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The Third Option : Mitch Rapp Series : Book 2 - Vince Flynn

The Third Option

Mitch Rapp Series : Book 2

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Published: 1st November 2011
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Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission, to eliminate a European industrialist who has been selling sensitive equipment to one of terrorism's most notorious sponsors. But he doesn't know that the ultimate target of this mission is himself.

Set up by forces within the US who do not want the next Director-elect of the CIA to take over, and therefore need a disaster for the present regime, Mitch refuses to die ...the conspirators have made an awful miscalculation. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced. Now they will pay.

About the Author

Vince Flynn is an international No. 1 bestseller, published in 20 countries. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children.

Praise for Vince Flynn THE THIRD OPTION 'A sensational novel that will add more critical acclaim to a writer at his peak' Publishing News 'Page-Turner of the week' People Magazine 'Flynn's high-energy prose sets a terrific pace, and he generates plenty of suspense' Booklist TRANSFER OF POWER 'Right out of today's headlines ... A wonderful romp through the halls of power ... The action is bloody good and the concluding chapters are complex, chilling and satisfying.' The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) 'Flynn keeps the action moving' Houston Chronicle 'Moves at breakneck speed ... you won't be able to put it down' Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX) TERM LIMITS 'A page-turning read' Larry King, USA Today 'A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insider lowdown on D.C. politics' Minneapolis Star Tribune 'Ingenious ... outpaces anything recently published, including Clancy' The Florida Times-Union

ISBN: 9781849835619
ISBN-10: 1849835616
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 1st November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.3  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.36

Vince Flynn

The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1966. He graduated from the St. Thomas Academy in 1984, and the University of St. Thomas with a degree in economics in 1988. After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. In 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps. One week before leaving for Officers Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program, due to several concussions and convulsive seizures he suffered growing up. While trying to obtain a medical waiver for his condition, he started thinking about writing a book. This was a very unusual choice for Flynn since he had been diagnosed with dyslexia in grade school and had struggled with reading and writing all his life.

Having been stymied by the Marine Corps, Flynn returned to the nine-to-five grind and took a job with United Properties, a commercial real estate company in the Twin Cities. During his spare time he worked on an idea he had for a book. After two years with United Properties he decided to take a big gamble. He quit his job, moved to Colorado, and began working full time on what would eventually become Term Limits . Like many struggling artists before him, he bartended at night and wrote during the day. Five years and more than sixty rejection letters later he took the unusual step of self-publishing his first novel. The book went to number one in the Twin Cities, and within a week had a new agent and two-book deal with Pocket Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

Term Limits hit the New York Times bestseller list in paperback and started a trend for all of Flynn's novels. Since then, his books have become perennial bestsellers in both paperback and hardcover, and he has become known for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of Islamic Radical Fundamentalism and terrorism. Read by current and former presidents, foreign heads of state, and intelligence professionals around the world, Flynn's novels are taken so seriously one high-ranking CIA official told his people, “I want you to read Flynn's books and start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terror.”

October 2007 marked another milestone in Flynn’s career when his ninth political thriller, Protect and Defend, became a #1 New York Times bestseller. A few months later, CBS Films optioned the rights for Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character with the intention of creating a character-based, action-thriller movie franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously launched the Harry Potter and Matrix films as head of production at Warner Bros., and Nick Wechsler (We Own the Night, Reservation Road) will produce the films.

Flynn’s 10th hardcover, Extreme Measures, was published in October 2008. It was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. His most recent novel, Pursuit of Honor, was published in October 2009 and reached #2 on the New York Times bestseller list.

Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

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