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Act of Treason Political thriller starring rogue CIA operative Mitch Rapp About every ten trips cross country, so about every 3 4 months, I have to buy something in the airport bookstore because I ran out of book on my way out Usually Jeffery Deaver or James Patterson has written something new by that point, so I just figure out what Lincoln Rhyme or Alex Cross is up to in their everconvolutedly plotted but thinly written respective series But alas This time Lincoln Rhyme cost a cool 27 bucks in hard Political thriller starring rogue CIA operative Mitch Rapp About every ten trips cross country, so about every 3 4 months, I have to buy something in the airport bookstore because I ran out of book on my way out Usually Jeffery Deaver or James Patterson has written something new by that point, so I just figure out what Lincoln Rhyme or Alex Cross is up to in their everconvolutedly plotted but thinly written respective series But alas This time Lincoln Rhyme cost a cool 27 bucks in hardcover and Alex Cross was, I guess, on vacation from the bestseller list, so I ended up with Mitch Rapp I almost gave this book one star but I try to reserve that for books that are actually terrible instead of books I just hate Honestly, I think this could have been an excellent plot if all the potential twists had not been revealed in the first two chapters But even if the plot had been great, I didn t like anything else Sorry, Mitch Rapp, but this was our first and last airport flirtation A 500 pound bomb hidden on the streets of D.C obliterates the second limo in a presidential motorcade killing the vice president s wife This terrorist act appears to be committed by a professional from Greece who has Russian ties But not everything is the way it appears It takes super CIA agent Mitch Rapp and the head of the CIA, Irene Kennedy, to unwind the tendrils of the plot that leads back home This is a deft, fast moving thriller that takes place in the arena of global politics.Pros G A 500 pound bomb hidden on the streets of D.C obliterates the second limo in a presidential motorcade killing the vice president s wife This terrorist act appears to be committed by a professional from Greece who has Russian ties But not everything is the way it appears It takes super CIA agent Mitch Rapp and the head of the CIA, Irene Kennedy, to unwind the tendrils of the plot that leads back home This is a deft, fast moving thriller that takes place in the arena of global politics.Pros Great writing Great characters Great action Great plotting.Cons Flynn occasionally lets the story get bogged down in backstory Just skip that Warning This novel is flooded with testosterone Mitch Rapp is an expert, brutal assassin The only reason we can stomach such a killer is that he s on our side Expert shot, proficient at torture, he has a God like understanding of who the bad guys are, which gives him license to use any means of squeezing out confessions This novel is not for the faint of heart CIA Operative Mitch Rapp Follows A Trail Of Contract Killers Leading Directly To The Heart Of Our Nation S Capital In New York Times Bestselling Author Vince Flynn S Eighth Explosive Thriller It S A Gorgeous Autumn Day In Georgetown The Democratic Candidates For President And Vice President Of The United States Are Dutifully Glad Handing Voters And The Media Outside A Grand Estate Where A National Security Conference Has Just Been Held, Bringing Together The World S Greatest Minds To Discuss The Issues That Are Threatening The Country It S American Politicking At Its Best That S When All Hell Breaks LooseWhen Presidential Candidate Josh Alexander S Motorcade Is Ambushed By A Group Of Terrorists, The Nation Is Thrown Into Turmoil Two Weeks Following The Attack, Alexander Is Carried To Victory By A Sympathy Vote, But His Assailants Have Not Been Found On The Surface It Appears To Be The Work Of Al Qaeda, Despite The Tremendous Job That The US And Her Allies Have Done Eliminating Terrorist Cells Within The Heart Of America While The FBI And The Rest Of The Government Begin Scouring The World For Jihadists, CIA Director Irene Kennedy And Special Agent Skip McMahon Are Presented With Classified Information So Toxic That They Consider Destroying It Altogether, As It Contains Intelligence Pointing To Some Of The Most Powerful Players In WashingtonEnter Mitch Rapp, The One Man Reckless Enough To Follow The Evidence To Its Explosive Conclusion His Journey Takes Him Through The Shadowy World Of Contract Killers, Into The Darkest Corners Of The Globe, And Eventually Back To Washington, Where The Fragile Pillars Of Power Are Shaken To Their Core 7 10Another decent read in the series but it didn t meet my high expectations overall The bar has been set quite high by this series and whilst nothing really changes here too much from the usual outline it falls a bit flat overall and is really let down by the ending.The story starts with a terrorist exploding a bomb killing the wife of a candidate for the presidency and some other less important people but not all is as it seems This leads to some of the usual exploring and hunting by the pr 7 10Another decent read in the series but it didn t meet my high expectations overall The bar has been set quite high by this series and whilst nothing really changes here too much from the usual outline it falls a bit flat overall and is really let down by the ending.The story starts with a terrorist exploding a bomb killing the wife of a candidate for the presidency and some other less important people but not all is as it seems This leads to some of the usual exploring and hunting by the protagonist, Mitch Rapp, and some internal politicking in the CIA to try and work out if there isthan first thought.Of course there is but it s too easily signposted along the way There weren t many twists or turns