Act of Treason #2020

Act of Treason By Vince Flynn Act of Treason CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation s capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn s eighth explosive thriller It s a g
  • Title: Act of Treason
  • Author: Vince Flynn
  • ISBN: 9780743270373
  • Page: 235
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Act of Treason By Vince Flynn CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation s capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn s eighth explosive thriller It s a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad handing voters and the media outside a gCIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation s capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn s eighth explosive thriller.It s a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world s greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country It s American politicking at its best That s when all hell breaks loose.When presidential candidate Josh Alexander s motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found On the surface it appears to be the work of al Qaeda, despite the tremendous job that the U.S and her allies have done eliminating terrorist cells within the heart of America While the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists, CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington.Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to their core.
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    About "Vince Flynn"

    1. Vince Flynn

      The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St Paul, Minnesota, in 1966 He graduated from the St Thomas Academy in 1984, and the University of St Thomas with a degree in economics in 1988.After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist In 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps One week before leaving for Officers Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program, due to several concussions and convulsive seizures he suffered growing up While trying to obtain a medical waiver for his condition, he started thinking about writing a book This was a very unusual choice for Flynn since he had been diagnosed with dyslexia in grade school and had struggled with reading and writing all his life.Having been stymied by the Marine Corps, Flynn returned to the nine to five grind and took a job with United Properties, a commercial real estate company in the Twin Cities During his spare time he worked on an idea he had for a book After two years with United Properties he decided to take a big gamble He quit his job, moved to Colorado, and began working full time on what would eventually become Term Limits.Like many struggling artists before him, he bartended at night and wrote during the day Five years and than sixty rejection letters later he took the unusual step of self publishing his first novel The book went to number one in the Twin Cities, and within a week had a new agent and two book deal with Pocket Books, a Simon Schuster imprint Vince Flynn passed away on June 19, 2013 after a three year battle with prostate cancer.

    708 thoughts on “Act of Treason”

    1. Another cheap second hand novel I picked up to see what people are reading.I think this is meant to be a crime thriller involving the CIA FBI etc However, it reads almost like a superhero book with one man, Rapp, constantly swooping everywhere and single handedly saving the day The slightly fantastical plot involves a conspiracy to assassinate the soon to be President of the USA, or at least, that is what is assumed when the motorcade he is traveling in is blown up.The investigation leads to Rus [...]

    2. 7 10Another decent read in the series but it didn t meet my high expectations overall The bar has been set quite high by this series and whilst nothing really changes here too much from the usual outline it falls a bit flat overall and is really let down by the ending.The story starts with a terrorist exploding a bomb killing the wife of a candidate for the presidency and some other less important people but not all is as it seems This leads to some of the usual exploring and hunting by the prot [...]

    3. We open here with a shattering assassination attempt Assumed to be the actions of terrorists when Irene Kennedy looks into things the pillars of the government and indeed the basis of a lot of assumptions are shaken.Who will Kennedy, Director of the CIA turn to Guess.Mitch Rapp again thrown into harms way and handed a hot potato no one should have to handle does what s needed This novel I didn t find as memorable as some of the other Flynn works I ve read We have an ending that leaves somewell s [...]

    4. A 500 pound bomb hidden on the streets of D.C obliterates the second limo in a presidential motorcade killing the vice president s wife This terrorist act appears to be committed by a professional from Greece who has Russian ties But not everything is the way it appears It takes super CIA agent Mitch Rapp and the head of the CIA, Irene Kennedy, to unwind the tendrils of the plot that leads back home This is a deft, fast moving thriller that takes place in the arena of global politics.Pros Great [...]

    5. My friend handed me two Vince Flynn books a year and a half ago, saying that I d like them I stared at the plot descriptions skeptically, wondering how my friend could have confused me for an action book reader The closest I had come before was Dan Brown, and I hadn t really liked the experience So when I finally started Act of Treason, I only expected to read a hundred pages and then apologetically return them to the friend, telling her that they weren t my thing But then I couldn t stop readin [...]

    6. If I was condensing a review of this book into a bumper sticker, it would be Rapp Is RAD Mitch Rapp is my new favorite CIA bad hombre, replacing John Clark and faithful sidekick Son in Law Ding Chavez Those guys occasionally feel remorse when dispatching America s enemies, whereas Rapp shoots first, shoots often and the only question he asks afterwards is xt target This is even Machiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists target Americans story This curveball on the usual 21st century ca [...]

