Enemy at the Gates - Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

Enemy at the Gates

By Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

  • Release Date: 2021-09-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
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From 678 Ratings

Description

Picking up where the “tour de force” (The Providence Journal) Total Power left off, the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series follows the CIA’s top operative as he searches for a high-level mole with the power to rewrite the world order.

Mitch Rapp has worked for a number of presidents over his career, but Anthony Cook is unlike any he’s encountered before. Cunning and autocratic, he feels no loyalty to America’s institutions and is distrustful of the influence Rapp and CIA director Irene Kennedy have in Washington.

Meanwhile, when Kennedy discovers evidence of a mole scouring the Agency’s database for sensitive information on Nicholas Ward, the world’s first trillionaire, she convinces Rapp to take a job protecting him. In doing so, he finds himself walking an impossible tightrope: Keep the man alive, but also use him as bait to uncover a traitor who has seemingly unlimited access to government secrets.

As the attacks on Ward become increasingly dire, Rapp and Kennedy are dragged into a world where the lines between governments, multinational corporations, and the hyper-wealthy fade. An environment in which liberty, nationality, and loyalty are meaningless. Only the pursuit of power remains.

As “one of the best thriller writers on the planet” (The Real Book Spy), Kyle Mills has created another nail-biter that not only echoes the America of today, but also offers a glimpse into its possible future.

Reviews

  • Boring!

    1
    By Bradrix
    I found it to be a bit silly. Maybe not predictable, but the editors should not have approved this. Looking forward to the next Grey Man book!
  • Believable

    5
    By GolfLawyer1
    Believable weaving of today’s situation with a few interesting twists. Doesn’t take sides in today’s political wars.
  • Enemy at the Gates

    5
    By azherrfun
    IMHO, a truly outstanding effort.
  • Avid Fan

    4
    By Griffinstrings.com
    Finished book in a day. Of course you can’t go wrong with Mitch Rapp! Wished there was more closure development. Hoping for quick turnaround of the next installment. Great job Kyle.
  • Always a Good Read

    5
    By Drunkin'Swmer
    This is a kinder, gentler, Mitch Rapp but just as lethal. Quick read.
  • Enemy at the Gates

    5
    By Bus driver23
    Great Book. Was surprised at end. Hard to put down.
  • Not the best.

    4
    By Avoiduntilfixed
    Good story. Very unsatisfying ending.
  • Good book but lousy ending

    4
    By Mirage Flyer
    The book was captivating and an enjoyable read, but the ending left me with no resolution. Maybe because the author is planning the sequel.
  • It’s time to go

    2
    By Feinberg
    Mitch Rapp has not been Mitch Rapp since Vince passed. It is an unfair expectation that Kyle Mills or any other author could match what Vince created. It is time for Mitch to ride off into the sunset.
  • These aren’t Vince’s characters

    1
    By jrc101305
    RIP Vince, your legacy deserves better… Warning: this review contains SPOILERS I was a skeptical supporter of Mr. Mills from the beginning. I was an avid reader of Vince Flynn’s books. I admired his edgy wit and ability to weave intricate plots and schemes between intense action sequences. His authenticity was unrivaled. I knew whoever attempted to take over his characters in the Mitch Rapp-verse would have enormous, complicated shoes to fill. I would’ve been skeptical of anyone trying to sustain the story line. I wasn’t too harsh a critic of his other books, but they were definitively not Flynn, not Mitch. But this one is unforgivably off the mark. This book was a travesty. It’s hard not to feel invested in characters I’ve been reading over 15 years. But I wait eagerly every year for the new Mitch Rapp book. I knock it out in a couple days and can’t wait till the next one. This one left me feeling empty and sad for this fictional storyline. How could you? Just…how? For starters, Mitch is an intelligent, methodical warrior. He’s not the soft, worse-for-wear wimp you’ve made him into. He’s a battle hardened, top of the food chain alpha predator. He’s better than Stan Hurley who was stronger in his dying months than Mitch was made to be in this poor effort. He doesn’t care about calories and Cabernet, and he doesn’t stop caring about his country’s safety. He’s not a selfish merc. He’s not an opportunistic part-timer. He’s a cognitive strategic nightmare, the most dangerous figure in the shadows you never want to see, the unyielding, unwavering, unbending judge, jury and tip of the executional spear. Dr. Irene Kennedy is an orchestral, intelligence mastermind. She creates, manufactures and threads plots through complex geopolitical webs at levels the rest of us can’t even begin to imagine. She learned her craft from the best spies her government ever produced. Stansfield, her mentor, was based on a true life intelligence genius. Her character is the superlative of him. She feasts on short-sighted Washington politicians, ego-centric diplomats and jihadist fundamentalist leaders. She is always the smartest person in the room, it doesn’t matter if she’s served tea or not. She does NOT play from behind. Correct me if I’m wrong, but men who have fought together, spilled blood together, bled together and survived more conflict together than the records are permitted to say don’t flip sides on one another when a brand new official comes into office! Are you insane Mr. Mills? Have you ever read a Vince Flynn book? Do you even know who Mike Nash is!? Mitch literally saved his life IN THE WHITE HOUSE! Then gave him credit for saving the day! Made him a national hero!!! And now, 6 months into his term, he betrays his most loyal and trusted mentor? He foolishly buys into the idea Mitch is dead and then guilts himself into betraying him and Kennedy again and again? Really? Are we supposed to believe this? You just desecrated one of Mitch’s most stalwart and reliable allies. Shame on you Kyle, shame on you for destroying Vince’s legacy. This felt like the author wanted to establish ownership of the characters and story and in so doing vandalized a piece of Vince’s estate. There will clearly be a follow up. I hope you’re able to rectify a few miscalculations. But please, give some thought to these characters. Those of us who’ve been reading them a while don’t enjoy seeing their idealism shattered so cheaply.