#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (1966-2013) created one of contemporary fiction's most popular heroes: CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp, featured in thirteen of Flynn's acclaimed political thrillers. All of his novels are New York Times bestsellers, including his stand-alone debut novel, Term Limits. The Mitch Rapp story begins with American Assassin, followed by Kill Shot, Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, Protect and Defend, Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor, The Last Man, The Survivor, Order to Kill, and Enemy of the State. American Assassin was released as a major film in 2017.
With this 11th Mitch Rapp adventure, Flynn does something a little different. Taking a step back in time, he tells the story of how Rapp initially came to work for the CIA. As a young man, Rapp lost his fiancee in the terrorist bombing of Pan Am flight 103. Grief-stricken, he swears revenge on the terrorists. He's quickly recruited by the CIA and soon makes his first kill and is on his way to his first clandestine mission. George Guidall has a keen ear for dialogue, and his relaxed reading keeps Flynn's sometimes overheated prose and over-the-top plot grounded in a realm of believability. Still, he is more than capable of pulling out the stops when the action kicks in, keeping listeners on the edge of their seats once the bullets begin to fly. Flynn delivers his usual high-octane international thriller, but, in giving Rapp's backstory, he's infused it with more depth and heart than usual, and Guidall matches him beat for beat, proving himself a fine choice of storyteller. An Atria hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
'Flynn does not do subtle - this is action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label' * Irish Independent * 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. Mitch Rapp is the resident brawny Bourne-alike...parachuted into Beirut to eliminate a group of jihadists' * Shortlist * 'Fast-paced and pulse-pounding' * Crime and Publishing * 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read' * Publishers Weekly * 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' * The Times * 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets' -- Dan Brown 'Mitch Rapp is still the best CIA-trained human weapon this side of Jason Bourne' * Contra Costa Times *