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The Third Option

by Vince Flynn

Pocket Star | December 28, 2010 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Third Option is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (Booklist) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.

When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439195129

ISBN - 13: 9781439195123

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thriller Flynn true to form, however, the last several novels I have read by him refers regularly to the original attack on the service. Far to often, and I haven't even read it. Leaving a couple of characters "upright" in the end makes it certainly obvious there will be sequels.
Date published: 2013-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Powerful Espionage Thriller CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is sent to Germany to assassinate a wealthy industrialist supplying Saddam Hussein with equipment needed to rebuild Iraqi nuclear arsenal. During the attempt, the plan goes terribly wrong when his two CIA colleagues turn on him and try to kill him but fail. Injured, he escapes and returns to the US where his goal is to figure out who is behind the attempt on his life. Back in Washington, Mitch finds multiple conspiracies involving congressmen, senators, the secretary of state, the president and hired hit men. When his girlfriend is kidnapped, Mitch vows to kill everyone involved, even if it means infiltrating the Hall of Congress and the White House….. This is a sequel to “Transfer of Power” a short synopsis brings you up to speed. “The Third Option” is a powerful political espionage thriller that will keep you interested till the last page, leaving you with an addiction to other novels in the series. It is a captivating narrative about the inner workings of the CIA and the chilling world of terrorism. You bond with the characters from the start. If you are a fan of political maneuvering and like non stop action, this book delivers, very entertaining read.
Date published: 2008-01-20

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The Third Option

by Vince Flynn

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 512 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439195129

ISBN - 13: 9781439195123

About the Book

When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take THE THIRD OPTION

CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield--a choice that enrages many inside the world's most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins--which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one's pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.

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The Third Option 1 Through the darkness the man moved from tree to tree, working his way toward the large house. The nineteenth-century estate, forty miles south of Hamburg, Germany, spanned one hundred and twelve acres of beautiful rolling forest and farmland and was designed after the Grand Trianon at Versailles in France. It had been commissioned by Heinrich Hagenmiller in 1872 to win further favor with William I of Prussia, the newly crowned German emperor. Portions of it had been sold off over the years as it became too expensive to maintain so much land. The man walking silently through the woods had already studied hundreds of photographs of the property and its owner. Some of the photos were snapped from satellites orbiting the earth thousands of miles up, but most were taken by the surveillance team that had been in place for the last week. The assassin had arrived from America only this afternoon and wanted to see with his own eyes what he was up against. Photographs were a good start, but they were no substitute for being there in person. The collar of his black leather jacket was flipped up around his neck to ward off the bite of the cold fall evening. The temperature had dropped twenty degrees since sunset. For the second time since leaving the cottage, he stopped dead in his tracks and listened. He thought he had heard something behind him. The narrow path he trod was covered with a fresh bed of golden pine needles. It was a cloudy night, and with the thick cano
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn’s “high-energy” (Booklist) political thriller places CIA superagent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.

When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take the third option.…Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task, targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor. But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power battle on home turf: the choice of Dr. Irene Kennedy as successor to dying CIA director Thomas Stansfield has many detractors, some who will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.

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.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com This is a strong, swift thriller....Flynn sustains the dramatic tension from the opening paragraph to the last.