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The Last Man (Mitch Rapp Series #13)

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29 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

Vince Flynn has done it again! The Last Man is an adrenaline pac

Vince Flynn has done it again! The Last Man is an adrenaline packed thrill ride that has more twists and turns than the world's great roller coasters. The book finds American assassin Mitch Rapp knee deep in a in conspiracy and mystery in post-Bin Laden Afghanistan.

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Vince Flynn has done it again! The Last Man is an adrenaline packed thrill ride that has more twists and turns than the world's great roller coasters. The book finds American assassin Mitch Rapp knee deep in a in conspiracy and mystery in post-Bin Laden Afghanistan.

When Joe Rickman, the CIA's top head of clandestine operations in Afghanistan is kidnapped, a tsunami of epic proportions is set off in the various branches of governments and intelligence agencies around the region and in the United States.

Who was behind this coordinated attack and how to recover Rickman becomes the CIA's top priority, for in the head of Rickman lies secrets that could cripple the clandestine operations of America and her allies.

What begins as a simple mission gets more and more complicated as Rapp and his team get further into the operation.

What makes this and every other Vince Flynn novel so good is the detail and realism that Flynn brings to the project. There have been many in the government, military and clandestine organizations over the years who have questioned where Flynn gets his information, because it is startlingly accurate.

Flynn's novel shows some of the serious pitfalls in the U.S. government's current policy of reintegration in post-Bin Laden Afghanistan. While reading my pre-release copy of The Last Man, from Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya was brutally attacked. Flynn's novel helps readers understand some of the current tensions in the Middle East, with a look at the Taliban, Iranians, Pakistanis, Afghans, Russians, Swiss banks, and the United States.

The Last Man is a welcome reunion of Mitch Rapp and our current day. Flynn's last two novels, American Assassin, and Kill Shot, were essentially prequels to the story of Rapp, and a very welcome addition to the narrative. Fans of Mitch Rapp will enjoy seeing what the assassin has been up to and enjoy catching up with a number of favorite characters along the way.

The Last Man isn't Flynn's best novel, but it certainly a great read and a wonderful addition to the Mitch Rapp library.

As in all of Flynn's novels the language is a bit rough with plenty of military bravado and assassin angst thrown in. The detailed descriptions of torture and assassinations may make some readers squeamish. All in all, The Last Man, is a great read that opens the eyes of readers into the complexities of the continuing war on terror.

I received a complimentary e-book of The Last Man, from Atria Books, a division of Simon & Shuster for purposes of this review.

posted by Brian_Schulenburg on November 13, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

47 out of 83 people found this review helpful.

What the???????

What the heck? This was to be out November 13 - and it is not ready for the NOOK? How long did it sit on someone's desk before they said - oh, oh. We sold a bunch of these for the NOOK - guess we had better get going.

Doesn't someone else sell electric books?

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What the heck? This was to be out November 13 - and it is not ready for the NOOK? How long did it sit on someone's desk before they said - oh, oh. We sold a bunch of these for the NOOK - guess we had better get going.

Doesn't someone else sell electric books?

Well sure there is an error - don't want a bad review do we?

posted by 3958441 on November 13, 2012

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  • Posted December 27, 2012

    Awesome!

    I love the Mitch Rapp series, but some of them get silly or overly Arab. This one had a great mix of the clandestine, some territory not previously covered and just a tad drama. I like all the characters in this one, too.

    I enjoyed this Mitch Rapp book above all others (and I've read them all).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended for Flynn's Fans.

    A very exciting and well written book that all lovers of Vince Flynn will find highly entertaining. Mitch Rapp does it again and almost gets killed doing it. I've read all of Flynn's books and I love them all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Think before you buy

    Own a nook, unable to read this book because it is not out for the nook yet. It has been a month since the paperback was out. Not very good service in my view.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2012

    Waste of money

    Nothing happens reads like a beginners novel

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Hi

    It alright

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2012

    Who says that 13 is an unlucky number? This is classic Mitch Ra

    Who says that 13 is an unlucky number? This is classic Mitch Rapp with murder, mayhem, suspense and excitement! Keeps you reading from page 1 until the very last page. Will Mitch die or be permanently sidelined? Read the book to find out! It's well worth the time!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Love Mitch Rapp

    I thought this book was great. I was happy to be back in current time although I enjoyed the two previous books that were set back in Mitch's earlier life. At some point I would love to read Mitch and Donatella's story. Vince Flynn is the best with this genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2012

    Loved it!!

    Great book! Could not put it down. I love that Vince Flynn doesnt make each subsequent book shorter and shorter like some other series authors. Cant wait for the Rapp movies and for more books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Shorter and shorter?

    Ive read each book in this series and am a bit disappointed in this installment. Kill Shot was awful in my opinion bc the plot was predictable and the ending was sewn up seemingly midstory, like he just needed to finish the book. I have the same problem with Thr Last Man, the narrstive isnt as textured and nuanced as the books from the middle of the series were, or even america assassin. Only 380 pages with a predictable endng. Thr action sequences, save one, are given only thr broadstrokes and there is a lack of ground truth to the locations and events. Still a decent book, but Mitch Rapp is getting played out and not gven the depth of story tellong that made me such a fan.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    Great

    Great character development and entertaining to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    Lorrie

    Great book

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

    Great read

    One of the best of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2014

    Abandoned

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Satisfying read

    As always, a great well written Mitch Rapp novel. I read it with a lot of regret and sadness knowing that this will be the last novel from Vince Flynn. He provided me and the many, many people I shared him with with intelligent and entertaining reading. You can tell much about an author through their writing, and Flynn was an honorable, smart, & patriotic American. My one hope is that there really are some "Mitch Rapps" out their in the world protecting our country!
    My sincere admiration and condolences to the Flynn family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Great!

    Used to read a lot but not so much recently. Found this had arrived in my Nook from a forgotten pre-order and just started reading......and couldn't put it down. Great to have Mitch back in the present...and like others have said here...nice to feature Kennedy... Thank you Vince Flynn, please keep them coming. As always, great story and perfect pace. Glad to hear you are doing well! Anyone who hasnt read this series - start - you wont be sorry you did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Another excellant story line

    The mix of current events and personalities make this book a great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    Excellent--good read plenty of action.

    Enjoyed the book very much. I have read most of his other books and this one was up to his usual good standards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Great read

    I have read all Vince Flynn's books and they have all been great.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    Great read

    Love the Mitch Rapp series and the Last Man doesn't disappoint.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    Mitch Rapp, enough said

    I've read all of Mitch Rapps' adventures and by far believe this to be the best do far. Couldn't put it down. Can't wait for the next one, with pontential new recurring characters like Gould and Kassar- keep it up, please.

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