Welcome to my weekly segment, Waiting on Wednesday, where I look at upcoming books that I am planning to order and review in the next few months and which I think I will really enjoy. I run this segment in conjunction with the Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme that is currently running at Wishful Endings. Stay tuned to see reviews of these books when I get a copy of them. In this latest Waiting on Wednesday, I check out the next entry in the always exciting Mitch Rapp series with Code Red by Kyle Mills.
Every year there are several great series that I just have to continue due to their excellent storytelling and writing styles. Of these, one of the ones I have a particularly fun time is the amazing Mitch Rapp thriller books which are always worth a read. Initially written by Vince Flynn, the series follows deadly spy Mitch Rapp as he faces off against all of America’s enemies in his typical brutal and efficient way. Since Flynn’s death, the Mitch Rapp books have been continued by the very talented Kyle Mills who has produced some very clever and unique novels that show an older Rapp getting into more and more dangerous situations in a continually deteriorating world. All the Mitch Rapp books I have had the pleasure of reading so far, such as Red War, Lethal Agent, Total Power, Enemy at the Gates and Oath of Loyalty, have been pretty epic, and I love the cool range of stories, from terrorists destroying the power grid in Total Power to Mitch Rapp facing off against a corrupt president in Oath of Loyalty. As such, I am always extremely excited to read the new Mitch Rapp book each year and it looks like I won’t have too much longer to wait.
That is because the next Mitch Rapp novel is coming out in September with Code Red. The 22nd Mitch Rapp novel, Code Red sees Rapp thrust into another deadly and dangerous mission with global ramifications.
Mitch Rapp returns to make a mortal enemy of Russia in this high-octane and up-to-the-minute installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from “one of the best thriller writers on the planet” (The Real Book Spy).
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.
With far more than Damian Losa’s interests at stake, Rapp devises a desperate plan that forces him and his team onto a battlefield where the United States is virtually powerless and allegiances shift almost hourly. Further, if Russia uncovers their plot, it will set off a confrontation between the two countries that could change the course of human history.
Ooh, now this is a very interesting sounding new novel from Mills. After dealing with several domestic threats in the last few books it will be fun to see Rapp going after his old foes the Russians again, this time in Syria. Code Red sounds like a much more classic spy thriller read with Rapp going up against enemy agents to try and stop an impending disaster, and the plot idea about Rapp accidently stumbling on this trying to clear a debt is very interesting. I have a feeling this is going to turn out to be a pretty awesome read and I am curious to see Rapp’s take on certain world events when we get to it.
Based on how impressive and captivating the Mitch Rapp series by Kyle Mills has been in the past, I have very little doubt that I am going to have a wonderful time getting through Code Red. No doubt containing the usual great blend of spy craft, over-the-top action, and intriguing commentary, Code Red is a book I will dive into the moment I get a copy and I know I will an outstanding time with it.