HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Loading...

American Assassin (edition 2010)

by Vince Flynn

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1,030338,227 (3.94)11
Member:cfoellmann
Title:American Assassin
Authors:Vince Flynn
Info:Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 448 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:english

Work details

American Assassin by Vince Flynn

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 11 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 33 (next | show all)
*sigh* Another fail in my quest to find fiction about spies/secret agents/assassins that isn't full of macho explosions and stereotypical antagonists. Seriously, are male and female brains wired so differently? There isn't an ounce of personality in this book, just guns, fights, torture and testosterone. Mitch Rapp is supposed to be driven by the death of his girlfriend in the Lockerbie bombing, but really he's just a James Bond jock who quickly forgets his all-consuming grief when a hot blonde offers him a quickie. The Russian and Arab caricatures are painful to read, and then when the author introduced a character named Max Powers, I gave up and started skimming. Come on, Vince Flynn and co - secret agents are people too! ( )
  AdonisGuilfoyle | Dec 13, 2014 |
Good book, but that's it. I guess my expectations were too high for this book, but I thought there would be more Mitch Rapp development and a little less time on the characters involved in the financing of the Pan Am airliner bombing. I need to work on tempering my expectations in the future. Supposedly, Mitch Rapp was motivated by the fact his girlfriend and future wife was killed in the Pan Am bombing. This book included to some degree his desire to revenge her death by getting involved with the CIA and killing terrorists abroad, but not quite enough for me. Still a good read, but near the bottom of the Vince Flynn novels. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 8, 2014 |
First book I have read by Vince Flynn -- and the first in the Mitch Rapp series. Found the book well-written and fast-paced... the story of a man with natural abilities who is trained to become a major counter-terrorism weapon/assassin. A bunch of typos in this edition, but that has nothing to do with the author. Will definitely read the next in the series. ( )
  Randall.Hansen | Oct 10, 2014 |
It was a good book for quite a while. Then, about 3/4 of the way into it, I was seeing the same thing over and over and over again. I got tired of it. ( )
  mreed61 | Aug 20, 2014 |
For years, CIA agent Mitch Rapp has served his country with ruthless efficiency. Here, author Vince Flynn chronicles Rapp's very first assignment, a mission that will turn the green agent into the most hardened and revered counterterrorism operative in the world. ( )
  jepeters333 | May 10, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 33 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (2 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Vince Flynnprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Guidall, GeorgeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (2)

Book description
Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protÉgÉe, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 141659518X, Hardcover)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:38 -0400)

(see all 4 descriptions)

Follow Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first, explosive counterterrorism assignment.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 5 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
75 avail.
56 wanted
3 pay10 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.94)
0.5
1 4
1.5
2 7
2.5 3
3 40
3.5 20
4 110
4.5 12
5 59

Audible.com

2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 94,447,008 books! | Top bar: Always visible