In the next thrilling novel in the number-one New York Times best-selling Mitch Rapp series, the anti-terrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. In fact, this time he might have met his match.
Mitch Rapp is used to winning.
But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.
Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces in Moscow are bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit. There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences.
Written with the same breathless tension and heart-racing action as Vince Flynn's greatest novels, Mitch Rapp's latest adventure is as timely and provocative as ever.
©2016 Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
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"Completely ignore negative ratings and reviews..."
...Order to Kill was worth waiting for. Author Kyle Mills was true to Vice Flynn's style. He wrote a great political/espionage thriller. Vince Flynn has been my favorite author since Term Limits, his only novel with a protagonist other than Mitch Rapp, in 1997. Beginning with his introduction of Mitch Rapp in Transfer of Power in 1999 I have anxiously awaited his next Rapp novel. Every one has earned 5 stars! Vince Flynn is simply the best author of political/espionage thrillers ever; he was the master! The characters are vivid, the technology true, and the stories credible. Vince's death from prostate cancer in mid 2013 felt like the loss of a very close friend to me.
I hoped that Mark Greaney would take over the Mitch Rapp franchise because he is the second most talented author of the genre ever. When Kyle Mills was selected instead I had grave doubts. After The Survivor in 2015 and now Order to Kill those doubts have been put to rest. Kyle Mills is true to Vince Flynn.
Every Mitch Rapp novel is a 5 star treasure. Add Order to Kill to that list. George Guidall has narrated to perfection the 12 most recently released audiobooks in the series.
Order to Kill joins Term limits and the prior 14 Mitch Rapp novels in having my highest possible recommendation.
"Which way to that pasture?"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I think Kyle Mills has picked up just where Vince Flynn left off. I love the direction the story has taken, WOW what a wild roller coaster of a ride: hoping for Mitch's old new friend to become more that just someone he protects, wondering what is going to happen with Scott, what's happening with the nuclear weapons, who is this new person after Mitch? And the list goes on.
As for people saying same old thing, I guess you could say that about all the popular series from Reacher and Davenport to Gentry, Rhyme and Ryan...
I enjoy series, it's like sitting down and catching up with an old friend and I am so glad this series will continue.
This book is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
George Guidall gave an EXCELLENT performance as always.
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There are many words to describe Mitchell Rapp, but Reckless is not one of them. Rapp is usually more calculated, in the words of Irene Kennedy and Thomas Stansfield " his situational awareness in knowing when to push forward and when to wait is uncanny". This Mitch Rapp was very impulsive, he seems to do things in a way that Victor and Doozer would. As I was listening to this book I found myself shouting, what the hell are you doing to my hero? Why was there no political plot whatsoever?
I've listened to this series maybe five times over, I found myself struggling to listen to the last two a second time and probably won't.
"Narrator great, story not great!"
completely lost the realism . one thing that Vince always maintained was that although far-fetched and unlikely every scenario was possible . that is no longer the case . not the same series that he used to be. we miss you Vince
"Good story, but just not the same."
Best: The return of Mitch Rapp. Least: The lack of depth, character development, and flat plot development.
Yes, to those that love Rapp.
I would not be a Mitch Rapp book without George Guidall!
I know there is a lot of discussion on wether this matches up to Vince Flynn's version of Rapp. I have listened to all of the Mitch Rapp books and have enjoy them all. While I greatly enjoyed the return of Rapp and the story, I just had an overall sense that this was not the same Rapp. Vince Flynn had a gifted ability to build tension in his novels until the plot reached an action packed crescendo. For example, books like Extreme Measures had my heart racing, and even though I knew the protagonist would come out on top, there was a sense that he might not. And in every book, there was character development. Even though we all knew Rapp like our high school best friend, he continued to grow. While new relationships emerged in this book, there was no depth or growth. Last, I feel that some of the decisions Rapp made in this book, Flynn's version would not have done. I could point out several examples, but I don't want to give away spoilers. Now, having said all that, I am glad that Mills in carrying the torch. I would happily listen to any book about Rapp than none at all, and I am excited to see where Rapp's story goes. I just want to see more of Flynn's Rapp.
