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American Assassin: A Thriller

by Vince Flynn

Pocket Books | April 5, 2011 | Trade Paperback

American Assassin: A Thriller is rated 4.7895 out of 5 by 19.
#1 New York Times bestseling author Vince Flynn introduces the young Mitch Rapp on his first assignment, a mission of vengeance that made him a CIA superagent— and a terrorist’s worst nightmare.
Two decades after the Cold War, CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield must prepare his people for the next conflict. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—who will work outside the normal chain of command. Kennedy finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing terrorist attack. . . . Among the thousands of family and friends grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepare him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the hunter becomes the hunted: the enemy has prepared a trap, and the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the warravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.1 in

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451642008

ISBN - 13: 9781451642001

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another winner from Vince Flynn It was good to learn about the main character and see where he came from. Some of the action was a bit unbelievable but one can do anything in books or movies. Glad to see many made it out alive.
Date published: 2015-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Assassin Mitch Rapp begins here. How and why are explained . I really liked this storyline. We meet several interesting characters and go on an interesting roller coaster ride filled with adventure.
Date published: 2015-10-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Very good read. First book read with the author. Will read more. Good storylin3. Very good characters.
Date published: 2015-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great This is the first book by Flynn I've read and between rapp and reacher they both are good reading.vince keeps you. Reading never boring and explains how some people think
Date published: 2015-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mitch Rapp origins story Enjoyable, fast read. Mitch Rapp is a cool character that is easy to appreciate. Fun to learn his origins.
Date published: 2014-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from American Assassin Excellent Good story within the trainee becoming the master motif with the twist of the old master resenting the young upstart. Nicely done and a good start to this excellent series.
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Assassin Good, solid 5 out of 5
Date published: 2014-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American assassin Great book absolutely mesmerizing
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Kept me wanting more the entire book.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Flynn is very good.
Date published: 2014-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Action packed from the first word to the fabulous ending. Great read. Gives Jack Reacher a run for his money!
Date published: 2013-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I have read all the Mitch Rapp novels. This one was as excellent as all the rest. Interesting to see how his career started.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Assassin I started reading the Mitch Rapp series at Book 2 and this one was in fact the last of the series of 13 books and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. It is a loss to us who enjoy this type of story that Vince Flynn passed away at such a young age. If you like fast passed adventure which holds your attention Mitch Rapp and his exploits will keep you entertained for hours.
Date published: 2013-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quite good. No surprises. There is no surprises but thats okay. It is still better than having nonsense surprises that is forced into the story.. However the plot on greta and her grandmother towards Rapp is so unrealistic..
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Assassin I read all the Rapp series and finished with the first book last. Kinda like watching a prequel to a movie. I did it on accident but I think it was a great way to look back and see how Mitch evolved into what he is. Great series to read.
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Assassin Excellent introduction to the character known as Mitch Rapp. It is a sad fact that we've lost one of modern America's best authors; R.I.P. Vince Flynn.
Date published: 2013-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Pageturner Flynn has done it again. This is the beginning of the Mitch Rapp saga. I read it out of sequence of the other novels with Rapp as the hero. As a young assassin we still don't know where he learned his tradecraft. This story moves quite fast and ends abruptly, which I found a bit disappointing, however I still give Flynn a five star. Don't miss it if you are a fan.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Avid reader Great read. Fun read with lots of suspense.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling Book 11, in the Mitch Rapp series This latest political thriller brings us back to 1980 after Pam Am flight 103 disaster took the life of Mitch Rapp`s fiancée over Lockerbie Scotland. Mitch was then a 23 year old college student, a mere shell of what he later became. As in all the previous Flynn novels, the writing style is intense, very character and plot driven. The story starts with Mitch, a new recruit being trained for a special covert program within the CIA. The author goes into great details describing the type of training needed to succeed in the program. As the plot thickens Mitch is sent on a special operation to Beirut where his skills and intelligence are put to the test to help rescue fellow CIA operatives held captive. The real action starts (what we seen previously was just a teaser) when a fight breaks out and our heart rate goes into high gear, we soon find ourselves page deep in the middle of a blood and guts, torture and murder scenario. Mitch’s past skills and his ability to improvise under duress are put to the test to complete his mission and survive what turns out to be a well laid trap. All the favourite characters are back: Director Thomas Stanfield, Dr. Irene Kennedy, and Stan Hurley, all heads of the terrorist squad confronting the war on terror. Mitch Rapp is the perilous hero who furnishes all the action and brutality needed to satisfy any thriller novel junkie. Once more, Mr. Flynn has created a fictional story with explosive scenes based on a Westerner’s perception of modern day terrorism, he emphasizes their ideologies and mindset and how they use kidnapping to make a point. The timing for this novel is excellent although it may have been rushed in its publication: some mistakes have slipped through that may annoy some readers….All that said and done, I am hooked on this series and this is one of the best instalments to date. The action is fast and furious, very engaging, an adrenaline rush from start to finish.
Date published: 2011-06-25

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American Assassin: A Thriller

American Assassin: A Thriller

by Vince Flynn

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.1 in

Published: April 5, 2011

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451642008

ISBN - 13: 9781451642001

From the Publisher

#1 New York Times bestseling author Vince Flynn introduces the young Mitch Rapp on his first assignment, a mission of vengeance that made him a CIA superagent— and a terrorist’s worst nightmare.
Two decades after the Cold War, CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield must prepare his people for the next conflict. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—who will work outside the normal chain of command. Kennedy finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing terrorist attack. . . . Among the thousands of family and friends grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepare him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the hunter becomes the hunted: the enemy has prepared a trap, and the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the warravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.

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

“Captivating.” —Glenn Beck