Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)” as Want to Read:
Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Act of Treason

(Mitch Rapp #9)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  45,809 ratings  ·  1,012 reviews
NEW and unread. A New York Times bestselling author, Flynn is known for his action-packed writing style, which is on display throughout each of these novels, all of which feature the one man wrecking crew that is CIA secret agent Mitch Rapp. With explosive conclusions and some thrilling hunts for terrorists, these are unputdownable crime thrillers that are thoroughly compe ...more
Published January 1st 2008 by pocket books (first published October 10th 2006)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.28  · 
Rating details
 ·  45,809 ratings  ·  1,012 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)
Kevin Kuhn
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sleazy politicians, a surprise presidential election result, and an investigation into that presidential election questioning if it were manipulated with the help of Russians. Sound familiar, guess again, this fictional novel was written in 2006 by Twin Cities native Vince Flynn. Vince Flynn wrote a series of thirteen novels staring a fictional CIA agent name Mitch Rapp. Flynn is a fascinating story himself as he forced himself to read challenging literary novels and write to overcome his diffic ...more
Natalie Vellacott
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
Another cheap second hand novel I picked up to see what people are reading.

I think this is meant to be a crime thriller involving the CIA/FBI etc. However, it reads almost like a superhero book with one man, Rapp, constantly swooping everywhere and single-handedly saving the day. The slightly fantastical plot involves a conspiracy to assassinate the soon to be President of the USA, or at least, that is what is assumed when the motorcade he is traveling in is blown up....The investigation leads t
Mike (the Paladin)
Feb 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action
We open here with a shattering assassination attempt. Assumed to be the actions of terrorists when Irene Kennedy "looks into things" the pillars of the government and indeed the basis of a lot of assumptions are shaken.

Who will Kennedy, Director of the CIA turn to?


Mitch Rapp again thrown into harms way and handed a hot potato no one should have to handle does what's needed. This novel I didn't find as "memorable" as some of the other Flynn works I've read. We have an ending that leaves som

Another decent read in the series but it didn’t meet my high expectations overall. The bar has been set quite high by this series and whilst nothing really changes here too much from the usual outline it falls a bit flat overall and is really let down by the ending.

The story starts with a terrorist exploding a bomb killing the wife of a candidate for the presidency and some other less important people but not all is as it seems. This leads to some of the usual exploring and hunting by the pr
G.H. Eckel
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A 500-pound bomb hidden on the streets of D.C. obliterates the second limo in a presidential motorcade killing the vice president's wife. This terrorist act appears to be committed by a professional from Greece who has Russian ties. But not everything is the way it appears. It takes super-CIA-agent Mitch Rapp and the head of the CIA, Irene Kennedy, to unwind the tendrils of the plot that leads back home. This is a deft, fast-moving thriller that takes place in the arena of global politics.

Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My friend handed me two Vince Flynn books a year and a half ago, saying that I'd like them. I stared at the plot descriptions skeptically, wondering how my friend could have confused me for an action book reader. The closest I had come before was Dan Brown, and I hadn't really liked the experience. So when I finally started Act of Treason, I only expected to read a hundred pages and then apologetically return them to the friend, telling her that they weren't my thing. But then I couldn't stop re ...more
May 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I was condensing a review of this book into a bumper-sticker, it would be 'Rapp Is RAD.'

Mitch Rapp is my new favorite CIA 'bad hombre,' replacing John Clark and faithful sidekick/Son-in-Law Ding Chavez. Those guys occasionally feel remorse when dispatching America's enemies, whereas Rapp shoots first, shoots often and the only question he asks afterwards is ' target?'

This is even more Machiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists target Americans story. This curveball on the usua
Linda Munro
Sep 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion, this should have been the first book in the Rapp series to be made into a movie; but nope, they chose Consent to Kill! Oh, well, what do movie directors and producers know anyway?!

What would happen if a bomb wiped out a Presidential candidates spouse? He would win the seat by the sympathy vote alone.

