American Assassin by Vince Flynn
A Thriller

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...American Assassin is an incredibly disappointing piece of work. There were so many mistakes...not only were wrong names used in scenes where the particular character couldn’t be, other names were misspelled...
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn introduces the young Mitch Rapp on his first assignment, a mission of vengeance that made him a CIA superagent.

Two decades after the Cold War, Islamic terrorism is on the rise, and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield forms a new group of clandestine operatives—men who do not exist—to meet this burgeoning threat abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield’s protégée, Irene Kennedy, finds the ideal candidate in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Among the thousands grieving the victims is Mitch Rapp, a gifted college athlete, who wants only one thing: retribution. Six months of intense training prepares him to devastate the enemy with brutal efficiency, leaving a trail of bodies from Istanbul and across Europe, to Beirut. But there, the American assassin will need every ounce of skill and cunning to survive the war-ravaged city and its deadly terrorist factions.
 

About Vince Flynn

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Vince Flynn is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children. Visit his website at VinceFlynn.com.
 
Published October 12, 2010 by Atria Books. 545 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction
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Critic reviews for American Assassin
All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Examiner

Below average
Reviewed by Nicole Petrino-Salter on Oct 21 2010

...American Assassin is an incredibly disappointing piece of work. There were so many mistakes...not only were wrong names used in scenes where the particular character couldn’t be, other names were misspelled...

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Book Reporter

Good
on Dec 22 2010

Never one to flinch from his steely-eyed and accurate view of how the world truly works, Flynn has given us the latest in a long and memorable line of stirring and must-read thrillers.

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Independent.ie

Good
on Jan 22 2011

Flynn does not do subtle -- this is action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label.

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Mysterious Reviews

Excellent

American Assassin is a pulse-pounding thriller, one not easily put down...

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Teen Ink

Good

This book is a quick read because it is impossible to put down.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Below average
Reviewed by Angel Soto on Oct 01 2010

AMERICAN ASSASSIN is a new book, but it does not read like a new adventure...I am not convinced that the prequel was necessary...

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