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Memorial Day
Vince Flynn
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From Publishers' Weekly:

The latest entry in Flynn's popular Mitch Rapp series (after 2003's Executive Power) offers a gripping look at what could transpire if a terrorist group were to sneak a nuclear weapon into the U.S. Rapp, the relentless, marble-hearted CIA assassin and terrorist hunter, would never let that happen, of course, and Flynn's description of the process of bringing a nuke ashore and the lengths to which the government's counterterrorism force will go to prevent harm to U.S. citizens add up to another page-flipping extravaganza. Rapp, back in the field after a long stint on desk duty for insubordination, unearths the bomb plot during a daring commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan. A U.S. strike force manages to intercept and disarm the nuke moments after it arrives by freighter in Charleston, S.C. Everyone, including series stalwart President Robert Hayes, congratulates themselves on a job well done, but Rapp isn't convinced; he believes al-Qaeda leader Mustafa al-Yamani has smuggled a second nuke into the country and plans to detonate it in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day celebrations. Rapp, a ruthless terrorist pursuer by temperament and training, turns it up several notches this time around, following al-Yamani's scent with feverish abandon. Flynn trots out his usual assortment of characters to keep the action tense-wishy-washy cabinet members, political climbers, invective-spewing terrorists and a selected assortment of ice queens who use sex as a weapon. Yet his skillful use of converging plots, particularly the panic created by having a nuke on the loose, is enough to keep Flynn's growing fan base more than willing to overlook the formulaic components. Agent, Sloan Harris. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Memorial Day follows the plot threads developed in Consent to Kill. When Mitch learns his wife is pregnant, his perspective starts to change as he contemplates his new responsibilities. Unfortunately, the rich parent of a Saudi terrorist he apprehended in the plot to bomb Washington is also feeling protective and decides to hire an assassin to eliminate Mitch. Narrator George Guidall's performance is well executed and unobtrusive; he tells these stories simply and convincingly. Both are highly recommended. Ray Vignovich, West Des Moines P.L. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Mitch Rapp
Male
Age: 30s
Married
The CIA's top counterterrorism operative; married to Anna; sent to the Middle East to lead a special forces unit against an al Qaeda stronghold; discovers a vast plot to attack numerous areas of the United States with nuclear weapons.
Counterterrorism agent

Anna Rielly
Female
Married
Mitch's wife.
Journalist



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