Kill Shot: An American Assassin Thriller
by Vince Flynn
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#1 New York Times best-selling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard. Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. In an instant the hunter has become the hunted. Rapp is left wounded and must flee for his life. The next morning, the news breaks in Washington that Libya’s Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men. The French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and on the loose in Paris. As the finger pointing begins, Rapp’s handlers have only one choice - deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way, avoiding capture and dying quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
The only reason I rated this a four is because I do not believe there is such a thing as a perfect book, BUT is ther is it will proibably be written by Vince Flynn or Tom Clancy. Anyway I have not finished reading the book yet but what has been read, GREAT!
5 star story, frustrating on iPhone.
As always, Flynn spins an excellent story. However, I regret buying the Audible audiobook. It's a shame that, after all this time, Audible still can't get it together enough to make their recordings work on the iPhone. After pausing, playback starts at the beginning. There are no chapters, just one 6 hour recording; which means that after yet another restart, you guess where you were by dragging the timeline. If it wasn't a Flynn story, I would have quit from sheer frustration and asked for a refund.
Vince, your stories deserve better than what Audible on iPhone deliver. Apple, considering the hoops you put app developers through, I'm appalled you would let this poor implementation persist. And Audible, you have no excuse. Just like font and paper are part of the experience in 'treeware', little things like pause and chapters matter in an audio book.
Another excellent book by Vince Flynn. I must admit I was a little lost in the placement of this book in the timeline of Mitch Rapp's career. Nevertheless, I still enjoyed.