Protect and Defend

by Vince Flynn

Pocket Books | August 26, 2008 | Mass Market Paperbound

Protect and Defend is rated 4.66666666666667 out of 5 by 6.
Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestseller sends counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp on a collision course with America’s most feared enemy.

No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel brings down Iran’s billion-dollar nuclear program in an ingeniously conceived operation. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in its wake, and has Iranian president Amatullah calling for blood—American blood. Seeing opportunity where others fear reprisals, Mitch Rapp devises a brilliant plan to humiliate Iran’s government and push the nation to the brink of revolution. But when a back-channel meeting between CIA director Irene Kennedy and her Iranian counterpart goes disastrously wrong, Rapp is locked in a showdown with a Hezbollah mastermind in league with Amatullah—and he is given twenty-four hours to do whatever it takes to stop unthinkable catastrophe.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 432 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416505032

ISBN - 13: 9781416505037

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Protect and Defend I found this book hard to put down. Action filled and full of intrigue. Mitch Rapp is an unsong hero, fighting a secret war against a secret enemy.
Date published: 2015-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retired 27 years Rapp saves our country in an interesting read. It is time to turn him loose to now save us from our corrupt, ineffective, worthless and morally bankrupt Congress.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best in the series Reading the series back to back allows the reader to really see the progression of both the story and the author. Flynn is at his best here with the violence nasty, the stakes personal and the villian sinister. A great addition to the series.
Date published: 2014-07-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Slow to develop The novel was slow to develop, but the second half of the book was pure Vince Flynn
Date published: 2014-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Had Me from Page One Another suspenseful, page turner from Vince Flynn and the amazing Mitch Rapp. Vince Flynn moves you from political intrigue and violent terrrorism to the strong bonds between a trained mercenary and the boss who has always had his back!! a tremendous read...RIP Mr Flynn and thank you!!
Date published: 2013-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best in the series This one was one of my faces. Rapp is badass.
Date published: 2013-04-27

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Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend

by Vince Flynn

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 432 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1 in

Published: August 26, 2008

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416505032

ISBN - 13: 9781416505037

About the Book

In Flynn's most explosive thriller yet--a #1 "New York Times" bestseller--CIA operative Mitch Rapp returns and finds himself on a collision course with America's most feared enemy. Now available in a tall Premium Edition.

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1 Puerto Golfito, Costa Rica Mitch Rapp ran his hand along her smooth, naked thigh, up to her waist, and then down along her flat stomach. His body was pressed against hers; front to back, her head resting on his arm. This moment had not been part of the plan, but it shouldn't have surprised him. There had been signposts; furtive glances, comments made only half in jest. The tension had built for the better part of a year. Each of them silently wondering. Neither knowing for sure if it would ever go to that next level. And then they arrived at the private villa overlooking the tranquil beach. The warm, humid air, the crashing surf, the shots of tequila; all coalesced to create a situation of overwhelming sexual tension. Rapp kissed her bare shoulder, nudged a lock of her silky, black hair with his nose and listened to her breathing. She was sound asleep. He lay still for a long moment, completely intoxicated by the smell and touch of the beautiful woman lying next to him. He hadn't felt this alive in a long time, though guilt was still hovering in the recesses of his conscience, waiting to come rushing back at any moment. He could sense it gnawing at the edge of his psyche. Trying to get back in. Forcing him to think about things he wished he could forget, but knew he never would. Pulling himself away from her, he rolled onto his back and stared up at the ceiling fan. Candles danced with the breeze and threw a faint light on the slow-turning blades and the dark, st
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Vince Flynn’s #1 New York Times bestseller sends counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp on a collision course with America’s most feared enemy.

No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel brings down Iran’s billion-dollar nuclear program in an ingeniously conceived operation. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in its wake, and has Iranian president Amatullah calling for blood—American blood. Seeing opportunity where others fear reprisals, Mitch Rapp devises a brilliant plan to humiliate Iran’s government and push the nation to the brink of revolution. But when a back-channel meeting between CIA director Irene Kennedy and her Iranian counterpart goes disastrously wrong, Rapp is locked in a showdown with a Hezbollah mastermind in league with Amatullah—and he is given twenty-four hours to do whatever it takes to stop unthinkable catastrophe.

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

"Flynn didn't invent the post-9/11 thriller, but he might as well have.... [He] is the best pure adrenaline-charged action writer out there today." -- Providence Journal