Enemy of the State

A Mitch Rapp Novel

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In the #1 New York Times bestselling series’ latest thriller, Mitch Rapp finds himself alone and targeted by a country that is supposed to be one of America’s closest allies.

After 9/11, the United States made one of the most secretive and dangerous deals in its history. The evidence against the powerful Saudis who coordinated the attack would be buried. In return, King Faisal would promise to keep the oil flowing and deal with the conspirators in his midst.

When the king’s own nephew is discovered funding ISIS, the president suspects that the Saudis never intended to live up to their agreement. He decides that the royalty needs to be sent a message and that Mitch Rapp is just the man to deliver it. The catch? America can’t be seen moving against an ally. Rapp will be on his own. Forced to make a decision that will change his life forever, Rapp quits the CIA and assembles a group of independent contractors to help him complete the mission.

They’ve barely begun unraveling the connections between the Saudi government and ISIS when the brilliant new head of the intelligence directorate discovers their efforts. With Rapp getting too close, he threatens to go public with the details of the post-9/11 agreement between the two countries.

Facing an international incident that could end his political career, the President orders America’s intelligence agencies to join the Saudis’ effort to hunt the former CIA man down.

Rapp, supported only by a team of mercenaries with dubious allegiances, finds himself at the center of the most elaborate manhunt in history. It’s only a matter of time before he’s caught or killed. Will it be enough to turn the tables on the Saudis and clear his name?
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (1966–2013) created one of contemporary fiction’s most popular heroes: CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp, featured in thirteen of Flynn’s acclaimed political thrillers. All of his novels are New York Times bestsellers, including his stand-alone debut novel, Term Limits. The Mitch Rapp story begins with American Assassin, followed by Kill Shot, Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, Protect and Defend, Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor, The Last Man, The Survivor, Order to Kill, and Enemy of the State. American Assassin was released as a major film in 2017.

Kyle Mills is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fifteen political thrillers, including the The Survivor for Vince Flynn and The Patriot Attack for Robert Ludlum. He initially found inspiration from his father, the former director of Interpol, and still draws on his contacts in the intelligence community to give his books such realism. Avid outdoor athletes, he and his wife have lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for over twenty years. Visit his website at KyleMills.com.

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Simon and Schuster
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Sep 5, 2017
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#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—soon to be a major motion picture

What if America's most powerful leader was also its prime target?

Vince Flynn's shattering thriller, Term Limits, soared onto national bestseller lists and marked the emergence of a new master of political fiction in the same league as Tom Clancy. In USA Today, Larry King called Term Limits "a page-turning read," while critics and readers nationwide praised its riveting premise of Washington under siege -- a scenario made chillingly real by this superb storyteller.

Now, Flynn infiltrates America's power structure at its very core, in a new novel that places the president of the United States in the direct line of terrorist fire.

On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.

While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, stepping terrifyingly close to the enemy, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker. In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail.

With the crackling tension and explosive action that made Term Limits "a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune), Vince Flynn delivers Transfer of Power -- a blockbuster novel that carries us just beyond today's headlines.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND NPR • Featuring one of John Grisham’s most colorful, outrageous, and vividly drawn characters yet, Rogue Lawyer showcases the master of the legal thriller at his very best.
On the right side of the law—sort of—Sebastian Rudd is not your typical street lawyer. His office is a customized bulletproof van, complete with Wi-Fi, a bar, a small fridge, and fine leather chairs. He has no firm, no partners, and only one employee: his heavily armed driver, who also so happens to be his bodyguard, law clerk, confidant, and golf caddie. Sebastian drinks small-batch bourbon and carries a gun. He defends people other lawyers won’t go near: a drug-addled, tattooed kid rumored to be in a satanic cult; a vicious crime lord on death row; a homeowner arrested for shooting at a SWAT team that mistakenly invaded his house. Why these clients? Because Sebastian believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial—even if he has to bend the law to secure one.
Praise for Rogue Lawyer
“Terrific . . . inventive . . . Grisham still makes it look easy.”—Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post
“Sebastian Rudd is . . . a kind of twenty-first-century Philip Marlowe . . . with a blunt, rude, gravelly poetic wiseguy voice.”—Benjamin Percy, The New York Times Book Review
“Deeply engaging and entertaining . . . [Grisham finds] intense drama in the little skirmishes that play out across our legal system every day.”—Charles Finch, USA Today
“Grisham has taken a step in an intriguing new direction.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times

From the Paperback edition.
Nach der Entführung von Joe Rickman, einem der wichtigsten Anti-Terror-Kämpfer im Nahen Osten, fürchten die US-Geheimdienste um die Aufdeckung ihrer Kontaktleute. CIA-Direktorin Irene Kennedy schickt ihren Topmann Mitch Rapp nach Afghanistan, um Rickman aus der Gewalt der Feinde zu befreien.
Als ein Video von Rickmans Folterung im Internet auftaucht, erkennt Rapp, dass jemand ein falsches Spiel treibt. Die Grenze zwischen Gut und Böse verschwimmt und ein Anschlag auf sein Leben zwingt den Agenten zu einer seiner härtesten Entscheidungen.

Rasante Action – von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite.

Guardian: »Mitch Rapp ist ein großartiger Held, der seine Gegner entweder ziemlich selbstmitleidig oder ziemlich tot zurücklässt.«

Dan Brown: »Voller Insider-Informationen und CIA-Geheimnisse.«

Vince Flynn wird von Lesern und Kritikern als Meister des modernen Polit-Thrillers gefeiert. Dabei begann seine literarische Laufbahn eher holprig: Der Traum von einer Pilotenlaufbahn beim Marine Corps platzte aus gesundheitlichen Gründen. Stattdessen schlug er sich als Immobilienmakler, Marketingassistent und Barkeeper durch. Neben der Arbeit kämpfte er gegen seine Legasthenie und verschlang Bücher seiner Idole Hemingway, Ludlum, Clancy, Tolkien, Vidal und Irving, bevor er selbst mit dem Schreiben begann.

Insgesamt 60 Verlage lehnten sein Roman-Debüt ab. Doch Flynn gab nicht auf und veröffentlichte es in Eigenregie. Der Auftakt einer einzigartigen Erfolgsgeschichte: ›Term Limits‹ wurde ein Verkaufsschlager, ein großer US-Verleger griff zu, die Folgebände waren fortan auf Spitzenpositionen in den Bestseller-Charts abonniert.

Der Autor verstarb 2013 im Alter von 47 Jahren infolge einer Krebserkrankung.

Der Anti-Terror-Kämpfer Mitch Rapp ist der Held in bisher 15 Romanen. Aufgrund des bahnbrechenden Erfolgs (Verkauf alleine in den USA schon über 20. Millionen Bücher) wird die Reihe in Absprache mit Flynns Erben inzwischen von Kyle Mills fortgesetzt.
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