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Mitch Rapp is back and this time he is fighting against evil in Europe, the Eastern Shore, and his own heart. What appeared to be a "routine" assassination of one of Germany's wealthiest industrialist, who just happen to be supplying Saddam Hussein (pre-9/11) with WMD, turns into a chest thumping suprise for Mitch Rapp. He must escape from a fire, get out of Europe, and return to the US to find out who (almost) had him killed.
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To add heartbreak to misery, Mitch is trying to carve a niche in his ex-Navy Seal heart for his new love for the beautiful White House news reporter Anna O'Reilly. Rapp fans will remember that Mitch saved Anna from being the victim of a despicable deed in "Transfer of Power". Young psychotherapists can have a field day figuring out why Mitch (the savior) and Anna (the savee) have fallen in love. When Mitch isn't trying to call Anna to tell that he is OK, "just another hard day at the assassin's office, honey", he must figure out if he was nearly killed by his most trusted mentors, Dr. Irene Kennedy, heir apparent to become director of the CIA, and Thomas (his nom-de-plum because you would never call someone who garners so much respect "Tommy") Stansfied. Fortunately, Mitch can summon a high-tech helicopter to spy on his house from 3 miles out over the Chesapeake Bay, snipers, or the country's best computer hacker to help him out of his conundrums.

Who is trying to kill Mitch? Why do they want to see Irene Kennedy fail? Why does Mitch suddenly consider settling down with a very pushy reporter when he can just as easliy break someone's neck just coughing on him.
The review of this Book prepared by Jerry Naradzay

Mitch Rapp travels to Germany to assasinate a German industrialist selling equipment to create a nuclear bomb to the Middle East.

The current director of the CIA is on his last leg, due to illness and the Director of the CIA's Counter Terrorism unit has been named as his successor. Some people in Washington do not approve of this choice and will stop at nothing to prevent her from taking over the position.

During the night of said assasination, the plans go terribly wrong. Mitch is injured, but survives, something no one has counted on. He will stop at nothing to discover who set him up.
The review of this Book prepared by Natasha Joiner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 40% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   preventing bomb/biohazard/disaster Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Who's the terrorist enemy here?    -   evil subgroup in own govt

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   military technology Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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