Kill Shot by Vince Flynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Welcome to Part Two of the Mitch Rapp prequel. The first book had the setup to his future career, and this book features his first major roadblock. Betrayal aplenty, assholes in power, and Rapp on the run.
In this book, Rapp's personality shows a hell of a lot more, and perfectly validates the casting of Dylan O'Brien in the upcoming movie of American Assassin. He's really channeling his inner Tom Cruise here, not to mention his inner Mr. Reese.
Yes, really. Mr. Reese. That's what Rapp's going to grow up to become.
Kill Shot does suffer from a confusing time frame (again, it's supposed to be about 25 years ago, but the Cold War is treated like a long-past event, and there's at least one scene where a car that wouldn't exist around 1991 is mentioned), but again, the action and (this time) surprising dark humor more than make up for it.
Now I'm ready to circle back to the first published Rapp book and continue my run through the series from there.
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