Extreme Measures

Extreme Measures

A Thriller

Book - 2008
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The latest pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn explodes onto the scene with a deadly and charismatic hero fans will cheer for all the way to the last riveting page.

Vince Flynn's thrillers, featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, have dominated the imagination of readers everywhere. Time and again, Flynn has captured the secretive world of the fearless men and women, who, bound by duty, risk their lives in a covert war they must hide from even their own political leaders.

Now, with Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protégée Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honorably for sixteen years -- first as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by none other than Mitch Rapp. He has met violence with extreme violence and has never wavered in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death.

Nash has fought the war on terrorism in secret without accolades or acknowledgement of his personal sacrifice. He has been forced to lie to virtually every single person he cares about, including his wife and children, but he has soldiered on with the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics has saved thousands of lives. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him.

In Extreme Measures, Flynn introduces a modern-day patriot -- a hero who loves his country, even when it betrays itself. Using his insider knowledge of intelligence agencies and the military, Flynn once again delivers an all-too-real portrayal of a war that is that is waged every day by a handful of brave, devoted souls. Smart, fast-paced, and jaw-droppingly realistic, Extreme Measures is the political thriller of our time.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2008
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416599395
Branch Call Number: Fiction Fly
Characteristics: 430 p. ; 25 cm


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Oct 12, 2014

Extreme Measures was published at the time that ‘Enhanced Interrogation’ was a major news item. Flynn comes down firmly on the 24 side while delivering an excellent spy thriller in the process. Mitch Rapp has to save the US from terrorists while being handcuffed by politically correct and politically motivated leaders. It provides food for thought as the reader rapidly turns the pages.

gruessgott Jan 14, 2013

A disjointed right wing rant about poor government. Could have been written by Rush Limbaugh

Jul 13, 2012

See Kill shot

Nov 06, 2009

I agree with the others. The last 3 books have been phoned in. Flat dialogue, same old story. I think his publisher was holding a gun to his head. A lot like "Groundhogs Day" at the end, runs through all the Rapp plot points and then just ends.

Jun 20, 2009

This book is a real thriller, I highly recommend it if you like spying, action, and the bad guys losing.


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