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An invaluable CIA asset has gone missing, and with him, secrets that in the wrong hands could prove disastrous. The only question is: Can Mitch Rapp find him first?

Joe Rickman, head of CIA clandestine operations in Afghanistan, has been kidnapped and his four bodyguards executed in cold blood. But Mitch Rapp’s experience and nose for the truth make him wonder if something even more sinister isn’t afoot. Irene Kennedy, director of the CIA, has dispatched him to Afghanistan to find Rickman at all costs.

Rapp, however, isn’t the only one looking for Rickman. The FBI is too, and it quickly becomes apparent that they’re less concerned with finding Rickman than placing the blame on Rapp.

With CIA operations in crisis, Rapp must be as ruthless and deceitful as his enemies if he has any hope of finding Rickman and completing his mission. But with elements within his own government working against both him and American interests, will Rapp be stopped dead before he can succeed?


“Joe Rickman’s bodyguards are dead, and Rickman himself is missing. Bad news, because Rickman ran clandestine operations in Afghanistan for eight years. Mitch Rapp is told to find Rick or else, and here’s the snag: he doesn’t think the guy was kidnapped. Another No. 1 New York Times best seller from Flynn?” ~LIBRARY JOURNAL

“Flynn is a master—maybe the master—of thrillers in which the pages seem to turn themselves.” ~BOOK REPORTER

“Flynn has never been better.” ~PROVIDENCE JOURNAL


Vince Flynn is the author of 14 novels and has hit the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller list for every book he’s written.  He has sold over 13 million copies in the United States plus millions more in the 20 international markets that carry his books (Not bad for a guy who grew up dyslexic and self published his first book, selling it himself throughout his home state of Minnesota before getting noticed by a New York literary agent). He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

To learn more about Vince, please visit his website.

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