An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election in this new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series.
A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already badly weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus entirely on maintaining their own power and privilege, ISIS kidnaps a brilliant French microbiologist and forces him to begin manufacturing anthrax. Slickly produced videos chronicling his progress and threatening an imminent attack are posted to the Internet, intensifying the hysteria gripping the US.
ISIS recruits a Mexican drug cartel to smuggle the bioweapon across the border, but it’s really just a diversion. The terrorist organization needs to keep Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy distracted long enough to weaponize a deadly virus that they stumbled upon in Yemen. If they succeed, they’ll trigger a pandemic that could rewrite the world order.
Rapp embarks on a mission to infiltrate the Mexican cartels and track down the ISIS leader who he failed to kill during their last confrontation. But with Washington’s political elite increasingly lined up against him, he knows he’ll be on his own.
“In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp remains the gold standard” (Booklist, starred review).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
When millions of lives are threatened by an imminent bioweapon attack, CIA assassin Mitch Rapp is the man you want in your corner. This tense installment in Vince Flynn’s long-running series is set against a corrupt presidential election, putting Rapp in the political crosshairs, with precious few allies left in government as he wages battle with drug cartels and a villainous mastermind he’s crossed paths with before. Flynn’s propulsive writing is just as sharp as Rapp’s eagle-eyed shooting—and narrator George Guidall plunges us deep into the chaos, never letting the pressure drop on this dangerous and intense mission. Lethal Agent is the definition of a white-knuckle listen.