Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17) by Kyle Mills

Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17)

The #1 New York Times bestselling series returns with Mitch Rapp racing to prevent Russia’s gravely ill leader from starting a full-scale war with NATO. When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he’s determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness becomes serious enough to require a more dramatic diversion—war w...

Details Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17)

TitleRed War (Mitch Rapp, #17)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherAtria/Emily Bestler Books
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Spy Thriller, Espionage

Reviews Red War (Mitch Rapp, #17)

  • Matt
    I think a bump up from 3.75 stars works here!Kyle Mills is back with another of Vince Flynn’s classic novels of espionage, where Mitch Rapp finds himself in the middle of yet another international skirmish. After an attack on a prominent Russian in Central America, Rapp and those high-up in the CIA take notice, sure the Russian Government is involved. While they ponder how to handle this, Rapp is left to wonder what else Moscow might be plottin...
  • *Avonna
    Check out all of my reviews at: https://www.avonnalovesgenres.comRED WAR (Mitch Rapp #17) is the newest espionage thriller in the Mitch Rapp series started by author Vince Flynn and now carried forward by author Kyle Mills. This is Mr. Mills’ fourth installment in the series. Red War is another edge-of-you-seat thrill ride with a plausible world crisis and all of the geopolitical intrigue, blood, bombs and action I have come to expect in a Mitc...
  • The Real Book Spy
    Kyle Mills opens his fourth Mitch Rapp thriller (since taking over the series following the passing of Vince Flynn in 2013) with Russian President Maxim Krupin standing in his Kremlin office looking down at the protestors filing into Red Square. The growing backlash and constant threat of being overthrown is annoying to Krupin, but it’s the inoperable brain cancer that he was secretly diagnosed with that proves most troubling.At first, Krupin...
  • Stuart Ashenbrenner
    As a Mitch Rapp Ambassador, I took my time reading Red War, as I never wanted the experience to end. Well, it finally came to a conclusion tonight, and Kyle Mills did not disappoint.When Mills first introduced us to Grisha Azarov in Mills' first complete novel since taking over the Flynn franchise, he formed the most formidable opponent Rapp had ever met. The way Mills weaves Grisha into this plot is fantastic and dramatic. As you can see from th...
  • Chris (Norseman) Miller
    MitchRappAmbassador review I absolutely loved this Mitch Rapp thriller from Kyle Mills. He has done a tremendous job of carrying on Rapp from the Vince Flynn era and he continues to create amazing, from the headlines Thrillers! Mitch is still himself and it’s clearly vivid and amazing how awesome Mills is at storytelling. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn’t have thought of a better storyline for this one. I don’t like to give spoil...
  • Michael Hicks
    Red War, the seventeenth Mitch Rapp thriller and fourth penned by Kyle Mills, finds the CIA assassin on a mission to execute the Russian president, Maxim Krupin. Recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, Krupin has grown ever more unpredictable and uses his final months to further consolidate his power, executing his enemies and political rivals, as he takes the world to the brink of World War III.As with Tom Clancy before him, Vince Flynn's...
  • Jo
    I was sure that when Vince Flynn passed away, I'd be fare welling my favorite counter terrorist operative for the CIA too, but thankfully the series is in very safe hands with Kyle Mills. I've read all the books in this series and am still like a kid in a candy store, every time a new installment comes out. Grisha Azarov, once was Russia's foremost assassin is targeted by his boss president Krupin after he retires, the CIA intervene and Rapp save...
  • Jay
    Full Disclosure Notice - I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher as part of their Mitch Rapp Ambassador program.Madmen are rarely credited with making rational decisions. When they are global leaders like Russian president Maxim Krupin, the absence of rational thought processes is magnified because of their effect on the rest of the world.So it is little surprise that when he learns that he has inoperable brain cancer, he lashe...
  • Slaven Tomasi
    Mitch Rapp is back in Red War in what I believe to be Kyle Mills’ best work yet. A task I didn’t think was possible after my personal favorite Order to Kill since taking over writing duties in 2014 for the series. Red War starts off with the Russian President Maxim Krupin watching his country evolve into something a little more daring, something that just a few years ago would have been unthinkable. The “pampered” new generation is growin...
  • Nilesh
    Mitch Rapp stories worked because of Rapp's character, which was in equal measure superhero-isque and genial. Mr Mills is unable to take good advantage of either of these qualities. Red War is a classic Wag the Dog kind of tale, that is not only too predictable and illogical (characteristics of most of Flynn's books too), but also excessively focussed on stereotypical and uninteresting bad guys. The story and action scenes have hardly any twists ...
  • Donna Hines
    This is the 4th in the Mitch Rapp novels since the passing of Vince Flynn with our nemesis and dictator Maxim Krupin clinging to what little power remains in Russia.Worried over being overthrown and facing increasing backlash Krupin will do anything to retain his status in the Kremlin.His illness is progressively getting worse as the inoperable brain cancer threatens what's left yet he refuses to back down in this 'kill or be killed' scenario.War...
  • Joanne Carlton
    review will follow shortly
  • Mike Kennedy
    Full disclosure I was given a free advance copy of this book for an honest review. I was super excited to get this book in my hands, and it didn’t disappoint. Russian President Maxim Krupin has a brian tumor that threatens his control of Russia. He is out to eliminate his competition while drawing the West into World War III. Mitch Rapp is called on to save the day. Mr. Mills wastes no time getting into the action as there is a major action sce...
