Vince Flynn

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    "Fantastic" means the book is a page-turner. "Awesome" means the book is a page-turner + Rapp goes politically incorrect.

    IMO, if you read the books in order, instead of stand-alone, you will appreciate them more. But in any case, they are all great and you can't go wrong.
     
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    Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn

    Release Date: October 21, 2008

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    In the newest devastatingly intense thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, his deadly and charismatic hero Mitch Rapp wages a war against a new enemy with the help of a fellow soldier as dedicated -- and as lethal -- as they come.

    Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, dominate the imagination of readers everywhere. In them, Flynn captures the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.

    Now, Rapp and his protégé, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    Rapp needs the best on this assignment, and Nash, who has served his government honorably for sixteen years -- first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Rapp -- is his choice. Together, they have made careers out of meeting violence with extreme violence and have never wavered in the fight against the jihads and their culture of death. Both have fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of their personal sacrifices. Both have been forced to lie to virtually every single person they care about, and both have soldiered on with the knowledge that their hard work and lethal tactics have saved thousands of lives.

    But the political winds have changed in America, and certain leaders on Capitol Hill are pushing to have men like Rapp and Nash put back on a short leash. And then one spring afternoon in Washington, DC, everything changes.

    Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.
     
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    Memorial Day (from wikipedia):

    Memorial Day, published by Atria books in May 2004, was his sixth novel and was put under security review by the department of energy due to classified material that appeared in the book. This classified material dealt with nuclear security and was mentioned in internal memos by the FBI and Secret Service.
     
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    Finished Extreme Measures a couple of days ago.

    Wow.

    JTS - this qualifies for the "awesome" category as well.
     
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    I got it for my b-day last month but haven't had a chance to read it yet.

    I'm looking forward to starting it when I finish the Ludlum book I'm reading now. I'm glad to hear the early reviews are glowing. :)

    JTS
     
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    You were absolutely correct, Extreme Measures was awesome. I'd say his best since Consent to Kill.

    JTS
     
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    Pursuit of Honor

    This is his latest and, well, just kind of OK. Not the insane craziness from his other books.

    Good read, but sub-par for VF, IMO. Too much personal emotion and political ideology and not enough ass-kicking. There was no real edge-of-your-seat suspense like in his others.

    Still good, just not great.
     
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    Just finished it. Good summary, Bob.

    Next book needs more action from Rapp and less drama from Nash...
     
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    This next book sounds like VF is going to be back on track. I'm gong to definately pre-order.


     
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    I really enjoyed the last book. Not quite as violent but still damn good. he is still my favorite fiction author and I read ALOT!
     
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    American Assassin is on shelves Tuesday. :cool:
     
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    American Assassin

    Finished it last week. It was great.

    It was the story of how he got trained up and went on his first missions.

    The training camp part of the novel was incredible, just insane. The trainer character is just nuts.

    Loved it.
     
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    Just started it. Only about 60 pages in so far but I am really enjoying it. Love that its a prequel.
     
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    After Pursuit of Honor I figured he was losing steam. It's good to know this one's a nice bounce back. I always wait for the paperback unless someone donates the hardbound version to the local senior center so I guess it'll be awhile for me. Maybe I'll just reread some old Donald Hamilton or Robert Ludlum while I wait. I still enjoy Cold War espionage stories because you can hate those enemies without offending the politically correct.

    Steve
     

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