CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in this high-velocity adventure from the master of the political thriller. 'A sensational novel that will add more critical acclaim to a writer at his peak' Publishing News; 'A thriller with deadly aim...moves at the speed of a stinger missile' People Magazine; 'A page-turning read' Larry King, USA Today ...
CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in this high-velocity adventure from the master of the political thriller. 'A sensational novel that will add more critical acclaim to a writer at his peak' Publishing News; 'A thriller with deadly aim...moves at the speed of a stinger missile' People Magazine; 'A page-turning read' Larry King, USA Today; 'Ingenious...outpaces anything recently published, including Clancy' Florida Times-Union; CIA director Thomas Stansfield is dead -- a fact many individuals in and around the nation's capital are pleased to hear. But their happiness proves to be short-lived once they learn that Stansfield's successor is the late director's close friend and protege, Dr. Irene Kennedy. Her plan of action is to pursue the very goals Stansfield established -- something Stansfield's fiercest enemies don't want to hear. And something they refuse to accept. Meanwhile, Israel has discovered that Saddam Hussein is close to entering the nuclear arms race -- and they've vowed to stop the Iraqi madman before he can get his hands on the ultimate weapon. With the Middle East teetering on the precipice of chaos and devastation, the president of the United States is forced to act. The commander in chief's secret weapon? None other than the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, Mitch Rapp. With action that sizzles and true-to-life insider detail, Separation Of Power showcases New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn at his shell-shocking best.
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Such a terrible loss to the literary field. I am not in the habit of re-reading books, but in Mr Flynn's case, I might have to make an exception. All of his books are real page turners.
Oct 6, 2011
A plot point, that was not believable.
Vince Flynn writes wonderful thrillers based on goverments. But a plot point in this book was not acceptable, he had the chief of Mossad as having a side business, murder for hire. This is why I gave it a 4 star and not 5 that it should have recieved. The story is great, it moves at a good pace, is exciting. Good read for the action oriented reader. The bad plot point does not take away from the whole story, and should not be a reason to not read this book.
Dec 24, 2009
Separation of Power
Vince Flynn is a different author bringing excitment, good story, interesting characters, and patriotism demionstrating what our politicians are lacking.
May 31, 2007
well written, characters believeable lots of suspense. i'm a vince flynn fan
Publishers Weekly, 2001-10-01 A changing of the guard at the CIA attracts some corrupt politicos with eyes on the White House at the start of this sharply plotted thriller, a step up for popular writer Flynn (The Third Option, etc.). Unfortunately for the bad guys, upright CIA agent Dr. Irene Kennedy is tapped to replace her dead boss, foiling their illicit fund-raising plans. Corrupt politico number one, Sen. Hank Clark, enlists Irene's envious second to discredit her and the president. Clark and his cronies are also eager to deal with CIA special ops assassin Mitch Rapp, who's stuck on desk duty after nearly losing his life on a previous assignment and seems ripe to be taken out. Mitch accompanies his girlfriend, White House reporter Anna Rielly, to Italy, where he meets up with his former lover, freelance assassin Donatella Rahn. When Rahn is shot, Mitch uncovers a plot linked to the men behind the threats to Irene and the CIA. Meanwhile, reports surface that Saddam Hussein has acquired nuclear weapon components from North Koreans, who are assembling them in a factory buried beneath a Baghdad hospital. This calls for a gutsy mission, one that entails stopping Saddam while avoiding the PR nightmare that bombing a hospital would cause. Irene pulls Mitch into the plans to deal with Baghdad while she grapples with Congress. Flynn knows his politicians and pits his characters against impossible odds with nonstop action and suspense thus distracting fans from all the clich?s and mediocre prose and a final fillip will keep them guessing as to Mitch's future in the series. (Oct. 9) Forecast: The legions of readers who landed The Third Option on the New York Times bestseller list will be back for more. They'll also have a chance to catch Flynn during his eight-city author tour. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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