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Full Name: Mitchell Rapp
Nationality: American
Organization: CIA
Occupation Agent

Creator: Vince Flynn
Time Span: 1999 - 2023


Mitch Rapp is an agent with the CIA.

He is the premiere operative in an undocumented covert division of the agency. Tasked with eliminating the country's enemies before matters get out of hand, Rapp is the best.

Rapp had no thought to espionage work while attending college, until his sweetheart was a victim of a terrorist attack. He was a student at Syracuse University on a lacrosse scholarship, studying international business. He chose that school more because the woman he loved since he was 15 wanted to go there so he followed her and his heart. When she was a passenger who died when Pan Am 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, he was devastated.

It was about a year after the tragedy that he was approached by CIA agent Irene Kennedy, a woman who would eventually become Rapp's biggest backer, best friend, and Director of the Agency. The Agency was putting together a team to strike back at terrorism, a team that was outside the normal protocols and restrictions. It would be a team that was political suicide to those who started it but still vital to the security of the country.

The Orion team was not officially a part of the Agency though they got their orders from the Director. Its mission was to take the war to the enemy and while it had many excellent, tough operatives in its ranks, the very best was without a doubt Rapp. Rapp wanted justice and vengeance and he was great at getting both.

As the books progress, Rapp's life changes. He meets someone special and falls in love. He loses her when enemies strike back at him and he finds again that all the revenge in the world cannot bring back a murdered loved one but perhaps he can stop someone else from losing someone special.

Now Rapp is at the top of his game, feared by his enemies and respected by his peers. He is most definitely a man of action, not words, as his frequent scrapes with politicians repeatedly shows. He will not stop what he does because the enemies are stopping and someone has to fight back. He volunteers.


Number of Books:22
First Appearance:1999
Last Appearance:2023

1 Transfer Of Power Transfer Of Power
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 1999

An Arab terrorist leader has taken control of the White House and scores of hostages. The President is trapped in a bunker beneath the building. It is up to Mitch Rapp to get him out.
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2 The Third Option The Third Option
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2000

The aging head of the CIA is dying and a ruthless Senator begins a deadly plot to make sure his own man is the successor. Mitch Rapp is being played as a pawn and clearly resents it.
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3 Separation Of Power Separation Of Power
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2001

As he delves deeper into who is behind his betrayal and the grab for political power, Mitch Rapp must also take on Saddam Hussein latest nuclear threat and his own wife's anger over his job.
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4 Executive Power Executive Power
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2003

Forced into a desk job by unwelcomed publicity and a forceful wife, Mitch Rapp almost welcomes the danger presented by a mysterious agent known as David who is playing both sides in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
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5 Memorial Day Memorial Day
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2004

While everyone is pleased when attempts to sneak a nuclear weapon into the US is foiled, Mitch Rapp is not so happy. He is convinced the plan was much more sinister and not so quickly thwarted.
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6 Consent To Kill Consent To Kill
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2005

How do problems with a knee operation and a newly pregnant wife compare to a Saudi billionaire out for revenge and a $20 million contract on your head? Mitch Rapp quickly finds out.
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7 Act Of Treason Act Of Treason
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2006

The terrorist attack resulting in the death of the wife of a presidential candidate is definitely not all it seems. Her death is the first move in a nefarious plot to win the White House for a most remarkable reason.
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8 Protect And Defend Protect And Defend
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2007

It is the Iranians and their renewed nuclear program that is the focus of Mitch Rapp's attention though things turn ugly when Iran sinks one of its own ships and lays the blame on the US.
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9 Extreme Measures Extreme Measures
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2008

Mitch Rapp, working with a protege, have already learned and helped stop two terrorist cells intent on harming the country but they fear a third exists, even if most in authority do not believe it.
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10 Pursuit Of Honor Pursuit Of Honor
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2009

The National Counterterrorism Center in DC is attacked and scores are dead. As Mitch Rapp finds who did it, he learns that some of the terrorists are at large and ready to cause more destruction.
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11 American Assassin American Assassin
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2010

This prequel takes the reader to the first days of Rapp with the CIA, reeling from the murder of his love by terrorists and wanting revenge above all else. Months of training prepares the way as he and a team track the enemy across Europe.
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12 Kill Shot Kill Shot
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2011

