it.....good old mitch rapp and co! The usual back biting and machinations of the presidents inner circle results in rapp questioning whether he can be arsed to try and save his country any more from the continuous (but luckily thwarted ) attempts of the jihadists to bring uncle Sam to its knees. Can the unflappable and enigmatic dr k persuade him to see sense and fight another day? If you are a fan of vince and Mitch then don't expect to get the unexpected, youll find plenty of familiar scenarios played out by the usual gang in the same locations with the same teams whose use of baffling acronyms should now be second nature to regular Flynn fans......female readers may just need a reminder that the oft mentioned HRT does in fact in this case mean Hostage Rescue Team and not the other thing :-)