Code Red, a Mitch Rapp novel by Kyle Mills is an action-packed, suspenseful thriller set in the Middle East. A fantastic cover draws your interest.
Special Operative Mitch Rapp once asked for help from Damian Losa the world’s most powerful crime and drug lord. Now Losa has called in the favour.
The Syrian Government has created a highly addictive new narcotic which is a threat to Losa’s business.
Mitch Rapp disguised as a wealthy Canadian attorney, Matthew Fournier, is sent to Syria to negotiate a deal with the government as Losa’s representative.
Once in war-torn Syria, Rapp discovers that the drug was actually created by Russia’s asymmetrical warfare unit. The drug causes irreversible brain damage and permanent psychosis. Russia plans to release it throughout Europe and the West as a weapon.
Negotiations do not go well! Rapp realises he is expendable to everyone.
Drawing on his extensive time operating in the Middle East, as he attempts to escape, he wonders if he should stay and destroy the drug-making operation. That is provided he can get a team in to help him.
This is a country where you can trust no one and where everyone changes allegiances hourly. With his partner Claudia and daughter Anna waiting at home for him to return, Rapp has every desire to remain alive.
So begins a cat and mouse game of strategic planning where every move is fraught with danger, as they try to prevent a major international USA / Russia incident.
It makes you think and appreciate all the covert operations that Special Operation personell carry out around the world in an effort to keep us safe.
The book is an excellent read, a great plot with danger, terrorism and political repercussions with a fantastic lead character. The style of writing makes the book easy to read and follow. The descriptiveness of the war ravaged area and the fighting is realistic with plenty of action to keep you glued.
If you have enjoyed Code Red there is a series of thrilling espionage Mitch Rapp novels written initially by Vince Flynn and now by Kyle Mills.
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