Still working to get justice against those who plotted the Lockerbie killings, Mitch Rapp heads to Paris to scratch another name off the list but those remaining are aware they are being hunted and they set a trap. When it is sprung, Rapp himself becomes the hunted.
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13 The Last Man The Last Man
Written by Vince Flynn
Copyright: 2012

The man in charge of the CIA's clandestine operations in Afghanistan, responsible for handling tens of millions of dollars, has gone missing. While some suspect kidnapping, Mitch Rapp is not so sure and he heads there to do his own investigating.
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14 The Survivor The Survivor
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2015

The traitor, Rickman, is killed by Mitch Rapp but his crimes continue after his death. Rapp must find out how stolen intelligence is still being disseminated and stop it.
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15 Order To Kill Order To Kill
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2016

Pakistani nukes are up for sale and Mitch Rapp is sent, along with friend Scott Coleman, to find them. The leads they have to follow, though, are tenuous as best.
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16 Enemy of the State Enemy of the State
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2017

After 9/11 the US government made a deal with the Saudis that the involvement of several of the royal family would be hushed up in exchange for the continued flow of oil. Now proof comes that one of those high up has been funding ISIS and the President asks Mitch Rapp to have a talk with him.
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17 Red War Red War
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2018

The President of Russia learns he has inoperable brain cancer and knows his control over his country is fading fast. He first starts getting rid of his opponents but then decides the best way to stay in power is to start a war with the US. Mitch Rapp is sent to Russia to stop him, permanently.
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18 Lethal Weapon Lethal Weapon
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2019

With the U.S. in a very unpleasant election cycle, ISIS has kidnapped a microbiologist and forced him to create a large amount of anthrax and then posted videos of his progress on the Internet. To get the weapons into the country, they work with a Mexican cartel. Mitch Rapp must see beyond other distractions to find and stop the mules.
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19 Total Power Total Power
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 20

After learning from an ISIS prisoner that a plan was underway to attack the US power grid, Mitch Rapp and the CIA set a trap for the one in charge of the plot. The trap fails and the nation is hurt terribly. Now it is even more vital to capture the man because only he knows how to undo the horrible situation.
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20 Enemy at the Gates Enemy at the Gates
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2021

"When Kennedy discovers evidence of a mole scouring the Agency’s database for sensitive information on Nicholas Ward, the world’s first trillionaire, she assigns Rapp the task of 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."
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21 Oath of Loyalty Oath of Loyalty
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2022

"With President Anthony Cook convinced that Mitch Rapp poses a mortal threat to him, CIA Director Irene Kennedy is forced to construct a truce between the two men. The terms are simple: Rapp agrees to leave the country and stay in plain sight for as long as Cook controls the White House. In exchange, the administration agrees not to make any moves against him.
This fragile détente holds until Cook’s power-hungry security adviser convinces him that Rapp has no intention of honoring their agreement. To put him on the defensive, they leak the identity of his partner, Claudia Gould. As Rapp races to neutralize the enemies organizing against her, he discovers that a new type of assassin is on her trail."
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22 Code Red Code Red
Written by Kyle Mills
Copyright: 2023

"Mitch Rapp hates owing anyone a favor—especially when it’s the world’s most powerful crime lord. But when Damian Losa calls, Mitch is honor-bound to answer. The Syrian government appears to have created a highly addictive new narcotic that it plans to distribute throughout Europe. It’s a major threat to Losa’s business and he’s determined to send someone to keep him on top by any means necessary.
Rapp is the perfect choice for the mission. Not only does he have extensive experience operating in the Middle East, but he’s also entirely expendable. As he crosses into war-torn Syria, Rapp quickly discovers a shocking truth. The new drug isn’t being produced by Damascus to prop up the government’s collapsing finances. Instead, it was created by Russia’s asymmetrical warfare unit, not for profit but as a weapon against the West."
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Number of Movies:1
First Appearance:2017
Last Appearance:2017

1 American Assassin American Assassin
Director: Michael Cuesta
Writers: Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch
Actors: Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp, Michael Keaton as Stan Hurley, Sanaa Lathan as Irene Kennedy, David Suchet as Director Stanfield, Shiva Negar as Annika
Released: 2017

Mitch Rapp see his fiancee killed by terrorists in front of him and knows he has to join the fight against such evil. Becoming a part of the CIA, Rapp and his mentor are pulled by the Deputy Director for a special mission to stop a world war from starting in the Middle East.


