Framing the Dialogue

Executive Power

Executive PowerMitch is back and that means another great book for me to read.  Author Vince Flynndoes it again with CIA operative Mitch Rapp.  I am going to be very disappointed when I finish reading these books.  In the fourth novel, Executive Power, Rapp continues to battle global terrorism.  Though supposedly “retired” from the field he keeps his hand in the battles to protect our country. 

In this novel, America is not directly threatened, but Rapp and the CIA travel the world to combat extremists.  I am obviously reading the Rapp novels years after they were first published (Executive Power was published in 2003) and it is interesting to think about what was happening in American back then.  I found these two excerpts particularly interesting:

“The storm that she had predicted, however, was upon them, and the professional politicians who had ignored her warnings, and frustrated her actions at every turn, were not about to take an ounce of hte blame.  This unique breed of human was utterly incapable of accepting responsibility for any past mistakes, unless they wrapped it first in a well-timed act of contrition that would gain them sympathy.”

“As far as the American people were concerned, Rapp honestly felt that the vast majority didn’t want to know what he was up to.  America had been attacked.  The country was at war, and war was ugly.  They didn’t want to see the gruesome details of how it was fought.  They didn’t start the war but they sure as hell didn’t want to lose it.  They wanted someone like Mitch Rapp to take care of hte dirty work.  The chief problem lay, as always, with the politicians.”

If you want to read a novel where America is portrayed as the good guy, not perfect, but an actual force for good you will like Executive Power.

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