American AssassinVince Flynn

American Assassin

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American Assassin by Vince Flynn Book Summary

In #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s explosive and “captivating” (Glenn Beck) thriller, witness the young Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first assignment.

Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world…and then tragedy struck. Terrorists attacked innocent American citizens, and Rapp’s girlfriend was among the murdered. Two hundred and seventy souls perished on 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. Now he wants retribution.

Two decades of cutthroat partisan politics have left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. America must confront Islamic terrorism with full force. 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? Six months of intense training have prepared him to take 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 terrorist attack. Rapp then moves on to 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.

This is “a bold and brawny tale that never wavers or lets up. The voice of today’s postmodern thriller generation, Flynn has never been better” (The Providence Journal) in this unforgettable novel of a young man primed to become an American assassin.

American Assassin (Vince Flynn) Book Reviews

Best work of fiction of my adult life.I've read Vince Flynn's American Assassin around fifty times, it is the best novel I've ever read. The characters are well rounded and the plot is perfect..Score: 5/5

GOODMore than a few typos. During one chapter, it named Hurley, when it was supposed to be Ridley. Now, that was confusing..Score: 4/5

American assassinAnother amazing book. Flynn has an amazing talent writing about politics, tactics and terrorism. This book keeps you wanting more. The storyline leaves you dreaming about the next chapter. I can't wait to read the next book.....Score: 5/5

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American AssassinVery energetic. Kept my interest and left me not wanting to put it down. Outstanding book.Score: 5/5

ActionEndless action.Score: 5/5

99% lame filler....1% lame actionReal page turner - 'cause I kept turning the pages hoping the next would contain something interesting, but it never did. The majority of this book was filled with nothing short of some of the most mind-numbingly boring dialog I've ever suffered through. This is written at a 3rd grade level. The Hunger Games contained better dialog, plot movement, character development, political intrigue, and violent action than this waste of $7.99. I bought it because Limbaugh always talks about his novels, but that is clearly the result of paid advertising. This was an effort to read and I want a refund..Score: 1/5

Great bookFirst Flynn, and it's a winner..Score: 5/5

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New ReaderVince Flynn is a cliff hanger mastermind..Score: 5/5

American AssassinThe first book I have read by Flynn and wow I have been missing a great author and series. Mitch Rapp has became my favorite fictional character..Score: 5/5

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Great Twisted ReadI was up at 4AM wanting to finish this book. ......they all get it in the end, well nearly all of them..Score: 5/5

American AssasinLoved, loved, loved it. It's great now knowing how Mitch Rapp got his start. Now...please whenever you make this into a movie...use an actor that more than halfway resembles your description of Rapp. (unlike some other...hint, hint Reacher) always a believable read and now I'm moving on to another one of yours. Thanks for the ride! Janice Faulk.Score: 5/5

Great!Seriously on of the best books of this kind I’ve read. I’m very happy to have all the rest of the books in this series to look forward to!.Score: 5/5

Great BookThis story is very amazing, action filled, and much more. I read this book with my some of my friends in our book club and every single one of us enjoyed this book..Score: 5/5

American AssassinGreat read except for the very end. It's like a chapter or two were left out of the printing. No explanation how ..well it's a read worth four *'s.Score: 4/5

A man's book!If you enjoyed the Bourne series or any of the James Bond movies then you'll like this book..Score: 5/5

Not Up To ParA real snoozer 😴!.Score: 1/5

American AssassinThis is a wonderful book about the CIA operative Mitch Rapp. I'm very glad that I read this book first since I understand that you learn a lot about him in this book that has not been covered in later books. It is quite a page turner an d keeps your attention from beginning to end..Score: 5/5

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Great book! Finally he is a good writer!This is easily Flynn's best book. He has matured quite a bit as a writer. His first books were really nothing special, but entertained nonetheless. Now it seems like there's a bit more depth and less fanciful storytelling to his characters. Unlike the first books, which I couldn't wait to finish, this one, I wish would have been longer. Hopefully there will be more to come in the future..Score: 5/5

Department of Redundancy DepartmentFlynn had a good character in Rapp and wrote interesting plots, but he often explained things twice and it bogged-down his stories. So much so that I won't read his work anymore. He could have benefitted from a better editor! I find that Lee Child and David Baldacci don't insult their readers' intelligence in this way..Score: 2/5

One of the best books by one of the great authorsThis book is phenomenal! The action is incredible and there are great moments of tension between both enemies and allies. This is easily one of my favorite books and one I’d recommend to anyone interested in the thriller genre.Score: 5/5