    7. I enjoy reading a thriller once in a while and have wanted to give Vince Flynn a shot, mainly because he is from my hometown in Minnesota Act of Treason turned out to be a good choice for this genre There s no question that Flynn has done his homework As I was reading Act of Treason I felt that I was getting a genuine sneak peak into the U.S intel community and the tricky business they face daily something which fascinates me Flynn s writing style remains true to this particular class of books v [...]

    8. In my opinion, this should have been the first book in the Rapp series to be made into a movie but nope, they chose Consent to Kill Oh, well, what do movie directors and producers know anyway What would happen if a bomb wiped out a Presidential candidates spouse He would win the seat by the sympathy vote alone What would happen if one of the Secret Service Guards felt that something was wrong, and either the explosion that claimed the President elect s wife should have claimed his instead And, w [...]

    9. Tom Clancys Jack Ryan was great, but he immersed you in techno babble John LeCarre gave you insight into the spy game, and Robert Ludlum made you a Jason Bourne fan, but now I am infatuated with Mitch Rapp, Vince Flynns man in the CIA Forget about how the damn thing works, just get on the damn roller coaster and hang on I have been on a drunken Flynn stupor for two days and finished Act of Treason and his folluw up novel Love it Warning if you pick it up you wont put it down until you finish

    10. Wow, what a blast This was definitely the best thriller I ve read to date There isn t a dull moment at all throughout this entire book It keeps you on the edge of your seat and was written masterfully Vince Flynn shows a knowledge and expertise about every subject covered, from international relations to politics, to weapons and martial arts combat techniques The character relationships are deep and complex, and the dialogue is probably better than just about any other author I ve read.Of course [...]

    11. Political thriller starring rogue CIA operative Mitch Rapp About every ten trips cross country, so about every 3 4 months, I have to buy something in the airport bookstore because I ran out of book on my way out Usually Jeffery Deaver or James Patterson has written something new by that point, so I just figure out what Lincoln Rhyme or Alex Cross is up to in their ever convolutedly plotted but thinly written respective series But alas This time Lincoln Rhyme cost a cool 27 bucks in hardcover an [...]

    12. My least liked book so far It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark Maybe even slower than usual Picked up after that and I was enjoying it Not as much as the other installments but at least I wasn t thinking of ditching it.Then came the ending The resolutions I went W.T.F That s it It may be Rapp s way of resolving things but I expected different from Kennedy and disagree with her decision to go along with Rapp s idea Can t give details but since I m the only one who thought it was a [...]

    13. Unfortunately I was disappointed with this book for one specific reason I think it had probably 10 times as much profanity as all of his previous Mitch Rapp books combined Having an F bomb on almost every other page was really disappointing.

    14. Act of Treason opens up not too long from where we left Mitch Rapp in Consent to Kill President Hayes term is coming to an end, deciding not to serve as President for a second term, due to some health issues During his final weeks, a Motorcade carrying Presidential Candidate Josh Alexander is attacked by a car bomb, killing his wife and wounding many others, but Alexander survives the attack and is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but the attacker is still unknown CIA Director Irene Kenned [...]

    15. Another in the Mitch Rapp series of thrillers In this one, a terrorist sets off a bomb in the motorcade of a candidate for President in the middle of an election campaign The bomb kills the candidate s wife and a Secret Service officer Mitch is given the assignment of hunting down the killer, who is a professional assassin from Cyprus Rapp captures the killer just as he is about to be killed by some Russian mafia types, and brings him back to the US, along with one of his almost killers Politica [...]

    16. Good, well paced action read, but reads like a superhero comic book.Action sequences are interrupted by unnecessary explanations of the hero s extraordinary training experience and simple minded presentations of today s global political problems suitable for a radio talk show It also had an anticlimactic climax.The author seems to think Cyprus is part of Greece The ethnic Greeks dominate half of Cyprus but it is an independant country In fact it s now part of the EU The author has the Greek gove [...]

    17. Another book by the late Vince Flynn Book 9 in The Mitch Rapp series In this one, we have an attack on a presidential candidate and his entourage just two weeks before the election He survives but not everyone is so lucky Then what first was thought to be terrorism begins to look like another kind of hit Mitch Rapp is dispatched to try and sort it out Very interesting storyline, but probably not as much real action as in some of the other books in this series That s fine by me, because the story [...]

