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Extreme Measures 7 10Mitch Rapp takes on terrorism and another evil monstrosity Politicians Yuck, they re just the worst Terrorist aren t that cracking either Who will win the day This wasn t a normal Mitch Rapp outing in that the action took a back seat for the majority of the novel and placedfocus on the battle that he and the CIA have on convincing the politicians that there methods shouldn t be questioned as they get results and that people who aim to blow people up shouldn t really have human rig 7 10Mitch Rapp takes on terrorism and another evil monstrosity Politicians Yuck, they re just the worst Terrorist aren t that cracking either Who will win the day This wasn t a normal Mitch Rapp outing in that the action took a back seat for the majority of the novel and placedfocus on the battle that he and the CIA have on convincing the politicians that there methods shouldn t be questioned as they get results and that people who aim to blow people up shouldn t really have human rights similar to a normal American citizen It sits very much on the right wing, as does the whole series really, but it s a fun read and sort of makes sense in the grand scheme of this novel There isemphasis on a legal hearing about the methods and at no point was there any tension here which was a shame You always knew Rapp would lay it on thick and then give some home truths which made him sound extreme but then due to what happened in the book made him seem a wise messiah To be honest, I wasn t expecting where the last 20% of this book was going and it was a nice change of pace but due to where it happened in the book meant it was never going to be resolved in this outing and has rolled into the next novel So not a great deal of resolution here Not terrible by any means but this is an excellent series so this one sort of felt like a weaker entry but it still made for an easy comfort read I ll try and pick the next one up quick to see how things are resolved Another disappointing novel from this used to be good author I was a Mitch Rapp fan, but this latest rendition reeks The first half of this story should have been edited out Then, there would be no need for the torture, mayhem, death and Extreme Measures of crap 1 of 10 stars. This novel is a thinly veiled argument for the necessity of torturing prisoners, which made the book difficult for me to read I think I d probably sit on the opposite side of the aisle from Vince Flynn So, reading about something repugnant, like torture, was torturous reading Yet I continued Here s why.Flynn s writing style is rich and fluid His characters are generally well drawn So, I admired the book for its writing And he does an interesting job moving you from finding torture deplora This novel is a thinly veiled argument for the necessity of torturing prisoners, which made the book difficult for me to read I think I d probably sit on the opposite side of the aisle from Vince Flynn So, reading about something repugnant, like torture, was torturous reading Yet I continued Here s why.Flynn s writing style is rich and fluid His characters are generally well drawn So, I admired the book for its writing And he does an interesting job moving you from finding torture deplorable toward questioning yourself if you d actually permit it under the right circumstances Of course, the senator who is prosecuting the protagonist, Rapp, for his inexcusable treatment of prisoners comes around to Rapp s way of thinking at the end That s not a surprise given the side of the argument we know the author is on But Flynn iscreative at stirring the reader s feelings and making him her think again about the topic A main character, Nash, says that almost everyone is against torture It s repugnant, unethical and not how we want to think of ourselves as human beings That s the sentiment of most readers and the people Flynn wants to talk to the most Then, Nash turns the table and asks if a man were to kidnap and sodomize 25 children under 12, would you be willing to castrate him We get that logical argument but are still resistant What the author then does is push our faces into such a situation he has terrorists cut the toes off and kill a cia agent At that point, most readers are abhorred by the torture and would be willing to do anything to the torturer The conundrum is that it s too late the deed was already done Knowing what we do now, should we have acted differently earlier What Flynn brings us to is both our noble desire Rapp eventually calls impractical to treat people like we d want to be treated, vs a deep set need to revenge awful deaths, an eye for an eye He asks the question that would divide opinion If torture would reveal secrets that would prevent the deaths of innocents, like children, would you permit it If torture would have prevented 911, would you have permitted it, or would you be willing to let 2000 innocents die for the sake of a terrorist s Geneva Convention rights If you ask the widows and widowers of 911, you can imagine the answers.Flynn is clear where he lands on the subject I think most of us are left somewhere in the middle, which is a different place from where we might have been when starting the novel Unsaid in the novel is the issue of presumed guilt, not innocence, and the use of torture for any reason, not just suspected terrorism Were we to say the police had the right to torture anyone they suspected of anything, we would protest If we say, well, just do it on foreigners or foreign nationals who are suspected of terrorism, our opinion softens There s our moral dilemma Can we afford the risk of two measuring sticks If we were God and knew the terrorists were terrorists, no problem But we re not God We only sometimes act like Him.Torture and terror are an unfortunate reality of the world we now find ourselves in This book is like reading about how cows and chickens are slaughtered so they can end up on our plates It s something that goes on that most of us are eager to forget As for the story itself, the book picks up half way through The first part looks like the story will be about tracking down a terrorist cell Exciting But that gets put on hold forthan half the book as Flynn develops a courtroom type of drama where the merits of torture are argued I think the author