Saturday, February 27, 2010

Book Recommendation: Act of Treason

It’s been a while since I read Vince Flynn. Not that I don’t like his Mitch Rapp series. I really do, but I had read five or six in a row and decided to take a break. In the meantime, my husband kept reading and got three books ahead of me. I kept seeing the stack getting bigger and finally grabbed the next one in line and began.

Vince Flynn, or I should probably say, New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn, knows his stuff and knows how to pace a book so you keep turning pages. I read Act of Treason in about two days. I know Mitch Rapp. I know the other major characters. This time, though, some of those characters were undergoing change, perhaps leaving the series. And, as always, really bad things are happening and Rapp will have to step into the fray and knock some heads together.

Knowing ahead of time that Rapp will have to be the savior isn’t a negative. It is, in fact, what keeps readers coming back. In Act of Treason, Flynn doesn’t let us down. We race along with Rapp, worry for him, cheer for him, and wonder sometimes why he doesn’t tell his handler to find someone else. But that’s the kind of man he is. He does what others won’t. He’s what keeps the country safe. And he doesn’t disappoint his fans.

If you want a thriller with political intrigue and lots of action, I recommend Act of Treason by Vince Flynn.
FTC Disclaimer: My husband loaned this to me (and it was a loan since he wants it back so he can keep the whole series and loan it to a friend). I believe he bought it with a gift card I got for being a Chair at the Texas Book Festival. I think they got the cards from Barnes & Noble. So I guess if you’re going to track down the original source for this book, it would be one of the head guys at B&N.
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  1. So now you're having to swipe books from your husband, huh? :) Sounds like he DOES want it back.

    Thanks for the review. Next time I want a fast-paced book, I'll look for Flynn

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. In the beginning, I bought the books for him. Now he gets them himself. He even checks Flynn's website to know when the next one's due out.

  3. This sounds like a great book and one that would hold your attention from beginning to end. Thanks for sharing (and a thanks to your husband for loaning it to you).

  4. Sounds like Flynn's got a good thing going with this Series. It's nice having a character return in subsequent books, both for the writer and reader. The familiarity is often welcoming.

  5. You're right, Joanne. I think it is the familiarity of the protagonist. My husband also follows CJ Box's series.

  6. Haven't read any Flynn, but your review whets the appetite. Does one need to go to the first in the series to be able to follow what happens in the newest one?

  7. You write some of the best FTC disclaimers!

  8. Two days? Now that says something about the book.

  9. You so tempt me with your recommendation but I already have the entire, Lee Child, Reaceer series and John Sanford's Prey series. If I start another series I like when will I have time to write. Ahh, so many great books and so little time.

  10. "a thriller with political intrigue and lots of action," eh? Right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation!

    Marvin D Wilson

  11. Sounds like a good book for the summer for me. If it's going to grab me like it sounds, I'll have to wait until school's over :)


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