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Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller (original 2012; edition 2013)

by Vince Flynn

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Title:Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller
Authors:Vince Flynn
Info:Pocket Books (2013), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 400 pages

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Kill Shot by Vince Flynn (2012)

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I have been reading this series from the very beginning and have hung in there, but the last two books (this one included) have been a bit of a disappointment. This one had a few "holy cow, did that just happen?" moments but I felt like there was so much going on in the periphery that it was not as focused as some of his prior books. It was not bad (just meh), and did not contain all the typos that American Assasin did so that is an improvement. I will give his next one a chance and if it is not back on track then I think I will give up on the series and move on. ( )
  Maureen_McCombs | Aug 19, 2016 |
This is the second book in the series, and tells us part of the early story of Mitch Rapp which was started in American Assasin.Whilst it is the second book in the series it was one of the last ones Vince Flynn wrote before his untimely death from Prostate Cancer - such a big loss! I think I enjoyed this one more than the other two in the series, and am most definitely hooked on the series. If you enjoy espionage books, or action based books - this is the series for you, I can thoroughly recommend it. In this one Mitch has been sabotaged by someone and has to try to get himself out off a tough situation before he is taken out! He is not sure who he can trust, but I'd still back Mitch Rapp any day, not someone to underestimate! ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jun 20, 2016 |
great assassin political thriller ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
Review: Kill Shot by Vince Flynn.

This was not his best book but still intriguing and well written. Fast pace, never a dull moment and well developed characters. It’s part of the Mitch Rapp series on counterterrorism. The dialogue and scene transitions were smooth and natural and the subject matter was well researched and realistic. This novel was written with an action packed plot filled with deception involving the American, French and British intelligence agencies. Flynn included interesting personal insights of his characters such as; the highly skilled assassin Mitch Rapp, his CIA trainer Stan Hurley, his handler Irene Kennedy and the Deputy of Operations Thomas Stansfield.

The story begins about a year after Rapp completes his training when he is allowed to basically run free and destroy America’s enemies. Rapp is shown a list of names and memorized them and sent on a mission in Paris. Some members, Hurly and his main man Victor (Assassin) thought it was to soon for him to be on his own and throughout the mission tried to sabotage Rapp’s character by saying he was unskilled, hot-headed, and he wouldn’t follow protocol. Rapp’s first mission is to put a couple of shots into the brain of Libya’s Oil Minister staying at a hotel in Paris. Rapp did all his research and thought he had his maneuver’s all organized to the point of doing the job and getting away. Something goes wrong in the hotel room when the door to the hotel suite crashes open and silence sub-machine guns discharges out hundreds of rounds of ammunition. Mitch quickly tries to make his escape adding a few more men to his body count. He does escapes leaving one man alive and running and being wounded with a bullet to the shoulder area.

Rapp doesn’t know who to trust. Someone set him up and he only had one person who he could turn to and that was his girlfriend Greta who he didn’t really want to involve but he was in pain from the bullet wound and needed her help. The protocol for his job was to call in to the agency right after the mission was completed. Rapp wasn’t about to call in until he figured out who tried to get him killed. More adventure and maneuvers followed while Rapp was mending and making plans to bring the guilty one out into the open. There was one problem his maneuvers he set up back fired and more bodies were added to the count against Rapp. So, once again he is in the hot seat as far as the agency was concerned. Irene Kennedy was the only one that believed in Mitch Rapp and she fought the agency to wait while others fought to have him brought in with the intention of killing him in the process. Much more happens while the agency waits to see if Rapp calls in and tries to defend himself against the ones who want him dead….Who at the agency is the back-stabbing low-life and is there more than one….?

Flynn creates a great thriller overwhelming the reader with conspiracy, suspense, and great characters. He never lets his reader down and keeps them on the edge of their seats turning one page after another to the very end….

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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
I was not expecting that ending, but Kill Shot was still an entertaining read.

I'm now looking forward to picking up book three. ( )
  DaffiMere | May 6, 2016 |
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Working his way through a list of hit targets who were responsible for the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, assassin Mitch Rapp shoots a drunken Libyan diplomat in Paris only to discover that he has been set up and that his handlers want him permanently silenced.… (more)

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