|Publish Date:||Aug 2006|
|Number of Pages:||661|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.9|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.75 x 7.75 x 1.5|
Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1966. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas and went to work as an account and sales marketing specialist for Kraft Foods. In 1990, he accepted an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps, but was medically disqualified before starting the program. He worked as a bartender while writing his first book, Term Limits, which after receiving numerous rejections he self-published.
It hit the New York Times bestseller list in paperback. He went on to write the Mitch Rapp series. He was a story consultant for the television series 24. He died after a long battle with prostate cancer on June 19, 2013 at the age of 47.
Flynn is steadily mastering the political thriller genre; his stories are reminiscent of early Tom Clancy but are more credible and told with the artistry of Raymond Chandler. In Memorial Day, Flynn's protagonist, Mitch Rapp, learns of a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb at the dedication of the World War II monument in the nation's capital. Mitch is trying to adjust to life as a consultant and husband, but bureaucracy does not come naturally to him, and with time running out, he employs the skills he acquired during his years as a counter-terrorism field agent.
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On the front lines of the global war on terror, CIA superagent Mitch Rapp races to save one more life: his own.
An eye for an eye: that's what the powerful father of a dead terrorist demands in retribution -- and with his hate-filled plea, Mitch Rapp becomes the target of an explosive international conspiracy. The fearless operative has both killed with impunity and tortured to avert disaster, all in a battle to preserve freedom. But even among America's allies, some believe the time has come to bring Rapp down. Now the hunter is the hunted, and Rapp must rely on his razor-sharp instincts for survival -- and justice -- as he unleashes his fury on those who have betrayed him.
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