Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8) by Vince Flynn

Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)

For years, Mitch Rapp's bold actions have saved the lives of countless Americans. He has killed with impunity, tortured to avert disaster, and shown he will do whatever it takes to prevent terrorists from fulfilling their bloody wishes. His battles for peace and freedom have made him a hero to many, and an enemy to countless more. In the tangled, duplicitous world of espionage, there are those, even among America's allies, who want to see Mitch R...

Details Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)

TitleConsent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)
Release DateSep 1st, 2006
PublisherPocket Star
GenreFiction, Thriller, Action

Reviews Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8)

  • Richard
    8/10Vince Flynn does it again, he provides a highly entertaining thriller novel that allows you to ramp up the testosterone to 11. If its a choice of a) going to the gym and lifting weights that equate to a small car then flexing the guns whilst looking in a mirror with the occasional grunt; or b) picking up a Vince Flynn novel and living vicariously through the life of Mitch Rapp; Im always going to pick number b. This novel takes a different tu...
  • Alain Burrese
    "Consent to Kill" is the second book of Vince Flynn's I've read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Flynn's hero Mitch Rapp is a great character, and I found myself laughing when he confronted a particular politician and smacked him upside the head with a folder.Flynn writes a great thriller. It keeps you wanting to read more. He mixes military technology, fast paced action, and politics to engage the reader in this violent political tale. I don't want...
  • Benjamin Thomas
    I think Vince Flynn has finally turned that last corner into becoming a complete storyteller. I have enjoyed his previous Mitch Rapp books a lot but this one has really cranked up a notch. Excellent writing, plot, setting, and characters that are completely fleshed out.This novel is also an important milestone in the Mitch Rapp series as a lot changes in this one. The author deftly avoids what I call the "24" syndrome, referring to the TV show "2...
  • ElaineY
    REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK; NOVEMBER 20, 2015Narrator: George GuidallThis was 17 hours-plus long and it left me teary at the end. I checked the 1 and 2 star reviews before writing this review to see if they triggered anything I didn't like and forgot about but what they didn't like, weren't my issues. I love the Mitch Rapp books just as they are - except for Anna.This installment is where I saw Mitch angry. I got to see how dispassionate he can be when ...
  • Doug
    This novel had a Tom Clancy, "best seller" air to it, and I wouldn't normally have read it, but an acquaintance of mine recommended it highly.Unfortunately, my instincts were correct. This is a ridiculous book. Mitch Rapp is the super spy who doesn't like to answer to anyone and frequently doesn't. His wife is the White House correspondent for NBC. His enemies are assassins trafficking hundreds of millions of dollars. He's the only one who truly ...
  • The Real Book Spy
    I began reading Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books in chronological order a few months ago. Over the course of time it's taken me to read this entire series I can say with absolute certainty that I've fallen in love with Flynn's work. He's, in my humble opinion of course, the gold standard as far as authors go in the contour-terrorism genre. By the time I began reading Consent to Kill I felt like I knew exactly who Mitch Rapp was a person. At this po...
  • Abram
    Another stout work from Vince Flynn, not for the faint of heart and left wing advocates need not apply, please take this as disclaimer, this book deals with very violent and disturbing issues, many of which are beyond the scope of most sheltered CNN understanding. Be ye warned. But the thing that attracts me to Flynn's writing is the no nonsense attitude that should be more alive in our current political system. But alas we are led by the elite f...
  • Samuel
    NEVER DREAM OF DYING'It's all right,' he said in a clear voice as if explaining something to a child. 'It's quite all right. She's having a rest. We'll begoing on soon. There's no hurry. You see -' Bond's head sank down against hers and he whispered into her hair -'you see, we'vegot all the time in the world.'- Ian Fleming's James Bond. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This creature softened my heart of stone. She died and with her died my last w...
  • Joseph
    As a kid, I read most of Tom Clancy's novels; I think I stopped right around the time Jack Ryan became President, which pushed plausibility further than I was willing to accept. Still, as it's been twenty years or so, I've been curious to revisit them, both to see if they held up and because I'm ready to read a good thriller.And then my Dad gave me Consent to Kill, which I thought would be a good substitute. Having read it, however, I really hope...
  • Henry Gruenbaum
    Consent to Kill is truley the definition of an action thriller. From chapter to chapter you dont know what to expect next. The book kept me at the edge of my seat as I kept reading in order to find out what happened next. Throughout the book, the reader follows the life of Mitch Rapp, a CIA operative who works in counter-terrorism. After Rapp kills an Al Queda terrorist, his father wants revenge. For this reason a 22 million dollar bounty was pla...
  • Carl Alves
    Mitch Rapp is one of the more interesting characters that I've come across in literature and Vince Flynn is an exceptional writer, so I had set a pretty high bar when I started reading Consent to Kill. Of the thrillers that I have read, Flynn has among the more realistic and gritty portrayals. Most international terrorist type novels are more fantasy than fiction. In Consent To Kill an ultra-rich Arab fundamentalist puts a massive bounty to have ...
  • Burt
    Another terrific Mitch Rapp yarn. I like the new characters addition of Louis and Claudia Gould and I would very much like to see them in another story (down the road) where they might appear on the side of the good guys. I guess that will be up to Kyle Mills at this point. I look forward to picking up Kyle's Mitch Rapp story, The Survivor.
  • karl
