I’ve started reading Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. Last Saturday, I reviewed the first, Transfer of Power. I really liked it and right away started the second in the series. I’ve finished it and started the third. But today… I’m reviewing the second, The Third Option.
This one I wasn’t so enthused about. I still like Flynn enough that I’m continuing in the series, but The Third Option was not as fast-paced as Transfer of Power and, frankly, not much happens in The Third Option.
The long-time director of the CIA is dying and powerful people who want to control the CIA don’t like his chosen successor and to get to her, they’re going after Mitch Rapp. (That’s my summary of the back cover blurb. It’s also the entire book summarized in one sentence.)
Very little gets resolved and even less happens. You meet new characters who apparently will be ongoing in the series. He brings back old characters who appeared in the first book. He goes into some of the behind-the-scenes closed-doors plotting that goes on in D.C. So, it’s not boring - just slower than I expected after the very fast-paced first book.
I’m hoping the third book has me raving again about the Mitch Rapp series. I’ll let you know.
6 months ago