New York Times bestselling
author Vince Flynn returns with his most exhilarating political thriller to
date, a pulse-pounding tale of espionage that introduces fans to the young
Mitch Rapp as he takes on his first, explosive assignment.
Before he was considered a CIA super-agent, before he was thought of as
a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by
the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a star college athlete with an
untapped instinct for violence.
Tensions in the Middle East are simmering when CIA Director Irene
Kennedy pays a visit to Syracuse University, where she hopes to recruit none
other than Mitch Rapp, a student who has quickly climbed up the academic and
athletic ranks. Tragedy entered Mitch’s life a year before, when thirty-five of
his classmates, including his girlfriend, perished in Pan Am flight 103. Since
then, Mitch has grieved for their senseless deaths and has felt helpless in his
desire for revenge. When Kennedy arrives on campus, his career path is suddenly
laid out for him.
Nine months later,
after grueling training, Mitch finds himself in Istanbul on his first
assignment, which is to assassinate the Turkish arms dealer who sold the
explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Mitch hits his target, but quickly sees,
for the first time, what revenge means to the enemy. When Mitch’s mentor and a
fellow recruit are kidnapped and tortured by a dangerous group of Islamic
jihadists, he must stop at nothing to save them. Download and start listening now!