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Paperback Separation of Power Book

ISBN: 1416516360

ISBN13: 9781416516361

Separation of Power

(Book #5 in the Mitch Rapp Series)

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Newly appointed CIA director Dr. Irene Kennedy is the target of an inside plot to destroy her and prematurely end the American president's term. To make matters worse, Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race -- something Israel has vowed to stop. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, the president calls on Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock -- and impossible...

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Flynn is the absolute master of the political thriller

This if the fourth of Vince Flynn's "Mitch Rapp" political thrillers that I've read. I've read them in no particular order which makes no difference since each Mitch Rapp novel is stands alone, although Flynn provides plenty of refefences to Rapp's earlier adventures. Flynn's political thrillers are meticulously researched. He seamlessly weaves fact and fiction creating a solidly plotted story that is entirely believable. Flynn is unabashedly patriotic; his stories involve good versus evil. Mitch Rapp is part of the Orion Team an off-the-books operation created by the CIA with the approval of a very few senior members of Congress and the President. The object is to eliminate terrorist threats to the United States without the interference of appeasers who place their own selfish or misguided interests first. Rapp is basically an assassin who isn't overly troubled by laws and rules. Flynn provides an assortment of bad guys. Some are terrorists who think nothing of murdering innocent people and in fact want to kill many more. Others are politicians who are either oblivious to the nature of terrorism or believe they can sing "Kumbaya" and make the world a better place. One of my favorite Flynn devices is that he sets up a centrist Democrat, Robert Hayes, as President and surrounds him with a cabal of incompetent, selfish, greedy Democrats who put themselves first and couldn't care less about their nation. In "Separation of Power," Rapp is on a mission to take out a troublesome German. One of his CIA provided assistants tries to kill Rapp at the scene. Bad move. Rapp, having dispatched the husband and wife team that tried to murder him, attempts to backtrack the trail of the murderers. A former CIA operative turned college professor who might provide information is murdered moments before Rapp enter's the professor's office. Rapp recognizes the woman leaving the professor's office: it is a former Mossad operative and a one-time lover. This will complicate Rapp's life in short order. If it's not one thing, it's another. And is this the "another" is the news delivered to President Hayes that Saddam is just about to take delivery of three nuclear weapons. Needless to say Rapp becomes a necessary part of a daring plan to neutralize this threat. (The novel was published in 2001.) Rapp takes his beloved to Italy where he plans to propose to her --- right after he meets with the former Mossad agent and lover to pry from her the information about who wants him dead. Oh my! Turns out the ex-lover, Donatella, is also marked for death. Good thing Rapp is there. Rescuing Donatella and bringing her back to the hotel suite he is sharing with his fiancee, Anna, however, turns out not to be the wisest decision Rapp has ever made. A spat ensues and perhaps the end of love. Rapp has to contemplate this while he is saving the world from Saddam's nuclear threat . . . Flynn is a marvel. As noted, his plots are tighter and more involved than the Go

Another Winner For Vince Flynn!

This is another good book from Vince Flynn.The CIA DirectorThomas Stanfield has died.Dr. Irene Kennedy has been nominated to be his replacement by President Hayes.Senator Hank Clark and other forces set out to sink her nomination.In the meantime Israel tell the United States that Saddam Hussein is close tobuilding an atomic weapon.Mitch Rapp is called upon to destroyIraq's plan.Once again you have a book full of nonstop action.There are many unusual twists and turns in this exciting book.The end of the book is a show stopper.Buy this book and read it.You will not be dissapointed.

An Excellent Continuation of a Fine Series......

Vince Flynn's fourth political thriller continues with the same characters introduced in his second book, Transfer of Power, and one or two from his thrilling debut, Term Limits. Like in the previous two novels, the Iron Man, Mitch Rapp, is back to destroy the enemies of the United States and find out who attempted to kill him in book three, The Third Option. Separation of Power is a cut above its predecessor due to a number of intriguing subplots concerning Rapp's attempt to catch his attempted murderer; the confirmation battle of Dr. Irene Kennedy to helm the CIA; who wants to kill Rapp's former lover/secret agent; Rapp's relationship with Anna Rielly; and a few more that Flynn puts in to keep the pot boiling. Despite the fact that this novel is part of a series (and most novels like these lose some character development in the process), Flynn has written yet another superb political/military thriller. If he can avoid writing thousand page behemoths like Tom Clancy, Flynn will no doubt be King of the Technothriller. I am eagerly awaiting his fifth pageturner.

I'd give this 10 stars if I could!

Vince Flynn just gets better and better.I can't wait for the next book! To appreciate this book as much as posible it is best to have read Transfer of Power and The Third Choice which very nicely keep us up to date with the major characters in the story.I have even gone back and bought Term Limits which was his first book. I don't know if it is essential to go there, but this effort has been criticized by some and I am enough of a fan of the author and an aspiring writer that I would like to see for myself how the first one went.Enough of that. This book is so good that I realy just want to say that and hope it will be enough to interest you to buy it. Nah! All the good people and some of the bad from earlier books ae moving forward with their lives. Mitch Rapp, who is certainly a very important part of Transfer of Power only continues to grow in importance as the books unfold and in this book he is at his zentih. I continue to pray that we have a Mitch Rapp in the employ of the CIA. We all should, but I suspect that the last eight to ten years have cost us dearly in that regard.Suffice it to say that Flynn lays out all of the trip wires that are there in this day and age and very deftly manuvers around them. If you are into red, white and blue these days, you will love this book. If you are one who has reservations about what we are doing in response to 9/11, you will find instruction in this novel. If you are sitting in Bagdahd, working on weapons of mass destruction, you will pray this is just a figment of the authors imagination. In any event, this book is so worth reading that I can not recommend it enough.

Fantastic Read

This is the latest novel with Mitch Rapp as the hero. Irene Kennedy is going through her confirmation hearings to become the first female Director of the CIA and the wolves are out in Washington! Add that to Saddam building nukes, the Mossad playing games, and Mitch's love life in chaos, you have a great thriller that you won't want to put down! I hope to see more like this soon from this excellent author!
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