Extreme Measures - Mitch Rapp, Bk 9 Author:Vince Flynn In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated and as lethal as they come. — Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, have dominated the i... more »magination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn has captured the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.
Now, Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.
Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.
But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.
Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.« less
This book was VERY GOOD! This was another of Vince Flynn's great stories, that captivated, and completely held your attention. With a great story, an intriguing plot line, and a modern story, it was really a great book. If you haven't already read Vince Flynn, pick up one of his books today. You won't be disappointed if you enjoy patriotic themes and the "good guys" winning despite the odds and consequences. This was a class Vince Flynn book. Read it today!
Although we start at an Afghan airbase with Rapp torturing terrorists, he is stopped by the military and sent back to the US. A bunch of political wrangling ensues while a terrorist cell plots an attack on the US. After three DC restaurants are bombed, Rapp is turned loose and . . . you'll never guess what happens. Most of the action is confined to about 25 pages (in a 500 page book). The rest of it is a polemic against the US' treatment of terrorists.
The book was good, although it seemed to lack a bit of the Mitch Rapp lets-get-this-done flavor that is such a central them in Flynn's others. I can see the author's attempt to appeal to some accountability crowds, with good reason. But it seemed almost like a PC version of Rapp. We get enough of that on TV news. Fiction is supposed to be a release...a chance to see/do/experience things one can't in real life.
Term Limits was the first book I read from Flynn and it made me fall in love with the character and Flynn's writing. I hope his book that comes out later this year will return to the Mitch Rapp that we know and love.