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Click here. cover image of Separation of Power. Read A Sample. Separation of Power. Mitch Rapp Series, Book 5 · Mitch Rapp. by Vince Flynn. ebook. The President Calls On Mitch To Avoid World War III. 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.
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In the previous novels, especially the first in this series, the word of the day is action. This one has more political going ons but this didn't slow the pace and actually added a nice extra layer and let more c 8. This one has more political going ons but this didn't slow the pace and actually added a nice extra layer and let more characters come to the fore.
You can tell why the team writing the TV series 24 got Vince Flynn in to help out with the fifth series as this oozes similarities with The hero who is unbelievably skilful at his job but also a little bit susceptible to a lady figure, Washington back stabbing galore, and also the odd terrorist scenario thrown in for good measure.
I enjoyed the ending for this novel as it tied up all lose ends and left a whole new dimension to be explored in the other books in the series. Jun 16, Lewis Weinstein rated it really liked it Shelves: Although set many years ago, this story still seems relevant today. The action is non-stop, with multiple plots eventually connected Apr 18, Allan Smulling rated it it was ok.
Vince Flynn is a guilty pleasure - a testosterone gulping guilty pleasure, but I kind of felt this one fell flat. Flynn's American assassin, Mitch Rapp is shadowed by his boss Irene Kennedy in this installment of the series. We get to see Mitch's feminine side as he realizes that maintaining domestic harmony is far more difficult then wedging a K-BAR combat knife in the spine of some crazed U.
I think I may have been expecting too much out of this one, or perhaps my choice of Vince Flynn is a guilty pleasure - a testosterone gulping guilty pleasure, but I kind of felt this one fell flat.
I think I may have been expecting too much out of this one, or perhaps my choice of reading this novel after having read a non-fiction account of life in the present-day military left me with a desire for answers with a deeper meaning.
But that's really not the point of a Mitch Rapp novel is it?
Most of the characters are cardboard cutouts, except the reader is given a bit of a glimps of Irene Kennedy's character. If anything, one leaves this book with more respect and admiration for her character and less for Mitch and Anne. I don't think this book stands well on its own, but I'm guessing that it will serve its purpose in the larger scope of the Mitch Rapp series.
View all 3 comments. May 10, Chuck rated it liked it. Dual story line involving the confirmation of a new CIA Director and America's learning of the imminent acquisition of nuclear weopons by Iraq. It was just OK.
Jun 15, The Cats Mother rated it really liked it Shelves: Fifth in the Mitch Rapp series, this one follows closely on from The Third Option and it would be fairly confusing not to have read this first and relatively recently. I enjoyed this more as there was less politics and more action and they brought the plot from the previous book to a satisfying conclusion.
Mitch has travelled to Italy with a plan to propose to Anna and get out of his career as an assassin, but while there meets with his ex Donatella to find out who had tried to have him killed. Senior politicians have been plotting to bring down Irene Kennedy and ultimately the president, with the help of the head of Mossad.
Meanwhile the president is advised that Saddam is developing nuclear weapons for imminent use and needs to find a way to destroy them without starting an international incident.
There were several unnecessary repetitions throughout in descriptions of people and places, which didn't matter but it didn't feel well edited, and from the way that Flynn portrayed Anna as a selfish jealous shrew I thought she wouldn't survive - I still wonder how Mitch is going to get through the next 8 books with a wife in tow.
The events described also seem strange when read with hindsight because it was set and published in , I'm wondering how he tackles Sept 11th in the future books.
Apart from these minor details I enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series. Aug 27, Robert H rated it really liked it. Unlike the previous two Flynn novels, while this book could conceivably be read as a stand alone novel, if you haven't read The Third Option then this book will make much less sense, as this is basically a the second of a two part series.
So I would definitely recommend that The Third Option be read before starting this book. Like The Third Option , there is much in the way of political machinations in this story, and the largest event of the novel only really develops in the last fifth of the boo Unlike the previous two Flynn novels, while this book could conceivably be read as a stand alone novel, if you haven't read The Third Option then this book will make much less sense, as this is basically a the second of a two part series.
Like The Third Option , there is much in the way of political machinations in this story, and the largest event of the novel only really develops in the last fifth of the book. The rest of the story involves bringing together threads developed in the previous novel, and laying the groundwork for the conclusion. As with his previous books, if you like Vince Flynn books then you'll almost certainly enjoy Separation Of Power. There is enough realism to make the story enjoyable, and the pacing of the story is fast making it a quick read.
I love this book, and all of thus series that I've read so far. This story picks up where the book "Transfer of Power" leaves off. The continuing story of how Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy are working against internal and external corrupt people and countries seeking greater political power or promoting terrorism. In this book Irene Kennedy has been nominated to succeed her boss who has died.
Mitch Rapp is working to find out who is behind the attempts on his life, while Iraq is on the verge of h I love this book, and all of thus series that I've read so far. Mitch Rapp is working to find out who is behind the attempts on his life, while Iraq is on the verge of having nuclear capability with Israel's Mossad sharing this information with the U. The stories are gut reaching, exhilarating, and in believable, if not realistic, detail.
