Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Book #20 - Kill Shot

51dTK9iMQUL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_I have loved the Mitch Rapp series for years, and even have my son reading it. I got American Assassin in a bargain bin and enjoyed it, and with some gift certificates, I got Kill Shot as well. Both of these books are the beginning of Rapp’s career.

This one continues on from the first book, with Rapp being operational for 6 months, with lots of success. There is still some concern from Kennedy, the young Stansfield, and Hurley. The story is similar to many of the other books, betrayal and ambition inside the US government, an operation gone wrong, and the lack of trust.

Rapp is set up on an assassination. He barely escapes, getting shot in the process. He kills a number of his would-be killers, but one gets away, kills a few civilians, and since it’s in Paris, the French are upset. No one knows what happens, and as the French investigate, the CIA worries. Hurley is sure Rapp went crazy, Kennedy doesn’t want to believe it and Stansfield isn’t sure what to do.

The book spends it’s time moving between the bad guys, Rapp, and the CIA groups. It’s well written, building suspense, switching characters, and making you want to hurry to get back to your favorite storyline. It builds to a rapid convergence of characters at the end with plenty of action. Looking forward to the next one already.

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