American assassin

Vince Flynn, 1966-2013

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Published
New York : Atria Books c2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 435 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781416595182
141659518X
Main Author
Vince Flynn, 1966-2013 (-)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Here, Flynn goes back in time to the recruitment of his top CIA operative, Mitch Rapp. Deeply angered by the loss of 35 friends aboard Pan Am flight 103, the Syracuse University student eagerly joins up, but his successful assassination of his first target-implicated in the airline tragedy-is just the beginning of his education. A big thriller; with a seven-city tour. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

The latest Mitch Rapp thriller features a young Mitch Rapp excelling at Syracuse University, but secretly brooding over the deaths of his girlfriend and 34 other classmates on the bombed Pan Am Flight 103, until he recruited by the CIA, undergoes a grueling training and receives his first assignment--to kill the Turkish arms dealer who sold the bomb that killed his friends. 850,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Follow Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first explosive counterterrorism assignment.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Syracuse University student Mitch Rapp broods over the deaths of his girlfriend and thirty-four other classmates on the bombed Pan Am Flight 103, until he is recruited and trained by the CIA and receives his first assignment--to kill the Turkish arms dealer who sold the bomb that killed his friends.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protÉgÉe, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.