Consent to Kill

Consent to Kill[Download] ➽ Consent to Kill ➽ Vince Flynn – Oaklandjobs.co.uk For years, Mitch Rapp s bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists f For years, Mitch Rapp s bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists from fulfilling their bloody wishes His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America s allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated They have decided the time has comeNow, the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands vengeance in Consent to Epub / its simplest form an eye for an eye, and Rapp instantly becomes the target of an international conspiracy This time, he must use all of his vigilance and determination to save himself before he can turn his fury on those who have dared to betray him. 8 10Vince Flynn does it again, he provides a highly entertaining thriller novel that allows you to ramp up the testosterone to 11 If it s a choice of a going to the gym and lifting weights that equate to a small car then flexing the guns whilst looking in a mirror with the occasional grunt or b picking up a Vince Flynn novel and living vicariously through the life of Mitch Rapp I m always going to pick number b This novel takes a different turn from the usual outing in that Mitch Rapp is n 8 10Vince Flynn does it again, he provides a highly entertaining thriller novel that allows you to ramp up the testosterone to 11 If it s a choice of a going to the gym and lifting weights that equate to a small car then flexing the guns whilst looking in a mirror with the occasional grunt or b picking up a Vince Flynn novel and living vicariously through the life of Mitch Rapp I m always going to pick number b This novel takes a different turn from the usual outing in that Mitch Rapp is not at the forefront of stopping a cataclysmic event anda target of vengeance from some of the people he has crossed paths with in previous outings There is also a feeling of age creeping into Mitch s life which is a new enemy he s not had to battle before, old mother time This combines to make a different experience which hasn t been explored before and adds a bit of fresh air into the series Quite a few major things happen in this one too which will shape the following novels I ll avoid any spoilers here and I was happy with the overall story line.In summary, this was top notch as are the others in this series It veers a little on the long side and I can imagine that in 6 months time the plot events will merge with some of the others in the series this is why it fails to get the ever elusive 5 star rating but it was a fun read whilst it was going on I can t fault this series for what it is and look forward to picking the next one up to get that testosterone rush I always often sometimes need If you like this try The Killing Floor by Lee Child Consent to Kill is the second book of Vince Flynn s I ve read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it Flynn s hero Mitch Rapp is a great character, and I found myself laughing when he confronted a particular politician and smacked him upside the head with a folder.Flynn writes a great thriller It keeps you wanting to readHe mixes military technology, fast paced action, and politics to engage the reader in this violent political tale I don t want to give the story away, but there was an event, a Consent to Kill is the second book of Vince Flynn s I ve read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it Flynn s hero Mitch Rapp is a great character, and I found myself laughing when he confronted a particular politician and smacked him upside the head with a folder.Flynn writes a great thriller It keeps you wanting to readHe mixes military technology, fast paced action, and politics to engage the reader in this violent political tale I don t want to give the story away, but there was an event, a key event of the story, that surprised me I was not expecting it, and it actually made me mad for a bit I didn t want it to happen This is the mark of a good author, he gets you to care about the characters and story.I will tell you that in this chapter of Mitch Rapp s life, he finds himself not only battling with terrorists from afar, but also dealing with those in Washington D.C that would rather see him reigned in, or maybe eliminated altogether I just discovered the works of Vince Flynn and Lee Child this summer, and they have both quickly entered the ranks with some of my favorite authors such as Brad Thor, Barry Eisler, and Stephen Hunter.With all of these authors, I read the books for escapism enjoyment I definitely enjoyed Consent to Kill The book is longer than many thrillers, but I didn t mind at all I enjoyed it all and am looking forward to the next Mitch Rapp adventure I read I think Vince Flynn has finally turned that last corner into becoming a complete storyteller I have enjoyed his previous Mitch Rapp books a lot but this one has really cranked up a notch Excellent writing, plot, setting, and characters that are completely fleshed out.This novel is also an important milestone in the Mitch Rapp series as a lot changes in this one The author deftly avoids what I call the 24 syndrome, referring to the TV show 24 Despite having lots of adrenaline charged acti I think Vince Flynn has finally turned that last corner into becoming a complete storyteller I have enjoyed his previous Mitch Rapp books a lot but this one has really cranked up a notch Excellent writing, plot, setting, and characters that are completely fleshed out.This novel is also an important milestone in the Mitch Rapp series as a lot changes in this one The author deftly avoids what I call the 24 syndrome, referring to the