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Mitch Rapp, the love child of late author Vince Flynn, has been fighting for the Red, White and Blue in 15 heart pounding adventures since 1999. Movie goers might recognize him best as 2017’s The American Assassin (played by Dylan O’Brien). And now you can stop holding our breath and pick up your own copy of Mitch Rapp’s 16th adventure, Lethal Agent, penned by Kyle Mills in the style of the late Vince Flynn.
Who is Mitch Rapp?
Mitch Rapp’s high school sweetheart Maureen Eliot, who was attending Syracuse University with Rapp, was killed in the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. One year later he was recruited into the Central Intelligence Agency by Irene Kennedy.
He is a hot headed, aggressive, devoted and determined operative who is willing to do the things others are not in order to get the job done and keep the Republic safe.
Key Players (Catch Up)
If you have not read any or all of the previous Rapp books, do not worry. You will have no troubles picking up this novel and jumping headfirst into the action. Of course don’t be surprised if after reading Lethal Agent you’re downloading all the previous books to binge read on your Kindle.
To help you prepare for Lethal Agent, here are the short biographies of 3 key characters Rapp has had dealings with previously:
Irene Kennedy – Irene Kennedy (introduced in Transfer of Power as Director of the Counter-terrorism Center) is Mitch Rapp’s recruiter, friend, and stanch supporter. She has been promoted to Director of the CIA.
President Josh Alexander – Alexander is the patriotic President of the United States working hard to control immigration and the flow of drugs in and out of the border. He was introduced in Act of Treason as the Democratic Presidential hopeful from Georgia and is now winding down his second term as President of the United States
Sayid Halabi – The most wanted terrorist is an ISIS leader in Northern Iraq.
“Rapp embarks on a mission to infiltrate the Mexican cartels and track down the ISIS leader who he failed to kill during their last confrontation. But with Washington’s political elite increasingly lined up against him, he knows he’ll be on his own.”
Yes! This is a Kyle Mills’ novel that reads more more like the original Vince Flynn books. Mitch Rapp is again on a white knuckle adventure around the world that only a man like himself or Jack Bauer (FOX’s 24) could ever dream of. I doubt even the likes of Jason Bourne or Gabriel Allon could have imagined the obstacles Rapp would have to face in Lethal Agent nor the breathtaking ways he manages to allude certain death.
As with all Mitch Rapp novels, it feels current. This novel reads much like a “ripped from the headlines” with a dirty presidential election, arguments for and against border control, school shootings, disagreements about America’s involvement in the Middle East, Senate hearings, drug control, corrupt politicians and more.
Let me stop you there. If you are wishing American would pull out of the Middle East, are campaigning for weaker border control, etc., this is probably not the book for you. On the other hand, if you bleed red, white, and blue, believe in good versus evil, and dream of a day we do not have to worry about another terrorist attack internationally or locally – this is a book for you!
If you enjoy:
- A fast paced thriller,
- Action packed adventure,
- White knuckle page turning suspense,
- Laugh out Loud humor
If you are:
- Pro-Central Intelligence Agency,
- Pro-Mitch Rapp
you will love this novel!
This is a fantastic political thriller that will remind readers that any combination of hate, fear, distrust of intelligence agencies/government, and ignorance can be a recipe for disaster. #MitchRappisBack
Rating: PG-13 for language and violence
Fun Fact: Kyle Mills initially found inspiration from his father who was the former director of Interpol.
Official Website: VinceFlynn.com
Disclaimer: As a proud Mitch Rapp Ambassador, I was given an ARC of Lethal Agent for review purposes but all opinions are my own.