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3.99992852570941 out of 53.99992852570941 out of 53.99992852570941 out of 53.99992852570941 out of 53.99992852570941 out of 5 4.00 (9,374 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: Armand Schultz, George Guidall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date:
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An action-packed and all-too-realistic vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue, Protect and Defend is Vince Flynn’s most explosive political thriller yet.

The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran’s second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

Enter Mitch Rapp, America’s top counterterrorism operative. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will push Iran to the brink of revolution. But when Iran recruits Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar, and a CIA effort goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war.

With the clock ticking, Rapp is given twenty-four hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar—and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “By the Mitch Rapp arrives in this exciting thriller, one ticking time bomb has already gone off. The bomb arrives in the form of a covert Israeli attack that turns Iran’s second-largest city into a radioactive ecological disaster. With that damage done, the US counterterrorism operative must cobble together a strategy to prevent a bloody retaliation designed to ensnare America as well. When part of his plan misfires, matters escalate dangerously, locking Rapp and a Hezbollah terror chief in a mass life or death struggle. One of Vincent Flynn’s best.”

    BarnesandNoble.com, editorial review

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

    -- Providence Journal
  • “Spectacular and exceptionally timely....Mitch Rapp is back with a vengeance…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 (Rhode Island)

  • “Mitch Rapp looks into the destruction of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons…willing to do whatever needs doing to complete the mission.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 53.333333 out of 5 by donn | 4/18/2016

    " I have read all the Vince Flynn books and this was my first foray into the audio side. I remember this book as being a real page-turner when I read it but for some reason the audio version did not reach out and grab me like I had expected. (and it's not because I had already read the book) I'm not sure if it was the pace of the narrator that didn't exactly click with the action or .... This was the second audio book I had ever listened to and was really excited after the thrill I had after listening to the first one and began this one with high expectation. That being said, if you have not previously read this book I do encourage you to listen or read this one. For me, no better fiction character in this genre that MITCH RAPP!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Joe Robertson | 2/18/2014

    " Great read. In the same manner as Tom Clancy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ray | 2/18/2014

    " Story good but a bit thin.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Corey | 2/17/2014

    " Fairly predictable. Flynn telegraphs the ending very early on with one of the Muslim antagonists having second thoughts about his fellow extremists. You just know he is going to turn and help Rapp at the end. Still a decent read and gets better in the 2nd half of the book. However not one of my favorite in the Rapp series. I gave it 4 stars. "

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