In the 10th installment in the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn, Protect and Defend, it took place in post 9/11. The president of Iran spent vast money on the development of a nuclear program. He didn't want to wait anymore for the war to end with his enemy, Israel, who launched one of the most daring espionage operations ever conceived. And that left a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in its wake. Iran blamed Israel and the USA and wanted them to pay. Mitch Rapp was sent to investigate and undergo a most dangerous operation to embarrass Iran and push them to the brink. Meanwhile, the Iranian president hatched a plan to team up with Hezbollah to leave an attack of their own in its wake. It was up to Mitch to do whatever it takes to stop it from imploding in 24 hours... or die trying.
In a post 9/11 world, where terrorism to our country would always be our threat, this thriller did deliver with that kind of message. I was always enthralled with Mitch Rapp in the CIA and his life outside it. When our country was in turmoil and a blame game started wars, I applauded for his efforts to see things through. I loved the non-stop action in the central location of the Middle East and also in the USA. I loved how he interacted with other others to get to the heart of the problem. I cared about him in the most profound way, when he'd gotten caught and into trouble. This thriller left me speechless and numb with a cold wave of sweat. Non-stop action in every suspense and tons of drama to keep you reading for the shocking ending.
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