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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Consent to Kill film slated for a 2011 release

CBS Consumer Products (a licensing arm of CBS films) have revealed on their site here that the first Vince Flynn Film Consent to Kill will get a Summer 2011 Theatrical Release.

CBS don’t give much more information regarding the film and the plot.  They describe the Mitch Rapp series as

Based on Vince Flynn’s New York Times bestselling book series, the action-thriller movie franchise from CBS Films features CIA counterterrorism expert Mitch Rapp whose bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more.

Also they quote the interesting statistics that 11 “Mitch Rapp” books have been sold in the US alone and the books are distributed in 18 countries.

Lets cross our fingers that they stick to a Summer 2011 release and that we can soon enjoy Mitch Rapp on the Big Screen!!!

Antoine Fuqua is given Consent to Kill

According to Variety Magazine CBS studios have signed Antonie Fuqua to direct the first Vince Flynn film which will be Consent to Kill.

Antoine Fuqua is best known for having directed Training Day.

Consent to Kill is an interesting first choice of book to turn into a film.  It is not the first Mitch Rapp adventure so it is expected that screenwriter Jonathan Lenkin will make significant plot changes.

The orginal books teaser reads as…

For years, Mitch Rapp’s bold actions have saved the lives of thousands. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to win the War on Terror. He has become a hero to many – and an enemy to countless more. Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form: an eye for an eye. He wants Rapp dead – and his hate-filled plea has found sympathetic ears. In the tangled world of espionage, there are those, even among America’s allies, who feel Rapp has grown too effective. They’ve been looking for a chance to eliminate America’s No 1 counterterrorism operative – and now their time has come. Rapp must use all his skill and ruthless determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared betray him.

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We’ll bring you more Film news when we hear it!  The big question on everyone’s mind is who will play Mitch Rapp!  Who do you think would be good?  Leave a comment!

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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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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Consent to Kill

Consent to Kill

For years, Mitch Rapp’s bold actions have saved the lives of thousands. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to win the War on Terror. He has become a hero to many – and an enemy to countless more.

Now, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in its simplest form: an eye for an eye. He wants Rapp dead – and his hate-filled plea has found sympathetic ears.

In the tangled world of espionage, there are those, even among America’s allies, who feel Rapp has grown too effective. They’ve been looking for a chance to eliminate America’s No 1 counterterrorism operative – and now their time has come.

Rapp must use all his skill and ruthless determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared betray him.

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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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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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Transfer of Power

Transfer of Power

Washington DC, 8:45AM the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.

While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought.

Then he makes yet another chilling discovery…

For a full list of Characters in Transfer of Power Click here for our Transfer of Power Character listing.

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