Mass Market Paperbound
512 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.1 in
August 28, 2007
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416542264
ISBN - 13: 9781416542261
About the Book
The fallout from a horrific Washington, D.C., explosion has just begun as CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers that leads directly to the heart of the national capital. Flynns latest "New York Times" bestseller is available in a tall Premium Edition. (Epsionage/Thriller)
Read from the Book
1 WASHINGTON, DC JANUARY Irene Kennedy looked out at the white landscape from her seventh-floor office. Three fresh inches of snow had fallen overnight. The capital had a majestic winter wonderland feel to it when it snowed. It tended to be the kind of wet, heavy snow that coated every branch, statue, and park bench. The city looked frozen in time, and in a sense it was. A lame-duck president occupied 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the president – elect was one week away from taking his oath of office. Traditionally, the only business that got done the week before the inauguration was the business of pardons. Lawyers, lobbyists, and big-money players lined up to ask the president to forgive someone for a crime they had committed, or been accused of committing. Politics had gotten so rough that sometimes just being a friend of the president could bring about the unwanted attention of a special prosecutor. With that attention also came a mountain of legal bills. It was quickly becoming a tradition for outgoing presidents to wave a magic wand and make these legal problems go away. Pardons could also be about bricks and mortar. A new presidential library needed to be built, and they were not cheap. With this president, however, it was mostly about setting things right. This should have been on Kennedy’s mind, but it wasn’t. As director of the Central Intelligence Agency she should have been lobbying for a blanket pardon herself, but her mind was occupied with the here and no
From the Publisher
The fallout from a horrific Washington explosion has just begun—and so has CIA superagent Mitch Rapp’s hunt for a killer with a personal agenda—in this explosive thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.
In the final weeks of a fierce presidential campaign, a motorcade carrying candidate Josh Alexander is shattered by a car bomb. Soon after the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. When CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon receive damaging intelligence on Washington’s most powerful players, they call on Mitch Rapp—the one man reckless enough to unravel a global network of contract killers on an explosive mission that leads back to the heart of our nation’s capital…and the inner sanctum of the Oval Office.
About the Author
Author Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1966. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and went to work as an account and sales marketing specialist for Kraft Foods. In 1990, he accepted an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps, but was medically disqualified before starting the program. While writing his first book, he worked as a bartender. Four of his political thriller novels have spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also a story consultant for the televion series 24. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.
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