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An action-packed and all-too-realistic vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue, Protect and Defend is Vince Flynn's most explosive political thriller yet. The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution. Enter Mitch Rapp, America's top counterterrorism operative. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will push Iran to the brink of revolution. But when Iran recruits Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, and a CIA effort goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given 24 hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.
©2007 Vince Flynn (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have....[He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today." ( Providence Journal)
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By aaron on 04-07-12

Read This One BEFORE Israel Bombs Iran!!

This is only my 4th Mitch Rapp book, so I wouldn't consider myself the foremost expert. However, if you're a fan of Mitch, you need to read this bok BEFORE israel decides to end Iran's current nuclear program. The whole story centers around this, and is told in a way that's not only (currently) believable, but also filled with twists and turns. My fear is, after Israel takes out Iran's nuke plants, this book will IMMEDIATELY become dated, which is a shame. The story itself is unique, original, and exciting, but I see no way that it will stay relevant after that.

Politics, Torture, and Twists abound in this one, so be prepared. A lot of people complain about the amount of torturing that Mitch does in some of these, more recent books. I think it's completely in keeping with the character and the impossible situations he's placed in.

Narrator is GREAT, of course.

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By Frank Gallinaro on 04-16-08

Full Blown Thriller

This unabridged version of Vince Flynn's Protect and Defend, is a clear example of the immense difference the unabridged version of an audio novel is from the abridged version. In this novel, the plot is allowed to fully unfold in a way that allows the listener to be fully caught up in the story. The writer's telling of the story doesn't seem rushed and unreal. Rather, the story line is allowed to unfold. Our hero Mitch Rapp and the agency and the government do in this story what we can only hope the government would do in the face of terrorism. You might not approve of his methods, but you also know thoughtful action is being taken. if you like Vince Flynn's other Mitch Rapp novels, you love this one.

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By Tony on 08-25-15

Gripping Story

A fast moving and gripping storyline as we have come to expect from Vince Flynn and hero Mitch Rapp. Pity the ending was so abbreviated otherwise it would get 5 stars.

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By Churchill1940 on 04-29-15

A brilliant novel by a brilliant Vince Flynn!

The story drew you right into the novel. I could not put it down. Truly for it to end. Vince Flynn borders on genius.

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By AMANDA on 01-29-17

Brilliant

I've read/listened to a lot of books, but Protect & Defend by Vince Flynn is standing out above all of them. A bloody good read.

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