TV show 24 Despite having lots of adrenaline charged action, you can really only save the world so many times and in so many ways before it starts to get old and stale So Flynn avoids that problem with this marvelously crafted novel that takes a different approach to continuing Rapp s saga I can t say muchwithout spoilers so I ll only mention that it s important to read the preceding novels in this series firstand you won t be disappointed REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK NOVEMBER 20, 2015Narrator George GuidallThis was 17 hours plus long and it left me teary at the end I checked the 1 and 2 star reviews before writing this review to see if they triggered anything I didn t like and forgot about but what they didn t like, weren t my issues I love the Mitch Rapp books just as they are except for Anna.This installment is where I saw Mitch angry I got to see how dispassionate he can be when he s on a personal quest I loved it when Presiden REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK NOVEMBER 20, 2015Narrator George GuidallThis was 17 hours plus long and it left me teary at the end I checked the 1 and 2 star reviews before writing this review to see if they triggered anything I didn t like and forgot about but what they didn t like, weren t my issues I love the Mitch Rapp books just as they are except for Anna.This installment is where I saw Mitch angry I got to see how dispassionate he can be when he s on a personal quest I loved it when President Hayes gave him the green light via Kennedy to go take those SoBs out Was it a wimpy ending Not to me I loved it.In my fantasies, Irene Kennedy is single and secretly married to Mitch She s, at times, the hero of the series This novel had a Tom Clancy, best seller air to it, and I wouldn t normally have read it, but an acquaintance of mine recommended it highly.Unfortunately, my instincts were correct This is a ridiculous book Mitch Rapp is the super spy who doesn t like to answer to anyone and frequently doesn t His wife is the White House correspondent for NBC His enemies are assassins trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars He s the only one who truly understands what it takes to protect our freedom This novel had a Tom Clancy, best seller air to it, and I wouldn t normally have read it, but an acquaintance of mine recommended it highly.Unfortunately, my instincts were correct This is a ridiculous book Mitch Rapp is the super spy who doesn t like to answer to anyone and frequently doesn t His wife is the White House correspondent for NBC His enemies are assassins trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars He s the only one who truly understands what it takes to protect our freedom If only the bureaucracy and petty minds would get out of his way Time to get back to A History of Western Philosophy It hasintrigue than this pulp moon pie This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I began reading Vince Flynn s Mitch Rapp books in chronological order a few months ago Over the course of time it s taken me to read this entire series I can say with absolute certainty that I ve fallen in love with Flynn s work He s, in my humble opinion of course, the gold standard as far as authors go in the contour terrorism genre By the time I began reading Consent to Kill I felt like I knew exactly who Mitch Rapp was a person At this point I had gone along on a ride with him that carri I began reading Vince Flynn s Mitch Rapp books in chronological order a few months ago Over the course of time it s taken me to read this entire series I can say with absolute certainty that I ve fallen in love with Flynn s work He s, in my humble opinion of course, the gold standard as far as authors go in the contour terrorism genre By the time I began reading Consent to Kill I felt like I knew exactly who Mitch Rapp was a person At this point I had gone along on a ride with him that carried us both through many low points, and of course some high points as well From the training it took to mold him into the most dangerous killing machine ever unleashed by the Americans to meet force with force and beat the terrorists at their own game, to surviving multiple gunshot wounds, being on the run, stuck alone without any to call for help, with all the odds stacked up against you, Mitch Rapp has always found a way to get things done He was finally at a place in his life where he had found love, married Anna Riley, and was ready to step back form the front lines of killing the terrorists that threaten our country and her safety Mitch was happy, well as happy as you can be in his life of work That s why this book is so riveting, because suddenly everything about the Mitch Rapp you once knew is now once again changing His life isn t fair It isn t easy Most of all, he learns the painful lesson that he will never, under any circumstances, have a normal life When you allow yourself to get lost in Flynn s work, and it s easy to do, Rapp feels like a very real man that you want to root for because of all he s done for his country In the same regard, you feel his pain when he s served the reminder that his enemies are still lurking and want him dead.This book is also, in a way, the end of an era There are lots of changing parts, and the next book in the series conveys that For instance, President Hayes doesn t return in Flynn s next piece of work Instead, a new President and subsequently numerous other new characters are introduced after this book It s just another example that Rapp s life is changing, and the reader is forced and lucky to be move on with him There is happiness and sadness, heroism and heart break It all ends with Mitch Rapp