Friday, August 10, 2012
It is inevitable that any author produces a bad read now and then, but with Vince Flynn you have to wonder. Flynn's second prequel in the Mitch Rapp series exceeds the standard set 15 years ago with Term Limits and confirms his status as one of America's best storytellers. In Kill Shot we see CIA operative Mitch Rapp at his best: driven, disciplined, principled, and more than a little angry when he learns he has been set up in the killing of the Libyan oil minister in Paris. Wounded and on the run, Rapp works feverishly to clear his name and avenge his betrayal. While not the best of Flynn's 13 novels, Kill Shot hits the mark. Rating: 4/5.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
One nice thing about living in a scenic state is that you have ready access to abundant photo opportunities. I made the most of one such opportunity this year with a picture of a mountain goat in Glacier National Park. The image earned Best of Show honors for color wildlife photography at the Last Chance Stampede and Fair in Helena, Montana.