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Order to Kill

(Mitch Rapp #15)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  18,074 ratings  ·  902 reviews
In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, this time he might have met his match.

Mitch Rapp is used to winning.

But in this follow-up to #1 New York Times bestselling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing fa
Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published October 11th 2016 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Kathy Speck I'm so torn about this. I was devastated by the loss of Vince Flynn and I'm grateful to Kyle Mills for continuing the character. But Mitch Rapp feels …moreI'm so torn about this. I was devastated by the loss of Vince Flynn and I'm grateful to Kyle Mills for continuing the character. But Mitch Rapp feels different to me. He's not the same guy. He's more aggressive and less -- hmm, intelligent? I don't know, he just feels different. He speaks with a different tone; he's less patient with people. But even with all that said, I'll continue to purchase the books and read them. A different Mitch Rapp is better than no Mitch Rapp at all. (less)
Gary Marshall It helps to read them in chronological order, but the author does a good job giving background in each book so it is not essential. I strongly encoura…moreIt helps to read them in chronological order, but the author does a good job giving background in each book so it is not essential. I strongly encourage you to read them all in order if you can. A movie should be released soon based upon one of Flynn's books.(less)

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Andrew Smith
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If 007 had less humour and a colder heart, then I guess he’d be Mitch Rapp. Oh, and he'd have to be American too, of course. But though Mitch is an agent of America’s foreign intelligence service he’s not someone who protects his country through stealth and the seduction of women, he’s more a barge the door down and shoot ‘em between the eyes type of guy.

I’ve been following this series for years. I used to listen to the audiobook versions, read by the peerless George Guidall, as I completed my
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Mills returns to extend the Mitch Rapp series, careful to keep the Vince Flynn voice and sentiment throughout the swift narrative. While Rapp has become use to being in control, he is dealt a curveball when outmanoeuvred in South Africa by a hired killer. Taken into custody, Rapp learns that there is a plot to intercept some warheads from Pakistan's nuclear arsenal and place them in the hands of ISIS. This will surely goad America into an already fluid war, with the stakes much higher and the en ...more
L.A. Starks
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In another astonishingly well-written book, Kyle Mills channels Vince Flynn (sounds weirder than it is) to take Mitch Rapp straight into the middle of ISIS as he tries to determine who attacked his friend, Scott Coleman. Superb action, lots of insight, and Mills doesn't flinch from putting Rapp in danger time and again.

The within-ISIS scenes feel realistic--no false rescues, even when the reader hopes for them, thus no clichés.

Mills delivers Flynn's characters with a tightly-written plot all hi
Ryan Steck
Jun 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Fresh off the heels of last year’s The Survivor, which was praised both by fans and critics on its way to earning #1 triple crown status on the New York Times bestsellers list, Kyle Mills returns with his second contribution to the Mitch Rapp franchise that was originally created by the late Vince Flynn.

Unlike last year, when Mills was tasked with fitting a story around the three pages that Flynn had written before his passing (and which also h
Slaven Tomasi
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As a Mitch Rapp Ambassador, I’ve had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Order To Kill by Kyle Mills. Let me start of by saying that I was very skeptical of the character Vince Flynn created when Kyle took over writing duties. Even more so in October of 2014 when they released the first 3 pages or the first chapter. Mitch was outside with Stan Hurley smoking and drinking… I was thinking, is this Mitch Rapp? He’s not having to blend in inside a hostile environment, he’s perfectly safe wit ...more
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
I liked this Mitch Rapp book better than the first one written by Kyle Mills, The Survivor, which I rated 3.5 stars. Mitch is working in Islamabad to try to thwart extremists as the government and Army are playing hide and seek with its nuclear arsenal. Mitch jets off to South Africa to save his close friend Claudia and her daughter, after being tipped by an unlikely source. Meanwhile, Russian president Krupin is under enormous pressure to restore his country's presence on the world stage and la ...more
Kathi Defranc
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kyle Mills continues the travels of Mitch Rapp with aplomb

