Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5) by Vince Flynn

Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)

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 secr...

Details Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)

TitleSeparation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)
Release DateAug 27th, 2002
PublisherPocket Books
GenreFiction, Thriller, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Action

Reviews Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5)

  • Lewis Weinstein
    Although set many years ago, this story still seems relevant today. The action is non-stop, with multiple plots eventually connected ... a good read.
  • Richard
    8.5/10An excellent read in this, so far, excellent series. Vince Flynn weaves political intrigue with action in this easy to read thriller. Whilst it could be read as a standalone novel it does help to have read the previous novel as there are plot elements that come back into this one. In the previous novels, especially the first in this series, the word of the day is action. This one has more political going ons but this didn't slow the pace an...
  • Allan Smulling
    Vince Flynn is a guilty pleasure - a testosterone gulping guilty pleasure, but I kind of felt this one fell flat. Flynn's American assassin, Mitch Rapp is shadowed by his boss Irene Kennedy in this installment of the series. We get to see Mitch's feminine side as he realizes that maintaining domestic harmony is far more difficult then wedging a K-BAR combat knife in the spine of some crazed U.S. hating terrorist.I think I may have been expecting ...
  • Ashish Iyer
    I love this book, and all of thus series that I've read so far. This story picks up where the book "Transfer of Power" leaves off. The continuing story of how Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy are working against internal and external corrupt people and countries seeking greater political power or promoting terrorism. In this book Irene Kennedy has been nominated to succeed her boss who has died. Mitch Rapp is working to find out who is behind the att...
  • Chuck
    Dual story line involving the confirmation of a new CIA Director andAmerica's learning of the imminent acquisition of nuclear weopons byIraq. It was just OK.
  • The Cats’ Mother
    Fifth in the Mitch Rapp series, this one follows closely on from The Third Option and it would be fairly confusing not to have read this first and relatively recently. I enjoyed this more as there was less politics and more action and they brought the plot from the previous book to a satisfying conclusion. Mitch has travelled to Italy with a plan to propose to Anna and get out of his career as an assassin, but while there meets with his ex Donate...
  • Robert H
    Unlike the previous two Flynn novels, while this book could conceivably be read as a stand alone novel, if you haven't read The Third Option then this book will make much less sense, as this is basically a the second of a two part series. So I would definitely recommend that The Third Option be read before starting this book.Like The Third Option, there is much in the way of political machinations in this story, and the largest event of the novel...
  • Kris
    What a piece of garbage. Especially the way he writes women. You HATE Anna Rielly immediately. She's immature and self-absorbed. But of course it's completely reasonable that after she pitched a complete drunken foundless jealous hissy fit in Milan and storms out, and THEN sends Mitch on a huge guilt trip and punishes him emotionally for it he still wants to marry her. Right. Makes sense.
  • Eric
    This book is excellent, assuming you have read the previous installment in the series, The Third Option, which a lot of the plot carries over from. While a lot of the Mitch Rapp books are stand-alone, these two really read as two volumes of the same story.
  • Cindy
    Taut, quickly drew & kept me in, well-plotted, likeable cast, light language, no gore or graphics. Read well by Armand Schultz. ©2001 Recommended.
  • Jerome
    Yeah, this book gives Flynn a bad "Rapp"...whatever. My poor attempt at humor having failed, here are my thoughts:The ending was underwhelming, pretty uncharacteristic of Flynn. Other than that, this was pretty standard, an OK read, but not as great as say, "Transfer of Power" or "The Last Man."The characters don't fare well. A 'president' who gives new definition to the term "wooden." Assorted Senators who waffle between power mad and power hung...
  • Marcie
    This is an amazing book, by an author who has really come into his own. He's at the top of his game now, and this is my favorite Mitch Rapp novel.Separation of Power, 4th in series – Flynn totally redeems himself with this one. This is a continuation of the previous novel's story, and bad guy Hank Clark is finally killed by Mitch and Donatella on the last page. Irene is set up as new head of CIA, so cool under fire.Flynn uses the technique of s...
  • Jim
    While the first couple of books in this series were fun & the plots seemed pretty good, everything else went to the dogs in this book. The narrator emphasized the already puffed-up prose. The dialog was terrible & seemed to be written simply to fill space. There was also a lot of repetition. After Mitch thinks about not being able to talk to Annie about his job, they have a conversation about it. A bit much, but then they get on the jet & have th...
  • Mr. Gottshalk
