Kill Shot

Kill Shot

An American Assassin Thriller

Book - 2012
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In the year since the CIA trained and then unleashed him, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each swift and untraceable kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians in the Pan Am Lockerbie attack become increasingly aware that someone is hunting them. Rapp is given his next target, and finds the man asleep in his bed in Paris. In the split second it takes the bullet to leave Rapp's silenced pistol, the trap is sprung and he finds himself in the fight of his life. The next morning, nine bodies are discovered in one of Paris's finest hotels--among them the Libyan oil minister. Back in Washington the finger-pointing begins in earnest as no one wants any part in what has become an international crisis and potential embarrassment for the CIA. Rapp's handlers have only one choice--deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way. Rapp must avoid capture or die quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving such important things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and Stan Hurley will not allow Rapp to be taken alive by the French authorities, even if it means killing him. Operating on his own and outside the control of his handlers, it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2012.
ISBN: 9781501187025
9781416595229
9781416595205
Characteristics: ix, 385 pages ; 25 cm.
Alternative Title: Kill shot
Summary: In the year since the CIA trained and then unleashed him, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each swift and untraceable kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians in the Pan Am Lockerbie attack become increasingly aware that someone is hunting them. Rapp is given his next target, and finds the man asleep in his bed in Paris. In the split second it takes the bullet to leave Rapp's silenced pistol, the trap is sprung and he finds himself in the fight of his life. The next morning, nine bodies are discovered in one of Paris's finest hotels--among them the Libyan oil minister. Back in Washington the finger-pointing begins in earnest as no one wants any part in what has become an international crisis and potential embarrassment for the CIA. Rapp's handlers have only one choice--deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way. Rapp must avoid capture or die quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving such important things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and Stan Hurley will not allow Rapp to be taken alive by the French authorities, even if it means killing him. Operating on his own and outside the control of his handlers, it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.

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machoboy95
Feb 02, 2016

Just addicting....once I picked up the book i cant put it down.

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kentpad
Jul 19, 2014

Another fast spy thriller with lots of killing. Still leaves a little bit hanging considering it now jumps ahead to the original books written. We don't get a lot of closure with his relationship and the demise of the "friendly" spy on his side...supposedly.

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rahmmie
Jul 30, 2012

The book is very well written but somehow I had a hart time trying to fit everything I remembered about the main characters (Mitch Rapp, Hurley, Kennedy, etc.) into the "one year" the author keeps making references to. Also, it sounded too much like an echo of Ludlum's Bourne series

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Cathy1123
Jul 13, 2012

Good summer read. Spies, CIA, action.

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KatrinaCB
Jun 15, 2012

A great book with lots of action! It was a little confusing at times because there were a lot of characters, but overall I really enjoyed this book and will look for more books from this author.

Hangerman May 26, 2012

An excellent read. The Rapp prequels are terrific.

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AlmadenAFS
Apr 24, 2012

Another Flynn winner. With this writer you know what you're going to get and look forward to not putting the book down.

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Mommies2
Mar 17, 2012

Great book by a great author. Lots of action , some humor, and thought provoking situations.

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Molly2006
Mar 09, 2012

A really good thriller. Plenty of twists and good ending.

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kentpad
Jul 19, 2014

Violence: Certainly lots of killing and in very descriptive ways

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kentpad
Jul 19, 2014

Coarse Language: Lots of colorful language

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Jul 19, 2014

kentpad thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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