Memorial Day by Vince Flynn

My father read it and passed it on to me as a fun spy novel.

Published: 2004

Genre: thriller/spy novel

Length: 574 pages

Setting: Washington, D. C. and Afghanistan, early 2000s

Summary: Al Qaeda has managed to smuggle tow nuclear bombs into the U.S. with the intent to blow up Washington, D. C. during the dedication of the WWII monument. CIA agent Mitch Rapp gets some timely intel that leads him to an Al Qaeda hideout in Afghanistan and then back to the U.S. He manages to save the day in the nick of time, but not without stepping on some political toes.

Final thoughts: This was a decent action book. I wasn’t too impressed with the beginning, but my curiosity was piqued by the end to find out how everything wrapped up. Amusingly, halfway through the book, they find the first bomb and the general consensus is, “Hurray! We saved the day!” I knew that couldn’t be it, though, since we were only halfway through the book.

Turns out this is the seventh book starring Mitch Rapp. I wasn’t too lost, even though it’s the middle of the series. It seems to be pretty popular, since the 17th book was just published in 2017.

Title comes from: The attack was supposed to take place on Memorial Day.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since this was a review from a book read in a previous year

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