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New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with his most explosive political thriller yet. A tour de force of action-packed suspense, Protect and Defend delivers an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue. A true "heavyweight in the political thriller arena" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Vince Flynn has created a flesh-and-blood hero that readers can cheer for and a "finger-blistering page-turner" they won't dare put down.

In Protect and Defend, the action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches one of the most creative and daring espionage operations ever conceived. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States for the attack and demands retribution. Privately, Iran's bombastic president wants much more. He wants America and Israel to pay for their aggression with blood.

Enter Mitch Rapp, America's top counterterrorism operative. Used to employing deception, Rapp sees an opportunity where others see only Iranian reprisals that could leave thousands of Americans dead. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will further embarrass the Iranian government and push their country to the brink of revolution. As part of the plan, CIA director Irene Kennedy is dispatched to the region for a clandestine meeting with Azad Ashani, her Iranian counterpart.

But Rapp isn't the only one hatching plans. Iran's President Amatullah has recruited Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar to do his dirty work. For decades Mukhtar has acted as a surrogate for Iran, blazing a trail of death and destruction across the Middle East and beyond. When Kennedy's meeting with Ashani goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given twenty-four hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

Review:

"After taking care of a loose end from Act of Treason (2006), Mitch Rapp looks into the destruction of Iran's secret nuclear weapons facility in bestseller's Flynn's predictable eighth thriller to feature the counterterrorism agent. Given the absence of any indication of either a U.S. or an Israeli air strike, Rapp takes the opportunity to persuade the U.S. administration to plot an operation to destabilize the fanatical Iranian regime by having an Iranian dissident group claim responsibility for what he suspects was an inside job by an Israeli spy. When the Iranian government sinks one of its own ships and blames the U.S., Rapp and CIA chief Irene Kennedy travel to Iraq to try to defuse the crisis, only to fall victim to an ambush (reminiscent of one in Tom Clancy's A Clear and Present Danger) that results in Kennedy's abduction. Rapp races the clock to rescue his boss before she's tortured into revealing what she knows. Despite a backstory replete with personal loss, Rapp comes across as a one-dimensional killing machine, willing to do whatever needs doing to complete the mission." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have....[He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today." Providence Journal

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling author of Act of Treason delivers his most explosive thriller yet, featuring America's secret weapon — CIA operative Mitch Rapp.

Synopsis:

In Flynn's most explosive thriller yet--a #1 "New York Times" bestseller--CIA operative Mitch Rapp returns and finds himself on a collision course with America's most feared enemy. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

Synopsis:

The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Act of Treason" delivers his mostexplosive thriller yet, featuring Americas secret weapon--CIA operative MitchRapp.

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Vince Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

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Jack watson, October 31, 2007 (view all comments by Jack watson)
Solid thriller entertainment!

Mitch Rapp is back in action and fans of this series no what to expect and should be pleased with the results. The story begins with a left over plot from Act of Treason, but then moves on to a new story involving the destruction of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons facility. The plot revolves around the twists and turns of might of done this, and who might take the blame: the Israelis? The U.S.? Maybe the Iranians themselfs? Things really heat up when Rapp along with the CIA chief fall victim to an ambush while on a mission to defuse the situation and the CIA chief is kidnaped. Rapp is in a race against time to save his boss...and lets nothing stand in his way! Not great literature but hard to beat for pulse pounding, action entertainment! And PS: when are we going to see Mitch Rapp in the Movies? Speaking of pulse pounding entertainment I have to recommend the indie publishing hit “Tourist in the Yucatan!”
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743270410
Subtitle:
A Thriller
Author:
Flynn, Vince
Publisher:
Atria Books
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Political fiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 416 pages Atria Books - English 9780743270410 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After taking care of a loose end from Act of Treason (2006), Mitch Rapp looks into the destruction of Iran's secret nuclear weapons facility in bestseller's Flynn's predictable eighth thriller to feature the counterterrorism agent. Given the absence of any indication of either a U.S. or an Israeli air strike, Rapp takes the opportunity to persuade the U.S. administration to plot an operation to destabilize the fanatical Iranian regime by having an Iranian dissident group claim responsibility for what he suspects was an inside job by an Israeli spy. When the Iranian government sinks one of its own ships and blames the U.S., Rapp and CIA chief Irene Kennedy travel to Iraq to try to defuse the crisis, only to fall victim to an ambush (reminiscent of one in Tom Clancy's A Clear and Present Danger) that results in Kennedy's abduction. Rapp races the clock to rescue his boss before she's tortured into revealing what she knows. Despite a backstory replete with personal loss, Rapp comes across as a one-dimensional killing machine, willing to do whatever needs doing to complete the mission." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have....[He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today."
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times bestselling author of Act of Treason delivers his most explosive thriller yet, featuring America's secret weapon — CIA operative Mitch Rapp.
"Synopsis" by , In Flynn's most explosive thriller yet--a #1 "New York Times" bestseller--CIA operative Mitch Rapp returns and finds himself on a collision course with America's most feared enemy. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.
"Synopsis" by , The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Act of Treason" delivers his mostexplosive thriller yet, featuring Americas secret weapon--CIA operative MitchRapp.
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