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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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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. ( )
  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 |
ok story line outweighed by overwhelming political messaging. Several good moments outweighed by the burden of predictability. two interesting characters (one per side) outweighed by a mass of classic tropes.

other than that it was great. ( )
  drewfull | Jan 16, 2013 |
With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihadis and their culture of death. Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him ... ( )
  jo57 | Jan 12, 2013 |
Only the second Vince Flynn book that I have read and I was again pleasantly surprised by much I enjoyed it. ( )
  sunnydrk | Jan 3, 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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