Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 544 pages, 2.95 × 1.62 × 0.47 in
Published: August 25, 2009
Publisher: Pocket Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416505040
ISBN - 13: 9781416505044
About the Book
In the latest thriller by a #1 "New York Times"-bestselling phenomenon, Flynn's 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. Available in a tall Premium Edition.
Read from the Book
Chapter 1 Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan Mike Nash glanced anxiously at his watch and then eyed the twin flat-screen monitors. Both prisoners were sleeping soundly. If all went according to plan, their slumber wouldn''t last much longer. The prisoners had been picked up seven days earlier on a routine patrol. At the time, the young GI''s had no idea whom they had stumbled upon. That revelation came later, and by accident. The brass at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan quickly separated the two men from the other 396 enemy combatants and alerted Washington. Nash was one of the first people called. The secure phone began ringing at 2:23 in the morning the previous Sunday. The watch officer at the National Counterterrorism Center gave him the news. Nash thanked him, hung up, and contemplated whether or not he should get out of bed and head in to the office. Catching a couple of highvalue targets was exciting, but Nash knew from experience that people would be tripping over each other trying to take credit. Having just returned from London, he needed the sleep a hell of a lot more than he needed recognition. Less than a minute later the phone started up again. This time it was his boss''s boss, Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA. Nash listened without comment for a good twenty seconds and then replied, "I''m on it." With that, he kissed his wife, got out of bed, threw on some comfortable travel clothes, checked on each of his four kids, grabbed his gobag, which was always pack
From the Publisher
Now in paperback, the pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York
Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn features
counterterrorism hero Mitch Rapp as he wages a war against a new
enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated-and as
lethal-as they come.
Time and again, Vince Flynn has captivated readers' imaginations
with his all-too-real portrayal of a secretive world where fearless
men and women, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they
must hide from even their own political leaders. Now, in Extreme
Measures, Mitch Rapp and his agency colleague, Mike Nash, may have
met their match.
The CIA has detected 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 former marine officer Nash 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. But the one thing he never saw coming
was that his own government was about to turn on him.
Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the
military, Flynn once again delivers a smart, devastatingly intense,
and jaw-droppingly realistic political thriller that will have fans
on the edge of their seats until the last riveting page.
About the Author
Vince Flynn is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas
in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife
and three children. Visit his website at VinceFlynn.com.