If I went by a couple of liberal reviews of this series, I must be a Neanderthal for really enjoying Mitch Rapp. Rapp is a tough man not afraid to hurt to keep others from being hurt, not hesitant to speak his mind to anyone regardless of their position. I will plead guilty for this affection for though I have been lucky enough to never have to do the tasks Rapp is constantly forced to do, I enjoyed reading about his exploits. A lot!

So will you.

I have thought, as I am sure others have as well, who would be a good Mitch Rapp in a movie. I have not come up with the perfect one. I just hope when they do make a movie, as I am sure they must, that they get a man who is all male without being, despite liberal reviews, a Neanderthal.

Besides, Mitch would beat the crap out of them if they did.


My Grade: A

Your Average Grade:   A+


A+ 5/13/2012 3:26:50 PM

Fully developed character

gthopkins A+ 6/12/2012 4:48:47 AM

I only recently started the series. The first book I read, "American Assassin", was good. I was intrigued enough to jump to "Transfer of Power", which I liked much better. Oddly enough, "American Assassin" is the first book, however, it seems to have been written most recently. I also believe "American Assassin" is the book on which the first movie will be based. So far, I am enjoying reading this series and hope to finish them all. I am in no hurry to complete the series. Why rush through a good things. Relax, enjoy, savor.

KEITH HOPKINS A+ 8/1/2012 1:33:24 PM


TerryV A+ 1/9/2013 1:38:27 PM

I have enjoyed the complete series.

Millerofmadison A+ 12/27/2013 4:14:50 PM

The exploits of Rapp got me reading again! They are hard to put down. In the last 8 months I read all of the books, and hate that Vince Flynn died back in the summer (which likely means no more Rapp stories).

A+ 3/20/2013 10:03:23 AM

Have read all his book since picking the first one up in an airport shop. Love the series and the character. Easy to read and never to far from some action.

Tdonoghue A+ 1/26/2014 5:16:32 PM

The best series ever written! that includes Tom Clancey's Jack Ryan series. There is no other author as talented in this genre as Flynn. I read and own all 14 novels and i think my favorite is Consent to Kill or Executive Power. i tell anyone who is a fan of this genre to pick up this series in a heartbeat. Flynn passed away last june and was not quite done with The Survivor but it will be released within the year, according to his publisher. i dont understand how this site only has him rated as an 'A' that is my only complaint of this site. flynn takes te readers inside the working bureaucracies and politics of washigton. you learn a ton and are more than entertained

David A+ 4/19/2014 11:20:40 PM

At the point in one book when a dwarf terrorists climbed on the back of a big dog and rode away ala Jerome Troh's in Dick Tracy he lost me for good. Tongue in cheek I welcome, but when you want me to take you seriously you can't have a dwarf terrorists riding on the back of a big dog which isn't even original but borrowed from a 1930's comic strip. He didn't just sprain my willing suspension of disbelief, he shot it in the foot.

simibond A+ 7/25/2014 6:38:54 AM

mitch rapp is the best!! it is sad that we will not have any more novels with him!! RIP Vince ...

A+ 3/28/2013 5:25:12 PM

Great series, Vince Flynn best in the business

Benjamin - 4/12/2013 8:08:55 AM

Overall, this is a well-done series. The writing is very good but doesn't quite live up to the top-tier writers. But every few months I get a hankering for another Rapp novel...that adrenaline rush comes in handy.

mhyoung A+ 9/22/2014 5:24:30 AM

Just can't get in to these. Not a huge fan of Rapp.

A+ 8/6/2015 1:24:52 PM

One of the best series, not as good as Clancy, but fun read. Too bad Vince had to kill Mitch wife, it was unnecessary. Why can't spys be like Clancy's John Clark?

Jason M A+ 2018-05-08

Started this book series a few years ago based off a recommendation (from my mom!). Really a great series. Movie wasn’t half bad either, could’ve been worse...

RappFan32 A++ 2018-10-23

Rapp is the best thing to have ever been in print!!

DPAmerica A+ 2018-11-14

There is only one Rapp and only author to portray him on the page, Vince Flynn. RIP Gone too soon.

dbuhler A 2020-09-28

It is obvious from the number of responses, that Mitch is a popular character, and thankfully, Kyle Mills has stayed true to the model Vince Flynn developed. Mitch gets an A for action, but he is a blunt instrument, no better than Jericho Quinn, Scott Harvath, or Pike Logan. Team these four guys up and the wolves of terrorism would be crushed in a week.

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