Wednesday 7 December 2016

Review: American Assassin by Vince Flynn

Simon & Schuster, €15.50, Paperback

Published 22/01/2011 | 05:00

American best-selling writer Vince Flynn's CIA super-agent Mich Rapp has been laying waste to swathes of Middle Eastern terrorists in a series of modern swashbuckling adventures that began with Transfer of Power in 1999.

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American Assassin, however, takes us back to the beginning, when a bright middle-class star college athlete called Rapp was transformed into a killing machine when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown apart over the Scottish village of Lockerbie killing 35 of his classmates, including his girlfriend.

Flynn does not do subtle -- this is action-packed, in-your-face, adrenalin-pumped super-hero macho escapist fiction that does exactly what it says on the label.

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