American Assassin - Vince Flynn

American Assassin

By Vince Flynn

  • Release Date: 2010-10-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 5,878 Ratings

Description

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s explosive and “captivating” (Glenn Beck) thriller, witness the young Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first assignment.

Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world…and then tragedy struck. Terrorists attacked innocent American citizens, and Rapp’s girlfriend was among the murdered. Two hundred and seventy souls perished on 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. Now he wants retribution.

Two decades of cutthroat partisan politics have left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. America must confront Islamic terrorism with full force. 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? Six months of intense training have prepared him to take 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 terrorist attack. Rapp then moves on to 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.

This is “a bold and brawny tale that never wavers or lets up. The voice of today’s postmodern thriller generation, Flynn has never been better” (The Providence Journal) in this unforgettable novel of a young man primed to become an American assassin.

Reviews

  • Wild ride

    5
    By Hodgie Rodgie
    Very well written opening book to what I hope will be a very exciting series. Rap seems to live the life that all good guys dream about. Vince Flynn has his pulse on current events around the globe and his story reflects on how we should handle terrorists today.
  • One of the best books by one of the great authors

    5
    By TigersJC86
    This book is phenomenal! The action is incredible and there are great moments of tension between both enemies and allies. This is easily one of my favorite books and one I’d recommend to anyone interested in the thriller genre
  • Not Up To Par

    1
    By WillyDW
    A real snoozer 😴!
  • American Assassin

    5
    By Ex Impressed
    Very energetic. Kept my interest and left me not wanting to put it down. Outstanding book
  • American Assassin

    5
    By maestrafeliz
    Great read; timeless intrigue; loved it
  • Was expecting action no the touchy feels crap

    1
    By PisceanOne
    Could not make past the first 15 pages.. constant feelings and psycho analysis.. just wasted $10 on this piece of crap
  • Great!

    5
    By BrettBoost
    Seriously on of the best books of this kind I’ve read. I’m very happy to have all the rest of the books in this series to look forward to!
  • Action

    5
    By Brontoslav
    Endless action
  • Hard to put this book down! Great Read!!

    5
    By Dweedlejuice
    A fast-moving story of loyalty, treachery, greed, and honor.
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