    These books are absolutely terrific. Although this one did not have as much action as some of the other Mitch Rapp books, the double-dealing of both Mossad and the CIA was fascinating. If there is a quarter of this much nonsense behind black ops, then our elected representatives should be barred from serving our country. Vince Flynn had a very creative mind, and his books are easy enough to follow. This book is just what I needed after reading a ...
  • Fred Forbes
    The usual thrilling action that makes this series enjoyable "mind candy". Whether it is believable or not is another question but at least it is plausible. Characters are often cartoonish and simple but these books are a great way to pass some time on the beach.
  • Michael
    This is the last of the Mitch Rapp novels that I had sitting on my night stand. I'll be ordering more books an a couple of weeks and I'm sure that a couple or more of the series will be on my shopping list. Why do I like this series? Rapp is a consummate protagonist; deadly, smart, intuitive, ruthless. If I fault him at all it's in the love department. Flynn writes a good adventure/thriller novel but is only so so in the romance department. Yet t...
  • Johnny Williams
    Alright alright- you know I am a Flynn fan by now. But this is by far my favorite in the series. The story is keen on plot and deep on characters as we learn more and more about them all. Mitch Rapp continues as a force to be wary of but now with this new closeness with Kennedy as she takes the reins from Stansfield.. and how the trust builds between them-- Flynn gives a glimpse of the intelligence world as well--This espionage thriller never slo...
  • Kerry
    Great one!! Enjoyed this one a lot.
  • Winter Sophia Rose
    Intriguing, Fast Paced & A Compelling Plot!!! Excellent Read!!! Love It!!!
  • Speesh
    The problem with writing modern, bang-up-to-date thrillers, is that they're bang out-of-date, very quickly. So, it’s probably best to look at the publish date before you read and pre-judge this one.In the great scheme of things, this is the one where Rapp and his girlfriend get serious. However, it’s not all bad news. The book is the best of Vince Flynn’s (I’ve read) so far. Or the best since the second one, at least. It reads, with all e...
  • Jilrene
    The narrator grated on my nerves. He was too interested in pausing and trying to make the simplest scenes suspenseful. Spent a lot of time in the multiple bad guys heads. Spent quite a bit a time on Anna. My two least favorite things to do. ;)The action is still good. Fight scenes are well written. Very enjoyable. I love Donatella, too. She's an assassin. She and Mitch work well together. Anyway. The story is a continuation from book 4. It's an i...
  • Stinky Girl
    This was a very good book. The only negative thing is that it started off pretty slow.
  • ElaineY
    REVIEW OF RE-LISTEN; SEPTEMBER 16, 2017I've changed my rating from 3 stars (2 years ago) to 5 stars, having finished my relisten of this 5th Rapp book. I wasn't satisfied with Ken Kliban's narration the first time and I'm still of the same mind now. He's not bad - I would be happy with him on another audiobook. He's just not Rapp.The reason why I can give this 5 stars is because I now know what to expect with Anna. I've had 2 years to get over he...
  • Theshrewedshrew
    It's like they do this to me on purpose.In a prolonged spy craft book series. The very fact that such a thing as a living legend in the CIA exists is due to his ability to be no one. In the first book it states, Mr. President you are about to be brought in on a secret that only 3 people in the world know. This man is IRON MAN... In the course of a year, he went from legend to everyone and their damn dogs knowing who he was.Literally this is the f...
  • David
    This was not my favorite of the Mitch Rapp series that I've read so far. As another reviewer mentioned, author Vince Flynn seemed to repeat himself over and over and over again. If you've read the fist two books, or even the first few chapters of this one, you know that General Flood is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. You don't need to be reminded of it every time he makes an appearance. The same with Irene Kennedy, Marcus Dumond, etc., etc.Sti...
  • Ed
    A disappointing effort by Vince Flynn. The writing appeared to be Flynn channeling Tom Clancy - all kinds of useless information on weapons and helicopters and planes, etc.The story also tried to show Mitch Rapp's softer side as he struggled with his love of Anne Rielly (not misspelled) and its conflict with his need to be a super hero.I kept waiting for the real Mitch Rapp to appear but he only showed up rarely and in short bursts. I don't read ...
  • Mary Jo
    Somehow I missed this Vince Flynn. I liked it but not my favorite of his books. Maybe because it ws too real and timely.
  • Clay
    Separation of Power is Vince Flynn's third Mitch Rapp thriller and continues the story of the CIA's most dangerous assassin. I found Separation of Power started a bit slowly compared to the previous books. I was a full third of the way in before I felt like anything resembling a "thriller" was unfolding. It wasn't until about the halfway point that some bullets started flying and I was fairly well hooked. By 75% it had picked up so much steam, th...
  • Donna Hines
    Thomas Stansfield is no longer the CIA director and Dr. Irene Kennedy is now ready to take over in this amazing work by Vince Flynn entitled," Separation of Power".Israel is preparing for a nuclear arms race .Middle East chaos is taking over the US forcing the President to act using a secret weapon.Mitch Rapp is the go to guy who is not afraid to take out the enemy for the sake of his country's freedom and peace.Rapp has two weeks left to wipe ou...