The author has taken full control of Mitch Rapp and I am happy to say that Vince himself would love the result! From the opening to the scene where Rapp's cohort Scott Coleman is severely injured we continue to grow and learn with our hero. New bad guys are introduced as Rapp learns that Pakistan's nuclear warheads are being constantly moved,with ISIS involved but there seems to be another person making the deals. As Rapp heads to find wh
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
A better effort than "Survivor," and more in line with the late Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp voice. 8 of 10 stars ...more
Mike French
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mitch Rapp is in great hands with Kyle Mills! This is the second novel after the death of Vince Flynn and both have been 5 stars IMHO. Action from start to finish!
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

“Is killing a known terrorist wrong? I ask this, did the terrorist allow any of his victim’s quarter? No, then allow him no quarter, and hoist the black flag.”- TR Wallace.

“The flames are silent, Peace is violent, Tears are frozen ’cause massacre was chosen”. - Ankita Singhal.

“These idiots will eventually wake up to the threat, but by then it might be too late.”- Stan Hurley.

State sponsored terrorism is a tactic as old as the concept of political violence itself. Whether you’re a
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
Following the tragic news of Vince Flynn’s passing, fans were dismayed over the future of the world-renowned CIA operative, Mitch Rapp’s, future. A character whom Vince had brought to life in such a dramatic way that you could immerse yourself in his dark world and feel like you were living it. After a few year’s hiatus, Kyler Mills took the reins and did an admirable job with The Survivor. There was high praise, of which some was mine, but he also had the unenviable position of filling big shoe ...more
Ross Sidor
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is probably the most implausible and outlandish Mitch Rapp novel, but it is also the most purely entertaining. Basically, it reads like a really good action movie in print form. The plot is very fast paced and doesn't slow down. Rapp has one of his most bad ass moments in the series when he goes undercover in the middle of ISIS-controlled Iraq. He also gets to play out some classic Rappisms, as he threatens and coerces meddling foreign "allied" military officers. The novel also features one ...more
Jun 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly released to see the series is in good hands. This is the second book by Mills and it's as good as Flynn. Mr. Flynn will be missed, and he will never be forgotten, but his characters live on. ...more
Mike Kennedy
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Full disclosure, I received this book as a Mitch Rapp Ambassador from the publisher. I received my copy two weeks ago in the mail, and was disappointed it took me two weeks to read due to a crazy work schedule. Now that I am through with it, I can say that I loved this book. I liked The Survivor, but it was a notch below the rest of the series. The same can not be said for Order to Kill. Mills hits a home run with his second attempt on carrying on Vince Flynn legacy.

Mills really crafted a fast
Dave Schultz
Aug 03, 2016 rated it liked it
I received an early copy as part of the ambassador program, which I was very excited about. I thought the book was good bordering on excellent. my first issue was how long it took me to read a Mitch Rapp novel. Granted I have been reading and enjoying a different genre lately. usually a Rapp book is 2-3 days, this one was a couple weeks.
My biggest hang up was when Rapp locates an American extremist who is being held captive. Rapp's plan is to get lumped up and then become embedded with the enem
Syd (deertales)
is it weird that this is one of my favorite mitch rapp books so far? kyle mills has done a wonderful job taking vince flynns place, bravo! full review to come
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
Not bad, it moved along nicely, there really weren't any big surprises, but it was an enjoyable escape. ...more
God Bless Kyle Mills for keeping the Mitch Rapp character alive, I think Vince Flynn would be proud!

Mitch Rapp is in for his toughest fight yet when traveling the globe to prevent nuclear weapons from falling into the hands of ISIS. But when it becomes clear that the corrupt Russian President has a different agenda, intending to bring chaos and destruction to the Middle East, Rapp must go behind enemy lines, deep into Iraqi territory, posing as an ISIS member, uncovering a more deadly plan than
Wayland Smith
May 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Vince Flynn died early from cancer, leaving the future of his Mitch Rapp series in doubt. Kyle Mills took over for this book at least, and I have to say, it was better than the previous Rapp book.

