Monday, December 6, 2010

Book Review: American Assassin by Vince Flynn

American Assassin American Assassin by Vince Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I listened to this audiobook over the Thanksgiving holiday. It's a prequel to the Mitch Rapp series that is quite boilerplate and somewhat formulaic. That's not to say that it wasn't somewhat fun to read though. I usually like having more political/global twists, and there was no really compelling villain to drive the story--only a bunch of bumbling or practical provincial ideologues. The other Mitch Rapp books are much better. Extreme Measures is a good thriller and neoconservative policy illustration, Consent to Kill is probably the most emotionally compelling, and Memorial Day is very good as well. All of those are much better than this one.

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