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Executive Power Sometimes, I m not sure why I keep reading these books It s basically a guy s version of a romance novel Spies Bad guys Action Cheesy dialog It s a literary version of the television show 24.That said, any story involving Mitch Rapp is a page turner, no matter how poorly written or how much the author s disdain for things like the UN, diplomacy, and liberal universities seep through the story.Break down 4 stars for mostly gripping story 1 star for a totally lame way to off the antagonis Sometimes, I m not sure why I keep reading these books It s basically a guy s version of a romance novel Spies Bad guys Action Cheesy dialog It s a literary version of the television show 24.That said, any story involving Mitch Rapp is a page turner, no matter how poorly written or how much the author s disdain for things like the UN, diplomacy, and liberal universities seep through the story.Break down 4 stars for mostly gripping story 1 star for a totally lame way to off the antagonist 1 star for awkward discussions and moments involving Mitch s wife and his boss.That leaves us with 2 stars Sounds about right THE UNIONS Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake Napoleon Welcome to the second story arc of the Mitch Rapp saga I like to call this one the matrimony arc , due to it spanning Mr Rapp s marriage Don t worry though White picket fences aren t for the war on terror s blunt instrument, and the three acts that make up this part of the series features some of thesevere threats Rapp encounters Back in the day, before Al Quaeda and Daesh made the Middle East a constantly THE UNIONS Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake Napoleon Welcome to the second story arc of the Mitch Rapp saga I like to call this one the matrimony arc , due to it spanning Mr Rapp s marriage Don t worry though White picket fences aren t for the war on terror s blunt instrument, and the three acts that make up this part of the series features some of thesevere threats Rapp encounters Back in the day, before Al Quaeda and Daesh made the Middle East a constantly burning geopolitical hot spot, the main political problem in the region was the Israeli Palestinian conflict A lesson on how chronic backstabbing, cynicism and unhealthy levels of sometimes justifiable paranoia can screw up the best laid plans, and break the most wide eyed idealists, even withpressing issues taking the center stage, it continue on with no end in sight Mr Flynn said Executive Power was a parable of sorts Of how whatever moralizing and idealism had been sucked out of the war And how the Palestinians had been reduced to nothing but a mere foreign policy implement by Middle Eastern nations who wished to use and abuse them as a cudgel to bash Israel Now, the thing about this book is that it s actually two stories which are disconnected throughout much of the book Normally such a disjointed feel would have brought down a lesser writer But Mr Flynn saves it with some great plotting, and the introduction of a character who manages to steal the show from Mitch Rapp Now to the review Government assassins never die But do they fade away The novel begins in the Philippines DEVGRU are attempting to make an insertion on an island Unfortunately, they re rumbled, met with a welcome committee and forced to withdraw with casualties Across the Pacific, the newly wed Mitch Rapp and his wife Ann relax on their honeymoon While mostly happy, Rapp is still annoyed about having been burned in the last book In Monte Carlo, a Palestinian agent provocateur meets with a patron he loathes to begin the implementation of a very complex business proposal And back in Langley Virginia, DCI Irene Kennedy is working overtime on a special project, intending to make an example of those who forget loose lips sink ships These threads come together to create one of theaudacious schemes Mitch Rapp has faced Okay, in terms of plot, Executive Power is a mixed bag Primarily due to the anti climax of the ending but mostly due to the previously mentioned disconnect between the two plotlines For some, it can seem Flynn was trying to write two different stories Nevertheless, one of them, featuring the Palestinian agent provocateur, is some of Flynn s best writing, while the other, Mitch Rapp s Philippine business trip, has a few good action scenes, despite being a bitbland at times The settings are also a bitvaried compared to later Mitch Rapp novels Sure, Washington features, but a third of the book takes place in the Philippine jungle at night and the Gaza strip Flynn successfully captures the claustrophobia of the former and the gritty wretchedness of the latter As for the main research, it s once again classic Flynn Some pretty exotic kit such as the excellent AS VAL rifle and the classic, All American Barett M82 feature prominently, along with jungle warfare surveillance tactics Now to the characters Only two standouts this time around First Mitch as always This is the book where his badass credentials started to becomeapparent, especially since this was his coming out the DC s legion of