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Memorial Day

by Vince Flynn

Pocket Star | August 1, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound

Memorial Day is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 3.
Fighting terrorism on foreign ground, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp does whatever it takes to protect American freedom in this blistering political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.

CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States, just as the nation’s capital prepares for a grand Memorial Day tribute to the veterans of World War II. Racing to Afghanistan, Mitch Rapp leads a commando raid on an al Queda stronghold in a remote border village—and defuses plans for a nuclear strike on Washington. The crisis averted, the special ops work is done. But Rapp knows, in the face of a new kind of enemy, nothing is as it seems—and it’s up to him alone to avert a disaster of unimaginable proportions.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 608 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.4 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743453980

ISBN - 13: 9780743453981

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough Guy This was a fast-paced book about how politics and intelligence gathering can sometimes work well together. Mitch Rapp is a character who's not afraid to do what needs to be done. It has a commando raid, political intrigue, torture, and sexual tension. It was my first book by this author. Unfortunately, I read them out of order, but other than changes in his personal life and the political landscape, each book can stand on its' own.
Date published: 2008-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick and Dirty The nation’s capital is buzzing with Memorial Day preparations. Despite the energy of the city, CIA operative Mitch Rapp senses trouble and the intelligence gathered is pointing to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Rapp wants to get to the sources and immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a Special Forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an Al Qaeda stronghold, once there, Rapp and his team discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington DC. With Memorial Day closing fast, a way must be found to prevent a disaster of unimaginable proportions. The counterterrorism team is on a quest to prevent a tragedy……. Vince Flynn is a great action thriller writer. Fans of the TV program “24” will love this fast pace book, action is quick and dirty, highly entertaining. The main characters are: Rapp an unbelievable super hero, Irene Kennedy Rapp’s handler and boss, a woman with an exceptional outlook towards his attitude and President Hayes a trusting man giving Rapp unrealistic freedom to act. The book is fun to read, a real cliff-hanger, very hard to put down.
Date published: 2008-01-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from It's a mystery! It is a mystery to me how some books get published and this one is right up there at the top of the how list. The characters are flat, and remain as flat as the plot throughout the novel. Rapp, the protagonist, is a sadistic automaton who justifies his brutality by sinking into the "end justifies the means" refuge. The plot is simplistic and without tension ... it is predictable and cannot provide the reader with even the tiniest of surprises. All in all, the book is nothing more than Flynn's ridiculously simplistic defense of the Patriot Act, and a rather mindless rant against liberalism.
Date published: 2005-08-18

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Memorial Day

by Vince Flynn

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 608 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.4 in

Published: August 1, 2005

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743453980

ISBN - 13: 9780743453981

About the Book

Flynn's "New York Times" bestseller featuring CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is now in paperback. When a spike in CIA intelligence suggests a major terrorist attack planned for Memorial Day, the President orders Mitch, his top counterterrorism operative, to pull out all the stops.

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Chapter 1: Florida Straits, International Waters The forty-four-foot Italian-made Riva Rivarama power yacht thundered its way through the calm morning water at twenty-five knots. The boat had left Havana at sunrise for Grand Bahama. The northeasterly heading put the boat on a course that would skirt U.S. waters for most of the journey. Thomas Scott was the captain of the vessel, and as per his days in the British Royal Navy he was dressed in starched white shorts and a matching shirt. Scott took his duties very seriously, especially when captaining a boat as expensive as the one beneath his feet. He stood behind the wheel looking out over the windscreen at the open expanse of blue water. Scott had left his home port of George Town on Grand Cayman the day before. It was only the second time he''d captained this specific vessel, and he''d jumped at the chance when asked. The Italian-made boat was a true example of expert craftsmanship. Its lines and materials harkened back to a time when boats were made by hand rather than machines. The shape of the body and the twin 700-hp diesel engines made it look and perform more like an oversized speedboat than a luxury yacht. With a top speed of forty knots the boat was very fast for its length and beam. On the trip from Grand Cayman over to Cuba, the water had been a little too rough for Scott to open up the twin diesels all the way, and although the seas were nice and calm this morning, he did not want to push the engines to the stops
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Fighting terrorism on foreign ground, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp does whatever it takes to protect American freedom in this blistering political thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.

CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States, just as the nation’s capital prepares for a grand Memorial Day tribute to the veterans of World War II. Racing to Afghanistan, Mitch Rapp leads a commando raid on an al Queda stronghold in a remote border village—and defuses plans for a nuclear strike on Washington. The crisis averted, the special ops work is done. But Rapp knows, in the face of a new kind of enemy, nothing is as it seems—and it’s up to him alone to avert a disaster of unimaginable proportions.

About the Author

Vince Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

Editorial Reviews

"You''ll be hooked....Move over, Jack Ryan!"
-- Portland Oregonian
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