The latest installment of the Mitch Rapp series leads the eponymous hero to Russia, where he has been sent by the CIA to stop the Russian president—reeling from his discovery of inoperable brain cancer—from initiating war with the West.
There’s no question that this is Rapp’s most dangerous assignment yet, and Mills dials up the suspense while packing in more action than ever before, creating a relentless, heart-thumping plot that moves at breakneck speeds. While a lot of political thrillers have similar plots and players this year (the U.S. vs. Russia), Mills sets himself apart by putting a heavy emphasis on why the bad guys are doing what they’re doing, showing readers both sides of the conflict ... Kyle Mills continues his impressive run of must-read thrillers with Red War, a timely, explosive novel that shows yet again why Mitch Rapp is the best hero the thriller genre has to offer. . . and why Mills is the only writer capable of filling the enormous void left by Vince Flynn.
...Kyle Mills does a masterful job of capturing Flynn’s CIA counter-terrorism hero Mitch Rapp. He’s a very gifted writer ... Red War is highly entertaining, chock full of nail-biting action and surprising twists, and is a thriller that will rank among the top Mitch Rapp adventures ... The plot is original and compelling—scary, realistic, surprising. The action is heart-pounding, page-turning, riveting right from the start. And the ending leaves you gasping for breath. It’s for good reason that a novel such as this is called a thriller.
Mills took over the popular Mitch Rapp series after Vince Flynn passed away in 2013, and he has done an outstanding job of carrying the torch ... In the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp remains the gold standard. Mills has embraced the high-concept-thriller style and continues to exceed expectations ... A guaranteed best-seller, and deservedly so, at least for devotees of adventure-driven political thrillers.