Saturday, November 14, 2009

Book Review: Consent to Kill

Today, I’m talking about another book in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. This one is called Consent to Kill. If you’ve been reading my reviews of this series, then you know Mitch Rapp is the government’s top assassin. He can go undercover into just about any country and take out the bad guy. He is even called upon to take out terrorists within the U.S.

In this book, he’s the target. The father of one of those bad guys that he killed has put a price on Rapp’s head -- a price so high that another big-time assassin has accepted the job, and Rapp has no idea he’s being hunted.

This book offers a twist in the series. Rapp is now the hunted and he comes to see what his targets go through. I liked reading this new angle.

Consent to Kill, like the others in the series, has plenty of action, intrigue, and details on weaponry, politics, and supporting characters. You could pick it up and read it, even if you’ve not read any others in the series, but I think it would be good to read the earlier books before this one, to get the full impact of what happens in this book. This one, in addition, had character growth. Rapp is changed by the end of the book.
FTC Disclaimer: I was paid nothing to write this review. I bought the book myself and read it myself. I would donate the book, but after my husband read it and carried it crammed in his briefcase through various airports and hotels, it’s in rather ragged shape. It’s still readable, but would probably be like one of those sad little licked-on lollipops in the candy store that no one wants to touch, let alone buy. It would still taste good, though. The book, not the lollipop. I've read used books, but have not eaten already-licked-on lollipops, at least, not in a long time.
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  1. I like the twist! Sounds like it kept the series fresh. Thanks for the review.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. I love books like this but have never tried Flynn's work. It sure sounds like something I'd like, though.

  3. Great idea for a twist. The title alone of this book is catchy enough, too, to get me to pick it up off the shelf and give it a looksee.

    Marvin D Wilson

  4. The whole series has been good overall. I did like that this one had a twist to it and changed the direction of the series.

  5. What I think is this: You should write a handy guide to writing disclaimers, giving all of us bloggers inspiration to writing our own, or perhaps making yours the industry standard! You'd have a large market for this book ;)

  6. Thanks, Helen. I'll look for the first one and this one.

  7. Sounds like pages of fun! Thanks for a great review.

  8. LOL, Helen, again I really enjoyed your FTC disclaimer. By the time I write a review I don't feel clever enough to write something so funny. Good job.

    Your reviews of this author have intrigued me, but I'm not sure if I will try his books or not. I have such a huge TBR pile, that I am starting to only buy books that people I respect are raving about. Now if you had raved.... :-)

  9. I think you have to like fast-paced, action packed, lots of weaponry and insider info on politics and 3-letter organizations to like this series. But if you do, you'll really like it.

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