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Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp #9)

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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 g
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ebook, 432 pages
Published October 10th 2006 by Atria Books
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Richard
7/10

Another 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
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Susan
Jan 02, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Michael
May 14, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 even more Machiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists target Americans story. This curveball on the usua
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T.H. Waters
Apr 27, 2012 T.H. Waters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 ...more
Linda Munro
Sep 13, 2012 Linda Munro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
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Steven
Nov 21, 2008 Steven rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tom Clancys Jack Ryan was great, but he immersed you in techno babble... John LeCarre gave you insight into the spy game, and Robert Ludlum made you a Jason Bourne fan, but now I am infatuated with Mitch Rapp, Vince Flynns man in the CIA. Forget about how the damn thing works, just get on the damn roller coaster and hang on... I have been on a drunken Flynn stupor for two days and finished Act of Treason and his folluw up novel.... Love it! Warning if you pick it up you wont put it down until yo ...more
Josh
Feb 19, 2012 Josh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow, what a blast! This was definitely the best thriller I've read to date. There isn't a dull moment at all throughout this entire book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and was written masterfully. Vince Flynn shows a knowledge and expertise about every subject covered, from international relations to politics, to weapons and martial arts combat techniques. The character relationships are deep and complex, and the dialogue is probably better than just about any other author I've read.

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Sarah
Jun 30, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
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 ever more convolutedly-plotted but thinly-written respective series. But alas! This time Lincoln Rhyme cost a cool 27 bucks in hard ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Feb 29, 2012 Mike (the Paladin) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
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
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Winter Sophia Rose
Insightful, Educational & Intense!!! A Fascinating Read!!! I Loved It!!!
ElaineY
My least-liked book so far. It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark. Maybe even slower than usual. Picked up after that and I was enjoying it. Not as much as the other installments but at least I wasn't thinking of ditching it.

Then came the ending. The resolutions. I went W.T.F.???

That's it? It may be Rapp's way of resolving things but I expected different from Kennedy and disagree with her decision to go along with Rapp's idea. Can't give details but since I'm the only one who though
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Frederick Bingham
Another in the "Mitch Rapp" series of thrillers. In this one, a terrorist sets off a bomb in the motorcade of a candidate for President in the middle of an election campaign. The bomb kills the candidate's wife and a Secret Service officer. Mitch is given the assignment of hunting down the killer, who is a professional assassin from Cyprus. Rapp captures the killer just as he is about to be killed by some Russian mafia types, and brings him back to the US, along with one of his almost-killers. P ...more
Dean
Dec 20, 2009 Dean rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vince-flynn
Unfortunately I was disappointed with this book for one specific reason. I think it had probably 10 times as much profanity as all of his previous Mitch Rapp books combined. Having an F-bomb on almost every other page was really disappointing.
Jerome
Apr 21, 2012 Jerome rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, well-paced action read, but reads like a superhero comic book.
Action sequences are interrupted by unnecessary explanations of the hero's extraordinary training/experience and simple minded presentations of today's global political problems suitable for a radio talk show. It also had an anticlimactic climax.
The author seems to think Cyprus is part of Greece. The ethnic Greeks dominate half of Cyprus but it is an independant country. In fact it's now part of the EU. The author has the Greek
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Rick
Feb 25, 2014 Rick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book by the late Vince Flynn. Book 9 in
The Mitch Rapp series. In this one, we have an attack on a presidential candidate and his entourage just two weeks before the election. He survives but not everyone is so lucky. Then what first was thought to be terrorism begins to look like another kind of hit. Mitch Rapp is dispatched to try and sort it out. Very interesting storyline, but probably not as much real action as in some of the other books in this series. That's fine by me, because th
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Joseph Geiser
Jan 02, 2014 Joseph Geiser rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When returning from AZ this summer, my MIL lent me Protect and Defend for the airplane ride. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that novel and so started reading the series from the beginning. I've now caught up to the book I read first.

I enjoyed this novel even though I found it quite predictable, following the pattern set by the other books in the series. As my wife with a sleepy brain just said "formulaic but fun. Just like Rainbow Fairies."
Ralph McEwen
Dec 18, 2012 Ralph McEwen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another well written, fast paced, thriller by Mr. Flynn. I enjoy reading this series as much as I like the Jack Reacher series by Dean Koontz. The plot is twisted enough that you need to pay attention or get lost. The characters are interesting and the scenes are described in just enough details to allow you picture them without gettimg annoyed with minutiae.
Rajan
Apr 24, 2016 Rajan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good thriller. It is my first novel of both Mitch Rapp and Vince Flynn. But definitely not the last.

