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#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

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American Assassin
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4.6 / 5
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February 5th, 2015
This is the first book by Flynn I've read and between rapp and reacher they both are good reading.vince keeps you. Reading never boring and explains how some people think
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Mitch Rapp origins story
July 20th, 2014
Enjoyable, fast read. Mitch Rapp is a cool character that is easy to appreciate. Fun to learn his origins.
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American Assassin Excellent
May 5th, 2014
Good story within the trainee becoming the master motif with the twist of the old master resenting the young upstart. Nicely done and a good start to this excellent series.
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American Assassin
May 1st, 2014
Good, solid 5 out of 5
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American assassin
April 16th, 2014
Great book absolutely mesmerizing
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Excellent
February 4th, 2014
Kept me wanting more the entire book.
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December 17th, 2013
Action packed from the first word to the fabulous ending. Great read. Gives Jack Reacher a run for his money!
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November 9th, 2013
I have read all the Mitch Rapp novels. This one was as excellent as all the rest. Interesting to see how his career started.
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American Assassin
October 6th, 2013
I started reading the Mitch Rapp series at Book 2 and this one was in fact the last of the series of 13 books and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. It is a loss to us who enjoy this type of story that Vince Flynn passed away at such a young age. If you like fast passed adventure which holds your attention Mitch Rapp and his exploits will keep you entertained for hours.
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Quite good. No surprises.
October 1st, 2013
There is no surprises but thats okay. It is still better than having nonsense surprises that is forced into the story.. However the plot on greta and her grandmother towards Rapp is so unrealistic..
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American Assassin
July 21st, 2013
I read all the Rapp series and finished with the first book last. Kinda like watching a prequel to a movie. I did it on accident but I think it was a great way to look back and see how Mitch evolved into what he is. Great series to read.
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American Assassin
July 11th, 2013
Excellent introduction to the character known as Mitch Rapp. It is a sad fact that we've lost one of modern America's best authors; R.I.P. Vince Flynn.
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Avid reader
March 9th, 2013
Great read. Fun read with lots of suspense.
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