I read this book with mixed feelings Vince Flynn has been one of my favorite authors ever since he started the Mitch Rapp series With his untimely death this past June from prostate cancer so begins the death of Mitch Rapp in an unintended way With The Last Man being released in November 2012 and Flynn passing this past June you would think that there would be no Rapp thrillers to look forward to You would be WRONG The Survivor ironically or appropriately named depending on your perspective is scheduled for release October 2013 So at least there is one Rapp novel in the pipelineHowever in no way should my maudlin opening paragraphs deter you
from reading The Last Man As usual Flynn and Rapp are at reading The Last Man As usual Flynn and Rapp are at very best in this story and this truly is a page turner for those of us who have followed this series since its inception The cast of characters is unusually large
But I Guess ThatI uess that what happens over time with a popular series Flynn developed characters in previous stories that fit a particular need and in doing so he created other supporting characters for the Rapp series who we all Ryans Robot grew to expect to show up again as the series moved along So it is sort of a tour de force of the best characters Flynn developed over the years working together to make for an excellent story that is easy to readThose of you that read my reviews know that I do not include spoilers Therefore it is hard too too far into any plot or outcome without violating this self imposed rule But I do want you to pay attention as you move through your read of this book because this book ends on a slightly different note I m not sure how to explain it however I point it out so that perhaps you might pick up on it and share your thoughts in a future review Maybe it has to do with Flynn knowing that his writing career was coming to a close Perhaps it has to do with the underlying differences about how people in The Baby Maker general react to the big C I really cannot put it into words Just pay attention to the tone of the story as you enter the last third of the book There was a perceptible change for mewhat do you think I must admit My 3 star review may be a bit sentimental here The Mitch Rapp series of books is my all time favorite But if this book is worth reading then it is barely worth it The Last Man was disappointing and there s not much to recommend hereThelaring weakness in The Last Man is how little Mitch Rapp appears There are precious few scenes of classic Mitch Rapp action and violence I think it s a Keeping Faith (Unshakable good hundred pages before Mitch Rappets I Shouldnt Feel This Way going at allThe plot is really weak and I won t spoil anything but the primary plot device is pretty hard to swallow Mr Flynn refers back to previous Mitch Rapp adventures throughout the book This leaves two impressions 1 I wish I was reading those older books and 2 it almost feels sometimes like you re reading the best of Mitch Rapp or a tribute band or somethingOTDYou have no idea who you re screwing with Mr Rapp Actually I have a reallyood idea You re some spo The following could have easily been an passage from the book Good morning Mr Rapp Rapp casually took out his un and shot the man I told you not to speak unless spoken to I told you how dangerous I am Now you understand I wasn t joking Rapp said the very important Army eneral you can t shoot my men I am a very important person and I am in charge around here You can call the head of the CIA and she ll tell you I m running the show You have no idea The issue I was sent here to handle is very serious You have no idea how serious it is You can call the president and he will tell you I am in charge You have no idea The other issue is much important No This issue is much much important Maybe I ll shoot you then maybe you ll Faces of Jazz get it I m theuy they send when things are very serious and this is very serious You have no ideaand on and on Iron Man has returnedNo not superhero Tony Stark it s the CIA s resident Hitman Mitch Rapp The novel starts with our protagonist on a trip to Afghanistan investigating the kidnapping of the CIA s main man on the Mascots ground Joe Rickman who has been the main conduit for bribes in the country No sooner is he onround Rapp is caught up in his toughest mission yet since Protect and Defend What starts out as a typical Flynn terrorism story turns into something much a snapshot on where we are in the war on terror and a very personal character study of the now middle aged Mitch A sociopathic Pakistani ISI director decides to take advantage of the ISAF withdrawal in order to increase Pakistan s influe. A pulse pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn as Mitch Rapp heads to Afghanistan to track down a missing CIA agentThe four dead uards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan It was a murky job that involved wor.
