American Assassin by Vince Flynn (Book Review + Movie News)

Hey guys.

I just wanted to take a few moments to talk about American Assassin. You can read my review of the book below, but I wanted to give you a little background on what led me to want to read this book. Because it might seem like it’s out of my normal reading range to you, but in truth, it’s really not.

You see, I have always loved military, political, and spy thrillers. I first found them when I was getting my bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and continued reading them all through college. Somewhere along the way though, I wound up reading a host of other genres, so much so that this particular genre fell a bit by the wayside for me. Until a few weeks ago, that is. When I heard they were making American Assassin into a movie and that it would star Dylan O’Brien (Deepwater Horizon, The Maze Runner, Stiles on Teen Wolf) as Mitch Rapp and Michael Keaton as  Stan Hurley, the man who trains Rapp. From there, a quick search lead me to discover that, though this book was written well after the series started, it is actually the first book in the series, the book that gives the background on Mitch Rapp and his training as an assassin. The summary of the book caught my eye pretty quick and before I knew it, I’d bought the trade paperback on Amazon. And I am very glad I did, too. Because I loved the book and I absolutely cannot wait to see the movie, which actually just started filming (or maybe just pre-production?) this month.

I will no doubt be posting more about this series as I work my way through the rest of the books (and possibly the movie as more comes out about it’s filming). If you’ve read this series, or you decide to read it now, please come back and comment. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it, and what you think about the casting choices. I could totally see Dylan O’Brien as Mitch Rapp after reading this book. I honestly can’t wait to see the intensity he’ll no doubt bring to the role.

Here’s some first look photos of Dylan as Mitch Rapp for those interested in reading more about the movie. You can find more details about the book (along with my review) and the rest of the series below-including how to pre-order the newest release in the series, book fifteen, Order To Kill.

American Assassin

Vince Flynn

Mitch Rapp #1

Pocket Books
Trade Paperback
435 Pages
Published: August 30th 2013

(First Published: October 12th 2010 by Atria Books)

Source: Amazon Purchase

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Book Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command—men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

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New Book Releases! 12/7-12/11/2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of December 7th – December 11th 2015.


If you know of a new release book not listed here, or that’s coming up for release next week, feel free to e-mail us about it so we can be sure to have it included in next week’s post. Make sure to put New Release Book in the subject line.


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Crashed Out (Made in Jersey, #1)

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His to Take (Out of Uniform, #3.5)  Say You're Mine (Shillings Agency, #5)   Her Sworn Enemy   Protecting His Assets   Hold Me Down (The Deacons of Bourbon Street, #3) Coming Back (Ink & Chrome, #3)   When We Fall (Take the Fall, #2)

New Book Releases! For the week of November 16th-20th 2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of November 16th – November 20th 2015.


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Secret Santa Baby The Greek's Stowaway Bride 12 Christmas Romances To Melt Your Heart

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Beauty and the Boss (Modern Fairytales) Tell Me You Need Me Compromising Her Position The Price of His Redemption

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Blurring the Lines Sweet Ride (Playing for Keeps, #3) Once Upon a Power Play (Risky Business, #2) To Dare A SEAL (Sin City SEALs #2) The Hometown Hoax Chance of a Lifetime (Anderson Brothers, #3) Abby and the Cute One All Falls Down (White Lines #3) A Cowboy Under the Mistletoe (Thunder Mountain Brotherhood, #4) Brunetti's Secret Son A Cold Creek Christmas Story Carter Bravo's Christmas Bride Kansas City Confessions (The Precinct: Cold Case #3)The Guilty (Will Robie, #4)

New Book Releases: For the Week of October 26th 2015.

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of October 26th – October 30th 2015.


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Playing with Fire

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Racing Hearts (Hamilton Stables, #1)

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Dark Heart of Magic (Black Blade, #2) His Temporary Fix A Winter Wedding (Whiskey Creek, #9) Playing With Fire (Tangled in Texas, #2) Something Like Love (Heart of the Rockies, #2) Hope Springs on Main Street (Briar Creek, #3)Every Little Kiss (White Pine, #3) Kissed by You (Tropical Heat, #3) Defending Hearts (Boys of Fall, #2) Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio, #3) Shattered (LOST, #3) I'll Be Home for Christmas (Twilight, Texas, #7)

New Releases! For the week of October 12th – October 16th 2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of October 12th – October 16th 2015.


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Stranded With My Stepbrother Falling for the Wrong Guy

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Gambling on the Bodyguard Kissing Her Crazy (Crazy Love, #2) Seducing Seven Sound (The Delta Girls, #2)

New Releases! For the Week of October 5th – October 9th 2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of October 5th – October 9th 2015.


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We'll Never Be Apart My Secret to Tell An Inheritance of Ashes Burned Deep Everything She Forgot Dashing Through the Snow

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Irresistibly Yours (Oxford, #1) A Cowboy Firefighter for Christmas (Smokin’ Hot Cowboys, #1)

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The Engagement Game (49th Floor, #3) The Greek Tycoon's Tarnished Bride The Professional (Dangerous in Dallas, #3) You Are Mine (Nine Circles, #3) Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3) Sinner's Steel (Sinner's Tribe Motorcycle Club, #3)

New Releases: For the Week of September 28th – October 2nd 2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of September 28th, – October 2nd 2015.


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The Finn Factor Pretty Girls


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*Harlequin books come out in e-book form on September 1st*

Slow Ride (Playing for Keeps, #1) Menagerie (Menagerie, #1)


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*Harlequin books come out in e-book form on September 1st*

No Regrets (College of Charleston, #2) Tempted By Mr. Write Pretend It's Love Hold Me Until Morning (Grayson Brothers, #2) Delicious Complication Bound by Sin (Immortal Brothers, #3) All Wrapped Up (Pine Mountain, #5) A Bad Boy for Christmas (Second Chance, #3) Willow Brook Road (Chesapeake Shores, #13) After You (Me Before You, #2) Christmas in Mustang Creek (The Brides of Bliss County, #4) Marry Me at Christmas (Fool's Gold, #19) A Knights Bridge Christmas (Swift River Valley, #5) Robert Ludlum's The Patriot Attack Shadow Play (Eve Duncan, #19)

New Book Releases: For the week of August 30th – September 5th 2015

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Happy Sunday, folks!

Here are this week’s book releases.

For the week of August 30th – September 5th, 2015.


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Violent Ends Your Voice Is All I Hear The Fix


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*Harlequin books come out in e-book form on September 1st*

A Wanted Man Brave the Heat (The McGuire Brothers, #1) Eden's Wish (Eden of the Lamp, #1) Hunter (Hunter, #1)


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*Harlequin books come out in e-book form on September 1st*

A SEAL's Temptation (Uniformly Hot SEALs, #9) Protecting the Colton Bride (The Coltons of Oklahoma, #4) Bidding on Her Boss (The Hawke Brothers) The Bachelor Takes A BrideTall, Dark and Immortal (Entity, #4) Too Hard to Handle (Black Knights Inc., #8) The Girl in the Spider's Web (Millennium, #4) Aftermath (Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Book Releases: New this Week! (July 27th-August 1st 2015)

NEW BOOK RELEASES

For the week of July 27th 2015

There are a lot of books out this week. Have you read an early copy of any of them? Are you planning to read any of them? Is there a book coming out this week that is not listed here? Inquiring minds want to know!

*All Harlequin books listed release as e-books on August 1st and in Paperback on August 4th unless otherwise noted *

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