    Vince Flynn is a Twin Cities writer who reads like a DC policy wonk who hangs out with CIA types. Wild guess is his sources are Clancy on tech things and Cheney on policy. Like his others, this one is fast, furious, fun, great!
  • Alexw
    Flynn never disappoints and after a few ironic uses of suicide bombers, I found myself looking for another Flynn book- great escapism.
  • Anthony
    Pop QuizTrue or False: I believe that aggressive use of overwhelming force is FREQUENTLY the ONLY means whereby evil men, their surrogates, and often, their governments, can be effectively controlled.True or False: I have previously, thoughtfully, considered the possibility that if confronted by someone who intended to, or had, harmed someone I love, I would not hesitate a single heartbeat before shooting said person or persons in the head, at cl...
  • Allan Smulling
    I find reading Vince Flynn novels enjoyable. As someone wrote in a previous review there is something primal in the feeling that one gets when evil is defeated and pushed (real or fictional). This theme runs strong through all of the novels that I've read by Mr. Flynn.The things that make this Mitch Rapp novel stand out from the previous ones is the additional time spent on further developing Rapp and hia wife's characters. Both are fleshed out i...
  • Emma Iadanza
    I could've read this much faster; it wasn't too great, but it was very compelling and easily readable. If it weren't for all the orchestra rehearsals I had to go to, I would've been able to finish it in a few days! But that was not the case.On a scale from Dan Brown (being eh) to Umberto Eco (being amazing), I would say that his writing was less than Dan Brown, but his reasearch/knowledge of his topics was just about equal. I honestly do not know...
  • Dick
    Vince Flynn is an outstanding writer of fiction. He reminds me of Dan Brown in that he researches his subject matter very well so that it seems in some respects like a non-fiction book. He introduces his characters well such that you rarely need to look back to refresh your memory about which character he is referencing. Moreover, the dialogue between and among characters in the book, as well as transitioning from scene to scene is extremely smoo...
  • Corey
    HOT DAMN!! Consent to Kill is probably by far the best Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp Adventure YET!! Consent to Kill takes place not long after Mitch saved the US from Nuclear War from Al-Qaeda in Memorial Day. Now Saudi Arabian billionaire Saeed Ahmed Abdullah father of Waheed Abdullah (who was the Terrorist Mastermind behind the Nuclear Attack in Memorial Day) Saeed want's revenge on Rapp for the death of his son, and recruits 2 deadly assassins to ki...
  • LadyCalico
    I didn't really seem to enjoy this book as much as some of the others, especially the first half--it just seemed to take too long to get this puppy in gear, but then it picked up in the second half. I have to deduct a star for the weird and wimpy ending--but I can live with it because in my imagination Rapp's buddies sneaked back into Tahiti and tied up the loose ends without Rapp being the wiser. (view spoiler)[ On the plus side, Flynn finally r...
  • Gary
    A thoroughly enjoyable book that kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.The book starts off relatively slow but nevertheless remains interesting. Vince Flynn is a new author to me but I do intend to read more of his work.
  • Clay
    I wasn't prepared for how Consent To Kill would affect me. I had vague memories of my first reading of it more than a decade ago but many of the events in Consent To Kill had a much more profound affect on "older me." For the record: Vince Flynn is Vince Flynn and nobody does the CIA Thriller genre better. Having said that, I would be hesitant to call this outing a "thriller" - at least the first half - and possibly even the second half as well a...
  • Carol
    I haven't read any of this series in quiet some time so was very happy to find that Mitch Rapp hadn't change one bit...didn't even get any older. He's one character that has the power to draw the reader in and keep you turning pages. It was an interesting plot with a very satisfactory ending and it seemed like a very quick read. There is a movie that was made supposedly from this book so having just finished the book, I watched it last night. The...
  • John
  • Terence M
    Audio book - 17 hours 15 minutes - 4 stars out of 5Another good Mitch Rapp re-read, probably better second time around.
  • Jeff Thomas
    This is the second best book of the series, closely followed by the American Assassin.This book is non stop action from start to finish with an ending that makes you want to pickup the next book in the series and keep going.
  • Hannah Polley
    I really struggled to rate this book because I found the first 300 pages a total snooze fest. I found it really boring and was really annoyed with the sticker on this book that said 'Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne'. The only reason I bought this book is because I love Lee Child and I thought this might be similar. It is a very poor man's imitation of Lee Child for half the book, except I don't like the main ...
  • Pat
    I didn't enjoy this book as much as some of the others. It took a while to get the scene set, a rich Saudi is seeking revenge and puts a price on Mitch's head. The early part of the book details all the players involved - the Saudi, another Saudi, the broker, the assassins etc. Meanwhile the CIA is getting all sorts of heat from a new political appointee overnighting the nation's security apparatus. This was a bit ho hum.Then, a shocking thing ha...
  • Erik
    Great book. Mitch Rapp is the guy every man wants to be like kind of like James Bond. haha. But this is more realistic than James Bond which doesn't necessarily make it better or worse, it's just a fact. A very good revenge thriller and very well written. I highly recommend this book and American Assassin which is a prequel about Mitch Rapp. Heck, all Mitch Rapp books are probably good but those are the only two I have read, I don't know if there...
  • The Cats’ Mother
    This series just keeps getting better; a Saudi billionaire puts a bounty on Mitch's head for the death of his terrorist son (in the previous book - you don't have to have read it but it helps) and the first half of the book is about how the plot is put into place, while back in the USA arrogant politicians are scheming to put Irene Kennedy and Mitch under their control.The last third of the book is all action, I can't say much without spoiling th...