I believe Executive Power is the fifth in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp thriller series. Like the others in the series, this one is set primarily in the back-stabbing, too many chiefs, political world of Washington D.C. Rapp, “America’s Assassin,” is the odd man out in this world. He’s smart, committed, and what he wants is to kill the bad guys behind the scene before they kill Americans. Unfortunately for him, he’s been outed. Now, instead of dealing only with either the President or his handler at the CIA, he comes out of the cold and has to deal with politicians, most of whom wouldn’t mind seeing him put out of commission.
Lots of people are in danger in this book, from an American family kidnapped by terrorists in the Philippines to all the UN representatives in New York. They may not know it, but their lives are in Rapp’s hands as much as they are in the terrorists’. It seems like no matter where Rapp turns, somebody’s out to stop him. He can’t let that happen, though, or a lot of people will die. Plus, he has to deal with his new wife, a television reporter, who wants him out of the “business” and also wants to know the details of what he’s doing.
Like the others in this series, Executive Power is fast-paced and chock full of details and info on weaponry, helicopters, and Washington politics. If you like thrillers, want to feel like you know about the maneuverings that go on in DC, and like to read an author who knows all the details, then you’ll most likely like Executive Power by Vince Flynn.
6 months ago