Enemy of the state A Mitch Rapp novel

Kyle Mills, 1966-

Book - 2017

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the US president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that ...Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? Rapp must do it entirely on his own.

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Series
Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013. Mitch Rapp novel ; book 16.
Subjects
Genres
Thrillers (Fiction)
Political fiction
Published
New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books 2017.
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition
Language
English
Physical Description
388 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781476783512
1476783519
Main Author
Kyle Mills, 1966- (author)
Other Authors
Vince Flynn, 1966-2013 (creator)
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* The track record of writers who attempt to carry on a brand established by another writer has been mixed at best, but there's nothing mixed about what Kyle Mills has done with Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp character—outstanding in every way. This time Rapp is forced to work on his own, without the backing of the CIA, if he is to stop a close relative of the king of Saudi Arabia from initiating an ISIS attack against the U.S. In fact, the president has tasked Rapp with this off-the-books assignment, but it quickly goes south, leaving Rapp and his team of mercenaries hunted by both the CIA and ISIS. Readers who love Flynn's series will feel at home with Mills' handling of the character and the various story elements. In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp continues to be among the best of the best. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Library Journal Reviews

It seems that after 9/11, the United States agreed to suppress evidence that leading Saudis facilitated the attack as long as Saudi Arabia punishes those responsible and keeps up a steady flow of oil. But now that King Faisal's nephew is evidently funding ISIS, Saudi commitment to its promise looks doubtful, and Mitch Rapp is asked to deliver a forceful if unorthodox reprimand. And for appearances' sake, he must quit the CIA and act on his own. Intense promotion. Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Mills's exciting third contribution to the late Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series (after 2016's Order to Kill) reinvigorates the well-worn Middle East conspiracy thriller plot. Saudi prince Talal bin Musaid, nephew of the ailing King Faisal, is using Saudi money to finance ISIS attacks against the United States. Meanwhile, Aali Nassar, the head of the Saudi General Intelligence Directorate, is undermining the country's monarchy and actively aiding chief terrorist Mullah Sayid Halabi. The American president, determined that the Saudi perfidy must be stopped, asks CIA officer Mitch to eliminate all high Saudi officials who are acting against the U.S. Mitch forms a small but deadly team, including Claudia Gould, his love interest; Grisha Azarov, the Russian agent who almost killed him in an earlier confrontation; and Kent Black, a U.S. Army sniper turned illegal arms dealer. Series fans and newcomers alike will watch in wonder as Mitch executes a clever plan that leads to an explosive climax. Agent: Sloan Harris, ICM. (Sept.) Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

With a non-aggression pact in place that keeps Saudi involvement in 9/11 quiet in exchange for oil, Mitch Rapp undergoes a covert mission as a traitor to keep the peace when evidence emerges that the Saudis are funding ISIS.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

In the aftermath of a secret non-aggression pact that America will cover up evidence of Saudi involvement in the September 11 attacks in exchange for oil, evidence of hostile Saudi activity forces Mitch Rapp to resign from the CIA and assume the guise of a traitor as part of a covert mission to keep the peace.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

In the #1 New York Times bestselling series' latest thriller, Mitch Rapp finds himself alone and targeted by a country that is supposed to be one of America's closest allies.After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst.When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? America can't be seen moving against an ally. Rapp will be on his own. Forced to make a decision that will change his life forever, Rapp quits the CIA and assembles a group of independent contractors to help him complete the mission.They've barely begun unraveling the connections between the Saudi government and ISIS when the brilliant new head of the intelligence directorate discovers their efforts. With Rapp getting too close, he threatens to go public with the details of the post-9/11 agreement between the two countries.Facing an international incident that could end his political career, the President orders America's intelligence agencies to join the Saudis' effort to hunt the former CIA man down.Rapp, supported only by a team of mercenaries with dubious allegiances, finds himself at the center of the most elaborate manhunt in history. It's only a matter of time before he's caught or killed. Will it be enough to turn the tables on the Saudis and clear his name?