Mitch is being distracted by the widow of the killer who killed his late wife. Weird.
Claudia is the late wife and Ann is the daughter. They were being hidden in South Africa when words got out that they were being targeted for kidnapping and probably killed. A new player is in town and he is just as good as Mitch. Rare but possible.
Then there is a lot of trap and twists and a bit too risky even for someone as skill as Mitch Rapp. Then it would be just plot device to add lot of tension and action into the story.
The more interesting plot is while the world leaders are acting more like sciopaths, the assassins themselves are more human than those politicians. In a way, it is strange.
There is also humor and some laugh out loud moments. Coleman was hurt in this one and it got a bit emotional.
Going to read the next one and see what happened next.