Act of Treason

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Vince Flynn
Narrator: George Guidall
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: October 2006
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 12 hours
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Overview

MITCH RAPP RETURNS IN VINCE FLYNN'S EIGHTH EXPLOSIVE THRILLER!

It's a gorgeous autumn day in Georgetown. The Democratic candidates for president and vice-president of the United States are dutifully glad-handing voters and the media outside a grand estate where a national security conference has just been held, bringing together the world's greatest minds to discuss the issues that are threatening the country. It's American politicking at its best. That's when all hell breaks loose.

When presidential candidate Josh Alexander's motorcade is ambushed by a group of terrorists, the nation is thrown into turmoil. Two weeks following the attack, Alexander is carried to victory by a sympathy vote, but his assailants have not been found. On the surface it appears to be the work of al-Qaeda, and soon the FBI and the rest of the government begin scouring the world for jihadists. But then CIA director Irene Kennedy and Special Agent Skip McMahon are presented with classified information so toxic that they consider destroying it altogether, as it contains intelligence pointing to some of the most powerful players in Washington.

Enter Mitch Rapp, the one man reckless enough to follow the evidence to its explosive conclusion. His journey takes him through the shadowy world of contract killers, into the darkest corners of the globe, and eventually back to Washington, where the fragile pillars of power are shaken to the core.

Reviews (11)

Written by ANGELIKA Russo on March 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Every Mitch Rapp book is so well written and the narration is fantastic! already onto next in series. highly recommend - smart, action, feels like it was written for this time in our political turmoil. Insightful!

Act of Treason

Written by laur13jf on November 19th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I have been a fan of Vince Flynn for a long time now. This book did not disappoint. The action and suspense is terrific. Can't wait for the others on my list to come. I have "read" several of them, but it is nice to listen them being read. Gives a whole new perspective on the books.

Written by Ray Sample on August 2nd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Always have liked Mitch Rapp. He is the ultimate spy, no holds barred, willing to do anything he needs to do to get the job done.

Mitch Rapp rocks!

Written by oodeluph on May 8th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Vince Flynn writes a good, fast thriller 9 times out of ten. This is Flynn at his best. Satisfying toi the very end, this Mitch Rapp book will not disappoint. If action, up-to-date political intrigue is what yoiu are looking for, with a healthy dollop of justice, served at exactly the correct emperature, this book is for you. George Guidall is an EXCELLENT narrator.

Great Story

Written by tom on February 28th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I am about half way through this and it moves right along with its twists and turns, none of which seems at all contrived.....I sure would like to think we have real agents like Mitch working for us in the CIA.

Act of Treason

Written by Kim from Ladera Ranch, CA on May 18th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Awesome book! This was my first Vince Flynn book and I am an instant Mitch Rapp fan. I am going to buy the first seven books today! Alex Cross, Jason Bourne, and Agent Pendergast have nothing on Mitch Rapp!

always a great read

Written by Kathy B on February 23rd, 2009

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Once I got started on Vince Flynn, I couldn't stop. I love Mitch Rapp - he says and does what we would all really like to and he doesn't necessarily have to play by the rules. I keep wondering why the movies haven't picked this series up yet since Clancy isn't writing about Jack Ryan anymore.

Best Yet

Written by Anonymous on October 13th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Vince Flynn and Mitch Rapp keep getting better. I actually felt my pulse increase while listening to this book. The narrator was excellent too. FANTASTIC!

Very good

Written by Anonymous on August 11th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book was very fast-paced and interesting from the beginning. It took a little extra concentration to keep the characters straight, as I was going across country while listening to it and had to pay attention to directions, but the reader did a great job and I really enjoyed the experience.

Act of Treason

Written by N.Offman on March 8th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Once again Mitch Rapp does it again! I just can't seem to get enough of that man! A good plot, with good characters. Any book with Mitch Rapp in it ; is guaranteed to be an excellent read.

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