Pursuit of Honor

Version: Unabridged
Author: Vince Flynn
Narrator: George Guidall
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Suspense
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: October 2009
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

Vince Flynn-the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Extreme Measures-delivers authentic, fast-paced thrillers starring deadly and resourceful operative Mitch Rapp. Six days after a barrage of deadly explosions tore through Washington, D.C., Mitch suspends his hunt for fleeing Jihadists to deal with a pressing domestic threat.

Trying to determine if a colleague is betraying CIA secrets, Mitch stands near a New York City restaurant in rainy darkness.With alert levels now sky high, he can't believe anyone with Langley's top security clearance could be so careless. And yet when Mitch overhears the man spill sensitive details and negotiate an "arrangement," he sets into motion a carefully baited trap. With one target now neutralized, Mitch resumes his search for three fugitive terrorists, who continue to hide their tracks with a sophistication he never expected.

Reviews (1)

Pursuit of Honor - GREAT!

Written by oodeluph on March 29th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great story and terrific narration! I whipped through listening to this book because the story had me riveted. What I wouldn't give for a real-life Mitch Rapp these days.

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Vince

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

Works by Flynn include Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power , Executive Power , Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, and Extreme Measures.

Influences: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gore Vidal, and John Irving