American Assassin (Mitch Rapp #1)
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted colleg...more
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And I’m not that much of an anal freak, but 20 typos before page 78 is too many.
The reason for my annoyance is because Vince Flynn is a great writer, and I believe I read he is dyslexic, thus he does not have a dedicated team supporting him. That’s a shame because his Mitch Rapp novels tap into the raw emotion of rea...more
I am not even going to talk about the piss poor editing, its the gross injustice that has been meted out to Mitch Rapp that I am very disappointed with. It took Mr. Fly...more
Oh, about the book? C'mon, it's Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp. This one is about how Mitch got h...more
SETTING: US, Istanbul, Beirut
SERIES: #11 of 11
It’s exceptionally difficult to find individuals who have the skills to directly fight terrorism. Thomas Stansfield, CIA Operations Director, is acutely aware that Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and that the talents needed to deal with this threat require a different kind of person than those recruited in the past. He’s set up a special team consisting of his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and a former...more
Let the drama begin. The leadrr of the camp is a big old meanie who doesn't like college boy Rap...more
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.
**Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.
Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left...more
The writing is not the best, with some repetition and a lot of details on specific weaponry, use of acronyms, and other annoyances. However my focus is on the fascinating characters, specifically, Mitch Rapp himself. Traumat...more
I gave 3 stars, which equates...more
This is one of the few books from Vince Flynn that I've read, and admittedly, I might be biased because I'm not a big fan of his writing style. With that said, I DID really enjoy this story and think this book was better written than others I've skimmed on the bookshelves. I...more
He was so taken with it that he has now acquired almost the entire catalog of Flynn books.
Bewing a Jack Higgins and Danial Silva fan i thought i would give it a try.
It turned out to be ok in my opinion. Nothing to get overly excited about, I still think Silva is better. I would give this a 3.5 but of course we cant do that with Goodreads.
This is also the first book chronol...more
But the publisher should be giving Flynn...more
Vince Flynn always starts out with story lines and some character development that just end off into space. In the last quarter of all of his books, you can literally see Vince Flynn pulling a...more
The 11th installment of the Mitch Rapp, CIA political thriller is the origin story. Flynn finally puts more background on how the death of his high school and college sweetheart on the Pan Am Lockerbie flight that was bombed in a terrorist incident leads him to channel all his efforts into seeking vengeance against the bad guys.
Half of the book is his recruitment into the CIA and half of the book is his first CIA mission doing a hostage rescue in Beirut....more
Flynn takes his hero, Mitch Rapp, back t...more
"American Assassin" by Vince Flynn is thrilling and chilling book about Mitch Rapp's journey from life as a college star athlete to a killing, CIA agent. The book has several plots narrated from the different points of view of the characters which all tie together in the end. Irene Kennedy and Stan Hurley are in charge of training a new set of superagents for the CIA in anticipation of the upcoming war against Islamic terrorism. They recruit Mitch Rapp who goes through six months of...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