was so bent on making a point, he was willing to sacrifice the plot I nearly put down the book as a result The second half is dramatic and Rapp does his super human stuff at the end, which comes off, to me, as a little too far over the top So, the writing at the end missed the mark.I look forward to reading another Flynn novel because of the language and, next time, a better execution of the plot I just finished this book by Vince Flynn It s only the second of his books I ve read, both being Mitch Rapp stories I enjoyed this one and I m sure for those who have read many of Flynns books starring Mitch Rapp, this one follows along a similar pattern I guess what I enjoyed most and I don t usually enjoy preaching in stories is the obvious opinion of our current national attitudes towards the War on Terror The current administration, of course, denies there is such a war or at lea I just finished this book by Vince Flynn It s only the second of his books I ve read, both being Mitch Rapp stories I enjoyed this one and I m sure for those who have read many of Flynns books starring Mitch Rapp, this one follows along a similar pattern I guess what I enjoyed most and I don t usually enjoy preaching in stories is the obvious opinion of our current national attitudes towards the War on Terror The current administration, of course, denies there is such a war or at least refrains from using that word Well, no political correctness in Flynn s book Congress gets told Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Intelligence Committee One experiences a certain satisfaction seeing these elected pecksniffian characters get their comeuppance for failing to do what they are supposed to do, that is look out for the best interests of their constituencies None of them do this and we need to fire all of them and start over The thrill in this story of one man s fight against political correctness albeit through extreme measures gives one satisfaction that backs are being guarded I purposely mention nothing about the actual story line here as I wouldn t want to spoil the suspense I ve not read all that many books dealing with the subject of terrorism and counterterrorism but I think Vince Flynn has this subject down pat Read this, you ll enjoy it I quite enjoy Flynn s books featuring Mitch Rapp He s the literary equivalent to Jack Bauer he does the dirty work that no one wants to acknowledge but it s to protect us all.While Rapp is a prominent character in this book, the focus is on Mike Nash Nash also does secret stuff for the CIA but he s trying to balance his job with raising a young family His wife doesn t quite know or understand what he does which makes it evenchallenging I liked the human aspect of the story a lot.Nash I quite enjoy Flynn s books featuring Mitch Rapp He s the literary equivalent to Jack Bauer he does the dirty work that no one wants to acknowledge but it s to protect us all.While Rapp is a prominent character in this book, the focus is on Mike Nash Nash also does secret stuff for the CIA but he s trying to balance his job with raising a young family His wife doesn t quite know or understand what he does which makes it evenchallenging I liked the human aspect of the story a lot.Nash and Rapp are on the hunt for an Al Qaida cell that s about to launch a terrorist attack on US soil They get a great lead but are stopped from pursuing it when a Senator decides to put the CIA on trial, so to speak, for enhanced interrogations.Flynn makes many points about political correctness, government policies and politicians all standing in the way of the front line people who are trying to keep the rest of the citizens safe My political views aside, I love these books for their action and suspense So much so that I read this in one sitting last night Fox News fan fiction We are treated to several long speeches from characters explaining the virtues of enhanced interrogation and a short story about a schoolyard fight as an analog for the justified use of violence Throughout the book, women are constantly screwing everything up with their dumb womanly ideas and the men have to come in and save the day by punching some stuff At one point Rapp even says something like your mom doesn t understand because she s a woman But I m a man so I kn Fox News fan fiction We are treated to several long speeches from characters explaining the virtues of enhanced interrogation and a short story about a schoolyard fight as an analog for the justified use of violence Throughout the book, women are constantly screwing everything up with their dumb womanly ideas and the men have to come in and save the day by punching some stuff At one point Rapp even says something like your mom doesn t understand because she s a woman But I m a man so I know what it takes Ha It was interesting to have the perspective of the terrorists thrown in, but the writing for them was pretty unbelievable Their motivations were flat as were their personalities In a world full of dime a dozen thriller writers who specialize in cardboard characters, cheesy dialogue, over the top action and plot choices that are beyond ridiculous, Vince Flynn reminds me once again that it s entirely possible to write or read a thriller without turning off one s brain first There are no shoot outs here where the hero kills 50 people with five bullets while dodging 100 rounds aimed at him There are no stupid villains who eschew the easy kill so that they can leave the In a world full of dime a dozen thriller writers who specialize in cardboard characters, cheesy dialogue, over the top action and plot choices that are beyond ridiculous, Vince Flynn reminds me once again that it s entirely possible to write or read a thriller without turning off one s brain first There are no shoot outs here where the hero kills 50 people with five bullets while dodging 100 rounds aimed at him There are no stupid villains who eschew the easy kill so that they can leave the hero in some convoluted predicament from which he will inevitably escape because no one sticks around and bothers to ensure that he actually, you know, dies There is no insane person bent on taking over the world with the help of a ridiculously over engineered master plan And on and on Rather, there is Mitch Rapp, perhaps too good to be true, but not overly so, and