Saturday, June 14, 2014
Memorial Day by Vince Flynn
Fighting terrorism on foreign ground, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp does whatever it takes to protect American freedom.
CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States, just as the nation's capital prepares for a grand Memorial Day tribute to the veterans of World War II. Racing to Afghanistan, Mitch Rapp leads a commando raid on an al Queda stronghold in a remote border village -- and defuses plans for a nuclear strike on Washington. The crisis averted, the special ops work is done. But Rapp knows, in the face of a new kind of enemy, nothing is as it seems -- and it's up to him alone to avert a disaster of unimaginable proportions.
First time reading Vince Flynn. Have been wanting to see what he writes after seeing his books in a sale at the end of last year. Finally, I give it a try.
I rate it pretty good. It wasn't boring. The plot wasn't that fantastic but the writing was exciting enough for captivate reader's attention and interest. I have conflicting opinion about Mitch Rapp. Am I supposed to applaud him? Is this the type of role model in today's society? But then, he gets the job done, you said. But at what expense? He seems to think that he's above the rest in terms of performance and actions and that he does all the work and the rest of the characters are just mediocre in everywhere possible.
Mitch Rapp reminds me a bit of Jack Reacher except that Mitch has the backing of the CIA and the government behind him. I wonder what would happend when Mitch meets Jack.
I cant t say that I have become a fan but I wont mind reading his book again but probably not immedaitely.