The Third Option (Mitch Rapp #4)


When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take The Third Option

CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield -- a choice that enrages many inside the world's most powerful intelligence agency. 

Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins -- which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one's pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.


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Rave Review For The Third Option

"A thriller with deadly aim... moves at the speed of a stinger missile." -- People

"Flynn hits his stride in this thriller about high-end Washington politics...[he] has an exciting, Ludlum-like series going here." -- Booklist

"Flynn's latest an old-school spy story...updated with heavy helpings of international intrigue and domestic politicking and betrayal...Fans of Ludlum and Clancy will want to check it out." -- Library Journal

"Flynn has a knack for jumping from continent to continent, character to character, with just the right roportion of space and action, sort of like old-fashioned Sunday-matinee serial films." -- St. Paul Pioneer Press

"This is a strong, swift thriller.... Flynn sustains the dramatic tension from the opening paragraph to the last." 

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