American Assassin

American Assassin

American Assassin is Vince Flynn’s latest novel,

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Synopsis

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world … and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. 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? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished 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. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring 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 Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto 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.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

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Vince Flynn to write new series and other news

This month in Vince Flynn’s regular fan newsletter (available at his official site http://www.vinceflynn.com) Flynn revealed that he has started work on a new series of novels.

This series will have an entirely new set of characters, and more news is expected in the coming months.  Flynn doesn’t comment about the setting that this book will place the characters, will his writing still focus on the inner workings of the CIA?  We’ll have to wait and see.

Flynn also announced his next book would have an American release of October this year, so get ready!  It could make the perfect Christmas present.  Again he has been tight lipped and announced no title or cover.

What do you think Vince Flynn’s next book should be about?  What would you like to see happen to Mitch Rapp, Irene Kennedy, Scott Coleman or any of the other characters?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Book Pick – Tom Clancy – Without Remorse

Vince Flynn is often compared to Tom Clancy so we thought it fitting that our first book pick was one of Tom Clancy’s.

Without Remorse

Without Remorse

Without Remorse tells the early story of John Clark a recurring charachter in Tom Clancy’s books.  Known as the “Invisible Man” John Clark a highly trained US Navy SEAL with specalisms as a Diver, Sailor and Soldier.

He suffers two tragedies that transform him into a ruthless vigilante: his pregnant wife is killed in a freak accident, and Pam, the woman he turns to in his pain, is murdered. Motivated by revenge, Kelly systematically kills the drug-dealing pimps who had so brutalized Pam and her friends. At the same time, CIA man James Greer recruits Kelly for covert operations in Vietnam.

This is a great book which is the opener to the Jack Ryan series by Tom Clancy.  Leave a comment and tell us what you think!

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Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Mitch Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death.

Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him…

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Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend

With Iran on the brink of developing a nuclear weapon, Israel is forced to react. But by destroying Iran’s main nuclear facility, creating a radioactive tomb and an environmental disaster, Israel has triggered an international crisis. An outraged United Nations condemns the attacks, while Iran swears vengeance against Israel and her chief backer: the USA.

Enter Lebanese master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, who’s spent the past decade picking his targets and preparing his cells for this exact moment. All he needs is approval from Iran’s Supreme Council, and he will strike at America’s soft underbelly and make her bleed like never before.

With the US on high alert, the President calls on the one man ruthless enough to counter the fanatical terrorist. Meeting violence with violence, CIA operative Mitch Rapp tracks his mark across Europe to America where they are finally pitted against each other in a hunt only one of them can survive.

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Act of Treason

Act of Treason

There are two weeks to go to the US presidential election when the hot favourite, Josh Alexander, is ambushed by a terrorist bomb. He narrowly escapes, but members of his entourage are not so lucky. Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote.

On the surface, it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda. But then CIA director Irene Kennedy is presented with classified information so toxic that she has no option but to call on Mitch Rapp, America’s top counterterrorism operative: the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the president orders Mitch Rapp, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops.

Rapp heads for Afghanistan where he leads a secret Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into Northern Pakistan. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Within a subterranean room, they discover a treasure trove of maps, computers, files and bills of lading for multiple freighters heading to US ports – all pointing to plans for a catastrophic attack on Washington DC.

Information is quickly relayed back to CIA headquarters, and a nuclear emergency search team scrambles to the scene. In a few hours, the freighters have been located and the danger averted. Or has it? To Mitch Rapp, the whole operation seemed just a bit too easy. Following his instincts on a quest to unearth the whole truth, Rapp makes a truly terrifying discovery – and with Memorial Day closing fast, he must find a way to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions …

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Executive Power

Executive Power

Executive Power

Praise is all very well, but recognition?

That’s another thing.

Mitch Rapp’s cover has been blown. Publicly thanked by the President of the United States as the single most important person in the war against the terror, the CIA superagent has become the target of every terrorist from Jakarta to London, who now know who he is and what he looks like.

A greater threat still lurks: an unknown assassin working with the most dangerous powers in the Middle East to set the region, and the world alight. Only Rapp can stop them.

But how can an undercover agent work when his cover’s been blown?

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Separation of Power

Separation of Power

Separation of Power

CIA Superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in this high-velocity adventure from the master of the political thriller.

Israel has discovered that Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race – and they’ve vowed to stop the Iraqi madman before he can get his hands on the ultimate weapon. With the Middle East teetering on the brink of chaos, the US president is forced to act. The commander in chief’s secret weapon? Top counter terrorism operative, Mitch Rapp.

Israel has given the USA only two weeks to take the nukes out. After that, they’ll do whatever it takes to destroy the weapons themselves. With the haunting spectre of World War III looming, Rapp must race against time and impossible odds – tearing through the deadly alleyways of Baghdad and the corruption-riddled streets of Washington DC, taking drastic measures against anyone who gets in his way.

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The Third Option

The Third Option

The Third Option

Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent on what is designed to be his final mission: to eliminate a European industrialist who has been selling sensitive equipment to one of terrorism’s most notorious sponsors. But he doesn’t know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself.

Set up by forces within the US who do not want the next Director-elect of the CIA to take over, and therefore need a disaster for the present regime, Mitch thwarts the operation by refusing to die …The conspirators have made an awful miscalculation. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced. Now they will pay.

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