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Act of Treason (original 2006; edition 2007)

by Vince Flynn

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Title:Act of Treason
Authors:Vince Flynn
Info:Pocket Books (2007), Edition: Premium, Paperback, 512 pages
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The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun -- and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp's hunt for a killer with a personal agenda.In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington's most powerful players, they call on Mitch Rapp -- the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contractkillers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation's capital...and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
A nice break from Flynn's terrorist-chasing routine. This time it's more about domestic intrigue, but still enough exotic locales to keep Flynn's fan's interested. Also (almost) no torture scenes and more character development than usual. My one minor problem is that Mr. Flynn creates Democrat presidents who are WAY too supportive of the CIA and the work they do. It's probably his way of appearing unbiased, considering his clearly right wing inclinations. Not a deal-breaker, but takes away from the realism of his stories just a bit. ( )
  MashaK99 | Jun 11, 2013 |
The book equivalent of a Hollywood conspiracy/action movie - you can see Steven Seagal in the Mitch Rapp role. To say this book runs to c 400 pages there is little in the way of plot that needed to extend beyond half that length. The author fills the book with too much detailed exposition, which sucks all the tension away. It picks up in the final pages but the ending becomes rushed and unsatisfying. Additionally a number of interesting characters are introduced and disappear - notably FBI agent Skip McMahon. Whilst I found the premise of the plot interesting the characters were often two-dimensional - despite Flynn's attempts to add back story - and the dialogue and situations risible. There were the occasional flashes of inspiration and wit, but these were undone by the overly familiar approach to the subject matter. ( )
  SteveAldous | Apr 15, 2013 |
Finally, a top notch story from Vince Flynn. I had been disappointed by a few recent ones and was pleased that this one lived up to my expectations. A thrilling read that kept moving with only minimal areas of slowness (these tended to happen in the beginning of chapters when unnecessary detail was given). ( )
  sunnydrk | Jan 22, 2013 |
Amazon 4.5
  namfos | Sep 8, 2011 |
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When a presidential candidate wins the election through sympathy votes two weeks after a terrorist attack kills his wife, CIA operative Mitch Rapp investigates dangerous allegations about the attack's hidden agenda, a case that threatens the government's stability.… (more)

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