Vince Flynn – Extreme Measures

After the more factual Stephen Fry in America,  I have switched to something lighter.

With Mitch Rapp away on assignment in Pakistan, CIA Director Irene Kennedy turns to his protege, Mike Nash. Nash has served his government honourably for sixteen years, first as an officer in the Marine Corps, then as an operative in an elite counterterrorism team run by Mitch Rapp, never wavering in his fight against the jihads and their culture of death.

Fighting the War on Terror in secret, he has been forced to lie to everyone he cares about, including his wife and children. He has soldiered on secure in the knowledge that his hard work and lethal tactics have saved the lives of thousands. But the one thing he never saw coming was that his own government was about to turn on him…

Despite the back cover reading that this book is not about Mitch Rapp, he still plays a large part in the story (which is a good thing!).  The story partially continues where other books left off with Congress and the Senate being displeased with the methods that the CIA us to extract information from terrorists.  This is made worst as Mitch Rapp is cause beating a prisoner during an unsanctioned interrogation.  The CIA know a terror strike is planned to take place in the USA but they do not have the information they need to stop it…

This is a another great addition to the Mitch Rapp series, it focuses on the argument for and  against torture or the use of “Extreme Measures” by the CIA, I am a keen reader of Vince Flynn’s books and enjoyed this one though felt it wasn’t the best in the series, however it is a fine read and the only reason I feel I was slightly disappointed is that it did not involve the Whitehouse and President as prominantly as some previous books have done.

Vince Flynn’s Extreme Measures is available here from Amazon UK

My next read :- Clive Cussler’s The Navigator

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