American AssassinMy second Vince Flynn book; loved them both and that's saying a lot from a gal who generally likes to read Nora Roberts and Jodi Picoult! Kept me on the edge of my seat and had me rooting for Rapp the whole time I was reading! Highly recommend this book as a change of pace from the usual romantic fiction!.Score: 5/5

American AssassianThis was one of the best books I have read in awhile. I normally read nonfiction but this book kept me captivated and wanting more..Score: 5/5

Couldn't stop reading itYou ever found that one book that your hooked on and can't wait to read what happens, then if your into that do yourself a favor and read this book.Score: 5/5

American AssassinExcellent! I've read all of the Mitch Rapp books and I wasn't disappointed here either. It's good to finally know how Rapp got into this business. Highly recommended..Score: 5/5

Wild rideVery well written opening book to what I hope will be a very exciting series. Rap seems to live the life that all good guys dream about. Vince Flynn has his pulse on current events around the globe and his story reflects on how we should handle terrorists today..Score: 5/5

Excellent page turner!Read in three days, which for me is a fast read!.Score: 5/5

Much enjoyedLoved it..Score: 4/5

American AssassinGreat read! Non stop action makes it hard to put down!.Score: 5/5

Hard to put this book down! Great Read!!A fast-moving story of loyalty, treachery, greed, and honor..Score: 5/5

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American AssassinI have read most of the Mitch Rapp books, but this was my first version as an ebook. This novel held it's own as the back story, so it held my interest. However, I do prefer the stories that take place on U.S. soil. My only real complaint is this ebook version. There are many typos and formatting errors that I would not have seen in the print version. I am finding more of these issues in general with ebooks. Because of this, I probably won't buy any more ebooks from this vender..Score: 4/5

Was expecting action no the touchy feels crapCould not make past the first 15 pages.. constant feelings and psycho analysis.. just wasted $10 on this piece of crap.Score: 1/5

First RateThis is a page turner, one of the best reads in a long time..Score: 5/5

Excellent bookReally enjoyed the book, lots of action and the bad guys don't come out so well - perfect! Wish the ending wasn't quite so rushed though..Score: 5/5

Great as always!I'm ex military and vince has an uncanny quality to write about the less talked about aspects of the spec ops! Keep pumping them out! I'm rationing them thru so I always have one to read!!!.Score: 5/5

Great book - hard to put downI heard about this book and decided to give it a try. Glad I did. Really enjoyed it..Score: 5/5

Mitch rapp, the hero we wish we hadI just began reading Vince flynns' books about two months ago, before I knew he had died, and I am sad to know he will never get to finish raps storyline the way he intended. He is a well written character. Not big on reviews so I'll just say this is one amazing book, I didn't read this one until I had read all the others and it is fascinating to see how Mitch got his start. I also must say that it is satisfying to read about terrorists getting what coming to them..Score: 5/5

Great BookI agree, during one chapter they kept naming Hurley when it should have been Ridley. That was weird. Otherwise this was a great book!.Score: 5/5

DLPExcellent book. A tiny bit slow in the middle but it kept my attention and I always looked forward to reading the next chapter. Well done..Score: 5/5

AwesomeGreat book. Can't wait to read more of the series. Love the in detail descriptions. Very interesting reading from not only the heroines point of view but all the villains. Great, awesome, amazing, fantastic book..Score: 5/5

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American AssassinGreat read; timeless intrigue; loved it.Score: 5/5

AwesomeI have read most of the Rapp series and this book is one of my favorites. HIGHLY RECOMMEND :).Score: 5/5

Great BookFlynn did a great job of creating Rapp!.Score: 4/5

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American AssassinAmazing! The beginning of a character you can't wait to see on a Big Screen. Ps if does I wouldn't mind being a part of it....Score: 5/5

Read the book, then had to read the whole seriesExcellent book, and an excellent series. Wound up reading the whole series straight through. Far too many nights staying up far too late. Only Sad to say there won't be any more Vince Flynn books to read..Score: 5/5

MovieFirst I saw the movie then read the book so far have 5 down currently reading my 6th with the 7th on the bookshelf..Score: 5/5

Great!Best book I've read in a long time. It's full of action, suspense and surprises. And the author somehow finds a way of giving it a gentle touch of humor here and there. I can't wait to read the rest of his books!!.Score: 5/5

Fun summer readBring it to the beach..Score: 4/5

Awesome!Amazing action packed book. You won't be able to put it down!.Score: 5/5

American AssassinExcellent book, but while reading the book, got the feeling that the author has a pretty negative view of all Muslims, which is unattractive and detracts from my overall impression..Score: 4/5

A must read if you are a Mitch Rapp fan!I strongly recommend this to any one addicted to spy thrillers!.Score: 5/5

American assassinGreat.Score: 4/5

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