Earlier this week I wrote about Vince Flynn‘s book American Assassin with this post on the Matt Lynn Digital blog. Here today I offer feedback on the second book sequentially in the Mitch Rapp series, which is the book Kill Shot. Kill Shot is the second and currently final prequel in what is now a 17-book series of books created by Kill Shot author Vince Flynn.
(Kill Shot author Vince Flynn)
Unlike American Assassin, this book has not been made into a movie. The book Kill Shot picks up about a year after the telling of American Assassin, continuing the concept of the all-star off-book CIA assassin Rapp working through a covertly sanctioned mission to kill terrorists acting amorally either directly as terrorists or through the abetting of them.
The well-executed intrigue of Kill Shot puts the Mitch Rapp character in Paris in furtherance of the above mission when, in Paris, a scheme is perpetrated against a Rapp mission that leaves him in Paris, France blamed for the deaths of a Libyan oil minister, four unidentified men, and three innocent civilians. Mitch Rapp is assigned the blame while the reader sees the larger play. Beyond knowing he’s been setup and wounded, Rapp is left to puzzle through the mystery, clear his name, and figure out whom to trust in a clandestine world filled with secrets, half truths, and legitimate worry that looks like paranoia.
Others are working for and against him, and looking to offer a just result to the larger questions of justice while adjudicating the facts. That the French General Directorate for External Security as well as the French National Police are on parts of the case, too, only serves to raise the intrigue and extend the mystery. The read was entertaining, engaging, and enjoyable.
Overall, I rate this read at 3.5-stars out of five (5).
Matt – Saturday, June 30, 2018