Separation of Power

Separation of Power

Book - 2009
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#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin --soon to be a major motion picture

Following up Vince Flynn's The Third Option , this electrifying Mitch Rapp thriller delivers "first-class political intrigue from a master storyteller" ( Booklist ).

The confirmation of Dr. Irene Kennedy as the CIA's new director explodes into chaos as a deadly inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the president's term emerges. Meanwhile, as a dangerous world leader gains power in the nuclear arms race, Israel forces the president's hand with a chilling ultimatum. With the specter of World War III looming, the president calls on top counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, who scours the alleys of Baghdad and the avenues of Washington for America's enemies. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock--and impossible odds.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Star Books, 2009, c2001.
Edition: Pocket Star Books pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9781439135730
1439135738
Characteristics: 515 p.

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tedrich2921
Feb 21, 2015

An early, but classically good Vince Flynn novel about Mitch Rapp. The book holds your attention, is well written, and the plot line holds together than some of Fynn's later works. If you have enjoyed other Vince Flynn novels, you will like this one too. I give it a 5 on a scale from 1 to 5.

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kentpad
Jul 22, 2014

Another good Flynn thriller that leads you to believe that Rapp is out of the spy business...until the epilogue.

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billmacrotarian
Apr 18, 2014

Separation of Power is the 5th entry in the Mitch Rapp series and is in many ways a sequel to The Third Option. As always Flynn has written a first class spy thriller although Rapp’s personal life comes to the fore in this entry. Unlike The Third Option the ending doesn’t lead to an obvious sequel. Overall it’s a solid entry in the series but not one of the best.

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JackieFC13
Jan 11, 2014

This was a definite thriller. I was given this by my grandfather who said that he really liked it. Now it was definitely very interesting and the story was amazing! What I had trouble with was all the technical lingo of this gun, that missile, this special tank etc... which made me lose the story as I was trying to figure out what they were talking about or what was being fired at them. The story and the build up is amazing! The ending was totally mind-blowing and the how the stories each turned out were great! I personally thought it dragged on a little during the middle trying to bring in all the stories together. I think this would be great for someone who know military "toys" that can follow along with the information.

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eckntoad
Oct 02, 2013

I have liked all the Mitch Rapp audiobooks so far, but this one I couldn't finish. The narrator ruins the book. His portrayal of Rapp and all other characters is all wrong. The women sound like schrews, Rapp is a whining eunuch, and everyone yells to express even mild emotion. I'm in the hold line for the book version.

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RazorSteel
Mar 09, 2007

CIA überagent Mitch Rapp covertly enters pre-9/11 Iraq to destroy a cache of Saddam Hussein?s WMD (if only it were that easy). Separation of Power continues where The Third Option leaves off, but without the punch. I felt this novel lacked the excitement of Flynn?s previous novels, with much of the plot revolving around political maneuvering and interparty bickering (and some international intrigue thrown in) rather than adrenaline-pumping action of Rapp?s exploits. Too many meetings between the President and the CIA Director, Pentagon Generals, politicians, etc.? plus Rapp?s personal life ? bogged down the plot, so much I thought Rapp was relegated to a secondary character. The last one-fourth of the novel, however, does live up to its ?thrill-a-page novel? billing; to me it just took too long to get there. Nevertheless, Flynn?s talent will have me reading Executive Power in the future.

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Jul 22, 2014

kentpad thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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