    18. When returning from AZ this summer, my MIL lent me Protect and Defend for the airplane ride I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that novel and so started reading the series from the beginning I ve now caught up to the book I read first.I enjoyed this novel even though I found it quite predictable, following the pattern set by the other books in the series As my wife with a sleepy brain just said formulaic but fun Just like Rainbow Fairies.

    19. Another well written, fast paced, thriller by Mr Flynn I enjoy reading this series as much as I like the Jack Reacher series by Dean Koontz The plot is twisted enough that you need to pay attention or get lost The characters are interesting and the scenes are described in just enough details to allow you picture them without gettimg annoyed with minutiae.

    20. A very good thriller It is my first novel of both Mitch Rapp and Vince Flynn But definitely not the last.Story is very simple Alexander the President hopeful is trailing badly His deputy Ross and campaign manager Stuart Garret are despondent The wife of president hopeful is killed in a terrorist act and they wins on a sympathy wave Rivera the head of their security detail is crucified Enter Mitch Rapp with the blessing of Kennedy, CIA director and he finds Gaziach ho detonated bomb What follows [...]

    21. The Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a classical CIA type mystery by Vince Flynn In the begining of the story, the President elect s wife is killed in a bomb that was meant for him After the attack, Agent Rapp and many other spies from the CIA and FBI work together to find the person or people responsivle for the killing of the soon to be first lady When the undercover mission takes Agent Rapp all the way to Cyprus then Greece to find the killer, the CIA find out he is a hired assasin Islamic ra [...]

    22. The nation is thrown into turmoil when Presidential candidate Josh Alexander s motorcade is ambushed and the car is rocked by a car bomb killing Alexander s wife and many others On the surface it appears to be the work of jihads terrorists The FBI and CIA are hot on the case The CIA director is presented with classified information pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington Mitch Rapp is the only man reckless enough to get down to the truth His mission leads him eventually back [...]

    23. What did you love best about Act of Treason The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy I mean, righteous, poisoning in the Oval office So freaking coolWho was your favorite character and why Rapp he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemiesDid you have an extreme reaction to this book Did it make you laugh or cry No ex [...]

    24. This is book 9 of 13 in Vince Flynn s American Assassin series with two follow on s by Kyle Mills Like Memorial Day this volume spends much of its time in the White House Mitch Rapp is everywhere and nowhere at the same time analyzing an attack on the presidential elect motorcade thru the wrong prism If you liked the movie Swordfish John Travolta then you won t be disappointed here Too, the story line is reminiscent of an old Colombo TV episode where the President Elect was collared on inaugurat [...]

    25. This book is about a CIA assassin named Mitch Rapp He Donets take orders from anyone, not even the director of the CIA In this book, the president elect s wife is killed in a presidential limo bombing meant to take out the president elect Mitch finds the man who killed the mans wife, and delivers him to justice Done and done right Nope Rapp has to overcome the inter workings of DC, and all the politics that surround it With potential snitches within the CIA and the houses themselves, Rapp must b [...]

    26. I m giving this four stars not because it was a fantastic book, but because it was exactly the book I wanted it to be I ve been looking for an audio book that could replicate the old time radio show,Suspense This one did it short scenes, powerful characters, tough guys, jerks, witticisms, dramatic pauses, action, espionage, mystery, resolution Perfect I accidentally got the abridged version from my library, so I guess I missed out on some stuff, not sure I ll try to get the unabridged version ne [...]

    27. This is my first Vince Flynn Mitch Rapp after hearing and reading quite a lot about the series All credit to my friend who went and got 5 books together so i get to meet them If you are looking for a nice quick action novel, you need look no further The book story has all the elements to keep you glued and make it a page turner The story has a back drop of the much vaunted Presidential election of USA which has been in the news a lot lately So that further adds to the excitement I thought the en [...]

    28. I enjoyed most of this book even though parts of the plot worked out way too conveniently for the good guys The end was also a major letdown for me I loved the build up in suspense and was really looking forward to the big baddy getting their just deserts, only to see a lame resolution That all sounds pretty bad but the overall novel was a pleasureable reading experience so I only knocked it down 1 star.

    29. LOVED listening to this Thanks HOOPLA thank god there are libraries in this world and thank god my children know the exciting stories we can find in libraries I love reading this series with my child and my brother BOOKS bringing the world together.

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