bureaucratic busy bodies who would come to hate and fear him From laying down the law on a hapless paper pusher who catastrophically forgot about the things he wasn t supposed to have said, to taking on half the Abu Sayaf organization with nothing but a few friends and his suppressed Beretta 92FS, this is the book which signaled Mitch s evolution from just another government assassin, to the man who quite possibly inspired Jack Bauer But unfortunately, Mitch was faced by someone who completely stole the show from him And it s the antagonist of all people, a character who is by far the most sympathetic and complex villain in the Mitch Rapp series Meet David, real name Jabril He s an agent provocateur While loathing Israel s law enforcement and intelligence community, he also despises the collection of terrorist organizations who have set up shop in his neck of the woods So, following that timeless Middle Eastern proverb, the enemy of my enemy is my friend , he forms a short lived partnership with Mossad to decapitate the terrorist leadership He does his job but due to the jackass director general of Mossad cocking things up with an Apache helicopter, decides to go after Israel as well Unlike your usual Middle Eastern villain, David isn t a homicidal mass murderer He s got brains, and thinks up a farbrilliant and insidious scheme at getting even By the end, near the climax, he manages to have his target teetering on the edge of diplomatic oblivion as their only ally considers throwing them under the bus for the Mossad director s mistake It s tragic that Jabril and Rapp never got to have a confrontation, but it s also unfortunate that Flynn never again tried to make his antagonists as captivating or complex as David So, Executive Power Overall, it s a mixed bag While the some of the story arcs drag the book down, it s saved by Mitch s evolution into the counter terrorist operative we all know and love, along with Flynn s best antagonist executing the false flag operation to end all false flag operations Moderately Recommended Book 6 in the Mitch Rapp series published 2002.Super agent Mitch Rapp has just one job, make the world a safer place This is achieved, under the auspices of the CIA, by killing off anybody deemed a threat to World peace.An oxymoron I know, killing makes for a safer environment Just as well his only a novel The back drop for this tale is the confrontation between Israel and Palestine as at 2011.David is a young Palestinian man with one driving ambition, to see the State of Palestine ratified Book 6 in the Mitch Rapp series published 2002.Super agent Mitch Rapp has just one job, make the world a safer place This is achieved, under the auspices of the CIA, by killing off anybody deemed a threat to World peace.An oxymoron I know, killing makes for a safer environment Just as well his only a novel The back drop for this tale is the confrontation between Israel and Palestine as at 2011.David is a young Palestinian man with one driving ambition, to see the State of Palestine ratified by the UN He has no faith in any of the Palestinian terrorist groups as he sees them as nothing but self serving hypocrites But David has a plan which includes killing some very high profile Palestinians and certain members of the Saudi Royal Family.When the CIA is informed about a horrendous explosion in the middle of a densely populated area of Palestine the CIA s collective fingers are pointed squarely at Israel The Israel s say not us, it was an illegal bomb factory that went up but no one believes this.The US president needs the facts and Mitch Rapp is the man to get them.On this occasion Mitch Rapp doesn t have to save the world that s done by three of the usual suspects, greed, ambition and hedonism.Whilst I enjoyed this book I felt it was a bit of step down on the previous book in the series.3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars 6.5 10This was a disappointing entry into the stellar series in my opinion There were three main plot elements and as it transpired there wasn t a great deal to link them in the end.You can t fault Vince Flynn s ability to add a good bit of action adrenaline sequence in which is what we got with a hostage rescue mission in the Philippines but there was no real need for this in the greater scheme of things It s almost like the main plot wasn t long enough or filled with enough testosterone for 6.5 10This was a disappointing entry into the stellar series in my opinion There were three main plot elements and as it transpired there wasn t a great deal to link them in the end.You can t fault Vince Flynn s ability to add a good bit of action adrenaline sequence in which is what we got with a hostage rescue mission in the Philippines but there was no real need for this in the greater scheme of things It s almost like the main plot wasn t long enough or filled with enough testosterone for the publishers so they copied and pasted this into the story The main plot itself was the usual terrorist scenario but trying to aid Palestine which was a new angle for me There were a few info dumps I found interesting as I have no knowledge of the strife in