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Separation of Power
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Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 813.54
EAN: 9780671047344
ISBN: 0671047345
Label: Pocket
Manufacturer: Pocket
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 448
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
Publisher: Pocket
Release Date: 2002-08-27
Studio: Pocket

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Editorial Reviews:

CIA superagent Mitch Rapp is back in action in Vince Flynn's high-velocity New York Times bestseller.

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 his secret weapon: top counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp. But with only two weeks to take out the nukes, Rapp is up against a ticking clock -- and impossible odds.




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Summary: shallow characters and dialogue
Comment: I expected a little more depth of character and story development, but Flynn just rushes this book along, forcing an unrealistic plot down our throats. This is a world where the president looks at the window of the oval office in indecision and despondency at distressing world events; and does cliched things like end a meeting, then say something that sounds morbid or fatalistic just before his aides leave the room. A world in which the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff launches into a tirade about a doomsday scenario that would bring the earth to a standstill, and when career politicians whine and are easily manipulated by their politico-peers. And we're supposed to believe that the main character, who takes every last precaution deadly seriously, brings the woman he wants to marry with him on a potentially deadly mission, and assumes wrongly he's going to be able to confront a known assassin who double-crossed him in the past and she'll tell him just because he asked nicely. And that's only halfway through the book!

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Summary: Separation of Power
Comment: The Mitch Rapp series are fast-moving compelling novels. Separation of Power is a real page-turner. I didn't want to put it down. Mitch Rapp, the main character, is a CIA assassin, who unabashedly believes in execution as a way to solve political problems. The book's author,Vince Flynn, uses Rapp's rationalizations for violence as a device to persuade the reader that there is nothing wrong with this kind of thinking. He also tries to convince you that the people attempting to restrain Rapp are the bad guys. The TV series "24" is analogous. Let's hope that both readers of Rapp novels and watchers of "24" have the maturity to separate the morality expressed in entertainment from the morality needed in real life. These assassination novels are great reads,but we don't want to see vigilante-style justice replace our judicial system or undo the concept that one is innocent until proven guilty. If we support violent solutions, someday we, ourselves, might be the victims of a malevolent or misguided government.
Ralph Hermansen 6/22/08

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Summary: Vince Flynn has done it again
Comment: For anyone familiar with Vince Flynn's books, it is unnecessary to get into specifics about this book. Suffice it to say that this book makes TV a poor second choice no matter what is on. The only negative thing I can say about Flynn's books is that he can't possibly write them fast enough. I have read everything that he has written, and now I'm suffering withdrawl. I hope he will have another on the market this year. Have no fear, if you like Clancy, or Haig, you will like this, and all of Vince Flynn's books. If you have blood pressure issues though, you may want to be certain that you haven't missed a dose any day you happen to be reading any of Flynn's books!

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Summary: Boy, nailed politics in Washington
Comment: Well written and a lot of action. Loved the politics in Washington for it is realistic and makes one get out the pink liquid. Got to the point where I was hoping someone, anyone, would get rid of Rudin and Clark. So typical of today's Senators interested in power and not serving the U.S. and supporting the Constitution. Must read The Third Option first to be satisfied with getting the bad guy. Of course, Rapp is the hero in Iraq regarding nukes. But I think the best part of the story is the subplot with the agent in Italy. She and Rapp have a history and the assassination action with them is non-stop. Still tired of Anne. Boy, what a jerk. Hopefully, in the future she will be gone.

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Summary: My first Vince Flynn book
Comment: I've read a lot of good comments about the books by Vince Flynn. I was popping by the municipal library a couple of days ago and borrowed the only Flynn book left. I wasn't disappointed. "Separation of power" is a very good read.

Colonel Ben Freidman, the director of Mossad, comes to Washington and calls a meeting with the president of the United States, Mr Robert Xavier Hayes, and the CIA director nominee, Dr Irene Kennedy. Freidman announces that Saddam Hussein is rebuilding his nuclear program by purchasing technologies and scientists from North Korea. The Iraqis regime is about to have 3 nukes, which are placed under a hospital. The United States is forced to react and Israel gives the States only 2 weeks to take the nukes out. After that, the Israelis would attack Iraq to protect themselves.

At the same time, the US President and Dr Kennedy are facing a serious political threat campaign launched by the Congressman Albert Rudin and Senator Hank Clark. Their hope to survive is very much dependent upon the CIA's top counter-terrorism operator, Mitch Rapp.


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