This is the 12th book written in the Mitch Rapp series but actually it is the 2nd book in the time line for the series. Doesn't make a lot of sense but my guess is Vince Flynn figured he had some back story to expand on. This being said I am glad I started these books when I did. It might have irritated me to be reading this series and then have two books in a row that go back to the beginning and I am really excited to see if this book ties into the first book written and the 3rd in the series, Transfer of Power.
I am not a fan of political thrillers but I gave the first book a try and really liked it. I was excited to be able to get this from the library so I could find out if I was going to keep reading this series. So far I am definitely continuing with this series. Mitch Rapp is like John McClane from the Die Hard movies. Where Mitch Rapp is a government assassin and not a very unlucky cop like McClane, Rapp is resourceful and will not quit. This guy is a machine and very clever in any situation.
This book starts out with an assassination gone wrong and Rapp is stuck in Paris with the police and a terrorist group after him. He has to find a safe house and figure out who he can trust. Is there a leak in the CIA or have the terrorists caught on to something that will get him killed? The action in this book is intense and I really enjoyed the whole thing.
Solid book and I give it 4 out of 5 stars. I feel like there is so much I could say about this book with reasons why I liked it but to be honest, I have forgotten some of the book already. Now this is great when ever I decide to re-read this book, but the fact that I forgot parts of this shortly after reading it keeps this from a full 5 star rating. On to the next book at some point, but I like this series so far.