By Vince Flynn
#1 big apple Times bestselling writer Vince Flynn returns with another explosive mystery, introducing the younger Mitch Rapp, as he is taking on his first assignment.
Before he used to be thought of a CIA superagent, earlier than he was once regarded as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and sooner than he used to be either loathed and well-known through the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was once a proficient collage athlete and not using a care on the planet . . . after which tragedy struck.
Two many years of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the rustic in an more and more weak place. chilly conflict veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield is familiar with he needs to organize his humans for the subsequent battle. the increase of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it should be met overseas ahead of it reaches America’s beaches. Stansfield directs his protÉgÉe, Irene Kennedy, and his previous chilly struggle colleague, Stan Hurley, to shape a brand new team of clandestine operatives who will paintings open air the traditional chain of command—men who don't exist.
What form of guy is keen to kill for his kingdom with out placing on a uniform? Kennedy unearths him within the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist assault. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that chilly December evening, and hundreds of thousands of friends and family have been left trying to find convenience. Mitch Rapp was once one in all them, yet he was once now not drawn to convenience. He sought after retribution.
Six months of excessive education has ready him to carry the struggle to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal potency. Rapp begins in Istanbul, the place he assassinates the Turkish hands broker who offered the explosives utilized in the Pan Am assault. Rapp then strikes onto Hamburg along with his group and throughout Europe, leaving a path of our bodies. All roads result in Beirut, even though, and what Rapp doesn’t recognize is that the enemy knows his lifestyles and has ready a seize. The hunter is ready to turn into the hunted, and Rapp will desire each ounce of ability and crafty if he's to outlive the war-ravaged urban and its numerous terrorist factions.
As action-packed, fast moving, and brutally reasonable because it will get, Flynn’s newest page-turner indicates readers the way it all begun. at the back of the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a tender guy primed to turn into an American Assassin.
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His face twisted into a scowl. 舡 Kennedy put her hands on her hips and stuck out her chin. 舡 The request caught Hurley off guard. 舡 Hurley cracked a smile in an attempt to brush her off, but she told him again to take his glasses off. Hurley reluctantly did so. 舠I respect you,舡 Kennedy said, 舠in fact I might trust you more with my life than anyone in this world. 舡 舠Yep. 舡 Hurley scoffed as if the idea was preposterous. 舡 舠I suppose you think the Special Operations Group just showed up one day. Who do you think trained all those guys?
No military experience, my ass. 舡 Kennedy was still in a bit of shock. She herself had seen Hurley tie NFL-sized linebackers into pretzels. Nowhere in her research had she found anything that would lead her to believe Rapp was capable of going toe to toe with Stan Hurley. 舠Stan, you need to trust me. 舡 舠He didn舗t best me! 舡 舠Yeah, but you cheated,舡 Tschida said, taking perverse pleasure in the torment he was causing Hurley. 舡 It took every last bit of restraint to not throw his glass at the gloating Tschida.
It looked like he had been suckered. Hurley knew he was horribly out of position, and exposed, but he wasn舗t the least bit alarmed. He pulled back his punch and prepared to go back in again on a different angle of attack. He was in the process of delivering his second blow when he realized again that something was wrong. Hurley sensed more than saw the big left hook bearing down on his face. In the final split second before impact he braced himself by pulling in his chin and dropping his hips. The crushing blow landed just above Hurley舗s right eye.