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The Resource Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel, by Kyle Mills

Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel, by Kyle Mills

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Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel
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Red war
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a Mitch Rapp novel
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by Kyle Mills
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Vince Flynn
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eng
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"When Russian president Maxim Krupin discovers that he has inoperable brain cancer, he's determined to cling to power. His first task is to kill or imprison any of his countrymen who can threaten him. Soon, though, his illness becomes serious enough to require a more dramatic diversion--war with the West. Upon learning of Krupin's condition, CIA director Irene Kennedy understands that the US is facing an opponent who has nothing to lose. The only way to avoid a confrontation that could leave millions dead is to send Mitch Rapp to Russia under impossibly dangerous orders. With the Kremlin's entire security apparatus hunting him, he must find and kill a man many have deemed the most powerful in the world. Success means averting a war that could consume all of Europe. But if his mission is discovered, Rapp will plunge Russia and America into a conflict that neither will survive."--
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  • /* Starred Review */ Mills took over the popular Mitch Rapp series after Vince Flynn passed away in 2013, and he has done an outstanding job of carrying the torch. His latest creates a terrifying scenario involving the Russian president, Maxim Krupin, who has an inoperable brain tumor. With nothing left to lose, the afflicted leader decides to eliminate his enemies, both within and without. He begins with rivals in the Kremlin but moves on to plotting an attack against every country that he feels has mistreated him and his regime. The CIA director turns to Rapp to stop the threat, but Rapp's very presence in Russia is enough to start a conflict. There is little room to negotiate with a man who knows he is about to die, but killing the Russian leader in Russia may be its own death sentence for Rapp. In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp remains the gold standard. Mills has embraced the high-concept-thriller style and continues to exceed expectations. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A guaranteed best-seller, and deservedly so, at least for devotees of adventure-driven political thrillers. -- Jeff Ayers (Reviewed 9/15/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 2, p26)
  • /* Starred Review */ A highly original plot lifts bestseller Mills’s outstanding fourth entry in the late Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series (after 2017’s Enemy of the State). The president of Russia, Maxim Krupin, a vigorous, unrelenting dictator given to riding horses while shirtless and hunting wild bears, gets some bad news: there’s a tumor in his brain that requires debilitating treatment and may kill him. To cover up his medical issues, Krupin calls in Gen. Andrei Sokolov, the head of the Russian armed forces and a trusted adviser, to execute a series of military actions that will allow Krupin to disappear without drawing suspicion from either the public or the many internal enemies who threaten his regime. Sokolov, even more of a psychopath than Krupin, plans to invade Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia in a surprise attack on NATO. Meanwhile, CIA director Irene Kennedy sends counterterrorism agent Rapp into Ukraine to figure out what’s going on with Russia and Krupin. Events continue to escalate, and soon the situation is poised to go nuclear. Mills is writing at the top of his game in this nail-biter. Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House. (Sept.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/13/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 33, p)
  • The 17th bloody adventure in the series started by the late Vince Flynn and continued by Mills (Enemy of the State, 2017, etc.) features Mitch Rapp hell-bent on preventing a war. Russian president and "destructive sociopath" Maxim Krupin is dying from brain cancer, and he desperately wants to keep it a secret and hold onto power for every last possible day. Head of Russia's armed forces and "brilliant psycho" Gen. Sokolov advises Krupin, "Your violent reaction to the chemotherapy and the potential for surgery...is going to degrade your ability to personally interact" with people, and so "we need a distraction." Sokolov suggests they "annihilate NATO" to make Krupin look strong. Seeking hope for himself, Krupin has doctors perform experimental and dangerous treatments on other Russians who have illnesses like his. The CIA figures out that something has made Krupin unstable. So Mitch Rapp and his one-time foe, Grisha Azarov, go to Russia hoping to find Krupin, who might nuke Europe and the U.S. if it would buy him one more day leading Mother Russia. Fans will remember that Rapp and Azarov became allies in the last installment. Azarov had once been in the Kremlin's employ as a heartless killer with no more personality than cardboard. Now he has a girlfriend, Cara, whom he deeply cares about (Oh no! Not character development!). But thriller fans need not fret that he'll be changing diapers anytime soon. The dude is still second only to Rapp in the coldblooded assassination biz. Azarov wonders if Rapp has the same "longing for the simplicity of killing" that he does (not exactly a Norman Rockwell image). That doesn't matter, because Krupin wants Azarov dead, and the feeling is mutual. More importantly, Krupin is "a wounded animal with a nuclear arsenal," and Rapp and Azarov must stop him. Notwithstanding the obvious formula, events lead to a dramatic, you-got-your-money's-worth conclusion. Good, escapist fun as Mitch Rapp saves the Western world once again. (Kirkus Reviews, October 1, 2018)
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1966-
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Mills, Kyle
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no index present
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fiction
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1966-2013
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Flynn, Vince
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A Mitch Rapp novel
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[15]
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  • Rapp, Mitch
  • United States
  • Adventure stories
  • Spy stories
  • Suspense fiction
  • Intelligence officers
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adult
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a Mitch Rapp novel
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Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel, by Kyle Mills
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000063965351
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25 cm.
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First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
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370 pages
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9781925750324
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2018025858
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Label
Red war : a Mitch Rapp novel, by Kyle Mills
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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000063965351
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25 cm.
Edition
First Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9781925750324
Lccn
2018025858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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map
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(OCoLC)1039446340

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