Memorial Day (novel)

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Memorial Day
Vince Flynn - Memorial Day (2004) book coverart.jpg
Author Vince Flynn
Country United States
Language English
Genre Political Thriller
Publication date
May 2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 416 pp (hardcover) 608 pp (paperback)
Preceded by Executive Power
Followed by Consent to Kill

Memorial Day is Vince Flynn's sixth novel, and the fifth to feature Mitch Rapp, an American CIA agent that works for the counterterrorism unit "Orion Team".

Plot summary[edit]

Rapp, back in the field after a long stint on desk duty for insubordination, unearths the bomb plot during a daring commando raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold in Afghanistan. A U.S. strike force manages to intercept and disarm the nuke moments after it arrives by freighter in Charleston, S.C. Everyone, including series stalwart President Robert Hayes, congratulates themselves on a job well done, but Rapp isn't convinced; he believes al-Qaeda leader Mustafa al-Yamani has smuggled a second nuke into the country and plans to detonate it in Washington, D.C., during Memorial Day celebrations. Rapp, a ruthless terrorist pursuer by temperament and training, turns it up several notches this time around, following al-Yamani's scent with feverish abandon. Flynn trots out his usual assortment of characters to keep the action tense—wishy-washy cabinet members, political climbers, invective-spewing terrorists and a selected assortment of ice queens who use sex as a weapon. Yet his skillful use of converging plots, particularly the panic created by having a nuke on the loose, is enough to keep Flynn's growing fan base more than willing to overlook the formulaic components.[1]

WorldCat shows that the book is in over 1800 US and Canadian libraries [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "From Publishers Weekly". Retrieved 1 March 2012. 
  2. ^ ISBN 978-0-7434-5397-4