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People S Knees To Gets knees to et information the USA needs He s a terrible Operation (Gamers Universe guy but he s our terribleuy So I Operation (Gamers Universe guess we like him because he serves the purpose of protecting the USA The end justifies the means in this case because Mitch Rapp is always right His brutality always produces results that save American lives So if you like characters dunked in testosterone Mitch is your kind ofuy The writing is ood clean clear There s a part where Mitch loses his memory and this eventuality seems like an authorial device to prevent Mitch from solving the riddle in the book too uickly We d
likely have a 175 book instead of a 375 page book if Mitch was Mitch for the first halfhave a 175 book instead of a 375 page book if
Mitch was Mitch for the first half the book Flynn likes to throw in some morons they rewas Mitch for the first half the book Flynn likes to throw in some morons they re politicians who um up the works as they attempt to forward their own agendas As in other Flynn books the politicians Pamiętnik antybohatera go up in flamesGood plotting Good writing Mostlyood characters If this is your first experience with Mitch Rapp Scottish Witches get ready to strap on a pair of cajones If you know Mitch it s the same Mitch I found this book a little disappointing The plot was ok but I hate it when a seasoned writer like Flynn makes serious technical errors in his writingI would think that a writer wouldet some authorities to read his manuscript before publishing after all this is not Hollywood I don t mind it with an author creates an object in hisher fiction like Dale Brown s super B 52 However when they talk about real life entities they should Doc Platoon Medic get it right1 Oxygen tanks used as an explosive at the vet clinic in Kandahar Oxygen does not explode as in explosions likeunpowder TNT ANFO or C5 Oxygen is not even flammable but is an oxidizer and thus will make a flame burn very hot If one were to shoot a smaller aluminum O2 cylinder one that would likely to be found in a vet clinic it would probably fly around the floor like a child s balloon being released If one were to shoot at one of the old steel M size O2 bottles with a 9mm round it would probably not even penetrate 2 Head nurse at USAF Hospital Kandahar Command Master Sergeant Sanchez There is no such rank in the USAF There is a Master Sergeant rank but it is not associated with the senior enlisted advisor A USAF Master Sergeant may be a First Sergeant which is a position HeShe wears a diamond The USAF does have a Chief Master Sergeant rank and those personnel can also serve in the position as Command Senior Enlisted Advisors I highly doubt that an enlisted personnel would be in charge of an ICU ward Nurses in the military are officers and there would have been a senior Capt or Major on duty in the ward 3 Author states that the CIA s Grumman Gulfstream 5 could fly non stop from Dulles to Islamabad is incorrect Even the USAF s version of the G 5 C 37a has a max range of 6300 miles the Life as a Healthcare CIO great circle distance from Dulles to Islamabad is 7095 miles How do you side with theood The Lilypad List guys over the baduys when you can t tell who the Anomalous Phenomena of the Interregnum gooduys are And what if the lines between Horgonyhely good and bad keep blurring so A safe house with four men lined up on the living room floor There was nothing about this mess toive Mitch Rapp any kind of assurance that things would be fine but it Silver Matilda gave him an inkling to something he did not want to consider The safe house looked like an average run of the mill two story blockhouse in Jalalabad Afghanistan So what happened Rapp s boss Irene Kennedy sent him to Afghanistan to find Joe Rickman the most cunning and brilliant operative he had ever worked with Was the CIA operativeoing to have to find and eliminate Rickman someone he had known for over 16 years You can bet Rapp is not the only one looking for RickmanRapp knows sooner or later Congress would Sevgi Öyküleri 2 get wind of the disaster and they would want answers What a bright and intellectual author Vince Flynn is I love how he creates his characters and brings them to life or kills them off Mitch Rapp reminds me of the Rambo character that Sylvester Stallone plays so well in the movies He is human with deep feelings especially for his friends I am not one toive away spoilers but can Rapp be as ruthless and underhanded as his hostile and sinister adversaries and complete his mission I will say Vince Flynn has the knack of writing unpredictable and very moving novels I think any reader who likes mysteries will like this one Kudos Vince You have another Free to Accept great book to take credit for Jeannie Walker Award Winning Author of Fighting the Devil A True Story of Consuming Passion Deadly Poison and Murder Mitch Rapp is back and at his best. Turbing isn’t afoot Irene Kennedy the director of the CIA has ordered Rapp to find Rickman at all costs Rapp must navigate the ever shifting landscape of Afghanistan as the Taliban Iranians Pakistanis and Russians all plot to claim their piece of the war torn stateWith Afghanistan crumbling around him Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his ownovernment if he has any hopes of completing his missi. ,
