This entry in the Mitch Rapp series is good if you are reading the series in order, because it brings together the characters from Term Limits and Transfer of Power and brings continuity to all of Flynn's books so far. Also, I enjoyed the story much better than the last book - it was more suspenseful.
Just the book for those who seek out intrigue, behind-the-scenes betrayal and politics in Washington DC.
The character Mitch Rapp is one of the most memorable I've met in a long time, and the stories Vince Flynn has composed around Rapp are so intriguing it's hard to put the book down.
I've just started the third book in the series. If you have not read the book that starts the series, get Term Limits, also on my bookshelf, as your first, and get this one as your next 'read'. I will have the third book posted shortly as i can barely stop reading this intriguing series!
Susan S. reviewed The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, Bk 2) on
Another action-packed thriller...as great a read as all the others he wrote. I'm a grandmother in my sixties, and I love the way Flynn writes...the setting, the characters, the details (though I must admit some of it goes over my head). I'd highly recommend this book, but it sure helps to read them in order.
After seeing Vince Flynn interviewed by Glenn Beck I started reading all 11 of his books starting with Term Limits. I recommend reading them in sequence to maintain the continuity of the plots. I never was interested this genre before but these are really special. Flynn has amazing insight into the minds of terrorists and the brave men and women who are working silently under the media radar to save our Republic. The whole series is captivating and well-written - real page turners. Great insight into the secret world behind closed doors in Washington. The scenarios are frightening yet the triumph of our special forces gives us hope. Highly recommended for constitutional patriots.
Charlotte R. reviewed The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, Bk 2) on
I love Vince Flynn's political thrillers. Even if you are not into politics, you'll learn a bit about how our government works in an enjoyable fictional context. It's an easy read with lots of intrique and action. You'll want to read more about our hero, Mitch Rapp in Flynn's other books.
I read 2 of Vince Flynn's books before I realized he had 8 or 9 books published before. Anyone who is sick of the way Congress is acting should read his books, starting with the 1st one. People in Congress should read them too. Maybe they would wake up. As soon as I finished "The Third Option" I started reading Seperation of Powers (next in order)
Phil P. reviewed The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, Bk 2) on
Another in the Vince Flynn series, number 2. Flynn is knowledgeable in a number of fields, including geopolitics. What makes the books so interesting to me is that he doesn't pull any punches when it comes to describing who the terrorists are, and how we should hunt them. This particular one adds just the right amount of mystery, intrigue, and even a hint of romance to make it that much more believable.
You can go to fantasticfiction.com to see the complete list of his published books in order. I'd recommend that you read them that way, since so far, the one builds upon the other.
Political infighting surrounds the selection of a successor to the dying head of the CIA just as Mitch Rapp, the agency's top operative, embarks on a dangerous mission to take out a well-known German industrialist. When Rapp's ultimately successful mission is compromised the motive soon becomes clear; there are people who'll stop at nothing to remove Kennedy, the proposed successory, from the helm of the agency after Stansfield dies. One thing they didn't count on was Rapp's survival, and now he's a lethal weapon whose sights are fixed directly on the most powerful among them. Excellent 2nd in the Mitch Rapp series.
I love all of Vince Flynn's books about Mitch Rapp and this was no exception. If I could have one wish about this book, it would have more about Mitch Rapp and not so much about other characters, although , I do understand that he has to develop background for the books that will be following. Can't wait to read the next one. Think I'll go and start right now:)
"IA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the success or dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield - a choice that enrages many in side the world's jmost powerful intelligence agency." Timely and exciting