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Lethal Agent

(Mitch Rapp #18)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  3,296 ratings  ·  340 reviews
An unprecedented and terrifying bioterrorism plot threatens to kill millions in the midst of a divisive presidential election in this new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series.
A toxic presidential election is underway in an America already badly weakened by internal divisions. While politicians focus entirely on maintaining their own power and pri
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Atria/Emily Bestler Books
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Oct 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
Yikes. The longer this droned on, the lower my rating. Meager resemblance to the late Vince Flynn. 0 of 10 stars
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
The latest novel in the Mitch Rapp series will leave long-time fans with a question or two, while newer recruits may be ready to dive right in. This is one of those ‘take-over’ series, to which I will refer later in the review. Such a series is not everyone’s cup of tea, putting the caliber of the overall product in jeopardy. When a former Saudi intelligence agent finds his way into Iraq and seeks to impress the ISIS hierarchy, Mitch Rapp is waiting to exterminate the man. However, Sayid Halabi ...more
L.A. Starks
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whoa! Lethal Agent is unbelievably prescient, especially considering it was planned, plotted, and published well in advance of this week. Sub in al-Baghdadi, a selected Senator or Congresswoman, and the U.S. special ops attack team of 70, and Kyle Mills forecasted the great ISIS terrorist take-down. (Or is predicting the need for another one.)

This speaks to his research, his sources, the way in which he has developed Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp character, and Mills' own superb writing.<
The Real Book Spy
Jul 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After a long career of killing bad guys and taking names, Mitch Rapp is finally faced with a scenario he may not be able to prevent when a dangerous bioterrorism attack threatens the United States of America.

A couple of books back, at the end of Enemy of the State (2017), Mitch Rapp happened across a cavern filled with high-ranking members of ISIS in Northern Iraq, including Mullah Sayid Halabi, their leader and the most wanted terrorist on the planet. After throwing a grenade into the cave, Ra
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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LETHAL AGENT (Mitch Rapp #18) is the fifth book by Kyle Mills in the world of Mitch Rapp started by author Vince Flynn. Mr. Mills has never disappointed me in his continued portrayal of Mitch and all the secondary characters that continue to surround him. While I am always intrigued and drawn into the chosen threat in each book, the thought of a bioterrorism attack has always terrified me more than any other.

Mullah Sayid Halabi survived Mitch
Donna Hines
Toxicity in a US Election for President being weakened by internal forces while ISIS is recruiting top game players to destroy the land we love....MY WORD BRING IT ON!!!
An imminent attack is in the works, full on bio terrorism plots are being calculated, millions are in the line of fire....Propaganda using the internet was the go too format including but not limited to crossing the border w/o detection while creating mass hysteria using a deadly virus.
Let me begin by noting to Atria,
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
ISIS mastermind and psycho Sayid Halabi was left for dead in a cave in Northern Iraq; however, cockroaches are notoriously difficult to kill. He has two priorities in life: getting even with Mitch Rapp, and returning the world to the Dark Ages. So, he discovers a virulent disease in a remote area and attacks the Doctors without Borders post there to draw in Mitch Rapp and team. Halabi barely escapes with his life, and a disease specialist, whom he tortures to manufacture anthrax. Partnering with ...more
Michael Hicks
My review of LETHAL AGENT can be found at High Fever Books.

Since Kyle Mills took over writing about Mitch Rapp in The Survivor after Vince Flynn’s passing, I’ve spent the last few books praising his rescuing of the character and his attempts at making Rapp into a protagonist that’s as compelling as he is violently entertaining. The more time Flynn spent writing these books, the more Rapp descended into parody and caricature, devolving into a raging id that wanted to kill anybody who dared disagree
It seems with this book Mitch is questioning things. Questioning if his what he has done for his whole life worth it to anyone but himself. Of course where he was questioning it (while on a vapid body guard duty) made it seem worse than it was and quite frankly Mitch’s response to his clients was funny and deserved.

