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Monday, December 15, 2008

Third Option by Vince Flynn

The Third Option
by Vince Flynn

I listened to the audio cassette version read by Nick Sullivan. He's a great reader, and it's really important for me to have a reader I like. There's some books that I like, but the reader just kills it for me. Nick Sullivan is a wonderful reader.

This book opened with Mitch Rapp in Germany about to take care of some baddies. Unfortunately, the mission didn't go too well as his team member had a different assignment. He got shot, and now he must find the killer and find out why all this happened. I like the pace, it's quite exciting, so I'm going to listen the next book in the series I can get my hands on. I noticed that I haven't been finishing my romance novels lately. I wonder if I'm aging and this is what's happening. Review

Rancorous political infighting surrounds the selection of a successor to the dying head of the CIA just as Mitch Rapp, the agency's top operative, embarks on a dangerous mission to take out a well-known German industrialist believed to be supplying Middle East terrorists with highly sensitive equipment critical to constructing a nuclear bomb. When Rapp's ultimately successful mission is compromised from within, ailing CIA director Thomas Stansfield puts his imprimatur on the efforts of his chosen successor, Irene Kennedy, director of the agency's Counterterrorism Center, to identify the powerful interests both inside and outside the agency that wanted Rapp to fail.
The motive soon becomes clear; there are people who'll stop at nothing to remove Kennedy from the helm of the agency after Stansfield dies. One thing they didn't count on was Rapp's survival, and now he's a lethal weapon whose sights are fixed directly on the most powerful among them. This is a strong, swift thriller, a bit predictable (the senator in the black hat has dogs named Caesar and Brutus) but nonetheless involving. Author Vince Flynn sustains the dramatic tension from the opening paragraph to the last; in Mitch Rapp, he's got the makings of a promising series hero. --Jane Adams

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series

This is the order of the book:
Term Limits,
Transfer of Power,
The Third Option,
Separation of Power,
Executive Power,
Memorial Day,
Consent to Kill,
Act of Treason,
Protect and Defend,
Extreme Measures.

I'm listening to Third Option audio cassette right now. It's the only unabridged I can find. I might actually have to read the first and second book. I like this character very much.

And yes, this is going to be a movie, soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lee Child's Jack Reacher Series

I love this series too. These are the book in order:

Killing Floor
Die Trying
Running Blind
Without Fail
The Enemy ( I read this first because it's a prequel)
One Shot
The Hard Way
Bad Luck and Trouble
Nothing to Loose

Jack Reacher is an awesome character. I am thinking of casting him in an actor, but I can't think of any one who'd be perfect as him. For sure, that actor has to be tall.

Not sure if they're going to make this one into a movie yet, but I sure hope so. I just finished Running Blind, and will start Without Fail when my laundry piles up again. :)