  • Eric
    With all that’s going on in Russia today, Kyle Mills delves into a relevant and frightening scenario. What if the Russian President is diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer, with unfulfilled visions of the Motherland being brought back to her previous glory? If the illness is going to take him down, then what’s to stop him from confronting Europe in a ground war or even strategic nuclear missiles? Yes, the only thing that might be able th...
  • Kay
    I'm torn between 1 and 2 stars. It's difficult to rate a book in a favorite series this low. Red War is a mediocre thriller at best. It's the worst of Mitch Rapp books, and I read all except Vince Flynn's last two. Red War main stars are the Russians, a terminal Putin, I mean Krupin and Russian superhuman assassins. I feel Kyle Mills really loves the character he created in book #15, Grisha Azarov and decided to bring him back as a main while Mit...
  • Caydenspia
    What a great disappointment. I purchased this book and the accompanying audiobook so I could enjoy another adventure with Mitch Rapp. WTH? Mitch was nothing but a tag-along character. This should have been name Azarov Adventure #1! We spent most of the book the the Russian G. Azarov from the previous novel.I did not want to follow Azarov. I wanted more Mitch. This was a fine action story but it was NOT a Mitch Rapp novel.Since Vince Flynn died an...
  • Dave
    I was given an advanced readers copy of Red War as part of the Mitch Rapp Ambassador program. I have been asked for a spoiler and quotation free honest review. This novel written by Kyle Mills continues the Mitch Rapp series that was created by the late great Vince Flynn. Kyle Mills has done what I never thought could be done; he has continued the series without missing a beat. This book has it all and I can't wait for longtime fans and new reade...
    Atria, thanks again for the Advance Reader's Edition. This is my favorite series, so I hope you continue to send me these editions every time. Please don't stop! I always enjoy a Mitch Rapp book, but this one wasn't one of the top in the series, but the series is impressive so that is a high standard to beat. I still commend Kyle Mills for even attempting to fill Vince Flynn's shoes. Flynn was so talented, I am glad that the Rapp fans seem to be ...
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    Copy received from publisher for an honest reviewThis is the first book I have read of this series, so I know I am going to have missed a lot of the nuances of the Vince Gill/Kyle Mills/Mitch Rapp universe.I was intrigued with the mad Russian leader, the dealings with the Ukraine and the baltic states. Very today's world, and with those in charge at the moment, WW3 could be around the corner.I was kept on the edge of my seat, wondering with the t...
  • Steve Gigl
    An outstandingly-plotted, fascinating read. Definitely the best Rapp novel Mills has authored, and an outstanding thriller regardless of comparisons.
  • Will
    SUBJECT READER REVIEW WITH PLOT SPOILERS FOLLOWS: I think it's a reasonable assumption that Kyle Mills, with his tireless agent, the entire Emily Bestler Books staff and Ryan Steck, keeper of Mitch Rapp's DNA, cannot write a bad book. Having said that, he might scan the universe of recent fiction thriller storylines to make sure there's at least a couple of degrees of separation. By my wholly inept count, two other great authors have used Russia'...
  • Vagabond of Letters
    5/10I'm torn between giving this two and three stars. The plot and writing are a 4 (it works as a thriller if you're apolitical), the politics, #fakenews, and anti-Russian conspiracy theories are a 1.5.A good story competently written, crippled by the inclusion of an annoying leftist-cum-neocon taint, a president who's an unbelievable mix of Obama and Trump (President Alexander), a heavy anti-Russian bias, buying in to conspiracy theories about R...
  • Kashif
    Slight Spoiler Alert!I have been a huge fan of Vince Flynn ever since I first read American Assassin. Mitch Rapp is undoubtedly my favorite hero of all time. His journey from a young man to a hardened warrior in the fight against terrorism, is one I never get tired of exploring again and again. With Red War, I was a little worried if it would match up to my expectations, but the moment I laid my eyes on the first page itself, I knew my worries we...
  • Steve
    Very timely subject matter. Setting that aside, I'm glad to see Russia become the villains of recent novels again. I'm beyond tired of religious extremists being the go-to antagonists of the genre. Maybe I'm showing my age—maybe it's just time to mix things up again.In any case, Rapp is back. He's more of a team player than ever before. That seems like an evolution for the character as well. Some of the recent character shifts and turns become ...
  • Joan
    Russian president Maxim Krupin, recently diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, grows more and more unpredictable as he takes steps to execute both enemies and political rivals and works to consolidate his power. This brings Mitch Rapp and Grisha Azarov into play on a sanctioned mission to assassinate the dying Krupin before he ignites a third world war.This, the seventeenth in the Mitch Rapp series, is the fourth penned by Kyle Mills who offers r...
  • Joe Valenti
    Kyle Mills has done such a great job of transitioning this series. He’s not quite Flynn, but he comes pretty close. This is another great installment. I missed the personal aspect that is common of Rapp. He was more or less along for the ride. Another page burner though.
  • Erik
    I liked that this Mitch Rapp novel explored a geopolitical scenario (a Russian leader risking world war in attempt to maintain control). it was interesting as it delved into all the behind the scenes moves by the Russians. Unfortunately. what the book needed more than anything else was more Mitch Rapp.
  • Ryan Hillis
    A great thriller about the threat of dying Russian president. Mitch Rapp saves the day again.
  • Sharon Beers
  • Susan Lindemulder
    Always like reading these political thrillers and appreciate Kyle Mills continuing on for the late Vince Flynn. Enjoyable even if the ending is pretty much expected.