this part of the world but the plot itself was a little drawn out and then ended all too quickly.I have a small concern for the series going forward as Mitch Rapp the main guy badass has hung up his pistols to have asober office job and the family life As previously stated, it is the action scenes that draw me in here and I just don t see where they are going to come from now.I will continue this series though even with slight concerns on the direction it will take as Vince Flynn was a great author able to weave a complex, action fuelled tale.If you like this try Killing Floor by Lee Child or 24 by Keifer Sutherland Number 6 in the chronological order of the Mitch Rapp series, Executive Power, was another good read from author Vince Flynn I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the previous 5 Mitch Rapp books, however, this story was somewhat slower than the others Since Mitch s cover was blown in the previous book, Separation of Powers, Flynn sends Mitch s character in another direction It appears that Mitch s life is nowadministrative and husbandly that ever before He is desperately trying to leave his Number 6 in the chronological order of the Mitch Rapp series, Executive Power, was another good read from author Vince Flynn I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the previous 5 Mitch Rapp books, however, this story was somewhat slower than the others Since Mitch s cover was blown in the previous book, Separation of Powers, Flynn sends Mitch s character in another direction It appears that Mitch s life is nowadministrative and husbandly that ever before He is desperately trying to leave his life of killing behind for anormal life He struggles with his wife s persistence that he completely detaches himself from his past This becomes a serious problem He really needs to put her in her place She can be a real bitch sometimes There was a lotpolitical twists and turns in this novel instead of the typical dark, quiet, incredibley descriptive assassinations that Mitch is so great at That being said, Mitch still comes through as a great American hero, in the fact that he can only take so much of the office life before he just has to get involved.I still liked this book very much, however, I can only hope that Mitch playsof the assassin role in the rest of the series Global terrorism is on the rise and CIA agent Mitch Rapp is on the case The author does a great job on a fiction novel that has the feel of reality. This is a complete pullshit CIA Superagent Mitch Rapp Battles Global Terrorism In A High Octane Follow Up To The New York Times Bestselling Separation Of Power Another Chillingly Authentic Adventure From The Master Of The Political Thriller Mitch Rapp S Cover Has Been Blown After Leading A Team Of Commandos Deep Into Iraq To Prevent Saddam Hussein From Joining The Nuclear Arms Race, He Was Publicly Hailed By The President As The Single Most Important Person In The Fight Against Terrorism But After Years Of Working Covertly Behind The Scenes, Rapp Now Lives In The Glare Of The Public Spotlight, Lauded By The Nation And An Easy Target For Virtually Every Terrorist From Jakarta To LondonAs Special Advisor On Counterterrorism To CIA Director Dr Irene Kennedy, Rapp Is Ready To Fight The War On Terrorism From CIA Headquarters Rather Than The Front Line That Is, Until A Platoon Of Navy SEALs, Sent To The Philippines To Save An American Family Kidnapped By Radical Islamic Terrorists, Is Caught In A Deadly Ambush The Mission Had Been Top Secret So Who Told The Enemy All Evidence Points To The State Department And The Philippine Embassy But A Greater Threat Still Lurks An Unknown Assassin Working Closely With The Highest Powers In The Middle East Is Bent On Igniting War Now, With The World Watching His Every Move, Will Rapp Be Able To Overcome This Anonymous Foe And Once Again Keep The Flames Of War From Raging Transporting Us Into An Intriguing Geopolitical Puzzle Full Of Deadly Motives, Covert Operatives, And All The True To Life Insider Detail We Ve Come To Expect From Vince Flynn, Executive Power Is A High Flying Story That Delivers Shattering Suspense With The Velocity Of A Mmbullet REVIEW OF 2ND LISTEN SEPT 19, 2017This time EP was a 5 star listen from the start until the final lap I felt Flynn dropped the ball at the end and I had to take away a star Two stars the first time I listened to this, four stars this time round The first time I listened to this I didn t know where Flynn was going with the dual arcs one featuring David aka Jabril Khatabi and the other, Mitch Rapp, of course These two arcs do not come together until towards the end of the book and it took a REVIEW OF 2ND LISTEN SEPT 19, 2017This time EP was a 5 star listen from the start until the final lap I felt Flynn dropped the ball at the end and I had to take away a star Two stars the first time I listened to this, four stars this time round The first time I listened to this I didn t know where Flynn was going with the dual arcs one featuring David aka Jabril Khatabi and the other, Mitch Rapp, of course These two arcs do not come together until towards the end of the book and it took