I’m continuing my reading of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. So far, I’ve reviewed Transfer of Power and The Third Option. Today, I’m telling you about the third in the series, Separation of Power.
I loved Transfer of Power. I was not so enamored of The Third Option (it dragged). After reading Separation of Power, I’m a fan again of Flynn. It’s not as action-packed as the first (that one, frankly, would be difficult to top). It did, however, keep me reading.
Flynn makes good use of the “ticking clock.” In this case, it’s more like a ticking bomb. Insiders in the government are out to destroy the President and Rapp’s boss, the CIA director. Plus Saddam Hussein (this was published in 2001) is about to enter the nuclear arms race. Rapp not only has only two weeks to find the nukes, he has to find out who’s out to destroy him and take down the Prez and Irene Kennedy.
Most of the first half of the book was interesting, but not hear pounding. Vince Flynn seems to know so many details and information about everything military. I have no idea if he has actual experience, has great sources, or just makes it up, but he’s convincing. I give him props for that.
Once the action starts, I found myself turning pages quickly. I give Separation of State 3 out of 5 Hels, whatever those are. I need a rating system.
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