The rest of the book where once again Mitch takes care of business is some crazy off the books op is fun to read. Mitch is back in his normal element of catching the bad guys, yet a
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
That ending!
Mitch Rapp gets things done to perfection.
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
First of all I would like to thank Atria for this ARC as part of the Mitch Rapp Ambassador program.

I've been reading the exploits of Mitch Rapp for over a decade. Those books that Vince wrote in his prime were legendary. Although Kyle Mills will never be Vince (no one can be) he's done a really good job continuing the series. Although the previous entry, Red War, was kind of a miss for me. It tried to be something different, which I appreciate, but it felt like too much of a geo political Grish
Julie Watson
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mitch Rapp has returned as deadly and devious as ever. Kyle Mills has returned to the style of Vince Flynn and has created a memorable story with a spectacular ending! Story opens with the reappearance of a previous nemesis that the world thought dead - Mullah Sayid Halabi. Like the phoenix arising from the ashes, Halabi reconstructs his battle harden followers into a smaller force with a large target - the attack on the American heartland itself with a bioweapon, through manipulation of Mexican ...more
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mitch Rapp is back with a bang in Lethal Agent! It absolutely had a classic Vince Flynn feel to this one. Just imagine Memorial Day with the insane risks, and you have Lethal Agent.
I’ve always loved how Kyle Mills can weave humor in his Mitch Rapp books. It for sure eases some of my stress, and it adds a level of brotherhood with his teammates.
It was beyond terrifying how “ripped from the headlines” this one felt. That seems to be a common theme in today’s thrillers, but in this one we had sou
Slaven Tomasi
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“IN THE IRANIAN seaside city of Bandar Abbas an elderly man shuffled down a dusty street in his dirty white djellaba, a simple robe like garment that flowed from his shoulder to his ankles. A brown turban covered his head and face; a pair of worn leather sandals, his feet. The wind blew in off the Persian Gulf, and the night sky was filled with thick clouds.”

“The decrepit old man mumbled to himself in Farsi, the native language, as he went. Like so many things in his life, appearance
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Male Bodice Ripper to the extreme, and I love it.

Now working unofficially for the CIA, Mitch is confronted with an enemy from his past. Mullah Sayid Halabi, thought dead and buried in a Northern Iraqi cave, has resurfaced. He has 2 goals in life-annihilate the western infidels and get hands on Rapp and torture him to the fringe of death.

Halabi was acquired a bio-weapon that could well accomplish the first, as for the second-we all know Mitch is not going down easy.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lethal Agent is a true Mitch Rapp novel in every mannerism, combining the best of cutthroat political insights of Mr. Flynn and the action spirited writing of Mr. Mills. As a Mitch Rapp fanatic, I am highly critical of seeing my hero shine in his novels and Lethal Agent undoubtedly blew past my expectations in ways I hadn’t even fathomed. With a realistically scary threat to mankind, dirty politics in Washington, and a Glock toting, neck breaking Mitch Rapp on the heels of a terrorist mastermind ...more
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s Mitch Rapp! Of course it gets five stars. 18th Rapp book and no let down. Kyle Mills has yet again faithfully continued Vince Flynn’s legacy.
Derek Luedtke
Jul 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky, and thrilled, to be selected again as a Mitch Rapp Ambassador, which meant I was given the privilege to read the next installment in the Mitch Rapp saga, prior to the release date. To say that I was excited to read the new book, about one of the greatest characters in the thriller genre, is an understatement. I have been a HUGE Mitch Rapp fan since Vince Flynn introduced him to us in Transfer of Power. Vince, through 13 Mitch Rapp novels, elevated the thriller genre, and set the bar ...more
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thrillers, reviewed
Lethal Agent
by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
I was sure that when Vince Flynn passed away, I'd be fare welling my favorite counter terrorist operative for the CIA too, but thankfully the series is in very safe hands with Kyle Mills.