here and what we ve seen before was done again From the off you knew the overall outline and where things would go This doesn t mean it was a bad read, it was enjoyable and a palette cleanser after the tomb of A Dance with Dragons The thing that really got my goat was the ending I was panicking that it would be a cliffhanger ending as no real resolution was upcoming and there was a handful of pages left What can be done view spoiler Give the man a gun and let him get bang banging and then also regurgitate an ending from another book where poison is put into someone s drink to kill them easily hide spoiler Too easy to tie it all up, I would have preferred the cliffhanger and dragged it out into something a bittense in the next book Not to be, I still enjoyed the ride if not the ending It s a good series which is like a literary version of 24 West Wing My friend handed me two Vince Flynn books a year and a half ago, saying that I d like them I stared at the plot descriptions skeptically, wondering how my friend could have confused me for an action book reader The closest I had come before was Dan Brown, and I hadn t really liked the experience So when I finally started Act of Treason, I only expected to read a hundred pages and then apologetically return them to the friend, telling her that they weren t my thing But then I couldn t stop re My friend handed me two Vince Flynn books a year and a half ago, saying that I d like them I stared at the plot descriptions skeptically, wondering how my friend could have confused me for an action book reader The closest I had come before was Dan Brown, and I hadn t really liked the experience So when I finally started Act of Treason, I only expected to read a hundred pages and then apologetically return them to the friend, telling her that they weren t my thing But then I couldn t stop reading, and found that I was completely enjoying myself.Vince Flynn s perspective is 24 The West Wing so the capture and interrogation of terrorism suspects is complemented by Washington officials protesting possible illegal action Despite the protests of the White House, super CIA agent Mitch Rapp is able to solve the mystery and exact justice for the culprits Along the way, the ramifications of anti terrorism initiatives and corruption within Washington politicos are worth thinking about If I was condensing a review of this book into a bumper sticker, it would be Rapp Is RAD Mitch Rapp is my new favorite CIA bad hombre, replacing John Clark and faithful sidekick Son in Law Ding Chavez Those guys occasionally feel remorse when dispatching America s enemies, whereas Rapp shoots first, shoots often and the only question he asks afterwards is next target This is evenMachiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists target Americans story This curveball on the usua If I was condensing a review of this book into a bumper sticker, it would be Rapp Is RAD Mitch Rapp is my new favorite CIA bad hombre, replacing John Clark and faithful sidekick Son in Law Ding Chavez Those guys occasionally feel remorse when dispatching America s enemies, whereas Rapp shoots first, shoots often and the only question he asks afterwards is next target This is evenMachiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists target Americans story This curveball on the usual 21st century cautionary tale has Americans hiring a terroristaccurately an assassin to kill other Americans to rig a Presidential election When the FBI and Secret Service get bogged down in the swamp of political red tape and due process, the CIA calls BS and sends in Rapp, and the bad guy body count begins piling up I enjoy reading a thriller once in a while and have wanted to give Vince Flynn a shot, mainly because he is from my hometown in Minnesota Act of Treason turned out to be a good choice for this genre There s no question that Flynn has done his homework As I was reading Act of Treason I felt that I was getting a genuine sneak peak into the U.S intel community and the tricky business they face daily something which fascinates me Flynn s writing style remains true to this particular clas I enjoy reading a thriller once in a while and have wanted to give Vince Flynn a shot, mainly because he is from my hometown in Minnesota Act of Treason turned out to be a good choice for this genre There s no question that Flynn has done his homework As I was reading Act of Treason I felt that I was getting a genuine sneak peak into the U.S intel community and the tricky business they face daily something which fascinates me Flynn s writing style remains true to this particular class of books very action based and to the point, no flowery prose or introspective character building here He did an excellent job of setting up a solid plot and building his characters around it, remaining focused and on target throughout Each chapter fleshed outandof the puzzle, adding just the right mix of information and intrigue as the pages turned I was thankful that he didn t include any silly love story or gratuitous sex it just isn t meaningful to this type of a story line I typically would prefer to become attached to the protagonist of any book I read, but I must confess that it was difficult with this one Mitch Rapp was simply too cold and calculating But then again, I have to chalk that up to probably being true to life another score for Mr Flynn for creating an accurate character depiction Although I ve never personally known any, I imagine that most real life intel people simply can t afford to be warm, emotional or even multi dimensional to any great degree All in all, I thought Act of Treason was a well written thriller I have another one of Vince Flynn s books and look forward to reading that one as well In my opinion, this should have been the first book in the Rapp series to be made into a movie but nope, they chose Consent to Kill