The Third Option

The Third Option

eBook - 2001
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When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as The Third Option Fresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack on the president, Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission. His target: a well-known German industrialist who has been selling highly sensitive equipment to one of the world's most notorious sponsors of terrorism. As Rapp meticulously prepares to take the man out, he has no idea that there are forces within his own government that are plotting to use him . Thomas Stansfield, the aged director of the CIA, is dying of cancer -- and he and the president have chosen as his successor Dr. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. There are others in Washington, however, who could not imagine a more unwelcome choice, and they are willing to resort to extreme measures to prevent Kennedy from taking the reins of the world's most powerful intelligence agency. The conspirators have devised a bold plan that will damage the president and ruin Kennedy's career, allowing them to put someone they can control at the helm of the CIA. Unfortunately for them, they have made one horrible miscalculation: they have chosen Mitch Rapp as their pawn. Their worst nightmare is about to be realized. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced -- and he will stop at nothing until he finds out who set him up. With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author who is just hitting the peak of his extraordinary storytelling powers.
Publisher: [S.I.] : Atria Books, 2001
ISBN: 9780743451581
0743451589
9781847395764
1847395767
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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kentpad
Jun 25, 2014

A suspenseful read that keeps you hanging onto every chapter.

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billmacrotarian
Nov 23, 2013

The late Vince Flynn was a thriller writer who was prescient on the dangers of terrorism, beginning his Mitch Rapp series in the 1990s. The Third Option was the second publication with two prequels published more recently. In this entry series Rapp is sent to assassinate a German arms dealer who is selling forbidden technology to Saddam Hussein. Rapp is double-crossed and, trusting no one, goes on a mission to find out who is behind it. The Third Option is a classic spy thriller which leaves the door open for a sequel.

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tedrich2921
Nov 25, 2007

This is the third Vince Flynn book I've read. Although I really like Flynn's books, and he is unquestionably a good writer, I was a bit disappointed at the loose end at the end of the book. This was obviously done to continue the series, but wasn't really necessary. You hate to get to the end of an adventure and have loose ends. Other than that, the book is a very quick and enjoyable read.

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kentpad
Jul 11, 2014

Spy/terror thriller that has you guessing and wondering what next with every page turn.

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