Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9) by Vince Flynn

Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)

CIA operative Mitch Rapp follows a trail of contract killers leading directly to the heart of our nation's capital in New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn's eighth explosive thriller. It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringin...

Details Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)

TitleAct of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)
Release DateOct 10th, 2006
PublisherAtria Books
GenreFiction, Thriller, Spy Thriller, Espionage

Reviews Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp, #9)

  • Kevin Kuhn
    Sleazy politicians, a surprise presidential election result, and an investigation into that presidential election questioning if it were manipulated with the help of Russians. Sound familiar, guess again, this fictional novel was written in 2006 by Twin Cities native Vince Flynn. Vince Flynn wrote a series of thirteen novels staring a fictional CIA agent name Mitch Rapp. Flynn is a fascinating story himself as he forced himself to read challengin...
  • Natalie Vellacott
    Another cheap second hand novel I picked up to see what people are reading.I think this is meant to be a crime thriller involving the CIA/FBI etc. However, it reads almost like a superhero book with one man, Rapp, constantly swooping everywhere and single-handedly saving the day. The slightly fantastical plot involves a conspiracy to assassinate the soon to be President of the USA, or at least, that is what is assumed when the motorcade he is tra...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    We open here with a shattering assassination attempt. Assumed to be the actions of terrorists when Irene Kennedy "looks into things" the pillars of the government and indeed the basis of a lot of assumptions are shaken.Who will Kennedy, Director of the CIA turn to?Guess.Mitch Rapp again thrown into harms way and handed a hot potato no one should have to handle does what's needed. This novel I didn't find as "memorable" as some of the other Flynn ...
  • Richard
    7/10Another decent read in the series but it didn’t meet my high expectations overall. The bar has been set quite high by this series and whilst nothing really changes here too much from the usual outline it falls a bit flat overall and is really let down by the ending.The story starts with a terrorist exploding a bomb killing the wife of a candidate for the presidency and some other less important people but not all is as it seems. This leads ...
  • G.H. Eckel
    A 500-pound bomb hidden on the streets of D.C. obliterates the second limo in a presidential motorcade killing the vice president's wife. This terrorist act appears to be committed by a professional from Greece who has Russian ties. But not everything is the way it appears. It takes super-CIA-agent Mitch Rapp and the head of the CIA, Irene Kennedy, to unwind the tendrils of the plot that leads back home. This is a deft, fast-moving thriller that ...
  • Michael
    If I was condensing a review of this book into a bumper-sticker, it would be 'Rapp Is RAD.'Mitch Rapp is my new favorite CIA 'bad hombre,' replacing John Clark and faithful sidekick/Son-in-Law Ding Chavez. Those guys occasionally feel remorse when dispatching America's enemies, whereas Rapp shoots first, shoots often and the only question he asks afterwards is ' target?'This is even more Machiavellian than your standard foreign terrorists ...
  • Susan
    My friend handed me two Vince Flynn books a year and a half ago, saying that I'd like them. I stared at the plot descriptions skeptically, wondering how my friend could have confused me for an action book reader. The closest I had come before was Dan Brown, and I hadn't really liked the experience. So when I finally started Act of Treason, I only expected to read a hundred pages and then apologetically return them to the friend, telling her that ...
  • T.H. Waters
    I enjoy reading a thriller once in a while and have wanted to give Vince Flynn a shot, mainly because he is from my hometown in Minnesota. "Act of Treason" turned out to be a good choice for this genre. There's no question that Flynn has done his homework. As I was reading "Act of Treason" I felt that I was getting a genuine sneak peak into the U.S. intel community and the tricky business they face daily -- something which fascinates me. Flynn's ...
  • Linda Munro
    In my opinion, this should have been the first book in the Rapp series to be made into a movie; but nope, they chose Consent to Kill! Oh, well, what do movie directors and producers know anyway?!What would happen if a bomb wiped out a Presidential candidates spouse? He would win the seat by the sympathy vote alone. What would happen if one of the Secret Service Guards felt that something was wrong, and either the explosion that claimed the Presid...
  • Sarah
    Political thriller starring rogue CIA operative Mitch Rapp. About every ten trips cross-country, so about every 3-4 months, I have to buy something in the airport bookstore because I ran out of book on my way out. Usually Jeffery Deaver or James Patterson has written something new by that point, so I just figure out what Lincoln Rhyme or Alex Cross is up to in their ever more convolutedly-plotted but thinly-written respective series. But alas! Th...
  • Steven
    Tom Clancys Jack Ryan was great, but he immersed you in techno babble... John LeCarre gave you insight into the spy game, and Robert Ludlum made you a Jason Bourne fan, but now I am infatuated with Mitch Rapp, Vince Flynns man in the CIA. Forget about how the damn thing works, just get on the damn roller coaster and hang on... I have been on a drunken Flynn stupor for two days and finished Act of Treason and his folluw up novel.... Love it! Warni...
  • Josh
    Wow, what a blast! This was definitely the best thriller I've read to date. There isn't a dull moment at all throughout this entire book. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and was written masterfully. Vince Flynn shows a knowledge and expertise about every subject covered, from international relations to politics, to weapons and martial arts combat techniques. The character relationships are deep and complex, and the dialogue is probably bett...
  • ElaineY
    My least-liked book so far. It was the usual slow start up to the halfway mark. Maybe even slower than usual. Picked up after that and I was enjoying it. Not as much as the other installments but at least I wasn't thinking of ditching it.Then came the ending. The resolutions. I went W.T.F.???That's it? It may be Rapp's way of resolving things but I expected different from Kennedy and disagree with her decision to go along with Rapp's idea. Can't ...
  • Corey
