Three stars only this time round, not because "Extreme Measures" isn't intelligently written and well constructed, but because with the Mitch Rapp series, Flynn has created something so utterly gripping, that anything even slightly slow paced will come as a disappointment to fans. That said, the fact that Rapp's unorthodox methods of preventing terrorist attacks have come under scrutiny by the pc do-gooders, this is a necessary and logical next stage of the overall storyline if the series is to maintain credibility. Flynn's mistrust and distaste of politicians is all too apparent but he once again plays to his strengths, creating odious characters, on both sides, who get deliciously and satisfyingly "dealt" with. In Mike Nash, we have a new interesting character, who injects a little sensitivity and humour, and should play a major part in future storylines. Fear not, those of you who think Vince Flynn has lost his touch for it is abundantly clear from the last page that Rapp is going to be back with a bang. I can hardly wait.