once again learningabout himself, evolving into a different way of thinking that I know certainly shocked me This is an excellent book which I highly recommend.EDIT I love this book so much I shelled out for a new hardcover copy that was signed by Vince Flynn himself before he passed away I have put it on a special display by my desk, and treasure itthan I could ever convey through words RIP Vince Flynn Another stout work from Vince Flynn, not for the faint of heart and left wing advocates need not apply, please take this as disclaimer, this book deals with very violent and disturbing issues, many of which are beyond the scope of most sheltered CNN understanding Be ye warned But the thing that attracts me to Flynn s writing is the no nonsense attitude that should bealive in our current political system But alas we are led by the elite few, a week group of appeasers and politically corr Another stout work from Vince Flynn, not for the faint of heart and left wing advocates need not apply, please take this as disclaimer, this book deals with very violent and disturbing issues, many of which are beyond the scope of most sheltered CNN understanding Be ye warned But the thing that attracts me to Flynn s writing is the no nonsense attitude that should bealive in our current political system But alas we are led by the elite few, a week group of appeasers and politically correct power seekers who are morally corrupt and effectively ineffectiveLong live the stars and stripes and may the founding principles of freedom burn forever bright in the bosom of my children NEVER DREAM OF DYING It s all right, he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child It s quite all right She s having a rest We ll begoing on soon There s no hurry You see Bond s head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair you see, we vegot all the time in the world Ian Fleming s James Bond On Her Majesty s Secret Service This creature softened my heart of stone She died and with her died my last warm feelings for people Josef Stalin Beware th NEVER DREAM OF DYING It s all right, he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child It s quite all right She s having a rest We ll begoing on soon There s no hurry You see Bond s head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair you see, we vegot all the time in the world Ian Fleming s James Bond On Her Majesty s Secret Service This creature softened my heart of stone She died and with her died my last warm feelings for people Josef Stalin Beware the vengeance of a retiring government assassin or spy A legion of antagonists in spy fiction have never heeded this warning And for each and every one of them, it has ended in unmitigated disaster Missed gunshots, mistimed explosions and missed targets who inevitably come back after mourning with retribution on their minds, the list is endless Consent To Kill is built around this theme One of the best revenge tales ever written, I consider it the finest novel written by Vince Flynn and the point where he fully matured as a writer Perfect pacing Superb structure There s not a word out of place unlike some of the earlier, clunkier books, the story arc is expertly executed and as for character development This is the turning point in the Rapp series due to events which will change the main players forever, especially the Iron Man himself, Mitch Rapp Unflappable and seemingly only married to the job, for the past few books, he s been trying to make an actual married life for himself With varrying degrees of success due to the difficulty he has with reconciling his wife with the usual addiction to the thrill of the hunt In Consent To Kill, he finally makes his decision, and at the worst possible moment some very mad men decide to plan his murder Now to the review What happens when the retirment plans of a government assassin explode The novel begins with a Saudi businessman telling a friend he wants a man killed The friend happens to run the Saudi Arabian religious police and happens to know someone who could broker a contract Promising to get in touch, he makes a decision that kicks off the blood soaked saga Meanwhile in Langley Virginia, Mitch Rapp and DCI Kennedy discuss the killing of a extremist Muslim Cleric in Canada With the man s crimes piling up and even Canada s law enforcement itching to take a crack at him, she signs off on the operation Rapp then flies up north and does what he does best, gutting the man like a fish and taking advantage of the target s lurid vices to create a false motive for the killing Flying back to Washington, Rapp gets busy juggling several items on his agenda First Irene sends him to negotiate with two senators to authorize the budget appropriations for the orion team project Secondly, Rapp runs into the new DNI and has a small misunderstanding which escalates into a full blown inter service rivalry fight And finally, on the home front, his wife decides to reveal something significant which motivates him to make the most significant choice of his life Meanwhile in Europe, a married couple who run their own contract killing business are roused for what might be their final contract, killing the CIA s resident hitman All these threads come together in a tale of fire, forgiveness and vengeance, where the only certain thing is that death comes to all who cross Mitch Rapp First the plot It s a standard revenge story with the usual structure But it s one that is so beautifully executed and written with great maturity and depth, that it effortlessly sweeps you up into the defining moment of Rapp s life, the point when the blunt instrument for the war on terror, decides to sacrifice the one thing that