Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Tom Clancy fans who have not yet discovered Vince Flynn and his maverick, do-whatever-it-takes hero, CIA operative Mitch Rapp, will find this page-turner right up their alley.... Taut writing and [a] plausible vision of the real work of the intelligence community." -- Publishers Weekly
"Act of Treason is a fun, finger-blistering page-turner." -- Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN)
"The suspenseful conclusion of this terrific story is exciting, satisfying, and totally unexpected. Act of Treason has what one desires in a thriller -- a multilayered and complex plot full of twists and turns with a charismatic main character." -- The Roanoke Times (VA)
"CIA operative Mitch Rapp is back. And he's as fearless as ever." -- Saint Paul Pioneer Press (MN)
"Nonstop action [with a] surprising twist." -- The Stuart News/Port St. Lucie News (FL)
"Whether you're a fan eagerly awaiting the next installment or a curious reader wondering what all the fuss is about, Act of Treason will make your day." -- FrontPageMagazine.com
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.
About the Author
Vince Flynn is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children. Visit his website at VinceFlynn.com.