With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author who is just hitting the peak of his extraordinary storytelling powers. Fresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack on the president, Mitch ...
With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author who is just hitting the peak of his extraordinary storytelling powers. Fresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack on the president, Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission. His target: a well-known German industrialist who has been selling highly sensitive equipment to one of the world's most notorious sponsors of terrorism. As Rapp meticulously prepares to take the man out, he has no idea that there are forces within his own government that are plotting to use him.
I didn't know that much about Vince Flynn novels until recently. So, I am not reading them in the order in which they were written. However, that doesn't change how much I am enjoying the fast paced, brain-teaser, plot-twisting stories. These are easy reads that don't overwhelm the reader, thus allowing the plot to engage the reader's imagination and a pretty cool mental movie is the result. I'm not sure these books have enough broad appeal to be made into movies...but my hunch is that if some studio rolls the dice on fictional Mitch Rapp, they will make a pile of non-fictional money. I'd go see it
May 27, 2010
I have read every Vince Gill book I have been able to lay my hands on. Gripping--can hardly lay it down long enough to get my work done!
Dec 24, 2009
Another good book! I don't know how Vince Flynn keeps the story interesting. But well worth reading.
Nov 8, 2008
CIA Black Ops/NYT Clueless
As always, Mitch Rapp kills the bad guys. No nightmares, no psychoanalysis and he wants no glory. The ultimate American for freedom believers.
Oct 19, 2008
Mitch Rapp Again!
Another intriguing suspenseful novel by Flynn; couldn't put it down!
Publishers Weekly, 2000-10-16 A CIA counterterrorist gets caught in the middle of a deadly Beltway power play in Flynn's (Balance of Power) latest political thriller. Long on one-dimensional characters, action scenes and espionage details, it falls short on comprehensible plotting. Battle-scarred protagonist Mitch Rapp returns to take on a sensitive new assignment in Europe, only to have things go awry when his two CIA colleagues turn on him following the assassination of a wealthy German count who has been selling arms to Saddam Hussein. Rapp survives their double-dealing, but he is forced to go underground to decipher the labyrinthine chain of political connections and to learn who was trying to have him killed. Back in Washington, a similar game of spy-versus-spy is being conducted by the elderly, dying director of the CIA and his chosen successor. Rapp eventually surfaces to help his bosses, but things get personal for the ace counterterrorist when Rapp's bride-to-be is kidnapped as part of the ongoing political maneuvers. Flynn sweats the small stuff to bring his conspiracy to life, but he also introduces enough secondary characters to populate two novels, and he frequently stalls the narrative momentum by providing an overwhelming level of detail regarding various high-tech gadgets and espionage operations. The biggest disappointment, though, comes at the end, when the book is exposed as a shameless setup for a sequel. Flynn is a popular writer, but his third thriller won't do much to enhance his critical reputation or his sales. 9-city author tour. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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