In Order To Kill, Mitch Rapp is on the hunt in Pakistan. The government and the army are at odds, and the military is keeping their nuclear arsenal on the move, supposedly to foil terrorists. What actually happens is agents of Maxim Krupin, power-mad leader of Russia. Krupin has an elaborate plan to us
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, I wasn't impressed w/ this 2nd attempt to emulate the MASTER, Vince Flynn. Mills' 1st novel was a bit better, but, this 2nd is pure Mills. IMHO, Mills' style: short, terse, NO-detail writing style, rather action-filled, simple plot with few sub-plots, NO character depth, No emotion, no character relationships. The MASTER, Flynn (excluding his last 2, which felt a bit "rushed"), was the opposite: Compelling plot, and intertwined sub-plots, with lots of detail, lots of character dev ...more
Pamela Small
Although no one could-or would- ever replace the late Vince Flynn as a person, Kyle Mills does an impeccable job of emulating him as he continues the legacy Mr. Flynn began in the Mitch Rapp series. Undoubtedly, Mr. Mills has captured the essence of the Mitch Rapp character. He has seamlessly maintained the integrity and voice of the protagonist, and does so spot on. In this latest installment in the series, Mitch must match wits with the most skilled opponent he has ever confronted. The conflic ...more
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Kyle Mills does it again, breathing new life into Mitch Rapp. This might be one of my favorites in the series thus far, and almost definitely some of Mitch's biggest personal growth moments. Also at least two of those "Mitch Rapp don't take no shit" moments. ...more
Bob Mayer
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced, exciting, great read for entertainment.
Nov 12, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In my opinion it is really hard to tell that Vince Flynn isn't writing these anymore! Kyle has a unique way of writing and the style is very similar to Vince. In this book Mitch is sent to stop the Russian President from Attacking the Saudi Arabian oil supply that will wreck havoc on the oil and economies of the world. He wants the rest of the world to depend on him while gaining some popularity in his country and to bolster the economy. In order to stop him Mitch must pose as an ISIS recruit an ...more
Michael Hicks
When Mitch Rapp returned last year with the help of a new author following the death of his creator, Vince Flynn, I was initially skeptical. Kyle Mills proved to be an adept writer fully capable of handling Flynn’s characters though, and The Survivor won me over pretty quickly. Order to Kill proves that Mill’s prior effort was hardly a fluke or one-off. Mills is not only capable of taking on Flynn’s rough-and-ready CIA assassin, but shows he’s the natural heir apparent to continue this series fo ...more
Mar 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Don Gorman
Oct 18, 2016 rated it liked it
(3) I was not thrilled by the first attempt by Kyle Mills to continue this wonderful franchise, and I was feeling the same way after the first 100 or so pages of this one. But I am glad to report that from about that point on this book is pretty darn solid. I felt like we really did have the real Mitch Rapp back, and he always has been on of the most fun, badass operators on the planet. I found a lot of familiar themes here, including a very worthy adversary who helps make this story much more e ...more
Bill Donhiser
Another great Mitch App novel, good plot, great action, enjoyable read. Can't wait for the next installment. Kyle Mills does an excellent job of carrying on the Vince Flynn tradition ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
I really wanted to like Order To Kill more than I did. Sure, I liked it. It was a Mitch Rapp novel and had all the right Mitch Rapp stuff in it. It even had some really good new stuff tossed into the mix as well. I guess that's why I wanted to like it more. I mean, pitting Mitch against a foe who was ranked in his same league with a similar skill set and reputation should have been a reader's dream! I don't know, I suppose I just thought Order To Kill was a bit disjointed and had a few too many ...more
Ron Wroblewski
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vince-flynn
Mitch Rapp saves the world again. I love every one of these books. It's the romantic Long Ranger in me. And in the end he does something he did in a previous book.
His opponent, who entered his profession for promise of Money, beautiful women, power, says "All things I no longer value". Know what he values? Love. The greatest power on earth is Love. If people cared about each other it would solve all of the world's problems. Mitch fights for love of his country and to eliminate evil from the wor
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