Story is very simple. Alexander the President hopeful is trailing badly. His deputy Ross and campaign manager Stuart Garret are despondent. The wife of president hopeful is killed in a terrorist act and they wins on a sympathy wave. Rivera the head of their security detail is crucified. Enter Mitch Rapp with the blessing of Kennedy, CIA director and he finds Gaziach ho detonated bomb. What
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Sean Menon
Apr 16, 2011 Sean Menon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a classical CIA type mystery by Vince Flynn. In the begining of the story, the President elect's wife is killed in a bomb that was meant for him. After the attack, Agent Rapp and many other spies from the CIA and FBI work together to find the person or people responsivle for the killing of the soon-to-be first lady. When the undercover mission takes Agent Rapp all the way to Cyprus then Greece to find the killer, the CIA find out he is a hired assasin. Islami ...more
Toni Osborne
The nation is thrown into turmoil when Presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed and the car is rocked by a car bomb killing Alexander's wife and many others. On the surface it appears to be the work of jihads terrorists. The FBI and CIA are hot on the case. The CIA director is presented with classified information pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington. Mitch Rapp is the only man reckless enough to get down to the truth. His mission leads him eventually ...more
Scott Widener
Jan 20, 2014 Scott Widener rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What did you love best about Act of Treason? The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy. I mean, righteous, poisoning in the Oval office. So freaking cool
Who was your favorite character and why? Rapp-he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemies
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
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Michal Angelo
Aug 08, 2016 Michal Angelo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-recommend
* This is book 9 of 13 in Vince Flynn's American Assassin series (with two follow-on's by Kyle Mills).
* Like Memorial Day this volume spends much of its' time in the White House. Mitch Rapp is everywhere and nowhere at the same time--analyzing an attack on the presidential-elect motorcade thru "the wrong prism".
* If you liked the movie Swordfish (John Travolta) then you won't be disappointed here. Too, the story-line is reminiscent of an old Colombo TV episode where the President-Elect was 'col
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Jack Chalmers
Nov 07, 2014 Jack Chalmers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nadine Jones
I'm giving this four stars not because it was a fantastic book, but because it was exactly the book I wanted it to be. I've been looking for an audio book that could replicate the old time radio show, Suspense. This one did it: short scenes, powerful characters, tough guys, jerks, witticisms, dramatic pauses, action, espionage, mystery, resolution. Perfect. I accidentally got the abridged version from my library, so I guess I missed out on some stuff, not sure. I'll try to get the unabridged ve ...more
Rishi Prakash
Mar 26, 2016 Rishi Prakash rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp after hearing and reading quite a lot about the series! All credit to my friend who went and got 5 books together so i get to meet them :-)

If you are looking for a nice quick action novel, you need look no further. The book/story has all the elements to keep you glued and make it a page turner.

The story has a back drop of the much vaunted Presidential election of USA which has been in the news a lot lately! So that further adds to the excitement.

I thoug
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Benjamin Thomas
I enjoyed most of this book even though parts of the plot worked out way too conveniently for the "good' guys. The end was also a major letdown for me; I loved the build-up in suspense and was really looking forward to the big baddy getting their just deserts, only to see a lame resolution. That all sounds pretty bad but the overall novel was a pleasureable reading experience so I only knocked it down 1 star.
Kara
Dec 05, 2016 Kara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla
LOVED listening to this.
Thanks HOOPLA! thank god there are libraries in this world... and thank god my children know the exciting stories we can find in libraries.
I love reading this series with my child and my brother. BOOKS - bringing the world together.
Susan Grace
May 13, 2016 Susan Grace rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book! Truly, it was so difficult to put down! Some of Vince Flynn's books have been a little slow for me with all the background on other characters. This book stayed mostly with Mitch, who is the main reason I like this series.
bert-bobbi
Aug 29, 2016 bert-bobbi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-book
George Guidall does such a good narration job for these fast-paced action books. Enjoyed the plot in this political election season as well.
Ian
Aug 22, 2016 Ian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy-thriller
This was a great book and took the characters to new levels. Loved it!
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Vince Flynn died June 19, 2013 after losing his battle with prostate cancer.

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 l
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  • Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp, #2)
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  • The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4)
  • Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)
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