Consent To Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)
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Consent To Kill (Mitch Rapp #8)

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  21,088 ratings  ·  576 reviews
For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists from fulfilling their bloody wishes. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espio...more
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Published October 11th 2005 by Atria Books (first published 2005)
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Alain Burrese
"Consent to Kill" is the second book of Vince Flynn's I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Flynn's hero Mitch Rapp is a great character, and I found myself laughing when he confronted a particular politician and smacked him upside the head with a folder.

Flynn writes a great thriller. It keeps you wanting to read more. He mixes military technology, fast paced action, and politics to engage the reader in this violent political tale. I don't want to give the story away, but there was an event, a...more
Benjamin Thomas
I think Vince Flynn has finally turned that last corner into becoming a complete storyteller. I have enjoyed his previous Mitch Rapp books a lot but this one has really cranked up a notch. Excellent writing, plot, setting, and characters that are completely fleshed out.

This novel is also an important milestone in the Mitch Rapp series as a lot changes in this one. The author deftly avoids what I call the "24" syndrome, referring to the TV show "24". Despite having lots of adrenaline-charged acti...more
Abram
Feb 18, 2009 Abram rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: every one who has a spine
Recommended to Abram by: My good friend Larry
Another stout work from Vince Flynn, not for the faint of heart and left wing advocates need not apply, please take this as disclaimer, this book deals with very violent and disturbing issues, many of which are beyond the scope of most sheltered CNN understanding. Be ye warned. But the thing that attracts me to Flynn's writing is the no nonsense attitude that should be more alive in our current political system. But alas we are led by the elite few, a week group of appeasers and politically corr...more
Doug
This novel had a Tom Clancy, "best seller" air to it, and I wouldn't normally have read it, but an acquaintance of mine recommended it highly.

Unfortunately, my instincts were correct. This is a ridiculous book. Mitch Rapp is the super spy who doesn't like to answer to anyone and frequently doesn't. His wife is the White House correspondent for NBC. His enemies are assassins trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars. He's the only one who truly understands what it takes to protect our freedom!...more
Carl Alves
Mitch Rapp is one of the more interesting characters that I've come across in literature and Vince Flynn is an exceptional writer, so I had set a pretty high bar when I started reading Consent to Kill. Of the thrillers that I have read, Flynn has among the more realistic and gritty portrayals. Most international terrorist type novels are more fantasy than fiction. In Consent To Kill an ultra-rich Arab fundamentalist puts a massive bounty to have Mitch killed, bringing out some heavy hitters to p...more
Anthony
Jun 04, 2008 Anthony rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults who feel primal satisfaction when evil men meet a just and irrevocable demise
Recommended to Anthony by: Esteban
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True or False: I believe that aggressive use of overwhelming force is FREQUENTLY the ONLY means whereby evil men, their surrogates, and often, their governments, can be effectively controlled.

True or False: I have previously, thoughtfully, considered the possibility that if confronted by someone who intended to, or had, harmed someone I love, I would not hesitate a single heartbeat before shooting said person or persons in the head, at close range, and that having done so, I would not su...more
karl
Oct 26, 2007 karl rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends
Vince Flynn is a Twin Cities writer who reads like a DC policy wonk who hangs out with CIA types. Wild guess is his sources are Clancy on tech things and Cheney on policy. Like his others, this one is fast, furious, fun, great!
Greg Gountanis
Vince Flynn's political thrillers are known for their timeliness and their penchant for giving justice in a terror-laden world. Consent to Kill follows Mitch Rapp, elite counterterrorism operative for the CIA. But things are never rosy for an assassin. A Saudi billionaire puts a price on Rapp's head--$20 million to be exact. And back home things aren't going so well. Rapp's knee is acting up, and his wife is pregnant. A reality check is needed...

Flynn's novel explores the relationship between du...more
Henry Gruenbaum
Consent to Kill is truley the definition of an action thriller. From chapter to chapter you dont know what to expect next. The book kept me at the edge of my seat as I kept reading in order to find out what happened next. Throughout the book, the reader follows the life of Mitch Rapp, a CIA operative who works in counter-terrorism. After Rapp kills an Al Queda terrorist, his father wants revenge. For this reason a 22 million dollar bounty was placed on Rapp's head. The story follows a young coup...more
Dick
Vince Flynn is an outstanding writer of fiction. He reminds me of Dan Brown in that he researches his subject matter very well so that it seems in some respects like a non-fiction book. He introduces his characters well such that you rarely need to look back to refresh your memory about which character he is referencing. Moreover, the dialogue between and among characters in the book, as well as transitioning from scene to scene is extremely smooth and natural. Chapter length is typically betwee...more
Joseph
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Allan Smulling
I find reading Vince Flynn novels enjoyable. As someone wrote in a previous review there is something primal in the feeling that one gets when evil is defeated and pushed (real or fictional). This theme runs strong through all of the novels that I've read by Mr. Flynn.

