Politics and riveting suspense collide in this white-knuckled thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—soon to be a major motion picture.
In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former US Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence—a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future.
I’m not a big reader but I heard about Vince Flynn and I have to say this book is amazing! Definitely worth reading and now I’m a huge Vince Flynn fan!
A first novel — and it shows
I started reading Flynn's books with his latest, American Assassin. Having enjoyed it immensely I sought out this first book next. It is obviously an early work and suffers in comparison to his later works. First, this is a very political book — not in the story line but in the story telling. The plot is artificial and serves to make a political point. Frankly, it is unbelievable and simplistic. Second, whether this is an artifact of the book's conversion to an ePub book or not, there are more than 50 glaring typos and errors in typesetting — quite distracting. However, there are flashes of Flynn's story-telling and character development genius even with the aforementioned flaws. Had I started with this title I may not have continued with Flynn's books. But, since I know his work and workmanship grows I did enjoy getting a look at his early work. In short: read this book but don't judge the body of Flynn's work just off this one title.
You won't be able to stop reading. Vince Flynn is the best!