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information on CIA S informant networks around the lobe in order to burn them putting hundreds of lives aton the CIA S informant networks around the lobe in order to burn them putting hundreds of lives at In order to do so he has Rickman abducted has a politician in the US accuse the CIA of corruption and arranges a contract killing on Rapp sending the one man who came closest to killing the legendary hitman after him Naturally Rapp won t stand for this and even when suffering a serious injury during the mission he now has an extremely competent team he can rely on to help him take apart the ISI s operation Flynn delves into the messed up world "of Afghanistan famously called the raveyard of empires By discussing the on oing reintegration programme where former " Afghanistan famously called the raveyard of empires By discussing the on Christmas and Twelfth Night going reintegration programme where former militants are bribed into service with the Afghan law enforcement he illustrates a cautionary point when aroup of these reintegrated militants conduct a Bruno Bosteels green on blue attack on Rapp and his team As the sayingoes you can t buy an Afghan you can only rent him for a while Flynn also explores the love and extreme hate relationship with Pakistan and the ISI Despite officially being close allies behind closed doors Flynn paints a different picture of betrayal mistrust and downright hatred between the CIA the moderate ISI elements and the islamist elements in the ISI who were responsible for hiding Osama Bin Laden Normally for a Vince Flynn book characters take a backseat to action but here it s the opposite We have several standouts the main antagonists personal hitman who is extremely relatable who is essentially a Pakistani version of Rapp and who we just might see of in future books Then there s Director Kenedy she s become extremely savvy at her job and with dealing with threats to the CIA and the scene where she takes apart a pesky bureaucrat is a treat Next there s the loveable Stan Hurley who s dying of cancer but still has enough wits about him to spot a key detail which the others have missed Finally there s Mitch He s having what would be a midlife crisis and when he s recuperating from the injury suffered in the story Flynn delves into his psychological state motivations examines how far he s come since the demise of Ann Rapp his wife However throughout all this there s an underlying uestion does Rapp have anything to live for except his Job Overall The Last Man is a fantastic tale of betrayal revenge and relevant The Sound of Gravel geopolitics for our time It s the beginning of a new story arc in the saga of the original Counter Terrorist and I highly recommend you read it Well I love Mitch Rapp He is everybody s answer to taking out revenge against baduys And we love him for being such a patriot and cleaning the world of the scum But I think I m done with this series I m not comfortable with the language but even so with the idea that we are supposed to feel Logan (Knight Games, great that our hero can kill with such precision abandon and perfection Evidently he only had one time when he did NOT take the kill shot to the forehead and that was when he spared Gould s life even after that assassin killed Rapp s wife and child So there is alimmer of hope kindness and charity deep inside It just isn t who he really is And I m sad for it I think the intrigue of the counterspy mastermind set up is fun and kept me reading even until the early morning hours BUT I Snug House, Bug House guess I ve outgrown thisenre I just can t find it too fun to contemplate what is really happening to our hero Is he really any different from the common assassin Not really We and he can try to justify this killing with one argument or another but it doesn t really work I Beneath This Ink (Beneath, guess I just don t want to fill my mind with scenes of torture agony scheming and eventually murder CAN YOU BLAME ME I think I ll look elsewhere Maybe back to Penmann s historical fiction pieces Darn it Goodbye Mitch Rapp Mitch Rapp is back tracking down a kidnapped CIA agent who knows national secrets that cannot fall into enemy hands The conseuences would be the death of numerous undercover agents and the crippling of CIA intelligence operations for ten years The situation looks pretty clear cut four deaduards and a missing CIA leader in a CIA safehouse But something is suirrelly at least it seems so to the indefatigable Mitch Rapp the last man the bad A History of Greek Philosophy 3 guys should leave standing And it is Mitch Rapp who sees through the complex subterfuge to the truth I can t say without spoiling the plotIf you like virile tough soldier like men Mitch Rapp is for you He is always right and his tactics are brutal He s a killer without much compunction willing to break jaws or. King with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic More than a uarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spentAt firstlance it looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped but Rapp knows certain things about his old friend that cause him to wonder if something dis. .