Separation of Power

Separation of Power

eBook - 2002
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CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in this high-velocity adventure from the master of the political thriller, Vince Flynn. SEPARATION OF POWER 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 prot?g?, 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. But the window for action on this crucial mission is incredibly tight. Israel has given the United States only two weeks to take the nukes out. After that, they'll do whatever it takes to destroy the weapons themselves. With the haunting specter of World War III looming, Rapp races against time and impossible odds -- navigating the deadly alleys of Baghdad, tearing through the corruption-riddled streets of Washington, D.C., and taking drastic measures against anyone who gets in his way. 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.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Atria Books, 2002
ISBN: 9780743449229
0743449223
0743449223
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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janicet1946
Jan 10, 2019

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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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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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kaijene
Nov 26, 2018

We've got the bombs, or at least the parts that matter the most.

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