a second attempt before I could follow My second attempt was successful because I now knew that for 80% of the way EP is like reading two separate books I no longer tried to tie the two threads as one normally would do, and, thus, ending up frustrated This second time around, I allowed Flynn to tell David s story and let him tie up the two threads when he was ready to do so I would recommend anyone about to read this installment approach the book this way.Despite my enjoying the book very much, there are weak spots and the weakest was the way Flynn offed the villains not just the scene where David and Omar are killed off both so anti climactic but I felt rather mislead by Flynn where these two characters are concerned I liked how David was portrayed not at all the stereotypical Palestinian or Arab, heck, the usual Middle Eastern terrorist and I liked, very much, that there was that other angle, that other side, to him a highly educated, Renaissance man, even, who had a love for his land that is as legitimate as any Zionist s, and who hurts when the innocent are hurt in the endless battle for their slice of this planet Omar was the stereotypical Saudi prince whose days and nights revolve around his sybaritic indulgences He s portrayed as fat and lazy and lacking in the smarts department.With those impressions etched, unmistakably, in my mind, I was thrown for a loop when David abandons hisnoble self and acts like your typical terrorist whose only goal is to see a Palestinian state regardless of the collateral damage Where the hell did the David the Renaissance Man go and when how did Jabril the garden variety terrorist take his place Then the lazy, self indulgent, stupid Omar becomes an evil, scheming Arab prince Not just a sudden development but a really sudden change that occurs in a single scene I was thinking hey That s not how you painted these two guys and either Flynn forgot how he characterized these two men or he deliberately set out to mislead me.Ah well That said, I still enjoyed this installment, especially the DC shenanigans Anna needs to die Soon REVIEW OF AUDIOBOOK NOVEMBER 16, 2015Narrator George GuidallI must have been very tired as I couldn t follow the story There were two storylines going on throughout the book and seemed unconnected but you know it is so it adds to the frustration With audio, it s evenfrustrating as I couldn t go back and check for something I missed But in the end, it didn t seem to matter because all I needed was to listen to Rapp s rant in the final quarter and got the gist of the entire book in five minutes Samuel s review sums everything up that I want to say but can t be bothered All through the audiobook, I kept wondering who the heck was David The book was mostly about him, not Mitch Rapp, and I even wondered if I had picked the wrong book But no, it was Rapp but maybe Flynn forgot In any case, I felt somewhat derailed it wasn t really the kind of Rapp book I ve come to enjoy not just because this stranger called David hijacked it, but because Mitch is still battling that cow he s married to There are 14 books 7to go and I m hoping I won t have to put up with Anna for 7books Not unless she gets her head straight and stop being such a pain the ass.Not an installment I enjoyed but I love Rapp in action so I m going to check out Book 7 and see if it soundslike the Rapp I like or I should take a break and do a serial killer instead Imagine going to the movies and not being able to eat popcorn or ordering a burger and french fries and not having ketchup available or even going to the beach and not being able to swim in the ocean This is how frustrating this book felt to me This is the sixth installation of Mitch Rapp s adventure, you know the super agent from the CIA who is a leader in covert operations, a martial arts expert, who takes pleasure in killing terrorists and enemies of the state.The previous reiterations, es Imagine going to the movies and not being able to eat popcorn or ordering a burger and french fries and not having ketchup available or even going to the beach and not being able to swim in the ocean This is how frustrating this book felt to me This is the sixth installation of Mitch Rapp s adventure, you know the super agent from the CIA who is a leader in covert operations, a martial arts expert, who takes pleasure in killing terrorists and enemies of the state.The previous reiterations, especially the first three books of the series, were quite good They had a mix of fast action, believable world stage espionage and a fairly linear yet enjoyable plot line However the series have definitely been plagued by storyline fatigue One would expect to see Mitch Rapp involved in death defying high action sequences against terrorists in this latest book What we got instead was a stale novel with absolutely no action and the most ridiculous plot and dialogue Character development Don t even think about itI really don t want to quit on Mr Flynn s series, but there are so many other good books out there waiting for me that I just have to prioritize from now on Bummer 2 stars


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