Mitch Rapp novel # 8
by Vince Flynn
A nuclear facility in Iran has imploded. The radical
Iranian government blames the US and / or Israel for its destruction.
They demand retribution and apologies. The U S president sends
Mitch Rapp, the US's top counterterrorism operative, to investigate
and put into place a plan to counteract the Iranian threat. He
finds that the destruction was the work of an undercover Israeli
spy, not the result of an aerial bombing. CIA director Irene Kennedy
accompanies Rapp. She is to meet with her counterpart, the Intelligence
head of Iran, Ashani. At the conclusion of her meeting with Ashani,
Kennedy is ambushed and kidnapped by Hezbollah terrorist Makhtar.
Rapp must rescue Kennedy before she is tortured and forced to reveal
the identities of undercover CIA agents.
This could be called a current event thriller. The
events evolving in Protect and Defend might well be the subject
of tomorrow's headlines. The plot shows how one event can trigger
a world wide catastrophe. It is close to what is going on in Iran
today. We learn a great deal about the Middle East and its Dark
The action is fast paced, The story is exciting
with an excellent cast of characters, especially Rapp who is a killing
machine who is willing to do anything to complete his mission and
protect his country. A good man to have on our side!!!
A quick read leaving the reader with the question
of "When?" and "What if?"
of other titles in this series:
and Defend #8
Last Man #13
Of The State #16