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Publisher's Summary

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 24 hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.

©2007 Vince Flynn (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.

Critic Reviews

"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)

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  • AMANDA
  • Adelaide, Australia
  • 29-01-2017

Brilliant

I've read/listened to a lot of books, but Protect & Defend by Vince Flynn is standing out above all of them. A bloody good read.

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  • Tony
  • 25-08-2015

Gripping Story

A fast moving and gripping storyline as we have come to expect from Vince Flynn and hero Mitch Rapp. Pity the ending was so abbreviated otherwise it would get 5 stars.

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  • Churchill1940
  • 29-04-2015

A brilliant novel by a brilliant Vince Flynn!

The story drew you right into the novel. I could not put it down. Truly for it to end. Vince Flynn borders on genius.

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  • Martin Kilifin
  • 26-04-2015

Reliable Rapp

Good easy listening George does a great job as always. Love the series! Can't wait to read the next one

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  • Ian C Dando
  • 17-01-2015

As always, Mitch Rapp is awesome.

Gripping, thrilling and believable. Fantastic writing and tremendous narration. Thoroughly enjoyable experience visiting Rapp"s world!

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  • Mark
  • 13-12-2013

Mitch Rapp. My hero

Would you listen to Protect and Defend again? Why?

Jack reacher, john puller....mitch is up there with the best. Mean and moody, one mega hard bar-stud but surely he deserves a bit of happiness soon!

What did you like best about this story?

If you like one mitch Rapp story you'll like them all.

Have you listened to any of George Guidall’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All the same. Very good.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It was difficult to stop at times.

Any additional comments?

When we see mitch Rapp in a film?! And who will play him? Surely NOT Tom cruise.

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  • Mr. P. S. Davies
  • 13-12-2013

Mitch turns more Mitch!

Would you consider the audio edition of Protect and Defend to be better than the print version?

Have not read in print but the way Guidall voices the characters is the way I'd imagined them from others in the series I have read.

What did you like best about this story?

The Mitch legend is building more and more through this book. I started at the back reading The Last Man and enjoyed so much I am going back over the back issues

What does George Guidall bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Guidall voices the characters is the way I'd imagined

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, I listen normally in the car whilst at work (around 30 hrs a week!) and found myself siting in car parks not wanting to get out!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-09-2017

Wow this series.

These books have me hooked and constantly craving for more. Absolutely nothing bad to say.

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  • P. Craine
  • 17-09-2017

Too short!

Another great book. OK it may be me but I would've like Mitch to take his time a little more. I don't want to spoil it so will leave it at that.
OK onto the next Mitch Rapp book.

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  • neville
  • 28-08-2017

Enjoyable listen

One day this will not be a tale of fiction!

A prediction rather than a story?