An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election in this “gut punch of a tale that exploits our greatest fears” (The Providence Journal) 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, 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 United States.
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.
Another stellar and white-knuckled thriller, Lethal Agent proves that “Mitch Rapp is the hero we need, maybe now more than ever” (The Real Book Spy).
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The fate of the free world once again hangs in the balance in Lethal Agent, the 18th thriller featuring the late Vince Flynn’s counterterrorism operative, Mitch Rapp. This time, Kyle Mills (who took over the Rapp series in 2013) crafts a higher-than-high-stakes scenario involving a deadly alliance between a Mexican drug cartel and an ISIS leader who Rapp previously encountered in 2017’s best-selling Enemy of the State. If our hero can’t stop them in time, they’ll spread a deadly biological weapon throughout the United States, sowing chaos in its wake. Rapp leads us through a heart-pounding adventure, always ready to take decisive action—or to make a well-timed irreverent joke. The white-knuckle suspense of this thriller is super exciting, but the agent’s quick quips and witty banter also make it so much fun.
Bestseller Mills's rousing fifth Mitch Rapp novel (after 2018's Red War) pits Mitch, the creation of Vince Flynn (1966 2013), against Mullah Sayid Halabi, an ISIS terrorist grievously wounded in an earlier battle with Mitch. Halabi, a man with a grudge, kidnaps Gabriel Bertrand, a brilliant French microbiologist, to assist him in spreading the deadly disease known as Yemeni Acute Respiratory Syndrome around the world. The only way Mitch can stop the plan is to sacrifice his personal life and go undercover into the ranks of Mexican cartel boss Carlos Esparza, whose minions are set to infect populations with the disease. Meanwhile, Senator Christine Barnett, a traitor, lusts to win the U.S. presidency, an ineffectual president just wants to sit out the remainder of his term, and an American electorate reacts only to partisanship and hatred. Despite these familiar plot elements, Mills makes them fresh and handles the writing as skillfully as Flynn as ever did. The pages will fly by. 8-city author tour.
Edge of seat
The story is very suspenseful, with several twists that will keep you guessing on what will happen next. Very enjoyable read, despite well into the night and carving out the sleeping hours.
I miss the thrill actions of Mitch Rapp on this book and the sequences are predictable.
Slow start, not his best.