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Extreme Measures: A Thriller (edition 2010)

by Vince Flynn

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Title:Extreme Measures: A Thriller
Authors:Vince Flynn
Info:Pocket Books (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 448 pages
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In a world full of dime-a-dozen thriller writers who specialize in cardboard characters, cheesy dialogue, over-the-top action and plot choices that are beyond ridiculous, Vince Flynn reminds me once again that it's entirely possible to write (or read) a thriller without turning off one's brain first. There are no shoot-outs here where the hero kills 50 people with five bullets while dodging 100 rounds aimed at him. There are no stupid villains who eschew the easy kill so that they can leave the hero in some convoluted predicament from which he will inevitably escape because no one sticks around and bothers to ensure that he actually, you know, dies. There is no insane person bent on taking over the world with the help of a ridiculously over-engineered master plan. And on and on. Rather, there is Mitch Rapp, perhaps too good to be true, but not overly so, and committed to keeping America safe--even if it means annoying some high-powered types who are too naïve and/or self-absorbed for their own good. This time around, Rapp has to deal with a terrorist cell that is intent on hitting the U.S. He knows that there were three cells out there and that only two have been put out of commission, but he's called off before he can get the critical information needed to ruin the third cell's day. Instead, that cell manages to make its way to Washington, D.C. where ... well, to say more would be a major spoiler. Let's just say that it's a good thing that Mitch Rapp is around. This is a very enjoyable book, and Flynn is a writer I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about dipping a toe in the thriller pool. ( )
  jimgysin | Jun 19, 2017 |
I thoroughly enjoy Vince Flynn's writing style and storylines.

The main characters of this series are people that are doing the right thing for the right reason and are not looking to become famous or rich from their actions. They are simply trying to keep the nation safe and are willing to do what needs to be done. ( )
  bhabeck | Mar 6, 2016 |
Good read, but not up to the level of previous Flynn novels (which set the bar pretty high). This almost felt like a set-up novel, with another character besides Mitch Rapp (Mike Nash) getting a large chunk of time in the novel. The ending was great, but I would have to put this near the bottom of the Flynn novels I've read so far. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 8, 2014 |
Very good. Not quite Clancy in his prime, but getting there. I gave up on Flynn for a while because I felt Mitch Rapp was a little too flat as a character. It's nice to see Flynn has grown as a writer since then, without losing his knack for writing nail-biting action. I liked the Mike Nash character very much as well. He seems to be fairly new to the series and definitely has layers to his personality. Ironically, as a political junkie, I enjoyed the senate parts the most. You will want to read the follow up Pursuit of Honor soon after because the plot is not 100% tied up in this one. ( )
1 vote MashaK99 | Jun 11, 2013 |
Another quick read with recurring character Mitch Rapp. This time, there are two enemies: liberal politicans and a terrorist cell in the United States. The politcians are too weak to let Mitch beat up and use "extreme measures" on the terrorists that were found because they want to hold up American values and the Constitution. It does make you think for just a minute about what the United States is turning into and how far we want to go to prevent additional terrorist attacks. I'm not sure if that is what the author intended. In any event, this is a fast paced thriller whose entire plot is described on the jacket flaps. Taken for what it is, it was a good read. If you are looking for an intellectual book on this subject, look elsewhere.
  walterqchocobo | Apr 8, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0743270428, Hardcover)

In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated and as lethal as they come.

Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, have dominated the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn has captured the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.

Now, Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihadists and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgment of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.

But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.

Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.

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The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America. Mitch Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years--first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp--is his choice. But on this assignment Rapp and his protege may have met their match.… (more)

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