As I read the seventh book by Kyle Mills, in the Mitch Rapp series, I kept thinking that Kyle has improved with each effort. There is a delicate balance of not only taking over the beloved top-operate and agent series from Vince Flynn, but also dealing with the character development of an aging master spy. In Enemy at the Gates, Rapp is confronted with another new administration, following an apocalyptic shutdown of the United States at every level (Total Power). Not only does he have to evaluate the new President, Rapp must determine what he wants his future to be. He has been struggling with settling down after a long anonymous, but world-saving career and the change in administrations seems to give him the opportunity to go in a new direction. Of course, peace on earth never lasts for very long, and soon Mitch, Coleman and Kennedy must band together to confront an entirely new enemy. An enemy they think they know, but also one they have not ever really confronted. Kyle Mills pulls you into the story from the get- go, and never lets loose. Mitch is confronted with his mortality, what exactly patriotism is, betrayal, and an uncertain future. While Enemy at the Gates weaves an excellent tale, it is very apparent that a dangerous future awaits Mitch, Coleman, and Kennedy.
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