Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Consent To Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)” as Want to Read:
Consent To Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Consent To Kill (Mitch Rapp #8)

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  30,283 Ratings  ·  726 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
ebook, 480 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Atria Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Consent To Kill, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Consent To Kill

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Richard
May 20, 2016 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
8/10

Vince Flynn does it again, he provides a highly entertaining thriller novel that allows you to ramp up the testosterone to 11. If it’s a choice of a) going to the gym and lifting weights that equate to a small car then flexing the guns whilst looking in a mirror with the occasional grunt; or b) picking up a Vince Flynn novel and living vicariously through the life of Mitch Rapp; I’m always going to pick number b.

This novel takes a different turn from the usual outing in that Mitch Rapp is n
...more
Alain Burrese
Aug 04, 2012 Alain Burrese rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
Carl Alves
Jun 02, 2013 Carl Alves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Ryan The Rappologist (The Real Book Spy)
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Doug
Jun 25, 2011 Doug rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Abram
Feb 18, 2009 Abram rated it liked it  ·  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
karl
Oct 26, 2007 karl rated it it was amazing  ·  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!
Henry Gruenbaum
Nov 09, 2011 Henry Gruenbaum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Anthony
Jun 04, 2008 Anthony rated it liked it  ·  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
Shelves: fiction
Pop Quiz

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
Joseph
Nov 09, 2011 Joseph rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Dick
Jun 28, 2009 Dick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Allan Smulling
Sep 20, 2011 Allan Smulling rated it really liked it
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
ElaineY
REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 20, 2015
Narrator: George Guidall

This was 17 hours-plus long and it left me teary at the end. I checked the 1 and 2 star reviews before writing this review to see if they triggered anything I didn't like and forgot about but what they didn't like, weren't my issues. I love the Mitch Rapp books just as they are - except for Anna.

This installment is where I saw Mitch angry. I got to see how dispassionate he can be when he's on a personal quest. I loved it when Presiden
...more
LadyCalico
Nov 26, 2014 LadyCalico rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. (view spoiler) ...more
Erik
May 18, 2013 Erik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
The Cats Mother
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
Oct 06, 2011 Kw rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 11, 2012 Quinn Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Pat
May 30, 2016 Pat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the others. It took a while to get the scene set, a rich Saudi is seeking revenge and puts a price on Mitch's head. The early part of the book details all the players involved - the Saudi, another Saudi, the broker, the assassins etc. Meanwhile the CIA is getting all sorts of heat from a new political appointee overnighting the nation's security apparatus. This was a bit ho hum.

Then, a shocking thing happens (no spoilers) and things go into overdrive.
...more
Gary
Jun 01, 2013 Gary rated it really liked it
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.
Rishi Prakash
Apr 08, 2016 Rishi Prakash rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my second book of the series and i must say that was pleasantly surprised. It turned out much better than the first one :-)

An absolute thriller and a page turner! The author is a master of political thriller and has real deep knowledge of how things work between agencies in USA!

This book is a solid revenge story, first from the antagonist and then the protagonist which makes it a well written story. There are numerous characters around which the story has been built, traveling up and d
...more
Jack
Sep 04, 2011 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book and the previous are essentially one story. It is my favorite in the series. So far
Emma Iadanza
I could've read this much faster; it wasn't too great, but it was very compelling and easily readable. If it weren't for all the orchestra rehearsals I had to go to, I would've been able to finish it in a few days! But that was not the case.

On a scale from Dan Brown (being eh) to Umberto Eco (being amazing), I would say that his writing was less than Dan Brown, but his reasearch/knowledge of his topics was just about equal. I honestly do not know much about espionage (from any era), except for w
...more
Samuel
Aug 30, 2015 Samuel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NEVER DREAM OF DYING

'It's all right,' he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child. 'It's quite all right. She's having a rest. We'll be
going on soon. There's no hurry. You see -' Bond's head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair -'you see, we've
got all the time in the world.'- Ian Fleming's James Bond. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

“This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last warm feelings for people.”- Josef Stalin

Beware th
...more
Scott Widener
Jan 20, 2014 Scott Widener rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 14, 2009 Kyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Keeler Kime
Dec 02, 2011 Keeler Kime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Burt
Aug 11, 2016 Burt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another terrific Mitch Rapp yarn. I like the new characters addition of Louis and Claudia Gould and I would very much like to see them in another story (down the road) where they might appear on the side of the good guys. I guess that will be up to Kyle Mills at this point. I look forward to picking up Kyle's Mitch Rapp story, The Survivor.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Please update page count 3 13 Mar 14, 2016 02:31AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Please add/update details 3 13 Mar 11, 2016 01:56PM  
Can you read this book 25 152 Sep 10, 2013 02:59AM  
  • Blowback (Scot Harvath, #4)
  • The Last Refuge (Dewey Andreas, #3)
  • The Silent Man (John Wells, #3)
  • The Secret Servant (Gabriel Allon, #7)
  • All Necessary Force (Pike Logan, #2)
  • Pirate (Alexander Hawke, #3)
14989
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
More about Vince Flynn...

Other Books in the Series

Mitch Rapp (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1)
  • Kill Shot (Mitch Rapp, #2)
  • Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3)
  • The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4)
  • Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)
  • Executive Power (Mitch Rapp, #6)
  • Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7)
  • Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)
  • Protect and Defend (Mitch Rapp, #10)
  • Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11)

Share This Book



“People who think God is on their side are capable of the most inhumane acts. (Petrov)” 67 likes
“Underestimating one's enemy was a classic tactical mistake --- one that was usually born out of stupidity or arrogance or both. (Harry Smith)” 12 likes
More quotes…