After reading a couple of disappointing books I always turn to some of my reliable authors and characters. That usually means some sort of mystery or crime novel and one of my favorite characters is Mitch Rapp.
I started the Mitch Rapp series in the middle with Act of Treason (#7), Consent to Kill (#6), Extreme Measures (#9), Protect and Defend (#8) and Pursuit of Honor (#10). Now I am going back to the beginning of the series to catch up....or so I thought. Audible has Transfer of Power listed as Book 1, Vince Flynn's web site has this as book #3. The nice thing about this series by Vince Flynn is that each book is separate on it's own. It really doesn't matter what order they are read in.
Here's the publisher's summary:
On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly 100 hostages are taken.
Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought. Indeed, Rapp has made a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail.
Yes, like all mystery books, this one has some unrealistic scenes but I think Vince Flynn creates great characters and stories and the action starts from the first page (or 5 minutes if you are listening). The narrator for most of the series is George Guidall and he does an outstanding job. Transfer of Power (and a few others) is narrated by Nick Sullivan who also does a great job.
If you like mysteries I think you will like any of the books in this series. As for Mitch Rapp, I have a not-so-secret crush on him and desperately hope that we have someone like him in our CIA. He's needed in Boston ASAP.