has truly meant something to him, rather than trying the futile dance, of having his cake and eating it as well Which makes it all thetragic with what ensures during the events of the novel Next, the settings From the corridors of the Office Of National Intelligence to the halls of power in Saudi Arabia, this is one of thesweeping novels in the Mitch Rapp series, seemingly bigger in scope even without a time sensitive scenario or epic threat to counter Next, the action From a discrete targeted killing in Canada to an attack on the CIA s countryside farm and a kidnapping in Vienna, Flynn expertly brings to life modern Post 9 11 counter terrorist work Efficient, well planned, unglamorous and practical The violence isn t on the level of Transfer Of Power, but it srealistic No stylish gunfights Only those who have the element of surprise come out on top As a bonus, there s a certain joke from the previous book Memorial Day which finally receives its payoff in a most combustible fashion read it and this to find out Then, we have the themes Quite a few in this book First, there s Flynn s favorite, the perils of bureaucracy He turns his guns on the Office Of National Intelligence, and considering many of his sources were former company men, that not surprising Redundancy is bad when trying to effectively manage intelligence gathering and adding an extra organization on top doesn t make things better Far from it, as it causes problems such as inter service rivalry to erupt with a vengeance Secondly, untrustworthy allies Specifically the Saudi Arabians Flynn explores how they sporadically dabble in sponsoring terrorism as a foreign policy implement, similar to the Iranians He also explored the ongoing political dispute between the fanatics and the modernizers, a conflict which is one of theimportant ones in Middle East and has caused headaches due to the oil reserve cudgel the Saudi s use to get any nuisances off their back Thirdly, revenge and forgiveness Lets face it, Mitch Rapp is an unforgiving person The events of this novel will demonstrate that fact to you readers clearly But what is the limit you can take vengeance and live with it And is it possible that you could forgive anyone Flynn explored this interesting theme through the dilemma faced by one of the central antagonists and the final choice Rapp makes when retribution is within his reach Finally, we have the research As always, Flynn continues to impress Apart from portraying the darker side of Saudi Arabian politics and very well, we also get the usual look at the tactics and kit of 21st century espionage A particular treat is the tracking techniques the two assassins use on Mr and Ms Rapp No fancy computer hacking gimmicks Just a bit of money and a few phonecalls to the right overworked government agencies allow them to hunt down Rapp and find his house Next, characters Consent To Kill hasemphasis on characterization than in the previous books So there are many standouts here First, Mitch Here he becomes a lotwell rounded He s finally getting used to married life and is seemingly doing his best to manage his changed circumstances now that he s forced to reduce his usual workload as the CIA s resident hitman For a man who for a decade has been married to his job, especially one which he loves, that s a big step to take Unlike other spy fiction characters who faff about trying to have the best of both worlds John Wells , he makes the decision without much hesitation Which makes what happens to him all thedevestating Has he gone soft Nope When all his dreams get blown to smithereens he returns to his role as the angel of death, bringing hellfire and damnnation to all who destroyed his chance at a normal life, and cemented his marriage to his job as the American Assassin Secondly, Ann Rapp While not my favorite character in the Rapp series, she s gradually matured over time, becoming muchaccepting of her husband and his job The character development helps give her final fate the extra impact and makes it one of the few genuinely sad moments in the Rapp series Next the antagonists Three standouts First, Herr Abel A former Stasi officer turned security consultant, he finds himself acting as the middle man in the plot to target Mitch Rapp A smug snake who is too clever by half, he takes a gamble which does not pay off in the slightest And when Abel tries to run from the inevitable, he becomes the star of what I consider the most satisfying killing executed by Mitch Last we have the couple running the contract killing business Vince expertly utilzed some dramatic irony using them They re the mirror image of Mitc and Ann, being in a similar situation and having similar hopes and dreams What makes them stand out is that they re the only people in the entire Rapp series to throw the usually unflappable Iron Man off his game, in a most horrific manner They re also in the select club of antagonists created by Flynn who are well rounded and sympathetic to a degree While not as relatable compared to Jabril from Executive Power, the couple are not cardboard cutouts or two dimensional smug jerks, being three dimensional and willing to accept what they initially think is an inescapable fate In the final page of Consent To Kill, Rapp follows the tradition of most fictional hard men and throws away his gun It s symbolic of him abandoning his hopes for a normal life and can be seen in some ways as a metaphor for him casting away the few things which have held him back Consent To Kill is where the Mitch Rapp series kicks into high gear This is Flynn s most mature book The writing is by far the most crisp in the series The plotting is executed to perfection And the character