Extreme measures

Vince Flynn, 1966-2013

Book - 2008

A faithful servant of his country for 16 years, first as a Marine and then as a member of the elite counterterrorism unit, Mike Nash has lived up to the call of duty. However, no amount of training or service could prepare him for his own country turning on him.

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New York : Atria Books 2008.
1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Item Description
"A thriller."
Physical Description
430 p. ; 25 cm
Main Author
Vince Flynn, 1966-2013 (-)
Review by PW Annex Reviews

Any hope this contrived thriller had of suspending disbelief for most readers who weren't already fans of bestseller Flynn's Mitch Rapp series (Protect and Defend, etc.) is lost early on. Rapp's CIA chief, Irene Kennedy, is on a date at a fancy Washington, D.C., restaurant when one of her aides informs her that Rapp, an Oliver North for the war on terror, has fallen into yet another jam with his unorthodox, maverick ways. Under false pretenses, Rapp has gotten access to two high-value terrorists being held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Believing that an Islamic fundamentalist cell is about to launch an attack on the homeland, Rapp resorts to violence to get information. His actions lead to his arrest by the base commander, but with precious hours ticking down, Kennedy decides to finish her meal before intervening. Even then, incredibly enough, it takes two days to secure Rapp's release. The rest of the less than convincing plot includes a grandstanding senator's efforts to hang Rapp out to dry and the inevitable race to prevent disaster. (Oct.)

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Having led a prestigious military and intelligence career, Hank Casey, a protégé of counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp, struggles with the ethics and challenges of his job when the government inexplicably turns against him. By the author of Act of Treason. 750,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Having led a prestigious military and intelligence career, Mike Nash, a protâegâe of counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, struggles with the ethics and challenges of his job when the government inexplicably turns against him.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—soon to be a major motion pictureThe pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn features counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier.In the secretive world where fearless men and women wage a daily covert war, the CIA has intercepted two terrorist cells—but a third, led by a dangerous mastermind, is feared to be on the loose. Counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp joins forces with a warrior as dedicated—and lethal—as they come: ex-Marine and elite operative Mike Nash. Both Rapp and Nash have stared down the jihadist culture of death. Both have saved thousands of lives without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. But the political winds have changed on Capitol Hill, and certain leaders want Mitch Rapp put back on a short leash. And when a nightmare scenario descends on Washington, DC, Rapp and Nash will follow new rules of engagement: their own.