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Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp #8)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  34,510 Ratings  ·  863 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
Paperback, 675 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Pocket Star (first published October 11th 2005)
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Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller

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
Alain Burrese
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"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
Benjamin Thomas
Aug 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
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Feb 18, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Jun 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
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!
Carl Alves
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
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
Apr 09, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adults who feel primal satisfaction when evil men meet a just and irrevocable demise
Recommended to Anthony by: Esteban
Shelves: fiction
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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
Oct 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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!
Sep 25, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
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Henry Gruenbaum
Nov 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing

'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
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I wasn't prepared for how Consent To Kill would affect me. I had vague memories of my first reading of it more than a decade ago but many of the events in Consent To Kill had a much more profound affect on "older me." For the record: Vince Flynn is Vince Flynn and nobody does the CIA Thriller genre better. Having said that, I would be hesitant to call this outing a "thriller" - at least the first half - and possibly even the second half as well although the pace does speed up dramatically half w ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOT DAMN!! Consent to Kill is probably by far the best Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp Adventure YET!!

Consent to Kill takes place not long after Mitch saved the US from Nuclear War from Al-Qaeda in Memorial Day. Now Saudi Arabian billionaire Saeed Ahmed Abdullah father of Waheed Abdullah (who was the Terrorist Mastermind behind the Nuclear Attack in Memorial Day) Saeed want's revenge on Rapp for the death of his son, and recruits 2 deadly assassins to kill him, Louie Gould, and his wife Claudia Morrell
Terence M
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Audio book - 17 hours 15 minutes - 4 stars out of 5
Another good Mitch Rapp re-read, probably better second time around.
Emma Iadanza
Jul 16, 2015 rated it liked it
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
Jun 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
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.
May 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
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
Oct 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Aug 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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.
Quinn Barrett
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book and the previous are essentially one story. It is my favorite in the series. So far
Andrew Watts
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book. It is one of the best novels in the genre that I've read.

Outstanding book. It is one of the best novels in the genre that I've read. Vince Flynn at his best.
Hannah Polley
I really struggled to rate this book because I found the first 300 pages a total snooze fest. I found it really boring and was really annoyed with the sticker on this book that said 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne'. The only reason I bought this book is because I love Lee Child and I thought this might be similar. It is a very poor man's imitation of Lee Child for half the book, except I don't like the main character, Mitch Rapp.

However, the last 300 pages
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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 left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine C
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