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4.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 54.33 out of 5 4.33 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Vince Flynn Narrator: Nick Sullivan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mitch Rapp Series Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9781442346161
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When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as The Third Option.

Fresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack on the president, Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission. His target: a well-known German industrialist who has been selling highly sensitive equipment to one of the world’s most notorious sponsors of terrorism. As Rapp meticulously prepares to take the man out, he has no idea that there are forces within his own government that are plotting to use him.

The conspirators have devised a bold plan that will damage the president and ruin the career of the incoming director of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center. Unfortunately, they have made one horrible miscalculation: they have chosen Mitch Rapp as their pawn. Their worst nightmare is about to be realized. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced—and he will stop at nothing until he finds out who set him up.

With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author at the peak of his storytelling powers.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is the kind of book that gets fans of espionage/political intrigue excited. Lots of action, insider details.”

    Strand Magazine

  • “This is a strong, swift thriller…Flynn sustains the dramatic tension from the opening paragraph to the last.”


  • “A high-octane barn-burner featuring the ever-impressive, ever-resilient Rapp.” 


  • “Fans of Tom Clancy will enjoy this work of international intrigue…Definitely worth purchasing.” 

    Library Journal

  • “Flynn hits his stride in this thriller about high-end Washington politics…[His] high-energy prose sets a terrific pace, and he generates plenty of suspense.”


  • A Strand Magazine Pick for 10 Top CIA Novels

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/11/2011

    " Not as good as the previous book but still a good Vince Flynn novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 4/9/2011

    " I liked this book, as I have so far enjoyed the other Vince Flynn books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 3/19/2011

    " Good read. Definitely better than the first book of the series. Looking forward to starting the next book inthe series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Greg | 3/12/2011

    " Stupid filler novel for what's coming next in this story arc. Conclusion is a conversation. Dullest thriller ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 2/13/2011

    " No ending. Required to read next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/19/2011

    " Good suspence - all on gov't (CIA, FBI etc) and terrorism. Lots of characters - hard to keep track of who was good guy and who was bad guy or which 'team' they were on. Worst part - not all things wrapped up- left you hanging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bryan | 1/11/2011

    " Typical Vince Flynn political, espionage thriller and that is a good thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 1/9/2011

    " A good, fast moving book. Action and more action. Interesting and fun, not deep at all tho. "

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About the Author
Author Vince Flynn
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (1966–2013) created one of contemporary fiction’s most popular heroes: CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp, featured in thirteen of Flynn’s acclaimed political thrillers. All of his novels are New York Times bestsellers, including his stand-alone debut novel, Term Limits. The Mitch Rapp story begins with American Assassin, followed by Kill Shot, Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, Protect and Defend, Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor, The Last Man, The Survivor, Order to Kill and Enemy of the State. American Assassin will be released as a major film in 2017.
About the Narrator

Nick Sullivan has worked extensively on Broadway and throughout the United States. He is an Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator.