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Protect and Defend

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Vince Flynn

Narrated By: George Guidall

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: October 2007

Duration: 10 hours 22 minutes


New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with his most explosive political thriller yet. A tour de force of action-packed suspense, Protect and Defend delivers an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision of nations navigating the minefield of international intrigue. A true "heavyweight in the political thriller arena" (Minneapolis Star Tribune), Vince Flynn has created a flesh-and-blood hero that readers can cheer for and a "finger-blistering page-turner" they won't dare put down.

In Protect and Defend, the action begins in the heart of Iran, where billions of dollars are being spent on the development of a nuclear program. No longer willing to wait for the international community to stop its neighboring enemy, Israel launches one of the most creative and daring espionage operations ever conceived. The attack leaves a radioactive tomb and environmental disaster in the middle of Iran's second largest city. An outraged Iranian government publicly blames both Israel and the United States for the attack and demands retribution. Privately, Iran's bombastic president wants much more. He wants America and Israel to pay for their aggression with blood.

Enter Mitch Rapp, America's top counterterrorism operative. Used to employing deception, Rapp sees an opportunity where others see only Iranian reprisals that could leave thousands of Americans dead. Rapp convinces President Josh Alexander to sign off on a risky operation that will further embarrass the Iranian government and push their country to the brink of revolution. As part of the plan, CIA director Irene Kennedy is dispatched to the region for a clandestine meeting with Azad Ashani, her Iranian counterpart.

But Rapp isn't the only one hatching plans. Iran's President Amatullah has recruited Hezbollah master terrorist Imad Mukhtar to do his dirty work. For decades Mukhtar has acted as a surrogate for Iran, blazing a trail of death and destruction across the Middle East and beyond. When Kennedy's meeting with Ashani goes disastrously wrong, Rapp and Mukhtar are set on a collision course that threatens to engulf the entire region in war. With the clock ticking, Rapp is given twenty-four hours, no questions asked, to do whatever it takes to stop Mukhtar, and avert an unthinkable catastrophe.


  • Antho y Volpe

    Simply Awesome. like all the others by Mr. Flynn. And Guidall is a master with his presentation and performance. I can never get enough. I've listened to all of Vince Flynn's books and read them several times over and over. it doesn't matter that I Know what will happen next, They are simply Awesome..again and again. And now Kyle Mills, selected to carry the torch, has done a great job with "The Survivor". Everyone should read all of Mr. Flynn's books. When I get upset I usually read my favorite "Term limits". It settles my nerves..If you get my meaning...wink wink, nod nod...

  • Jesse Averett

    I could never really get fully into this book. I felt like it was rushed and very one dimensional

  • laur13jf

    Another great job by Vince Flynn. Can't wait until I get the rest of them on my list. He is the best writer of a military thriller which includes treason and espionage. I will read him as long as he writes!

  • Dorie Rogers

    This was my first time reading Vince Flynn, I am looking forward to reading his novel again! Well done!!

  • Mimosa

    This was very spellbinding. It kept my interest thoughout. It was a little too close to reality in some of the scenarios. Kept me in my car listening after I got home.



  • Anonymous

    I got hooked from the very beginning and couldn't wait to hear what was going to happen next. Mitch Rapp has more than believable skills, but that's exactly why I like it. The ending was better than I expected

  • Kim

    Vince Flynn does it again! Mitch Rapp does what we all wish we could do. He is Jack Bauer, only smarter. If you haven't listened to this book, you're missing out.