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Act of Treason

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ISBN13: 9781416542261
ISBN10: 1416542264
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CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation's capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn's eighth explosive thriller.

It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

When presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil. Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. On the surface it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, despite the tremendous job that the U.S. and her allies have done eliminating terrorist cells within the heart of America. While the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists, CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington.

Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion. His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to their core.

Review:

"Tom Clancy fans who have not yet discovered bestseller Flynn (Consent to Kill) and his maverick, do-whatever-it-takes hero, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, will find this page-turner right up their alley. When an al-Qaeda–style bomb attack on the motorcade of the Democratic presidential candidate, Georgia governor Josh Alexander, in Washington, D.C., a month before the November election kills the candidate's wife and several Secret Service agents, Rapp uses all the tools at his disposal to investigate the claim of the now discredited head of the protective detail that a mysterious figure in a red baseball cap set off the fatal bomb. Rapp soon finds that the motive for the outrage may be personal rather than political. While the underlying plot elements require a great deal of suspended disbelief, Flynn will pull most readers along with his taut writing and plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community. Author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Flynn's latest (and best) novel featuring maverick CIA agent Mitch Rapp....Flynn's profile rises with the publication of each new novel, and there is no doubt that Act of Treason will bring him to even loftier heights." BookReporter.com

Review:

"[A] book whose propulsive, skulduggery-filled plot makes up for its clunky prose and almost hallucinogenically rose-tinted view of Pentagon activities. (Grade: B)" Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Even though Act of Treason starts out fast and strong, many readers may find themselves losing that all-important suspension of disbelief halfway through, which could spell disaster for Flynn and his record on bestseller lists." Denver Post

Synopsis:

Promising an explosive conclusion, Act of Treason is the eighth thriller by New York Times bestselling author Flynn featuring the spine-tingling exploits of CIA operative Mitch Rapp.

Synopsis:

The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun — and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp's hunt for a killer with a personal agenda.

In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington's most powerful players, they call o n Mitch Rapp — the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation's capital...and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.

Synopsis:

The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun—and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda—in this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.

In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington’s most powerful players, they call on Mitch Rapp—the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation’s capital…and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.

About the Author

Vince Flynn is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous thrillers, including Executive Power, Memorial Day, and Consent to Kill. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.vinceflynn.com.

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Edward Hahn, July 11, 2011 (view all comments by Edward Hahn)
Vince Flynn's thrillers are as good as it gets in the genre with the possible exception of Barry Eisler's John Rain series. They are neither realistic nor believable but they sure do entertain. I read this one in two days.

Mitch Rapp, the protagonist in all of Flynn's novels is a very flawed human being who is also very good at what he does, finding and eliminating enemies of the U.S. He works for the CIA but as most characters in these type of books, often goes his own way. Naturally this gets him in trouble with his superiors and also with many powerful politicians.

The only thing that keeps him on the job is that he is always successful in spite of or maybe because of his methods. If he ever fails, it's clear the sharks will have at him and tear him apart.

This story in particular puts him cross-wise with the Vice-President Elect who is definitely out to get him. The strength of the story is in the details which I won't get into here. I will say that readers will not be totally sure how the plot will play out until the last 10 pages, which is why I was late for Happy Hour. I could not out the book down.

There aren't many stories that would keep me from a chance to enjoy reasonably priced beers with my friends. This one did, for 15 minutes, anyway.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416542261
Author:
Flynn, Vince
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Intelligence officers
Subject:
Presidential candidates
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market Paperback
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.125 in

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Product details 512 pages Pocket Books - English 9781416542261 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tom Clancy fans who have not yet discovered bestseller Flynn (Consent to Kill) and his maverick, do-whatever-it-takes hero, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, will find this page-turner right up their alley. When an al-Qaeda–style bomb attack on the motorcade of the Democratic presidential candidate, Georgia governor Josh Alexander, in Washington, D.C., a month before the November election kills the candidate's wife and several Secret Service agents, Rapp uses all the tools at his disposal to investigate the claim of the now discredited head of the protective detail that a mysterious figure in a red baseball cap set off the fatal bomb. Rapp soon finds that the motive for the outrage may be personal rather than political. While the underlying plot elements require a great deal of suspended disbelief, Flynn will pull most readers along with his taut writing and plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community. Author tour." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Flynn's latest (and best) novel featuring maverick CIA agent Mitch Rapp....Flynn's profile rises with the publication of each new novel, and there is no doubt that Act of Treason will bring him to even loftier heights."
"Review" by , "[A] book whose propulsive, skulduggery-filled plot makes up for its clunky prose and almost hallucinogenically rose-tinted view of Pentagon activities. (Grade: B)"
"Review" by , "Even though Act of Treason starts out fast and strong, many readers may find themselves losing that all-important suspension of disbelief halfway through, which could spell disaster for Flynn and his record on bestseller lists."
"Synopsis" by , Promising an explosive conclusion, Act of Treason is the eighth thriller by New York Times bestselling author Flynn featuring the spine-tingling exploits of CIA operative Mitch Rapp.
"Synopsis" by , The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun — and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp's hunt for a killer with a personal agenda.

In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington's most powerful players, they call o n Mitch Rapp — the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation's capital...and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.

"Synopsis" by , The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun—and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda—in this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.

In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington’s most powerful players, they call on Mitch Rapp—the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation’s capital…and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.

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