The third option Mitch Rapp Series, Book 4

by Flynn, Vince, 1966-2013.

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Summary
When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known asThe Third OptionFresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack, Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counter-terrorism operative, is sent on his final mission. His target: a well-known German industrialist who has been selling highly sensitive equipment to one of the world's most notorious sponsors of terrorism. As Rapp meticulously prepares to take the man out, he has no idea that there are forces within his own government that are plotting to use him.The conspirators have devised a bold plan that will damage the president and ruin the career of the incoming director of the CIA's Counter-terrorism Center. Unfortunately, they have made one horrible miscalculation: they have chosen Mitch Rapp as their pawn. Their worst nightmare is about to be realized. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced {u2014} and he will stop at nothing until he finds out who set him up.With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author who is just hitting the peak of his extraordinary storytelling powers.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Flynn hits his stride in this thriller about high-end Washington politics, the second featuring underground counterterrorist Mitch Rapp. This time Rapp is unofficially hired by the CIA to assassinate a German businessman who has been secretly chummy with Saddam Hussein. Rapp does his job, but the couple hired to help him try to sabotage him instead. Rapp must track down the rogue couple and figure out whom they're working for if he is to survive. Flynn's high-energy prose sets a terrific pace, and he generates plenty of suspense. Unfortunately, he doesn't deliver the goods in the end. The conclusion, designed more to set up the next installment in the series than to wrap up this one, will leave readers distinctly unsatisfied. On the other hand, they will be clamoring for more. Flynn has an exciting, Ludlum-like series going here, but he needs to learn how to hit a tonic chord on the last page. --Mary Frances Wilkens"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A CIA counterterrorist gets caught in the middle of a deadly Beltway power play in Flynn's (Balance of Power) latest political thriller. Long on one-dimensional characters, action scenes and espionage details, it falls short on comprehensible plotting. Battle-scarred protagonist Mitch Rapp returns to take on a sensitive new assignment in Europe, only to have things go awry when his two CIA colleagues turn on him following the assassination of a wealthy German count who has been selling arms to Saddam Hussein. Rapp survives their double-dealing, but he is forced to go underground to decipher the labyrinthine chain of political connections and to learn who was trying to have him killed. Back in Washington, a similar game of spy-versus-spy is being conducted by the elderly, dying director of the CIA and his chosen successor. Rapp eventually surfaces to help his bosses, but things get personal for the ace counterterrorist when Rapp's bride-to-be is kidnapped as part of the ongoing political maneuvers. Flynn sweats the small stuff to bring his conspiracy to life, but he also introduces enough secondary characters to populate two novels, and he frequently stalls the narrative momentum by providing an overwhelming level of detail regarding various high-tech gadgets and espionage operations. The biggest disappointment, though, comes at the end, when the book is exposed as a shameless setup for a sequel. Flynn is a popular writer, but his third thriller won't do much to enhance his critical reputation or his sales. 9-city author tour. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Mitch Rapp
Books 14 to 19 written by Kyle Mills
#1 - Transfer of power
#2 - The Third option
#3 - Separation of power
#4 - Executive power
#5 - Memorial Day
#6 - Consent to kill
#7 - Act of treason
#8 - Protect and defend
#9 - Extreme measures
#10 - Pursuit of honor
#11 - American assassin
#12 - Kill shot
#13 - The Last man
#14 - The Survivor
#15 - Order to kill
#16 - Enemy of the state
#17 - Red war
#18 - Lethal agent
#19 - Total power
Subjects Rapp, Mitch (Fictitious character) Fiction
Suspense fiction
Political fiction
Conspiracies Fiction
Thriller
Suspense
Fiction
Washington (D.C.) Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Political fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Simon & Schuster Audio2011
2011
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Sullivan, Nick.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Narrator: Nick Sullivan.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital.
ISBN 9781442346161
9781442346161
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