Protect and defend A thriller

Vince Flynn, 1966-2013

Book - 2007

In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Rapp are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States.

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Published
New York : Atria Books 2007.
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Language
English
Physical Description
403 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN
9780743270410
074327041X
9781416505037
1416505032
Main Author
Vince Flynn, 1966-2013 (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Israel bombs Iran's nuclear facilities to smithereens, the United Nations rages, Lebanese master terrorist Imad Mugniyah sharpens his swords, CIA director Irene Kennedy tries to calm everyone down, and famed terrorist hunter Mitch Rapp finally saves the day-again. With a ten-city tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

After taking care of a loose end from Act of Treason (2006), Mitch Rapp looks into the destruction of Iran's secret nuclear weapons facility in bestseller's Flynn's predictable eighth thriller to feature the counterterrorism agent. Given the absence of any indication of either a U.S. or an Israeli air strike, Rapp takes the opportunity to persuade the U.S. administration to plot an operation to destabilize the fanatical Iranian regime by having an Iranian dissident group claim responsibility for what he suspects was an inside job by an Israeli spy. When the Iranian government sinks one of its own ships and blames the U.S., Rapp and CIA chief Irene Kennedy travel to Iraq to try to defuse the crisis, only to fall victim to an ambush (reminiscent of one in Tom Clancy's A Clear and Present Danger ) that results in Kennedy's abduction. Rapp races the clock to rescue his boss before she's tortured into revealing what she knows. Despite a backstory replete with personal loss, Rapp comes across as a one-dimensional killing machine, willing to do whatever needs doing to complete the mission. (Oct. 30) [Page 46]. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Kelly are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States but are unaware that a Lebanese terrorist is working with Iran's Supreme Council to sabotage their efforts. 500,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Rapp are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Kelly are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—soon to be a major motion pictureVince Flynn’s thrilling bestseller sends counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp on a collision course with America’s most feared enemy.No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel brings down Iran’s billion-dollar nuclear program in an ingeniously conceived operation. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in its wake, and has Iranian president Amatullah calling for blood—American blood. Seeing opportunity where others fear reprisals, Mitch Rapp devises a brilliant plan to humiliate Iran’s government and push the nation to the brink of revolution. But when a back-channel meeting between CIA director Irene Kennedy and her Iranian counterpart goes disastrously wrong, Rapp is locked in a showdown with a Hezbollah mastermind in league with Amatullah—and he is given twenty-four hours to do whatever it takes to stop unthinkable catastrophe.