A couple of characters are a bit too much, but I'm just being a bit picky here. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. What a piece of garbage. Especially the way he writes women. She's immature and self-absorbed. But of course it's completely reasonable that after she pitched a complete drunken foundless jealous hissy fit in Milan and storms out, and THEN sends Mitch on a huge guilt trip and punishes him emotionally for it he still wants to marry her.
Jun 25, Jerome rated it it was ok. Yeah, this book gives Flynn a bad "Rapp" My poor attempt at humor having failed, here are my thoughts: The ending was underwhelming, pretty uncharacteristic of Flynn.
A 'president' who gives new definition to the term "wooden. And then the redoubtable Mitch Rap, savior of the universe. I can almost see his cape. How does Mitch do it? One minute he's Mr. Sensitive and the next minute he's saving the entire world from nuclear holocaust.
The so-called raid is such a joke that it's almost worth reading this book just to see how they pull it off. Amazing how all this time I wasn't aware Mitch could easily pass for someone else so famously known.
Lucky for us Mitch can imitate this person to perfection. His words, not mine. Kinda makes you wonder how he has this beautiful, albeit, dumb as a rock, girlfriend. Not only that, but a beautiful ex-girlfriend who just happens to be an accomplished assassin also.
Man, that Mitch. Stephen King would be proud. Why do they even exist? Mighty Mitch. We just might have a new comic book hero after all. That was probably the worst part of the novel. It's just too brief, too easy, too shut-the-door-and-be-done-with-it. I found the writing to be sophomoric at best and lacking in very basic research.
Flynn has apparently never been to Italy and doesn't know that coffee is not served "to go" as at a ; He has apparently not traveled First Class either, or maybe doesn't understand that there is no higher fare a passenger can pay. Nonetheless, "Reilly was lucky the AA agent did not charge her extra on her first class seat due to the change of date pg And finally, why does he have President Hayes act perplexed pg that disclosure of classified material is actually something on which he can legally hang his enemies?
Minor errors detracted from the story. The book's significant inaccuracies are a concern. View 1 comment. Dec 16, Marcie rated it it was amazing. This is an amazing book, by an author who has really come into his own.
He's at the top of his game now, and this is my favorite Mitch Rapp novel. Separation of Power, 4th in series — Flynn totally redeems himself with this one. This is a continuation of the previous novel's story, and bad guy Hank Clark is finally killed by Mitch and Donatella on the last page.
Irene is set up as new head of CIA, so cool under fire. Flynn uses the technique of switching the action back and forth between chapters, This is an amazing book, by an author who has really come into his own.
Flynn uses the technique of switching the action back and forth between chapters, leaving you hanging in frustrating ways at the ends of chapters. It's done so well, you find yourself pissed at being left hanging!! Then, when you think the action is over, he starts it up again.
I was worn out after reading. His BEST book so far, will make a hell of a movie. The only thing left to ponder -- who to cast as Mitch? His hypothetical discussions regarding military action versus covert CIA action contain REAL details -- the weapons, artillery, personnel, consequences, politics, budget, all real.
I read somewhere that the real head of CIA is requiring all employees to read the Mitch Rapp novels "to start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terrorism.
The narrator emphasized the already puffed-up prose. There was also a lot of repetition. After Mitch thinks about not being able to talk to Annie about his job, they have a conversation about it. Not only was it completely unnecessary, but it made no sense.
I tried really hard to stick with this, but found myself dreading listening to it on the way home tonight, so to hell with it. View all 4 comments. Sep 14, Eric rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Fans of spy thrillers. This book is excellent, assuming you have read the previous installment in the series, The Third Option , which a lot of the plot carries over from. While a lot of the Mitch Rapp books are stand-alone, these two really read as two volumes of the same story. Dec 11, Fred Forbes rated it really liked it.
The usual thrilling action that makes this series enjoyable "mind candy". Whether it is believable or not is another question but at least it is plausible. Characters are often cartoonish and simple but these books are a great way to pass some time on the beach. Oct 01, Cindy rated it really liked it.
Read well by Armand Schultz. Apr 18, Michael rated it really liked it. This is the last of the Mitch Rapp novels that I had sitting on my night stand. I'll be ordering more books an a couple of weeks and I'm sure that a couple or more of the series will be on my shopping list. Why do I like this series? Rapp is a consummate protagonist; deadly, smart, intuitive, ruthless. If I fault him at all it's in the love department. Yet the first part of my description more than makes up This is the last of the Mitch Rapp novels that I had sitting on my night stand.
Yet the first part of my description more than makes up for any slight fault. Mitch wants to retire, well, sort of. Peter Hurley. Vince Flynn. Product Details. Atria Books January Length: Raves and Reviews. Booklist First-class political intrigue from a master storyteller.
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