Enemy of the State, A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills

Enemy of the State, A Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills, created by Vince Flynn; 2017$28.99; 388 pages; Emily Bestler Books, New York, NY; 978-1-4767-8351-2; Checked out from Multnomah County Library, Midland; 10/5/17-10/8/17

The Saudi’s have pissed off the President of the United States and he unleashes Mitch Rapp on them. However as with the IMF if Mitch is captured the President will disavow any knowledge of him. Mitch assembles a team to assist him in his endeavor, many of whom we have met in previous adventures.  They come from all sides, friends and enemies, only people Mitch can trust.  Since he has resigned from the service of his country, (wink, wink)  gets no official help from the Agency or from Scott Coleman and his crew.  The action goes from Langeley to Africa to Saudi Arabi and back.  Mitch saves Saudi Arabi and prevents an ISIS takeover of the kingdom.

Grade A

Order to Kill by Kyle Mills

Order to Kill by Kyle Mills, based on characters created by Vince Flynn; 2016; $28.99; 374 374 pages; Emily Bestler Books, New York, NY; 978-1-4767-8348-2; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Belmont; 1/2/17-1/4/17

Why did I read this?  Because I like the characters that Vince Flynn created in this series and because Kyle Mills is a good author and has done a good job since Vince Flynn passed away.

Mitch Rapp travels the globe again to fight against the enemies of the United States.  Pakistan’s nuclear warheads are disappearing and he has to find out how and why they are disappearing.  Mitch is being stalked by a assassin being directed by the head of state in a country that is antagonistic to the United States.  He is working with Scott Coleman and other members of the crew.  He has to deal with a decorator that scares him more than any terrorist he has every faced.  He finds a new member of his crew to deal with the decorator while he continues to fight the terrorists and make life safe for those in the United States.

Grade A

 

The Survivor by Kyle Mills

The Survivor, A Mitch Rapp Novel by Kyle Mills; 2015; $28.00; 388pages; Emily Bestler Books, New York, NY; 978-1-4767-8345-1; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Fairview; 5/12/16-5/14/16

Why did I read this?  Because I wanted to see how the series would continue with the death of Vince Flynn in 2013.  Kyle Mills is an author whose books I have read before so I was wondering if he could ably continue the series.

Coming close on the heels of Vince Flynn’s last book prior to his death, The Survivor follows up the events of The Last Man.    Joe Rickman is dead but prior to that he ensured that CIA secrets will continue to come out electronically.  He used a combination of very legal means and very illegal means to ensure that he can bedevil the CIA from beyond the grave.  Every intelligence agency in the world is trying to find where the secrets are hidden.  Mitch Rapp is running all over the world saving assets while the analysts back at Langley are trying to find the source of the electronic leaks.  The action moves quickly between the technical and the action of Mitch Rapp.  An effective use of tension between technological intelligence and  human assets.

Grade A, the very definition of a page turner.

The Last Man by Vince Flynn

The Last Man by Vince Flynn; 20112; $27.99; 433 pages; Emily Bestler Books, New York, NY; 978-1-4165-9521-2; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Kenton; 4/27/16-4/29/16

Why did I read this? Because I like Vince Flynns books and I want to see how Kyle Mills does after taking over the series.  Vince passed away in 2013 and Kyle Mills takes over with the next book.

One of the CIA’s biggest assets in Afghanistan, who has been running covert ops there for the last eight years is kidnapped and killed while being tortured.  Mitch Rapp and the rest of the CIA are in hot pursuit of the killer, because all his files were also taken which wouldn’t be good for the US Government is many of the things in them come out.  Mitch must track down the kidnappers and killers and find the files.

Grade-A, it is an exciting thriller that moves along at a breakneck clip.

Pursuit of Honor by Vince Flynn

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.