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Written by Kyle Mills in tribute to Vince Flynn, this is the second book in the "Mitch Rapp" series since Flynn passed away in 2013. And tributes they are! Mr. Mills has truly done justice to a series that Vince Flynn began in 1999. It is nearly impossible to feel the difference between the stories conceived and written by the amazing original author and Mills.
In this latest installment, the hero Mitch Rapp and his regular supporting cast are tracking what they believe to be an al-Qeada operation to steal and detonate loosely guarded tactical nukes of Pakistan. But because of deception and possible insider double dealing, Rapp and his team are a step behind and frequently endangered by seemingly bad intel.
So, at first glance (and maybe second and third) the story is stock and hackneyed: Bad guys with only slight techno skills want nukes and good guys move heaven and earth to prevent that. But there are very good twists, turns and motivations that refresh the old saw and turn it into a sterling silver story.
George Guidall being one of three, in my opinion, exceptional narrators for this genre of story (the others being Dick Hill and Ray Porter) the story is unmarred by horrible accents and overacting frequently found in books where Middle Eastern and European accents abound. Guidall does a fabulous job of letting the story talk, not trying infuse it with his own brilliance... which makes him brilliant!
The story is fast paced keeping the action moving without being weighted down by so many characters and subplots that you need a computer and scoring app to keep track. Enjoyable and different, this is a great book even if you have not had the chance to enjoy the previous books in the series.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think Kyle Mills has picked up just where Vince Flynn left off. I love the direction the story has taken, WOW what a wild roller coaster of a ride: hoping for Mitch's old new friend to become more that just someone he protects, wondering what is going to happen with Scott, what's happening with the nuclear weapons, who is this new person after Mitch? And the list goes on.
As for people saying same old thing, I guess you could say that about all the popular series from Reacher and Davenport to Gentry, Rhyme and Ryan...
I enjoy series, it's like sitting down and catching up with an old friend and I am so glad this series will continue.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
George Guidall gave an EXCELLENT performance as always.
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65 of 71 people found this review helpful
Kyle Mills has once again done a flawless job of carring on with the Mitch Rapp story. really enjoyed the last two books as good as the excellent Vince flynn. you would never know that the last two books were by a different author obviously alot of time had been spent studying Vince flynns style of writing. this last instalment was probably my favourite in the whole series. well done Mr Mills more of the same please
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Predictable, overly descriptive and boring. I think it's time to just leave these books, Kyle Mills does a poor job of continuing Vince Flynns series. There is no subtlty to it anymore. The intrigue and mysterious are solved in the next chapter. Two hours in and I already knew how it would end. I'm not new to this series and have read and listened to every one of the books in this series, but this by far is the worst. The main antagonist is laughable, and his character arc is exactly what you expect. Mitch comes across as robot that just destroys anything in his way, not the aged CIA veteran that he is. But it's the over use of description that really did it for me. Description is meant to help build a picture, in this it felt like it was pushing up the word count.
George Guidall does his usual brilliant performance, I honestly can't fault it.
In summary, just read/listen to one of the Vince Flynn books, because Kyle Mills is ruining this series.