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Saturday, April 17, 2010
Pursuit of Honor starts with a bombing in D.C. where 185 people are killed, including high ranking people in the government and CIA employees. Mitch and a colleague step into harm’s way to find the perpetrators. For their efforts, they’re villainized by the politicians. They’re not likely to find themselves in front of a Congressional hearing, though. The CIA has already sent them to find the perpetrators and take them out.
There are a couple of things going on in this book. Rapp has to decide whether to “out” a fellow agent and suffer the consequences if he does. He also has to find the terrorists before they attack again. The question is, what country have they run to? Or are they still in the U.S., hiding and waiting to attack again?
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I like Vince Flynn and the Mitch Rapp series. Pursuit of Honor is a fast read with lots of action to keep you turning the pages. You may not agree with some of the things Rapp is compelled to do, but you’ll probably feel a bit safer at night, just believing that there might be people like Rapp who are dedicated to the security of the U.S. and its people.
FTC Disclaimer: Just about with all the Vince Flynn books, my husband bought this one and passed it on to me. He bought it in hardback because he didn’t want to wait for paperback. More than likely, he bought it at an airport bookstore when he realized he needed something to read on the trip. Which is why he needs an eReader of some sort. He could download books and have them lined up to read and not have to scour the airport stores which only sell the big name authors. Nothing wrong with big name authors; I’d like to be one. But there are a lot of authors he doesn’t try unless I pass their books on to him. All the airports have the same books. It’s like vanilla ice cream in every story in every city. I like vanilla, but every once in a while I’d like something new and adventurous like wild raspberry toffee. Seems to me the FTC could do something about that. Selling books is a Trade, as in FTradeC.