committed to keeping America safe even if it means annoying some high powered types who are too na ve and or self absorbed for their own good This time around, Rapp has to deal with a terrorist cell that is intent on hitting the U.S He knows that there were three cells out there and that only two have been put out of commission, but he s called off before he can get the critical information needed to ruin the third cell s day Instead, that cell manages to make its way to Washington, D.C where well, to saywould be a major spoiler Let s just say that it s a good thing that Mitch Rapp is around This is a very enjoyable book, and Flynn is a writer I would recommend to anyone who is thinking about dipping a toe in the thriller pool The Latest Pulse Pounding Thriller By 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 PageVince 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 LeadersNow, With Rapp Away On Assignment In Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy Turns To His Protegee 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 DeathNash 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 HimIn 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 SoulsSmart, Fast Paced, And Jaw Droppingly Realistic, Extreme Measures Is The Political Thriller Of Our Time I have this theory that Vince Flynn novels are basically romance novels for men Now, hear me out Your typical blouse ripper is the epitome of vicarious experience, guilty pleasure reading Many ladies and some guys get a thrill from reading the exploits of their stoic yet vulnerable heroine pursuing the tall, dark and handsome tough guy who wears his bad boy nature on his sleeve but has a hidden romantic streak just waiting to be unleashed It s fun to read fantasy stories about characters l I have this theory that Vince Flynn novels are basically romance novels for men Now, hear me out Your typical blouse ripper is the epitome of vicarious experience, guilty pleasure reading Many ladies and some guys get a thrill from reading the exploits of their stoic yet vulnerable heroine pursuing the tall, dark and handsome tough guy who wears his bad boy nature on his sleeve but has a hidden romantic streak just waiting to be unleashed It s fun to read fantasy stories about characters living lives you quietly wish you could live I think Vince Flynn provides a similar vicarious experience for men The bold, decisive and action oriented Mitch Rapp is the hero of many an American male s daydreams Nothing much of importance is conveyed in these modern myths That s not the point These are just simple, blue collar, pulpy novels that strike a chord with the masculine side of our psyches and give us an out let for good old fashioned male machismo And, man, is it ever a blast to plow through these novels Extreme Measures tosses Mitch into an impending international incident revolving around the liberal use of enhanced interrogation techniques read mild torture while trying to uncover a terrorist plot which may be on the verge of harming the United States The narrative shifts rapidly between several character s story arcs and each one is intriguing in its own right There s your devoted husband and father character who is trying to defend his country from a radical Islamic threat while also attempting to juggle the issues that arise from a typical American family life We have a stern and idealistic United States Senator who is attempting to right perceived wrongs and ensure that America remains a nation of law and order We also have the motivated religious extremist who desires the death of his enemies above all else and will stop at nothing to get what he wants Toss it all in the mix with good old Mitch Rapp and sit back and enjoy the fireworks.I noticed that much of Flynn s typical action scenes took a backseat toof a courtroom drama scenario in this go around Don t get me wrong, Rapp still puts bullets into a lot of bad guys in Extreme Measures, but we finally get to see what happens when the powerful, political elite whom Mitch seems to innately rile up finally have had enough and decide to make the attempt to nail his proverbial anti terror hide to the wall Full disclosure I never really felt any tension during the courtroom drama portions To be honest, Extreme Measures was quite light on tension throughout However, I had a healthy sense of dread throughout the novel simply because I sensed where the somewhat heavy handed foreshadowing was leading the plot.Despite all that, the final quarter had me riveted right up to the climax There was a wee bit of fan service at the very end that felt a little too simplistic for me to swallow But, taken with the whole, Extreme Measures was another solid Flynn outing Man this guy wrote great stories Four stars I enjoy Flynn s CIA terrorist novels The 400 pages flew by in less than 2 days This is his latest book, and I was happy to see my friend England still is the Secretary of Defense in this book he paid to be in the last one The hero continues to be Mitch Rapp, who works in a clandestine group inside the CIA Liberal politicians and bureaucrats concerned about human rights and dignity are out to hinder stop the clandestine group from doing its job their unlawful way to protect the US from I enjoy Flynn s CIA terrorist novels The 400 pages flew by in less than 2 days This is his latest book, and I was happy to see my friend England still is the Secretary of Defense in this book he paid to be in the last one The hero continues to be Mitch Rapp, who works in a clandestine group inside the CIA Liberal politicians and bureaucrats concerned about human rights and dignity are out to hinder stop the clandestine group from doing its job their unlawful way to protect the US from terrorists A Nancy Pelosi seems alike character is a key Senator trying to get Mitch and crew The Islamic terrorist cells is well trained and hell bent to wrac havoc on a US city Enough said I didn t give 5 stars because I am getting bit bored with Flynn s books Too similar, not quite enough thrill, the narrative can get repetitive, and some of the typical filler e.g., what the baby is fed and its diaper issues seems so out of place But, I love the kick ass, whatever it takes, do it now, and make them pay main character


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