So back in June I told you about this great book I’d read called American Assassin by Vince Flynn. Well, I ended up insisting that my husband read it and he loved it just as much as I did. So, he started buying all of Flynns’ books. Presently we own the entire series. The next book comes out in November.
So the first book, American Assassin, is actually the 11th book in the series but it’s the prequel to the first 10. This book, Kill Shot, is the sequel to the prequel (say that 10 times fast). Basically that means it’s the 12th book he wrote but it falls 2nd chronologically.
Here’s the synopsis:
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.
For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard.
Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. In an instant the hunter has become the hunted. Rapp is left wounded and must flee for his life.
The next morning, the news breaks in Washington that Libya’s Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men. The French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and on the loose in Paris. As the finger pointing begins, Rapp’s handlers have only one choice-deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way, avoiding capture and dying quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
So I got about a quarter of the way into this book and I texted my husband to tell him that he was going to be hell to live with when he started reading this book. He asked me why and I said ‘because it’s going to piss you off.’ You see, there’s a character in this book (well, several actually) that you just are itching to run over with your car. He repeatedly does stuff that just infuriates you as the reader! My husband actually just started reading the book so I’m doing all I can to keep him in a good mood when he comes home. LOL. This book was fantastic! Yes, I was miffed at the characters but I totally got sucked in. I’m so glad that we’re reading this series!!