The Third Option

By Vince Flynn

The Third Option - Vince Flynn
  • Release Date: 2001-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,114 Ratings


When diplomacy has failed and military intervention is deemed inappropriate, our leaders often turn to a silent and dark community for results. This is a course of action not always taken by wise and honorable men. In certain circles it is known as
The Third Option
Fresh from retaking a battle-scarred White House after a vicious terrorist attack on the president, Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, is sent on his final mission. His target: a well-known German industrialist who has been selling highly sensitive equipment to one of the world's most notorious sponsors of terrorism. As Rapp meticulously prepares to take the man out, he has no idea that there are forces within his own government that are plotting to use him.
Thomas Stansfield, the aged director of the CIA, is dying of cancer -- and he and the president have chosen as his successor Dr. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center. There are others in Washington, however, who could not imagine a more unwelcome choice, and they are willing to resort to extreme measures to prevent Kennedy from taking the reins of the world's most powerful intelligence agency.
The conspirators have devised a bold plan that will damage the president and ruin Kennedy's career, allowing them to put someone they can control at the helm of the CIA. Unfortunately for them, they have made one horrible miscalculation: they have chosen Mitch Rapp as their pawn.
Their worst nightmare is about to be realized. They have enraged one of the most lethal and efficient killers the CIA has ever produced -- and he will stop at nothing until he finds out who set him up.
With action that sizzles from the opening paragraph and insider details that bring the story to vivid life, The Third Option showcases a New York Times bestselling author who is just hitting the peak of his extraordinary storytelling powers.


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  • Another great read

    By Chiro95
    I have a hard time putting his books down!
  • Third option

    By Willrags
    This book had far to many characters, a muddled plot which I feel was 50 pages to long and one of the worse endings of any Vince Flynn book I have read. Believe it or not. I am a very avid Vince Flynn supporter.
  • Good until the end.

    By Spenydog
    Probably the worst ending ever. Nothing was tied up, didn't even make sense. I was very disappointed, would be afraid to spend time and money on another one of his books.
  • RIP

    By RJ the Traveler
    Rest in piece Vince Flynn
  • Third Option

    By Seth Young
    Good read bad ending. Disappointed.
  • Another good read...

    By Amazing2332
    I liked the inclusion of more side stories about additional characters in the series.
  • Another great Rapp adventure

    By Hynote
    Great read!!
  • Amazing

    By Khetr
    I accidentally came across Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp books. I hadn't read a book in about 10 years. I got Transfer of Power on audiobook and can't get enough. Very addictive, action packed. Flat out awesome. I'm kind of interested as to how we saw Rapp kind of reach his breaking point. Look forward to reading the next book and seeing what happens next!!! Loved it!!!!!
  • Great book, Bad Ending

    By Rontuu
    Title says it all. Great read and then it just ends with zero fan fare. Didn't leave it feeling like a complete book.