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Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller (Mitch Rapp) Hardcover – February 7, 2012
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“There’s a reason [Vince Flynn] is No. 1 on the bestseller list." --The New York Post
“Flynn is a master -- maybe the master -- of writing thriller novels in which the pages seem to turn themselves.” --Bookreporter.com
About the Author
- Publisher : Atria/Emily Bestler Books; 1st edition (February 7, 2012)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 400 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416595201
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416595205
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.13 x 1.1 x 9.25 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #112,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rapp’s major internal adversary, veteran spook Stan Hurley, blames it on Rapp, and sets in motion a plot to capture or kill him, aided by his own toughest hitter Victor. Rapp’s controller Irene Kennedy and her boss Thomas Stansfield don’t know what to make of it and must go to Paris to investigate.
The French police find their investigating progress stymied by their own intelligence agency. Lead detective Francine Neville suspects her own former boyfriend, French intelligence agent Paul Fournier, is tied to whatever is going on.
It’s a fine, tight read as the CIA leadership tracks Rapp – and Rapp tracks his trackers, using all his solo-operator resourcefulness. Flynn uses the Paris setting to great advantage – from modern hotels to medieval catacombs.
And as for the plot, it’s fast paced as usual, exciting, and fun. Its what Mr Flynn does so well and better than most. What some authors take forever to describe or tell, Flynn does so with ease and succinctly that gives his stories a certain smooth pacing.
And unlike American Assassin, which is a good action thriller novel in itself, Kill Shot’s ending is satisfying and well worth the wait.
One piece of advice to the reader is that the entire book builds to this climatic showdown that when it does take place is so quick you think you missed something. At first I was a little let down. Then I realized that Hollywood has made us believe every violent encounter between professionals is 8 to 10 minutes of battle and witty one liners and catch phrases. This is so fast and violent and real. I have new appreciation for it and felt foolish for my initial feelings of disappointment. Well done!
Question for anyone.............Does anyone know what happened to the woman Greta that Mitch was kind on in love with.
She just seemed to disappear from the books.....little strange
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These books don't have to be read in order, but in my personal opinion I would, because if you start with book 1, you know everyone. Now, this starts with Mitch making his way through the lit of terrorists that he has, when after the hit has been made, things go wrong. Mitch no longer knows who to trust, Irene doesn't know if she can trust Mitch, and through in some politicians all out to get further up the ladder and for some extra cash and you have another inter woven story, that has you hooked from the first page.
I will say that Kill Shot was interesting in hearing of the other players and there agenda's, I did like American Assassin more but I think just because it had more action, But my opinion may change once I read more from this series.
I will admit that this wasn't a series that normally interested me, and I will admit that I only wanted to read American Assassin was because I knew they were making it into a movie and Dylan O'Brien would be in it, and I mean should I say more? But I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the first one, and knew I needed to read the rest. I like Vince Flynn's writing and even through there is grammar and spelling mistakes, doesn't stop the action and story line.
If you haven't read the Mitch Rapp series, you are missing out and should get reading them.
Happy Reading :)
I thought, at the early stages, that this was another run of the mill, American, super, duper, uber hero takes on the world and wins story but it is not, it is better than that.
An enjoyable spy / assassin thriller.
I would certainly like to read more of the Mitch Rapp series but they are all priced at more than I expect to pay for a Kindle book, so I will have to wait until they are on offer.