The things that make this Mitch Rapp novel stand out from the previous ones is the additional time spent on further developing Rapp and hia wife's characters. Both are fleshed out in greater detail - much more than they have been i...more
Erik
Great book. Mitch Rapp is the guy every man wants to be like kind of like James Bond. haha. But this is more realistic than James Bond which doesn't necessarily make it better or worse, it's just a fact. A very good revenge thriller and very well written. I highly recommend this book and American Assassin which is a prequel about Mitch Rapp. Heck, all Mitch Rapp books are probably good but those are the only two I have read, I don't know if there are more out there. I love the personality that F...more
Lola4
I didn't really seem to enjoy this book as much as some of the others, especially the first half--it just seemed to take too long to get this puppy in gear, but then it picked up in the second half. I have to deduct a star for the weird and wimpy ending--but I can live with it because in my imagination Rapp's buddies sneaked back into Tahiti and tied up the loose ends without Rapp being the wiser. On the plus side, Flynn finally rid us of the narcissistic, obnoxious Anna (but don't panic--the do...more
Jo
This series just keeps getting better; a Saudi billionaire puts a bounty on Mitch's head for the death of his terrorist son (in the previous book - you don't have to have read it but it helps) and the first half of the book is about how the plot is put into place, while back in the USA arrogant politicians are scheming to put Irene Kennedy and Mitch under their control.
The last third of the book is all action, I can't say much without spoiling the plot but it's a given that the bad guys get what...more
Kw
I really enjoyed this very long book. Not overly wordy like TC, but constant action. I forgive him for the overnight healing of a broken arm and the fact that one character grew from 6'3" to
6'4" in the span of about 38 pages, because the story was so enjoyable. Maybe not realistic, but still fun to read.
Quinn Barrett
Another fine Mitch Rapp book. Can't say much this time without giving too much away and I don't like to write spoilers. Suffice it to say... if you've liked the previous books in the series, you'll enjoy Consent to Kill. Vince Flynn does a great job of keeping the story moving with just enough plot twists.
Gary
A thoroughly enjoyable book that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.
The book starts off relatively slow but nevertheless remains interesting. Vince Flynn is a new author to me but I do intend to read more of his work.
Jack
This book and the previous are essentially one story. It is my favorite in the series. So far
Scott Widener
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes, the Mitch Rapp series is easily recommendable to anyone who enjoys suspense and spy like novels. Even though to action is not "life-like" in reality being in an altered universe its okay. If you like Bourne or Bond you will like Rapp.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Consent to Kill? ***Spoiler Alert*** Rapp's setting up of Ross. The way he and Irene hid some of the evidence related to the main event in the story and th...more
Kyle
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Keeler Kime
Consent to Kill

Consent to Kill is the 6th installment of the series revolving around the thrilling life of CIA agent Mitch Rapp. Mitch Rapp is the typical patriot, he would do anything if it was the right thing to do for his country in his mind. The book starts off right where the previous one left off. Rapp previously captured the son of a billionaire Saudi Arabian and made it appear that he had killed him rather then keeping him as a prisoner. The billionaire wanted revenge on Rapp and in an a...more
Jamie
Mitch Rapp is grumpy when he learns that he must get surgery on his left knee. Yet, the surgery is successful with 0 wait time and the best orthopedic surgeon in the country. But Mitch Rapp still goes home grumpy. So it's no surprise that after his home is blown up and he wakes up in hospital to learn that his wife Anna is dead that he is way beyond grumpy. Heads are going to roll literally. There is some in-depth character development and psychological analysis here of the main character Mitch...more
Ryan
I began reading Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books in chronological order a few months ago. Over the course of time it's taken me to read this entire series I can say with absolute certainty that I've fallen in love with Flynn's work. He's, in my humble opinion of course, the gold standard as far as authors go in the contour-terrorism genre.

By the time I began reading Consent to Kill I felt like I knew exactly who Mitch Rapp was a person. At this point I had gone along on a ride with him that carri...more
Bob Brussack
If you have come to know Jack Bauer of the 24 TV series, then you will recognize Mitch Rapp, Vince Flynn's ruthless CIA assassin driven by an overpowering need to deliver eye-for-an-eye justice to terrorists and those who aid them. I'm one of the liberals Rapp excoriates so frequently in this and the other volumes in the series, but a piece of me understands why he does what he does. Rapp regularly uses torture to accomplish his objectives. Despite Flynn's disclaimer that Rapp doesn't like to re...more
Michael O'Leary
Excellent Read...the 8th installment in the Mitch Rapp Series:

From Publishers Weekly: Vince Flynn continues to ratchet up the stakes for CIA assassin Mitch Rapp, who here battles a Saudi billionaire bent on revenge, an ex–East German Stasi spy and a deadly husband-and-wife team of assassins. There's a $20-million contract out on Mitch's head, and to add injury to insult, he hurts his leg during a morning run. After a knee operation and an even more serious mishap, Mitch is out of the hospital an...more
Theshrewedshrew
This book is interesting. It's the first book where in my opinion Flynn actually writes a relationship between Rapp and his wife.

I have always been annoyed by certain things in this series. Don't get me wrong the level of study as well as the level of thought in certain areas is amazing. I have spent hours and hours reading Flynn's novels and have to say, he doesn't get me at all.

It's almost a reboot.

He created a situation where a character is born into a specific line of duty. Pan Am flight...more
Eric Shaffer
Apparently, I was as grumpy as Mitch Rapp getting knee surgery when this book finally ended. And the ending was what really made me grumpy. I do not believe for a second that Mitch would have walked away from the assassins who killed his wife, leaving them alive and bouncing their baby on one knee or the other. Rapp is short-tempered and short-sighted, able only to see the next target he deems deserving, so on the planet I live on, where fiction, plot, and character are as consistent as we are t...more
Susan
I was pleasantly surprised to find that I enjoyed my first Mitch Rapp thriller, Act of Treason back in last December. Since that time I’ve read four more of the series (all published before my first), and I have grown less and less into the character of Mitch Rapp, who is the vigilante of the US counterterrorism effort in the books.

Mitch, having had dozens of near-death experiences in service to the country, and having faced terrorists and professional killers from all around the world, has no...more
Mike
Flynn was recommended to me by a friend and former coworker, so I thought I'd give him a try. The story seemed interesting based on the back of the box, so I picked this one first. Normally I like reading series books in order, but I just couldn't find the older ones at the used book stores around.

I liked the book. The story was engaging, even though it was slow at times. Some characters could have used a little more depth, and others needed less said about them for the reader to get the idea of...more
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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...more
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