The Third Option - Vince Flynn

The Third Option

By Vince Flynn

  • Release Date: 2001-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 1,944 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin comes a pulse-pounding thriller that “is an old school spy story…updated with heavy helpings of international intrigue and domestic politicking and betrayal” (Library Journal) and puts CIA agent Mitch Rapp in the crosshairs of an enemy even he did not anticipate.

When diplomacy fails and military intervention is inappropriate, our leaders sometimes take a third option and Mitch Rapp has been assigned just such an “unofficial” task—targeting a German industrialist who is supplying a notorious terror sponsor.

But when the mission is dangerously compromised, Rapp realizes he’s been deemed an expendable asset in a power struggle on home turf: the battle over who will become the successor of the dying CIA director. But no one counted on Mitch Rapp’s return…or how far he’ll go to find out who set him up.

An explosive thriller that is ripped from the headlines, The Third Option proves that “in the world of black-ops thrillers, Mitch Rapp remains the gold standard” (Booklist, starred review of Red War).


  • Great read!

    By Carro cannon
    Great change of pace from the book before. Edge of your seat read!
  • The Third Option

    By Kick kart
    Very disappointed in this book. The author, could have found a much more humane way to deal with the dog. Instead of choosing to leave him outside alone hungry and lose. The dog is the one that successfully made his entry into the house successful. I will no longer read any of the books in the series
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  • 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!!!!!