Oh, well, what do movie directors and producers know anyway What would happen if a bomb wiped out a Presidential candidates spouse He would win the seat by the sympathy vote alone What would happen if one of the Secret Service Guards felt that something was wrong, and either the explosion that claimed the President elect s wife should have claimed his instead In my opinion, this should have been the first book in the Rapp series to be made into a movie but nope, they chose Consent to Kill Oh, well, what do movie directors and producers know anyway What would happen if a bomb wiped out a Presidential candidates spouse He would win the seat by the sympathy vote alone What would happen if one of the Secret Service Guards felt that something was wrong, and either the explosion that claimed the President elect s wife should have claimed his instead And, what if that same Secret Service person recalls a moment prior to the blast that makes everything that occurred appear wrong or fixed As usual, the Director of the CIA would call Mitch Rapp in to figure out the truth The question is, who will Rapp determine must be responsible And, who will be taken down Another awesome political thriller in the Mitch Rapp series 9 Another cheap second hand novel I picked up to see what people are reading.I think this is meant to be a crime thriller involving the CIA FBI etc However, it reads almost like a superhero book with one man, Rapp, constantly swooping everywhere and single handedly saving the day The slightly fantastical plot involves a conspiracy to assassinate the soon to be President of the USA, or at least, that is what is assumed when the motorcade he is traveling in is blown up.The investigation leads t Another cheap second hand novel I picked up to see what people are reading.I think this is meant to be a crime thriller involving the CIA FBI etc However, it reads almost like a superhero book with one man, Rapp, constantly swooping everywhere and single handedly saving the day The slightly fantastical plot involves a conspiracy to assassinate the soon to be President of the USA, or at least, that is what is assumed when the motorcade he is traveling in is blown up.The investigation leads to Russia, Cyprus and Belarus, but should those that seek answers really be looking in Switzerland This wasn t a page turner and I don t understand the many five star ratings It was good enough to keep reading to the end It was quite predictable apart from the odd twist a bit like a Jack Bauer scenario lone agent constantly going off book to bypass bureaucracy and everyone else trying to clean up his messes whilst looking on with a degree of admiration There was a lot of swearing and blasphemy in this and some sexual content There is a lot of violence including torture scenes I probably wouldn t read another book in this series unless there was nothing else to read We open here with a shattering assassination attempt Assumed to be the actions of terrorists when Irene Kennedy looks into things the pillars of the government and indeed the basis of a lot of assumptions are shaken.Who will Kennedy, Director of the CIA turn to Guess.Mitch Rapp again thrown into harms way and handed a hot potato no one should have to handle does what s needed This novel I didn t find as memorable as some of the other Flynn works I ve read We have an ending that leaves som We open here with a shattering assassination attempt Assumed to be the actions of terrorists when Irene Kennedy looks into things the pillars of the government and indeed the basis of a lot of assumptions are shaken.Who will Kennedy, Director of the CIA turn to Guess.Mitch Rapp again thrown into harms way and handed a hot potato no one should have to handle does what s needed This novel I didn t find as memorable as some of the other Flynn works I ve read We have an ending that leaves somewell some loose ends, but I assume that s by design.So, I drop the rating to 4 stars, but still that s good Another reliable page turner about characters we re getting to know Sometimes we get a bitabout some aspects of their lives than I care about, but then I d be willing to bet that those are the aspects that other readers like best It s all a matter of taste Good book, enjoy


About the Author: Vince Flynn

The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1966 He graduated from the St Thomas Academy in 1984, and the University of St Thomas with a degree in economics in 1988.After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist In 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps One week before leaving for Officers Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program, due to several concussions and convulsive seizures he suffered growing up While trying to obtain a medical waiver for his condition, he started thinking about writing a book This was a very unusual choice for Flynn since he had been diagnosed with dyslexia in grade school and had struggled with reading and writing all his life.Having been stymied by the Marine Corps, Flynn returned to the nine to five grind and took a job with United Properties, a commercial real estate company in the Twin Cities During his spare time he worked on an idea he had for a book After two years with United Properties he decided to take a big gamble He quit his job, moved to Colorado, and began working full time on what would eventually become Term Limits.Like many struggling artists before him, he bartended at night and wrote during the day Five years andthan sixty rejection letters later he took the unusual step of self publishing his first novel The book went to number one in the Twin Cities, and within a week had a new agent and two book deal with Pocket Books, a Simon Schuster imprint Vince Flynn passed away on June 19, 2013 after a three year battle with prostate cancer.


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