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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.
Moviegoers might recognize him best as 2017’s The American Assassin (played by Dylan O’Brien). And now you can stop holding your 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 trouble 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 staunch 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 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 elude 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 Americans 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.
Sorry, Mills is no Flynn.
I no longer look forward to Mitch Rapp as Mills has not been able to replicate Flynn’s unrelenting pace and urgency in his (Flynn’s books).
There is a reason why I don’t read Mills’ own books any more.
wow. this book sounds exciting! 🙂 will find this in one of the boosktores here.
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ohhh, this sounds like my type of book. i will have to put this on my list. I have been looking for a new read after i am done with the series i’m on right now. thanks for the the suggestion.
I love thrillers. Sounds like something I’d like to read on my next trip.
That book sounds quite interesting. I haven’t read the other books from the series but will definitely give this a try.
I haven’t heard about the author or the book yet. It sounds intriguing! I should read this book!
This sounds to be a good one for me. The title alone intrigues me seriously!
I am a blind lover of a novel!I get new from here.I think it will be interesting to read.I will read it surely.
I love to read thrillers with a crime twist. This book seems would be an interesting read going by the review.
Ooo wow sounds like an exciting book for sure…I must make time to read more xx
I haven’t read the previous Rapp books. This one sounds like a good one.
I’ve never heard Mitch Rapp books. Thanks for sharing.
Thrillers are always such cool books. I like crime, too! I need to make more time to pick up a book and read, but with a little one it’s always so hard. This sounds great!
This sounds like a good read. I love fast-paced thrillers. It’s like reading an action movie.
Thank you for your on-point, honest review, I won’t be reading this book in a hurry, sorry!
Thanks Anita! That’s the good thing about there truly being a book for everyone.