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Subject: Jan T. Vince Flynn advice
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 4:56 PM ET
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Hi Jan, ok I ordered the series Term Limits thru Act of Treason.  My question is in what order should I read these?  I am getting conflicting ideas from the reviews here on pbs and also on Amazon......The 1st 3 books seem to be the ones in question.  Some say Term Limits doesn't have Mitch Rapp, but has the other characters.  I also read that The Third Option should be read 1st because that makes the previous 2 books more understandable.  Somehow, I knew you would be the one to ask!  Thanks so much for any info you can give ~ Carol

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 6:16 PM ET
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According to SYKM, "Term Limits" is a "non-series book. The Mitch Rapp books begin with "Transfer of Power", "The Third Option" and "Separation of Power". There are five more books ending with "Protect and Defend" which was released in 2007. http://www.stopyourekillingme.com
Date Posted: 8/4/2008 7:47 PM ET
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Thanks LeeAnne!  I thought that was the right way and I numbered my books that way.  And then I saw a review that said Term Limits was the 1st in the Mitch Rapp series and that had me all messed up.  Thanks for the straightening!

Date Posted: 8/4/2008 10:52 PM ET
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If I might add my 2 cents... Beanbean is correct; technically the 2nd Flynn book is the first Mitch Rapp.  However, Term Limits does introduce characters that will show up later.  I recommend reading them in order, because in The Third Option all the characters from Term Limits and Transfer of Power (the second Flynn book and first Mitch Rapp book) meet and are involved in the story.  Though there is a brief description of the events in Term Limits in The Third Option, the picture will be fuller if you have read both of the first two books (though not necessarily in the chronilogical order).  Hope that makes sense!

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 10:13 AM ET
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Hi Carol,

I'm so sorry I missed  your post :(.  I had my surgery last week and haven't been online as much this past week.  I've been doing a lot of reading (8 books in 11 days :D ).  Anyway...yes, read Term Limits first.  True it doesn't contain the Mitch Rapp character but it does contain many characters you'll see througout  the rest of the series.  And it is a VERY good read!  Definately read the series in order after that. 

1. Transfer of Power (1999


2. The Third Option (2000)


3. Separation of Power (2001)


4. Executive Power (2002)


5. Memorial Day (2004)


6. Consent to Kill (2005)


7. Act of Treason (2006)


8. Protect and Defend (2007)


9. Extreme Measures (2008)

Each subsequent book builds on the previous one.  I managed to somehow read one of the later ones out of order and it really ruined a major point in the plot for me.  Enjoy!  I'm not so patiently waiting for Extreme Measures to be published.  It's very disappointing when you've finished them all and there's none left to read.

 

 

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 10:20 AM ET
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Carol...I forgot to add, you'll have to let me know if you're still pining for Jack Reacher over Mitch Rapp when all's said and done.  My guess is it's going to be a very hard choice!   And then to further confuse things....have you read Ted Bell's 'Hawke' series?  Although I don't think Alexander Hawke has any chance of topping Mitch Rapp.

Edited to add:   Carol, see my post further down the way re: Brad Thor.  Have you read his yet? 



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Date Posted: 8/13/2008 10:34 AM ET
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Mitch Rapp is the BEST!!!  You just have to fall in love with him!!!

Date Posted: 8/13/2008 2:18 PM ET
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Hi June,

Have you read Brad Thor?  I started his Scot Harvath series a few days ago.  Since I'm one of those people that has to have all the books in a series before I start the first.  I was not disappointed this time around.  I am on #4 now and they are getting better and better.  The Harvath character is turning out to be much like Mitch Rapp.  Worth the time though if you haven't read them already.



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Date Posted: 8/13/2008 6:37 PM ET
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Rumor has it that the Rapp books are going to be made into movies.