What would happen if one of the Secret Service Guards felt that something was wrong, and either the explosion that claimed the President elect's wife should have claimed his instead.
T.H. Waters
Apr 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy reading a thriller once in a while and have wanted to give Vince Flynn a shot, mainly because he is from my hometown in Minnesota. "Act of Treason" turned out to be a good choice for this genre. There's no question that Flynn has done his homework. As I was reading "Act of Treason" I felt that I was getting a genuine sneak peak into the U.S. intel community and the tricky business they face daily -- something which fascinates me. Flynn's writing style remains true to this particular clas ...more
Nov 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tom Clancys Jack Ryan was great, but he immersed you in techno babble... John LeCarre gave you insight into the spy game, and Robert Ludlum made you a Jason Bourne fan, but now I am infatuated with Mitch Rapp, Vince Flynns man in the CIA. Forget about how the damn thing works, just get on the damn roller coaster and hang on... I have been on a drunken Flynn stupor for two days and finished Act of Treason and his folluw up novel.... Love it! Warning if you pick it up you wont put it down until yo ...more
Jun 30, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
Political thriller starring rogue CIA operative Mitch Rapp. About every ten trips cross-country, so about every 3-4 months, I have to buy something in the airport bookstore because I ran out of book on my way out. Usually Jeffery Deaver or James Patterson has written something new by that point, so I just figure out what Lincoln Rhyme or Alex Cross is up to in their ever more convolutedly-plotted but thinly-written respective series. But alas! This time Lincoln Rhyme cost a cool 27 bucks in hard ...more
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Wow, what a blast! This was definitely the best thriller I've read to date. There isn't a dull moment at all throughout this entire book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and was written masterfully. Vince Flynn shows a knowledge and expertise about every subject covered, from international relations to politics, to weapons and martial arts combat techniques. The character relationships are deep and complex, and the dialogue is probably better than just about any other author I've read.

Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another book by the late Vince Flynn. Book 9 in
The Mitch Rapp series. In this one, we have an attack on a presidential candidate and his entourage just two weeks before the election. He survives but not everyone is so lucky. Then what first was thought to be terrorism begins to look like another kind of hit. Mitch Rapp is dispatched to try and sort it out. Very interesting storyline, but probably not as much real action as in some of the other books in this series. That's fine by me, because th
My least-liked book so far. It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark. Maybe even slower than usual. Picked up after that and I was enjoying it. Not as much as the other installments but at least I wasn't thinking of ditching it.

Then came the ending. The resolutions. I went W.T.F.???

That's it? It may be Rapp's way of resolving things but I expected different from Kennedy and disagree with her decision to go along with Rapp's idea. Can't give details but since I'm the only one who though
Act of Treason opens up not too long from where we left Mitch Rapp in Consent to Kill.

President Hayes term is coming to an end, deciding not to serve as President for a second term, due to some health issues. During his final weeks, a Motorcade carrying Presidential Candidate Josh Alexander is attacked by a car bomb, killing his wife and wounding many others, but Alexander survives the attack and is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but the attacker is still unknown. CIA Director Irene Ken
Dec 20, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vince-flynn
Unfortunately I was disappointed with this book for one specific reason. I think it had probably 10 times as much profanity as all of his previous Mitch Rapp books combined. Having an F-bomb on almost every other page was really disappointing.
Winter Sophia Rose
Insightful, Educational & Intense!!! A Fascinating Read!!! I Loved It!!! ...more
Frederick Bingham
Another in the "Mitch Rapp" series of thrillers. In this one, a terrorist sets off a bomb in the motorcade of a candidate for President in the middle of an election campaign. The bomb kills the candidate's wife and a Secret Service officer. Mitch is given the assignment of hunting down the killer, who is a professional assassin from Cyprus. Rapp captures the killer just as he is about to be killed by some Russian mafia types, and brings him back to the US, along with one of his almost-killers. P ...more
Joseph Geiser
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When returning from AZ this summer, my MIL lent me Protect and Defend for the airplane ride. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that novel and so started reading the series from the beginning. I've now caught up to the book I read first.

I enjoyed this novel even though I found it quite predictable, following the pattern set by the other books in the series. As my wife with a sleepy brain just said "formulaic but fun. Just like Rainbow Fairies."
Ralph McEwen
Dec 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another well written, fast paced, thriller by Mr. Flynn. I enjoy reading this series as much as I like the Jack Reacher series by Dean Koontz. The plot is twisted enough that you need to pay attention or get lost. The characters are interesting and the scenes are described in just enough details to allow you picture them without gettimg annoyed with minutiae.
Yigal Zur
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
good and fast
Apr 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good, well-paced action read, but reads like a superhero comic book.
Action sequences are interrupted by unnecessary explanations of the hero's extraordinary training/experience and simple minded presentations of today's global political problems suitable for a radio talk show. It also had an anticlimactic climax.
The author seems to think Cyprus is part of Greece. The ethnic Greeks dominate half of Cyprus but it is an independant country. In fact it's now part of the EU. The author has the Greek
Michal Angelo
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: would-recommend
* This is book 9 of 13 in Vince Flynn's American Assassin series (with two follow-on's by Kyle Mills).
* Like Memorial Day this volume spends much of its' time in the White House. Mitch Rapp is everywhere and nowhere at the same time--analyzing an attack on the presidential-elect motorcade thru "the wrong prism".
* If you liked the movie Swordfish (John Travolta) then you won't be disappointed here. Too, the story-line is reminiscent of an old Colombo TV episode where the President-Elect was 'col
Rishi Prakash
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp after hearing and reading quite a lot about the series! All credit to my friend who went and got 5 books together so i get to meet them :-)

If you are looking for a nice quick action novel, you need look no further. The book/story has all the elements to keep you glued and make it a page turner.

