Mitch Rapp takes on terrorism and another evil monstrosity. Politicians. Yuck, they’re just the worst. Terrorist aren’t that cracking either. Who will win the day?
This wasn’t a normal Mitch Rapp outing in that the action took a back seat for the majority of the novel and placed more focus on the battle that he and the CIA have on convincing the politicians that there methods shouldn’t be questioned as they get results and that people who aim to blow people up shouldn’t really ha ...more
This may help explain the somber look on Obama's face when he exited his first briefing with the president. He needs our prayer because while the book is fiction, the issues are not.
Flynn's writing style is rich and fluid. His characters are generally well drawn. So, ...more
Throughout the book, women are constantly screwing everything up with their dumb womanly ideas and the men have to come in and save the day by punching some stuff. At one point Rapp even says something like "your mom doesn't understand because she's a woman. But I'm a man so I kn ...more
While Rapp is a prominent character in this book, the focus is on Mike Nash. Nash also does secret stuff for the CIA but he's trying to balance his job with raising a young family. His wife doesn't quite know or understand what he does which makes it even more challenging. I liked the human aspect of the stor ...more
Mitch again breaks all the rules, and you know you love him for it. He is attempting to get vital information from high ranking members of the Taliban. They have been apprehended by the United States and are being held on a United States Air Force Base. Mitch and his partner, Mike Nash, enter the base disguised as Air Fo ...more
Flynn again chooses a plot that tends to bring home the problems that we have with our current military conflict. I don't see this ending soon. This is a different conflict that is not going to end with an armistice or surrender. i.e. Under Democratic leadership, we dropped a whole lot of explosives on the peoples of Indo China. But to my knowledge, the victims have never brought revenge to the USA.
My main thoughts while reading this is about the US Senate. Established as a bala ...more
Having read all of his novels, there is no doubt Vince Flynn is one of my favourite authors. This latest thriller features Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash fighting one more battle against terrorism.
This is a very addictive series that captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women risking their lives in covert operations hidden from the scrutiny of their political leaders. This story starts with the CIA detecting and intercepting two terrorist cells ...more
Certainly, we have mixed emotions in this country - and sometimes short-lived emoti ...more
Narrator: George Guidall
This installment kept me up till 3am and as soon as it ended, I went straight to the next book, Pursuit of Honor, which picks up where Extreme Measures leaves off.
There were times when I felt like I was following an 80s primetime soap called 'CIA' but that's not a complaint, just something I noted as it wasn't all just terrorists or Rapp falling for another stupid cow. This time Flynn threw in Mike Nash, who wa ...more
"Team America: World Police" had more realistic baddies than this Mitch Rapp whack-a-thon. (Team America is a movie from the creators of South Park. It is acted by puppets.)
Though slightly more entertaining than picking my nose while stuck in traffic, Extreme Measures can't really be called a novel. It's polemic, pushing the idea that the CIA should be allowed to do anything it wants, wherever it wants because America's enemies are really, really bad guys. The plot ...more
It is the best job Flynn has done in his firs ...more
Mitch Rapp joins forces with friend, colleague, and new-comer to the series Mike Nash, an Ex-Marine and elite operative. The CIA has captured 2 terrorist cells, but a third is believed to still be at large, run by a sadistic mastermind known as Karim. Rapp goes to extreme measures (he ...more
However, FLynn's efforts to show how stupid politicians are that do not understand what the efforts of our special policmen and CIA are do ...more
Mitch Rapp to the rescue again. I was about to say a "one-man army," but this time he has some significant help from his friend Mike Nash, family man.
I liked this book the least of all by this author that I've read. It had more propaganda supporting torture, or as Mitch & Dick Cheney would put it, "enhanced interrogation methods," or "extreme measures," to pry information from suspected terrorists than Flynn's previous works. In the fictional world Vince Flynn creates, it works. Rapp always knowsman.I ...more
The characters were shallow,the story disjointed. Lots of boring dialouges about the government's incompetence. Mitch Rapp is having problems with politicians on Capitol Hill...AGAIN, he's torturing terrorists...AGAIN, the bad guys happen to be Muslim Fundamentalists...AGAIN. ...more
The plot of EXTREME MEASURES is Mitch and Mike Nash collaborating to extract information from two terrorist leaders. Mitch and Mike fear there is a third cell trying to wreak havoc on American soil. Their goal is to stop the cell before it can reach the designated target, but in the mid way Mitch Rapp's role becomes quite limited and stor ...more
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 St ...more