The CIA Lady and Saddam Hussein

Separation of Power
Vince Flynn

Reviewed by Tama Gordon<
Knight Transport

Listening Time: 5 hours

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio

Retail: $26

Genre: Action/suspense

Plot: We have two plots in the story. One is the effort to get Irene Kennedy named as the CIA director while many people are plotting to keep her from getting the position. The second plot is a race against time to stop Saddam Hussein and the nukes he may be building.

Main characters: Irene Kennedy is a strong, classy woman with definite goals for herself. Mitch Rapp is a strong, courageous man who serves his country with no thought for his own life. Anna is Mitch’s girlfriend who wants to settle him down.

What’s best (or not)? I love that the woman was used for a high level position. She was portrayed wonderfully. The character Clark dies in the book, and I wish he had been killed a little more painfully.

Would you recommend? Yes! It was a great suspense. I liked the way it portrayed the true life of politics.

Narrator’s style: The narrator is very good looking! The accents were great. The narrator kept you into the book.

How would you rate the book? A


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