Tonight we met at Pauls house to discuss Vince Flynn’s book ‘Kill Shot‘. Before the discussion Paul baked 3 pie’s ( Sausage, Pepperoni, and a Meatball) which lived up to expectations. Growing up in Chicago I have a pretty high expectation when it comes to Pizza, and as always Pauls Pizza meets the mark.
After pizza the discussion began with Paul’s presentation of the authors biography. Personally, I was surprised that he didn’t have some background in government service (i.e. CIA) given his subject matter. He must have a cadre of people he worked with for facts and process. They seemed pretty well defined for someone who doesn’t come from that background.
In general most members liked the book. It was an easy read that kept the readers attention and came to an expected conclusion. The characters were well defined ( Mike felt to well defined in the case of Victor ). But, some of us were less than excepting when it came to believability. While I liked the book, I struggled with the realism and for that fact didn’t rate it very high. Craig was similarly inclined and liked the book but struggled with believing it. Paul had mentioned that some of the other of Flynn’s books were better than ‘Kill Shot’. He weaves in real world events and people to make it more believable. That makes me think I might try it again when I am looking for a beach book.
Towards the end of the evening Eric brought up an interesting question . Do we think think that the government has people like Mitch Rapp employed as assassins? What do you think?