cover image Enemy at the Gates: A Mitch Rapp Novel

Enemy at the Gates: A Mitch Rapp Novel

Kyle Mills. Atria/Bestler, $28.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-9821-6488-1

Bestseller Mills’s entertaining seventh entry in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series (after 2020’s Total Power) finds CIA agent Mitch considering retirement. After 20 years in the game, he’s seriously banged up, he’s got a wife and child to protect, he has no relationship with the new U.S. president, and he sees his beloved America collapsing into extremism. Mitch heads to South Africa, where he has a house and plans to become a long-distance bicycle racer. But shortly after his arrival, Nicholas Ward, the world’s first trillionaire, shows up to ask for his help finding missing virologist David Chism. Chism, who was working on a vaccine for any type of coronavirus that exists now and any that might arise in the future, disappeared after his laboratory in Uganda, financed by Ward, was attacked by a local terrorist. Mitch, with his wife’s blessing, accepts and joins old pal Scott Coleman’s security team to locate Chism. Mills delivers the goods, including a CIA mole, perfidy at the highest levels of the U.S. government, and close-combat with a messianic psychopathic terrorist villain who commands a drug-fueled army. Military action fans will be pleased. Agent: Simon Lipskar, Writers House. (Sept.)