Pursuit of Honor (Mitch Rapp #12)
When Washington, D.C.’s National Counterterrorism Center is struck by a series of devastating explosions, the results are catastrophic—185 killed, including public officials and CIA employees. Such an act of extreme violence calls for extreme measures—and elite counterterrorism operative...more
Interesting spring board from which to start a story.
Flynn has a record for telling good, well constructed, fast moving (even breakneck speed) novels. If you've followed Mitch Rapp's "career" (and the book that follows this one is actually a "prequel" giving us Mitch's start in the CIA)you know this. This is s...more
Flynn delivers his 10th installment of political thriller series based on CIA covert ops bad-ass, Mitch Rapp. Taking place on US soil, Rapp and his band of black ops team chase after a group the terrorists who attack multiple high-profile government counter terrorism targets and high profile politico hot spots all while being vilified on Capitol Hill for some of his more questionable methods by some of the more left-leaning members of the Senate. There ar...more
One of the things that I love about Vince Flynn is how he will jump from Mitch's perspective to the perspective of the terrorists. It's interesting to see how he believes their minds work! There wasn't as much action in this b...more
If you've read Vince Flynn and you are a fan of this character you already know how it's going to turn out. In this case three terrorists remain alive and we get to observe th...more
The basic premise is; Mitch Rapp, a clandestine CIA operative, and Hakim, one of the terrorist who is helping his two fellow al Qaeda operatives get out of the country following the attack.
Pursuit of Honor is the...more
Rapp seems to implode, and goes to war with such dangerous foes as a lawyer, a bouncer at a night club, and a whiny friend. These are the "heroic" exploits he is reduced to. We are treated to the great Mitch Rapp slapping and cuffing and demoralizing the most milktoast crop of "traitors" ever assembled, while chest-thumping like a jail house punk.
His terrorists in this one are 1-dimensional and unbelievable; one who can mastermind a brillia...more
In Extreme Measures a terrorist cell of Saudis and Moroccans attacked three very popular restaurants in DC at the height of lunch hour, killing hundreds of diners and then rescue workers with a second bomb in one of the restaurants. The terrorist cell then put on uniforms of a quick response team and invaded the new Counterterrorism center. Thanks to the quick response of Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash, the six invaders were killed an...more
I did find myself questioning Mitch's actions more this time. Typically I have supported how he deals with situations, but this time I think some things were borderline. Maybe it is because he kidnaps a couple US citizens on US soil. Or maybe i...more
Continuation of Extreme Measures; the two should be read as close together as possible unless you have a really great memory. Time lapse between plots is only 6 days and there is definite continuity in characters and plot. Some situations left me wanting to return to the previous book and do a little fact checking, but it wasn't in my collection.
The much-mentioned ch. 50 is one reason I continue reading Flynn's books - through the fictional character of Rapp he does make you think about your ow...more
But Mitch’s partner seems unwilling or unable to handle the situation and Mitch fears that he will become a li...more
Pursuit of Honor is the latest in Flynn's series of books featuring Mitch Rapp, a US Antiterror agent. It's hard to say too much about the plot without giving too much away, but this tim...more
Flynn's hero is Mitch Rapp (an aside--if you want a good action hero, he or she should have one syllable first and l...more
On the other hand, Flynn fills his novels with right wing diatribes, allows the torture of not only, terrorists but anyone -- be they American civilians or officers of the government who are dirty and uses anyone who gets in his way. Instead of arresting people and turning them o...more
Here is what I learned, and let me start with the negative: In terms of modern spy thriller authors, I would not put him in the same class as Daniel Silva, though I'm sure he'll remain more popular in this country than Silva since Mitch Rapp is an American, while Gabriel Allon is an Israeli spy. I think Silva is a much better writer in terms og...more
I first began this one in the mistaken belief that it preceded "Extreme Measures", and I was rather impressed at the leap in Flynn's jump in narrative maturity. Coming to it cold, you feel like you dropped right in the middle of a complicated story, and have to piece some things together as you go along, which was fun.
Then I looked again at the copyright date, set this one aside, and read the preceding book first before continuing.
Still, while this boo...more
There are still three terrorists missing. These men have cut their ties to al Qaeda and are wroking as an independent cell. This makes catching them, more difficult. In addition, Mitch finds that he is having to explain his actions to politicians who don't seem to realize what is necessary to maintai...more
I had difficulty with several things. Rapp's tendency to take things into his own hands -- even executions...more
"Senator BARBARA BOXER (Democrat, California): Well,...more
I haven't read many action t...more
Still, Flynn once again demonstrates how he has been steadily gaining an iron grip on the title of this gen...more
I found the Mitch Rapp stories to be okay, action-filled but fairly fluffy. Probably not something I would have picked up on my own, but an SVP at work saw me reading in the elevator and gave them to me since he enjoyed them and I didn't want to refuse (he also gave me Sarah Palin's Going Rogue: An American Life but I won't go there).
My biggest problem with the Rapp books is the suspension of disbelief that must occur in order to buy these stories wholesale. Maybe my tole...more
Flynn's books all have Rapp as the CIA operative who is incredible at defending America (and getting it done quickly), but pisses off liberals who want protocol and believe strongly in prisoner rights.
This is just another novel of bad Islamic Al Queda type folks coming to DC to commit havoc...more
Strap yourself in; the story moves rapidly, lots of thrilling action, no dull or sluggish moments. This latest installment puts Mr Flynn at the top of his game, making him one of the kings in this genre of writing.
“Pursuit of Honor” follows “Extreme Measures” in it a series of cataclysmic events occurred and Rapp and Nash managed to thwart the terrorist attack with grave consequences to the first responders. In the aftermath, Rapp’s priorities are to deal with the...more
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...more