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The Third Option

by Vince Flynn

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Series: Mitch Rapp (2)

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I read this in the wrong order to the book which follows but it hardly mattered. Fast paced action all the way. ( )
  edwardsgt | Jun 25, 2013 |
Would you listen to The Third Option again? I would listen any of the Mitch Rapp stories again. Not only is the plot filled twists and turns and political along with military intrigue, Mitch is out killing all the bad guys. Mitch is helped out by a new set of characters who add an extra layer of kick ass to the story. This story and real any of the Mitch Rapp sagas is recommended to readers who like the military/political thriller genre of books. What did you like best about this story? The no nonsense way Flynn writes his stories. He has created a hero who is American's answer to terrorist even if the people or politicians don't he out there taken care of the bad guys. The interactions between Kennedy and Rapp are some the most interesting conversations between a boss and worker, but Rapp will assassinate the people in his way and sleep like a baby in the morning. If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? Framed, Pissed, and out for blood, just another day on the job for Mitch Rapp. ( )
  nursewidener | Mar 17, 2013 |
Good Action but political drama grew dull and one-dimensional ( )
  ReaderOfAll | Mar 2, 2013 |
Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission, to eliminate a European industrialist who has been selling sensitive equipment to one of terrorism's most notorious sponsors. But he doesn't know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself. Set up by forces within the US who do not want the next Director-elect of the CIA to take over, and therefore need a disaster for the present regime, Mitch refuses to die... the conspirators have made an awful miscalculation. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced. Now they will pay.

This book has an explosive start and from there on it’s a thrilling ride as Mitch Rapp is on the run, unsure of who he can trust – if he can trust anyone at all. Written in the same style as the previous book Vince Flynn draws the reader into the plot with multiple threads that all converge. But where Transfer of Power kept the same break-neck pace until the end, this book did not. The last 150 pages or so the pace slowed down, which I thought was a pity.

Still, despite that, this book was a good one and although this particular case is closed there’s a loose thread which I assume will become the main plot of the next book. I’d still recommend this book, if only because Mitch Rapp and his reactions were outstanding in this one. ( )
  Samantha_kathy | Dec 1, 2011 |
the worst mitch rapp book yet. ( )
  mattbuis | Aug 17, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671047329, Mass Market Paperback)

Rancorous political infighting surrounds the selection of a successor to the dying head of the CIA just as Mitch Rapp, the agency's top operative, embarks on a dangerous mission to take out a well-known German industrialist believed to be supplying Middle East terrorists with highly sensitive equipment critical to constructing a nuclear bomb. When Rapp's ultimately successful mission is compromised from within, ailing CIA director Thomas Stansfield puts his imprimatur on the efforts of his chosen successor, Irene Kennedy, director of the agency's Counterterrorism Center, to identify the powerful interests both inside and outside the agency that wanted Rapp to fail.

The motive soon becomes clear; there are people who'll stop at nothing to remove Kennedy from the helm of the agency after Stansfield dies. One thing they didn't count on was Rapp's survival, and now he's a lethal weapon whose sights are fixed directly on the most powerful among them. This is a strong, swift thriller, a bit predictable (the senator in the black hat has dogs named Caesar and Brutus) but nonetheless involving. Author Vince Flynn sustains the dramatic tension from the opening paragraph to the last; in Mitch Rapp, he's got the makings of a promising series hero. --Jane Adams

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CIA counterterrorism expert Mitch Rapp is sent on a mission to stop a German industrialist selling sensitive materials to a terrorist sponsor, unaware that he is being set up by forces in Washington who will do anything to see him fail.

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