The story has a back drop of the much vaunted Presidential election of USA which has been in the news a lot lately! So that further adds to the excitement.

I thoug
Wow! I thought Consent to Kill was the best of the series, but this topped it. Although Mitch is still mourning his wife Anna, at least it hasn't dragged down the series like another author who I won't mention. Mitch is at the top of his game here. Irene Kennedy has a bigger role, which I like as well. And a very dislike letter character from Consent to Kill gets what's coming to him at the end. Overall a very satisfying read. I highly recommend this series!
Apr 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very good thriller. It is my first novel of both Mitch Rapp and Vince Flynn. But definitely not the last.

Story is very simple. Alexander the President hopeful is trailing badly. His deputy Ross and campaign manager Stuart Garret are despondent. The wife of president hopeful is killed in a terrorist act and they wins on a sympathy wave. Rivera the head of their security detail is crucified. Enter Mitch Rapp with the blessing of Kennedy, CIA director and he finds Gaziach ho detonated bomb. What
Sean Menon
Apr 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a classical CIA type mystery by Vince Flynn. In the begining of the story, the President elect's wife is killed in a bomb that was meant for him. After the attack, Agent Rapp and many other spies from the CIA and FBI work together to find the person or people responsivle for the killing of the soon-to-be first lady. When the undercover mission takes Agent Rapp all the way to Cyprus then Greece to find the killer, the CIA find out he is a hired assasin. Islami ...more
Toni Osborne
The nation is thrown into turmoil when Presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed and the car is rocked by a car bomb killing Alexander's wife and many others. On the surface it appears to be the work of jihads terrorists. The FBI and CIA are hot on the case. The CIA director is presented with classified information pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington. Mitch Rapp is the only man reckless enough to get down to the truth. His mission leads him eventually ...more
Scott Widener
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What did you love best about Act of Treason? The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy. I mean, righteous, poisoning in the Oval office. So freaking cool
Who was your favorite character and why? Rapp-he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemies
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Jack Chalmers
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Lions of Lucerne (Scot Harvath, #1)
  • Path of the Assassin (Scot Harvath, #2)
  • State of the Union (Scot Harvath, #3)
  • Dark Guardian: A New Dawn (Dark Guardian, #2)
  • Dark Guardian: Legends (Dark Guardian, #3)
  • Dark Guardian (Dark Guardian, #1)
  • Ana Rocha: Shadows of Justice
  • The First Commandment (Scot Harvath, #6)
  • The Last Patriot (Scot Harvath, #7)
  • Blowback (Scot Harvath, #4)
  • Vince Flynn Complete Series Reading Order
  • The Legendary Wolf
  • Takedown (Scot Harvath, #5)
  • All Necessary Force (Pike Logan, #2)
  • Black List (Scot Harvath #11)
  • One Minute Out (Gray Man, #9)
  • The Apostle (Scot Harvath, #8)
  • Code of Conduct (Scot Harvath #14)
See similar books…
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

Other books in the series

Mitch Rapp (1 - 10 of 19 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)
  • Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)
  • Protect and Defend (Mitch Rapp, #10)
  • Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11)

News & Interviews

Ashley Poston made her name with Once Upon a Con, a contemporary series set in the world of fandom, and her two-part space opera, Heart of...
36 likes · 5 comments
“first, he called idiot savant. The type of person who is so smart in his or her field of expertise that their mind is literally elsewhere. In layman’s terms he explained that these people were smart in school and dumb on the bus. The second category was made up of perfectionists, people who were incapable of letting go of one task and moving on to another. These people were always playing catch-up, rarely rose to any real position of power, and needed to be managed properly. The third category, and the one to be most wary of, were the egomaniacs. These were the people who not only felt that their time was more important than anyone else’s, but who needed to prove it by constantly making others wait” 3 likes
“My doctor, who happens to be my old college roommate, tells me the Parkinson’s shouldn’t affect my golf game at all, which really surprised me. His explanation was very interesting. He said I’ve never been able to putt and since it was impossible for my putting to get any worse, there was actually a chance it might improve.” 1 likes
More quotes…