development and interaction, which up till this book had been Flynn s main weak point, explodes like a firecracker going off in Congress As a spy fiction novel it s good As the only tragedy Flynn wrote, it s superb But as the story of a extraordinary man on top of the world who gets brought crashing down to earth, it s one of the best I ve seen This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here As a kid, I read most of Tom Clancy s novels I think I stopped right around the time Jack Ryan became President, which pushed plausibility further than I was willing to accept Still, as it s been twenty years or so, I ve been curious to revisit them, both to see if they held up and because I m ready to read a good thriller.And then my Dad gave me Consent to Kill, which I thought would be a good substitute Having read it, however, I really hope that it s not I remember Clancy s books as intri As a kid, I read most of Tom Clancy s novels I think I stopped right around the time Jack Ryan became President, which pushed plausibility further than I was willing to accept Still, as it s been twenty years or so, I ve been curious to revisit them, both to see if they held up and because I m ready to read a good thriller.And then my Dad gave me Consent to Kill, which I thought would be a good substitute Having read it, however, I really hope that it s not I remember Clancy s books as intricate puzzles, with a variety of diverse and seemingly random elements coming together in surprising ways to create a cohesive finale Flynn s book, in comparison to what might be my faulty memories of books I read decades ago, is laughably simple and simplistic.Flynn s writing is cliched and boring His characters are barely two dimensional But the book s worst flaw is its plot, which is so transparently obvious and predictable that the actual act of reading the book is almost unnecessary Evil foreigners want to kill the ruggedly handsome super assassin Mitch Rapp, but their assassin misses the mark and only manages to further inflame Rapp s already inflamed martyrdom complex by killing his gorgeous pregnant wife instead After spending the first half of the book proving his machismo by sneering at any bureaucrat who crosses his path, Rapp can now turn his sights on evil terrorists instead, and in the course of about two days, he criss crosses the globe, delivering sweet, flaming justice to those who done him wrong The book s big attempt at a twist is that Rapp decides to spare the assassin, but given that Flynn takes every opportunity to present Rapp and the assassin as mirror images they re both the best at what they do, but have become disillusioned with how easy the killing has gotten also, their beautiful wives are both pregnant , it s pretty obvious that the man of action will be given a pardon, while the moneymen and string pullers must pay the full, gruesome price.And that s it Everything proceeds according to plan, and any obstacle is easily surmounted There s no sense whatsoever that these events happen in a complicated world Rapp s hunt for his wife s killers lasts all of about a hundred pages and every clue he needs is handed to him on a silver platter There s neither subtlety nor intricacy to be found here Flynn is peddling pure fantasy, and failing to conceal it with even the veneer of realism Consent to Kill is truley the definition of an action thriller From chapter to chapter you dont know what to expect next The book kept me at the edge of my seat as I kept reading in order to find out what happened next Throughout the book, the reader follows the life of Mitch Rapp, a CIA operative who works in counter terrorism After Rapp kills an Al Queda terrorist, his father wants revenge For this reason a 22 million dollar bounty was placed on Rapp s head The story follows a young coup Consent to Kill is truley the definition of an action thriller From chapter to chapter you dont know what to expect next The book kept me at the edge of my seat as I kept reading in order to find out what happened next Throughout the book, the reader follows the life of Mitch Rapp, a CIA operative who works in counter terrorism After Rapp kills an Al Queda terrorist, his father wants revenge For this reason a 22 million dollar bounty was placed on Rapp s head The story follows a young couple and contract killers who have taken the 22 million dollar job to kill Mitch Rapp After the couple fails to complete the job, Rapp s wife is caught in the crossfire All the while, the Director of National Intelligence, Mark Ross eats breakfast with the prince of Saudi Arabia, who is also a known sponsor of Al Queda terrorist actions, and in turn discusses sensitive information about Mitch Rapp and other United States operations This sensitive information gives the Al Queda leader a way to put several United States officials in danger In the end everybody who had a hand in the killing of Rapp s wife was brought to justice.This book also helped me answer my guiding question, what drives people to create conspiracies Thoughout the novel, several events occur in which the Director of the CIA, or the President makes the executive order to not let the press know about it When Rapp s house was blown up, the commonwealth was told it was a gas leak I found that this could be one reason that people suspect their government is not being forthcoming The top counter terrorism agent s house does not just have a gas leak.All in all this book was great, it was a perfect balance of action, drama, and conspiratorial suspense

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  • Paperback
  • 675 pages
  • Consent to Kill
  • Vince Flynn
  • English
  • 25 August 2019
  • 1416505016