I've read all the books in this series and am still like a kid in a candy store, every time a new installment comes out.
For twenty years I've been reading this series and still expectations are high, where a Mitch Rapp novel is concerned.
In Lethal Agent Mitch
Aaron Katz
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kyle Mills returns to the Mitch Rapp series with another incredible addition. Mitch is up against a threat different and more dire than any he's faced before. If you've read the other books in the series you're going to love this newest one and if this is your first Mitch Rapp adventure it's a great jumping on point.
Stuart Ashenbrenner
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I feel so fortunate that Kyle Mills picked up the Mitch Rapp reigns and has continued the amazing Vince Flynn series.

This was a fantastic book. It was a little different than most of the past books I've read in this series though. I felt a slight slow in action in lieu of a little more plot development and political drama. It's been interesting over the past few years, as it seems like more and more authors are adding some bits of reality into the novels. Kyle Mills did the same in L
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The tone and pacing changed drastically, almost as if the author stopped, then came back to it later. Unnecessarily complicated, 100 pages too long.
Mark Patterson
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding story! Classic Mitch Rapp. The political intrigue was reminiscent of Vince Flynn’s earlier books. Kyle Mills has done a great job continuing the Mitch Rapp saga from VF, but he took this one to another level! If you haven’t preordered this book yet, do it! You don’t want to miss this one!!
Mike Kennedy
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vince-flynn
Mitch Rapp is back just in time to save the United States and the World from a bioterrorism threat. ISIS has kidnapped a French Scientist from a Doctors Without Boarders site. They force him to make weaponized anthrax to smuggle into the US through a Mexican Cartel. This threat is just a cover to keep Mitch Rapp busy as they work on their true plan.

Meanwhile, back in the United States, President Alexander is winding down his second term in office. The election cycle has begun, and the clear fro
Margie Nash
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
According to Publisher’s Weekly, “In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp remains the gold standard.” No one reading this would disagree! Kyle Mills has done it again. For the fifth time, it’s difficult to distinguish between the style of Vince and Kyle. A transition smooth as silk.
The setting switches back and forth between Yemen, Somalia and Mexico as Sayid Halabi is bent on destroying most of the world with the ultimate bioterrorist weapon. Sadly, one U.S. senator is practically
Gabriel Sanchez
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This May have just overtaken "Memorial Day" Leaving "Kill Shot", "Enemy of The State" and Now "Lethal Agent as my all time, top 3 favorite Mitch Rapp novels.

Rapp gets down and DIRTY without the help of anyone while overcoming immense adversity overseas, across borders, and on homeland.

Another classic from Kyle Mills who continues the "badassery" in which Vince Flynn created!!
A low 3.5 stars.

What happened to my Mitch?? Where did all the character development go from the last few books? Mitch is such a Sociopath in this. I know he has tortured people in the past but minor spoiler he uses bolt cutters to cut off a man’s hand or uses a guys femur as a lock opener. Ew.
How the story wraps up is the only reason I gave it a .5 star and nostalgia. My boy Scott Coleman isn’t in it much so that always sucks.
Please Kyle Millis go back to Mitch's development y
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, fiction
Yay! Rapp is back and not as a secondary character as he was in the "Red War". I like the plot in Lethal Agent, a very possible and scary scenario. Something about Rapp and Claudia's relationship bugs me from day one and still does.
Zaba Smith
Oct 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
An anti-conservative diatribe by "Hillary Clinton-Mills" with some Mitch Rapp thrown in. Claudia is a load; she wants to change Mitch instead of change for him. Ever since Mills got involved, Rapp is some philosophical wreck; Stan Hurley would kick Rapp's ass, and tell him to take off his mother's apron. Rapp is dead, long live mediocre writing.
Sep 30, 2019 rated it did not like it

The quality of the Mitch Rapp books have fallen off a cliff. Very disappointed in this author and the quality of the story line, characters, and lack of realism.
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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 St

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