Category: Book Reviews Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:17 Written by Andrew Scott Hits: 810
This month’s selection, “Pursuit of Honor” by Vince Flynn posed a very conflicted review for you by this reviewer. In the beginning of ready this novel, a lot of typical stereotypes were causing frustration with this reader. After finally letting go of this and just enjoying the story for what it is, this 2009 release by Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster Inc., was very enjoyable.
The start starts with the aftermath of a terrorist attack that took the lives of 185 people and this is where this reviewer was having issues with all of the stereotypes being used. The people involved from the good and bad side were tried and true formula. So after a deep breathe, I read onward and here is what we discovered.
In less than a week after these attacks there was another threat to the national security of the United States. Brought in to defend is was Mitch Rapp and his team of resources. This is a no holds barred renegade that understood that to get results you had to fly under the radar and break the rules in order to achieve the ultimate goal. Along the way, he does show true patriotism and compassion for his fellow man just as long as they were not against his country.
To make matters worse, the team of three terrorists were at large and deeply motivated by revenge and their beliefs. In the midst of this triangle was a madman that would shoot first and leave destruction behind. This would make the situation very unpredictable for all involved.
What Vince Flynn has given us is a truly believable story by today’s standards. It is well written with details that could be taken from the newspapers that we already read. He does not take you on a journey that is not seeable and that is what makes this novel an excellent read.
If you are a fan of the type of book that will give you thought on how behind the scenes may work then “Pursuit of Honor” by Vince Flynn is for you.
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Andrew Scott is a published international author, reviewer and radio show host.