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Publisher Description

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s explosive and “captivating” (Glenn Beck) thriller, witness the young Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first assignment.

Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world…and then tragedy struck. Terrorists attacked innocent American citizens, and Rapp’s girlfriend was among the murdered. Two hundred and seventy souls perished on that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. Now he wants retribution.

Two decades of cutthroat partisan politics have left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. America must confront Islamic terrorism with full force. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Six months of intense training have prepared him to take the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the terrorist attack. Rapp then moves on to Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn't know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

This is “a bold and brawny tale that never wavers or lets up. The voice of today’s postmodern thriller generation, Flynn has never been better” (The Providence Journal) in this unforgettable novel of a young man primed to become an American assassin.

Mysteries & Thrillers
October 12
Atria Books

Customer Reviews

doc golf ,

American Assassin

We have been waiting for some time for the new Mitch Rapp installment and the risk was that we would get more of the same which is fine. Instead Flynn has rewarded loyal readers with a new direction and a superb read. The reader will connect a lot of dots that had been alluded to in past novels and will see a nod given subtly to a past operations. This is one of Flynn's finest works and,once again, leaves us anxiously awaiting more! Grab a big cup of coffee and a comfortable chair because this story is tough to put down!

Hodgie Rodgie ,

Wild ride

Very well written opening book to what I hope will be a very exciting series. Rap seems to live the life that all good guys dream about. Vince Flynn has his pulse on current events around the globe and his story reflects on how we should handle terrorists today.

mrdt007 ,

Not great

They all start to read the same.

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