    Act of Treason opens up not too long from where we left Mitch Rapp in Consent to Kill. President Hayes term is coming to an end, deciding not to serve as President for a second term, due to some health issues. During his final weeks, a Motorcade carrying Presidential Candidate Josh Alexander is attacked by a car bomb, killing his wife and wounding many others, but Alexander survives the attack and is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but the...
  • Dean
    Unfortunately I was disappointed with this book for one specific reason. I think it had probably 10 times as much profanity as all of his previous Mitch Rapp books combined. Having an F-bomb on almost every other page was really disappointing.
  • Winter Sophia Rose
    Insightful, Educational & Intense!!! A Fascinating Read!!! I Loved It!!! Insightful, Educational & Intense!!! A Fascinating Read!!! I Loved It!!!
  • Frederick Bingham
    Another in the "Mitch Rapp" series of thrillers. In this one, a terrorist sets off a bomb in the motorcade of a candidate for President in the middle of an election campaign. The bomb kills the candidate's wife and a Secret Service officer. Mitch is given the assignment of hunting down the killer, who is a professional assassin from Cyprus. Rapp captures the killer just as he is about to be killed by some Russian mafia types, and brings him back ...
  • Rick
    Another book by the late Vince Flynn. Book 9 in The Mitch Rapp series. In this one, we have an attack on a presidential candidate and his entourage just two weeks before the election. He survives but not everyone is so lucky. Then what first was thought to be terrorism begins to look like another kind of hit. Mitch Rapp is dispatched to try and sort it out. Very interesting storyline, but probably not as much real action as in some of the other b...
  • Joseph Geiser
    When returning from AZ this summer, my MIL lent me Protect and Defend for the airplane ride. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed that novel and so started reading the series from the beginning. I've now caught up to the book I read first.I enjoyed this novel even though I found it quite predictable, following the pattern set by the other books in the series. As my wife with a sleepy brain just said "formulaic but fun. Just like Rainbow Fairies....
  • Ralph McEwen
    Another well written, fast paced, thriller by Mr. Flynn. I enjoy reading this series as much as I like the Jack Reacher series by Dean Koontz. The plot is twisted enough that you need to pay attention or get lost. The characters are interesting and the scenes are described in just enough details to allow you picture them without gettimg annoyed with minutiae.
  • Yigal Zur
    good and fast
  • Jerome
    Good, well-paced action read, but reads like a superhero comic book.Action sequences are interrupted by unnecessary explanations of the hero's extraordinary training/experience and simple minded presentations of today's global political problems suitable for a radio talk show. It also had an anticlimactic climax.The author seems to think Cyprus is part of Greece. The ethnic Greeks dominate half of Cyprus but it is an independant country. In fact ...
  • Michal Angelo
    * This is book 9 of 13 in Vince Flynn's American Assassin series (with two follow-on's by Kyle Mills).* Like Memorial Day this volume spends much of its' time in the White House. Mitch Rapp is everywhere and nowhere at the same time--analyzing an attack on the presidential-elect motorcade thru "the wrong prism". * If you liked the movie Swordfish (John Travolta) then you won't be disappointed here. Too, the story-line is reminiscent of an old Col...
  • Rishi Prakash
    This is my first Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp after hearing and reading quite a lot about the series! All credit to my friend who went and got 5 books together so i get to meet them :-) If you are looking for a nice quick action novel, you need look no further. The book/story has all the elements to keep you glued and make it a page turner. The story has a back drop of the much vaunted Presidential election of USA which has been in the news a lot latel...
  • Melissa
    Wow! I thought Consent to Kill was the best of the series, but this topped it. Although Mitch is still mourning his wife Anna, at least it hasn't dragged down the series like another author who I won't mention. Mitch is at the top of his game here. Irene Kennedy has a bigger role, which I like as well. And a very dislike letter character from Consent to Kill gets what's coming to him at the end. Overall a very satisfying read. I highly recommend ...
  • Kshitij
    A very good thriller. It is my first novel of both Mitch Rapp and Vince Flynn. But definitely not the last.Story is very simple. Alexander the President hopeful is trailing badly. His deputy Ross and campaign manager Stuart Garret are despondent. The wife of president hopeful is killed in a terrorist act and they wins on a sympathy wave. Rivera the head of their security detail is crucified. Enter Mitch Rapp with the blessing of Kennedy, CIA dire...
  • Sean Menon
    The Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a classical CIA type mystery by Vince Flynn. In the begining of the story, the President elect's wife is killed in a bomb that was meant for him. After the attack, Agent Rapp and many other spies from the CIA and FBI work together to find the person or people responsivle for the killing of the soon-to-be first lady. When the undercover mission takes Agent Rapp all the way to Cyprus then Greece to find the kill...
  • Toni Osborne
    The nation is thrown into turmoil when Presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed and the car is rocked by a car bomb killing Alexander's wife and many others. On the surface it appears to be the work of jihads terrorists. The FBI and CIA are hot on the case. The CIA director is presented with classified information pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington. Mitch Rapp is the only man reckless enough to get do...
  • Scott Widener
    What did you love best about Act of Treason? The action and the adventure in which we see not only Rapp involved with but also Kennedy. I mean, righteous, poisoning in the Oval office. So freaking coolWho was your favorite character and why? Rapp-he just is so cool with a no BS attitude for politics or stupid things get in the way of taking care of business and making sure America is safe from foreign or domestic enemiesDid you have an extreme re...
  • Jack Chalmers
    This book is about a CIA assassin named Mitch Rapp. He Donets take orders from anyone, not even the director of the CIA. In this book, the president-elect's wife is killed in a presidential limo bombing meant to take out the president-elect. Mitch finds the man who killed the mans wife, and delivers him to justice. Done and done right? Nope. Rapp has to overcome the inter workings of DC, and all the politics that surround it. With potential snitc...