I was one of those guys who didn't mind that Flynn had a ghost writer. I'm very pleased with the decision to have Mills take over. He has definitely given his own flavor to the story and characters, but it's a sweet flavor. He makes enough changes to make it fun, but doesn't cross the line by changing too much. This is another responsible, exciting, and well written installment. Thanks Kyle!
"This ties with my Favorite Mitch Rapp Book!!"
YES I read the hardcopy and I wasn't even halfway done before I pre ordered the audio! Can Rapp win a fight against someone as good as he is that he doesn't know is hunting him?
Rapp saving someone that Rapp fans will remember! Does Rapp find a new love and can he deal with the feelings that comes with a new love?
The gunfight that Rapp and others get in that has one of the old favorites hanging on to life! Does he/she survive or not is a big question.
It will have you laughing and ready to cry as you read/listen to it!
This is a fast hold on tight action thriller that any Mitch Rapp Fan must have! Kyle Mills has keep the memory of Vince Flynn alive with another Best Seller!
"Not bad Mr. Mills."
I loved the story line. Typical Mitch Rapp. Hammer down from start to finish. The only complaint I have is it was too short. Not enough interaction between characters. I would be more specific but I don't want to spoil it for anybody. I can't wait to see where you take the story next. Great job Mr. Mills. Mr Guidall is masterful as usual.
"Much anticipated-good listen"
I'm an avid Vince Flynn -Mitch Rapp reader/listener. And anything read by GG is incredible!
The pace in the beginning was fast & "can't STOP listening ", slowed a bit but never faltered.
Given that I've read all of the original Vince Flynn's so many times, it was clear to me that this wasn't truly his writing (RIP VF💜).
I missed the team/personality interactions as it was a lot of solo Mitch. SPOILER alert: The pre-release tease of this talks about Scott & Mitch so I was disappointed that Scott disappeared so early on. And I found myself thinking "if they kill Scott...I'm all done" lol.
The ending was also predictable, and not terribly dramatic. But leaves the door open for future adventures there.
The Claudia relationship could've been more detailed as well. It was just surface stuff- given the intensity of the history it didn't address it well enough.
BUT- Mitch is still one of my favorites & always will be. Finished listening in 1 day!
"Questions about Kyle Mills are answered"
I love the Mitch Rapp series and worried that with the passing of Vince the books would be merely ordinary. Not to worry!
Kyle Mills did a great job. Action sequences are very good and the plot line is tight.
Guidall's narration gives the series a continuity that helped me.
"I really enjoyed this book"
This book would be up with all the Vince Flynn books I have read.
I feel that this book stays true to Vince Flynn's character. Whilst he had a very strong and well-identified character to deal with I imagine that is both a blessing and a curse. I really enjoyed the fact the high quality of the suspense and action is maintained in this book. It is clearly the original character but there are some new little twists that are developing and are very interested.
Strangely given all the high-octane action scenes I think that I most enjoyed the scene when Mitch Rapp comes home to his home.
The scene when they rescue Scott Coleman as he is a character who has been so well developed over the books and who you feel you can identify with.
It cannot be easy to take over such a well like and strong character as Mitch Rapp. I was not sure how I would like the idea but I find that I am enjoying these books as much as the original ones. Keep up the good work.
Move aside James Bond or Jason Bourne! Mitch Wrapp is the guy you never want to cross!!
Great book with a fast paced storyline. Narration is top notch as always! My only fault? I've now got read the whole series so I've got to wait for the next one!!!!!!
This has to be one of my favourite listens this year so far. It was a gripping listen from page 1 until the very last page. Its made me want to start from book 1 and go back through the whole series. This has action adventure and intrigue in abundance. This series is at the very top in this class of books. Another great narration from george Guidall but i have come to expect nothing lesss. So if you want a dam good listen then download this.
"Thought - time to retire Rapp??-"
I'm a huge Rapp fan,, and waited excitedly for this book on pre order. Worth the wait? No. It is very predictable, dull and very standard fare indeed.
Love the book Kyle..... when's the next????
Long live Mitch rapp!! The legend of the CIA
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