Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp #11)
This may help explain the somber look on Obama's face when he exited his first briefing with the president. He needs our prayer because while the book is fiction, the issues are not.
While Rapp is a prominent character in this book, the focus is on Mike Nash. Nash also does secret stuff for the CIA but he's trying to balance his job with raising a young family. His wife doesn't quite know or understand what he does which makes it even more challenging. I liked the human aspect of the story a lot.
Throughout the book, women are constantly screwing everything up with their dumb womanly ideas and the men have to come in and save the day by punching some stuff. At one point Rapp even says something like "your mom doesn't understand because she's a woman. But I'm a man so I kn...more
Having read all of his novels, there is no doubt Vince Flynn is one of my favourite authors. This latest thriller features Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash fighting one more battle against terrorism.
This is a very addictive series that captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women risking their lives in covert operations hidden from the scrutiny of their political leaders. This story starts with the CIA detecting and intercepting two terrorist cells, a third is rumoured to...more
However, FLynn's efforts to show how stupid politicians are that do not understand what the efforts of our special policmen and CIA are doing to thwart terr...more
Mitch again breaks all the rules, and you know you love him for it. He is attempting to get vital information from high ranking members of the Taliban. They have been apprehended by the United States and are being held on a United States Air Force Base. Mitch and his partner, Mike Nash, enter the base disguised as Air Force Personne...more
Mitch Rapp to the rescue again. I was about to say a "one-man army," but this time he has some significant help from his friend Mike Nash, family man.
I liked this book the least of all by this author that I've read. It had more propaganda supporting torture, or as Mitch & Dick Cheney would put it, "enhanced interrogation methods," or "extreme measures," to pry information from suspected terrorists than Flynn's previous works. In the fictional world Vince Flynn creates, it works. Rapp always...more
It is the best job Flynn has done in his first 9 books in...more
Certainly, we have mixed emotions in this country - and sometimes short-lived emoti...more
"Team America: World Police" had more realistic baddies than this Mitch Rapp whack-a-thon. (Team America is a movie from the creators of South Park. It is acted by puppets.)
Though slightly more entertaining than picking my nose while stuck in traffic, Extreme Measures can't really be called a novel. It's polemic, pushing the idea that the CIA should be allowed to do anything it wants, wherever it wants because America's enemies are really, really bad guys. The plot's conflict aris...more
The characters were shallow,the story disjointed. Lots of boring dialouges about the government's incompetence. Mitch Rapp is having problems with politicians on Capitol Hill...AGAIN, he's torturing terrorists...AGAIN, the bad guys happen to be Muslim Fundamentalists...AGAIN.
Now, a captured terrorist reveals that there is a third cell and when he is about to reveal more, his interrogation by Mitch is stopped by Congressional do-gooders who object to Mike and Mitch's interrogation techniques.
Mitch was going forward with the interrogation anyway but an Air Force Capt. interrupts the questioning and alerts the base command...more
The CIA detected numerous terrorist cells that are entering the United States. They have stopped two of them, but CIA operative Mitch Rapp and his partner Mike Nash think a third will be coming in the near future. In hopes of finding out the specifics on the third incoming cell, the two of them arrive at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan and impersonate officers in the United States Air Force to question a detainee who took part in the second terrorist cell. They “roughed” him up a...more
The point of view of the zealots- leave it out. I'm sure it's a good thing that Flynn considered the motivations and the stories being the shitbag terrorists to create this work of fiction- but that sure doesn't mean it should be included in the book. After a few passes through the curtain I gave to skipping any and all chapters from the terrorists viewpoint. Like Patrick Robinson with The Delta Solutio...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 l...more