Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn;2009; $27.99; 431 pages; Atria Books, New York, NY; 978-4165-9516-8; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 4/22/16-4/26/16

Why did I read this?  I am trying to read the whole series to see how a new author handles the character with the newest book, The Survivor. 

Following close on the events in Extreme Measures,  Mitch Rapp and Mike Nash are feeling the political pressure that is applied after an attack.  Mitch is feeling it professionally and politically while Mike is feeling it in his personal life.  While they are dealing with the fallout there are still three terrorist on the road in Middle America looking to continue with their attacks on citizens of the United States.  Mitch and CIA director Irene Kennedy find a way to help Mike deal with his family problems and Mitch and Mike confront the terrorist directly and end the conflict inside one of the United States monuments in Washington, D.C..   Vince portrays a zealot’s mindset with one of the terrorist actions and how people’s motivations change sometimes.

Grade A- a successfully written thriller that reflects some attitudes that exist today.