Mitch Rapp

16 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 2,927 ratings

American Assassin Summary

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 protégé, 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 on to 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.

Includes the first chapter from Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills' latest thriller, Enemy of the State!

©2010 Vince Flynn (P)2010 Simon and Schuster Audio
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Kill Shot

    • An American Assassin Thriller
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 195

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Once again very poor narration

    • By Daniel on 01-12-14

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  • Book 3

    • Transfer of Power

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 196

    On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Change the narrator

    • By Alan Cram on 27-09-17

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  • Book 4

    • The Third Option

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Third Option

    • By George A Bear on 07-01-16

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  • Book 5

    • Separation of Power

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: Ken Kliban
    • Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 140

    Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American President's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race - something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on his secret weapon: top counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock - and impossible odds.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good story poor narrator

    • By gary on 19-12-12

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  • Book 6

    • Executive Power

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Returning from a covert mission, Mitch Rapp was publicly hailed by the president for his role in the fight against terrorism. After years of working in the shadows, Rapp was caught in the media spotlight - and marked for death by virtually every terrorist in the world. Now a CIA advisor, Rapp is ready to battle terror far from the front lines. But when a Navy SEAL team in the Philippines is ambushed, all evidence points to a leak within the U.S. State Department. And a greater threat lurks....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another exceptional book from Vince Flynn

    • By Churchill1940 on 26-03-15

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  • Book 7

    • Memorial Day

    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 128

    It's just seven days before Memorial Day, and a spike in CIA intelligence has pointed to a major terrorist attack on the United States. Now it's up to counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp to pull out all the stops. Rapp immediately leaves for Afghanistan, where he leads a special forces unit on a daring commando raid across the border into a remote Pakistani village. Their target: an al-Qaeda stronghold. Rapp and his team soon discover plans for a catastrophic nuclear attack on Washington, DC.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brillant book

    • By Anonymous User on 21-06-18

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  • Book 8

    • Consent to Kill

    • Mitch Rapp, Book 6
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151

    For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch Rapp eliminated. They have decided the time has come.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Consent to Kill

    • By Kieron on 10-10-07

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  • Book 9

    • Act of Treason

    • Mitch Rapp, Book 7
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national-security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Twaddle but I like it!

    • By Ian on 13-04-13

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  • Book 10

    • Protect and Defend

    • Mitch Rapp, Book 8
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    The action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches a creative and daring operation that leaves a radioactive tomb in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States and demands retribution.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping Story

    • By Tony on 25-08-15

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  • Book 11

    • Extreme Measures

    • A Thriller
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    Mitch Rapp and his protege, Mike Nash, may have met their match. The CIA has detected and intercepted two terrorist cells, but a third is feared to be on the loose. Led by a dangerous mastermind obsessed with becoming the leader of al-Qaeda, this determined and terrifying group is about to descend on America.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Slips down like a vanilla milkshake

    • By Pamela on 17-06-16

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  • Book 12

    • Pursuit of Honor

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA employees. It was a bizarre act of extreme violence that called for extreme measures on the part of elite counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp and his trusted team member, Mike Nash.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sequel to previous book

    • By Philip on 23-02-16

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  • Book 13

    • The Last Man

    • A Novel
    • By: Vince Flynn
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    The four dead guards 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 working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter 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 spent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great book

    • By Anonymous User on 31-03-18

    Regular price: £26.29

  • Book 14

    • The Survivor

    • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 159

    Top-secret data has been stolen from the CIA, and the only man who knows its hiding place is dead. CIA operative Mitch Rapp must race to find the classified information in this blistering novel that picks up where The Last Man left off in Vince Flynn's New York Times best-selling series.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Phillip on 13-03-17

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  • Book 15

    • Order to Kill

    • Mitch Rapp Series
    • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186

    Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But in this follow-up to number-one New York Times best-selling The Survivor, the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • brilliant

    • By Matt blain. on 03-11-16

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  • Book 16

    • Enemy of the State

    • A Mitch Rapp Novel, Book 16
    • By: Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148

    After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst. When the king's own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So dissapointed!

    • By Gill on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £26.29