Protect and Defend

Protect and Defend

A Thriller

Book - 2007
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In the aftermath of an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, CIA director Irene Kennedy and operative Mitch Kelly are dispatched to the Middle East to diffuse Iran's sworn retaliation against the United States.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2007.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780743270410
Branch Call Number: FIC FLYN
Characteristics: 403 pages ; 25 cm


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Oct 22, 2017

Makes one wonder about the political manipulation in the world, and also the reality of "playing nice" versus getting the job done.

Sep 14, 2014

Protect and Defend begins by wrapping up (no pun intended) some loose ends from Act of Treason. Action scenes include an assassination in Central America, the destruction of an Iranian nuclear plant, naval action in the Persian Gulf, the kidnapping of the Director of the CIA, and two major shoot-outs. There’s enough murder and mayhem to satisfy almost all. It’s a fun read!

lnrh5149 Feb 06, 2014

This author is great. You should read the books in order starting with Term Limits. Author isn't racist, he just tells it like it is.

Sep 01, 2012

Vince Flynn has created a gold mine of a character, Mitch Rapp.

Flynn enlightens his readers with facts about the Middle East, and shows that he did his homework before he wrote this book. I highly reccommend it to all who want a peek into what bravery and courage it takes to work for the CIA.

Jul 14, 2011

As always Vince Flynn's books are thrillers from start to finish.

Oct 18, 2010

Not a good book at all and I didn't finish it. The writer is just a racist American that belives in torture of terorists!

865841 Jul 07, 2010

did not finish - not a very good writer

Jun 07, 2009

Reading Vince Flynn books is a guilty pleasure. I hate that the books are so right-wing and enthnocentric, but there is no denying that they are fun to read and that this guy really knows how to write. OK, it's all according to the same formula, but it's impossible not to get caught up in the action. It's another entertaining page-turner.

Nov 11, 2008

Bummer. He 'phoned in' the last two books too. That's to bad. I heard he optioned the books in some type of film deal also, so like many writers he's now set for life and probably doesn't care anymore and is just fulfilling a book contract now.
I agree his politics are really annoying also. The first few books were pretty apolitical but it increasingly got worse as he ran out of original ideas.


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