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Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
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This is a thrill ride to be enjoyed and not a political handbook to solve the world’s problem.


This is the book I was looking for when I read the latest James Bond book (and was disappointed). Vince Flynn has captured perfectly the ramped up modern movie spy better than I have seen anywhere else (think the Craig's Bond or the Bourne movies). You have a super tough and intelligent action hero fighting the world's evils one bad guy at a time.

The make reference several times in the book that the hero, Mitch Rapp, is a very linear guy. In that he doesn't spend a lot of time worrying about the past. He has a task to achieve and he pursues it relentlessly. Crap happens and he just adapts and continues on. This book was a movie with words, it was fun. The pacing of the story just sped along without any speed bumps to slow the action down. And Flynn avoided the trap of making the hero infallible, but he did use the action hero cliché and give him a bullet to his shoulder (the only place an action hero can get shot and still keep going).

The only downside is the solving of all problems with a well placed bullet. The concept that America is awesome and the bad guys are just wrong can be a little hard to swallow for some - but you guys shouldn't read this book. This is a thrill ride to be enjoyed and not a political handbook to solve the world's problem. So you negative nabobs can just lighten up and get a life. You missed the point of this book.

Thanks to T Stevens for this review.
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