Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp #11)

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For some reason I feel like taking a break from Monica McCarty’s romances although they’re really good, but I guess sometimes the emotions are so intense I wanted to focus more on like… exciting thrilling..spy books..which led to ‘Extreme Measures’ 🙂

First off, I’ve bought this book a few years ago and had actually read it once. I’ve roughly got the gist of it the first time, but events in my mind were hazy, and when I read it again yesterday it felt like I’m reading it for the first time.

My first thought was that the author must have done so much research on the topic! Because it feels so realistic to me—  the plot, mostly the political atmosphere which interfered so much with the main characters Mike Nash and Mitch Rapp’s job— to intercept the terrorists in a third cell. I couldn’t tell if political alliances really do change like the wind as in the book, but everything does make sense to me. I feel the frustration which these two men must be clobbered with when they were impeded by politicians who only knew how to look out for their own interests.

All I can say is, Mike Nash and Mitch Rapp are so macho and so decent in a life filled with so much hatred— they see deaths in their jobs all the time. Every decision they make can make the difference between life and death! I love reading about the balance (or the trying balance) between Mike’s job and his family. I hope Vince Flynn will give Mitch Rapp a happy family of his own in future books in this series.

These men are like the manly male leads in Monica McCarty’s books— just set in modern times, but they retain the macho and physical characteristics. I just get carried away by the plot, and it’s so fast-paced you won’t be able to put the book down till you’re finished.Overall, a very exciting book! And it gives readers hope that in this realistic and  harsh world, there’s still men out there who put their lives on the line for honour, family and what they believe in.

Rating: 5/5

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