Saturday, March 13, 2010
"Pursuit of honor", by Vince Flynn
Book 10 in the Mitch Rapp series
Strap yourself in; the story moves rapidly, lots of thrilling action, no dull or sluggish moments. This latest installment puts Mr Flynn at the top of his game, making him one of the kings in this genre of writing.
“Pursuit of Honor” follows “Extreme Measures” in it a series of cataclysmic events occurred and Rapp and Nash managed to thwart the terrorist attack with grave consequences to the first responders. In the aftermath, Rapp’s priorities are to deal with the laps in security and help Nash get over the psychological effects of loosing his close colleagues.
The mastermind behind the attacks Karim with his associates are on the run across America leaving a bloody trail that will sooner or later proved to be their Achilles’ heel. After dealing with the oversight committee, Rapp turns his attention on Karim and manoeuvres Nash into a safer position, beneficial to all. Unfortunately Rapp underestimates the task at hand and once again he needs to put his life on the line to save his nation along with his friend.
This thriller highlights the current political situation regarding homeland and national security into a fictional plot that brings out the issues of terrorism and the extreme methods in dealing with America’s safety. The characterization seems to sum up the public’s perception of the CIA “ Take any means but reach the objective“…some agree, some disagree…Flynn has developed a strong protagonist in Rapp, we may or may not agree with his approach but as a reader it is an adrenaline rush….
I have read the entire “Mitch Rapp” series and enjoyed every novel, this latest is no exception. The characters have evolved with great detail through the series, I would suggest to read the novels in order to better appreciate the writer’s portrayal of each one. There is no doubt “Pursuit of Honor” is a sequel to “Extreme Measures”.