Separation of Power (novel)

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Separation of Power
Author Vince Flynn
Country United States
Language English
Genre Political Thriller
Publisher Pocket Books
Publication date
October 1, 2001
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 368 pp (hardcover) 448 pp (paperback)
Preceded by The Third Option
Followed by Executive Power

Separation of Power is Vince Flynn's fourth novel, and the third to feature Mitch Rapp, an American agent who works for the CIA as an operative for a covert counterterrorism unit called the "Orion Team."

Plot summary[edit]

The novel is set shortly after the events of The Third Option. CIA Director Thomas Stansfield has succumbed to his terminal cancer, leaving many in Washington confused as to why his dying wish was to have the Director of the Counterterrorism Center Dr. Irene Kennedy to succeed him. Henry "Hank" Clark, the corrupt and ambitious Republican U.S. senator from the previous book, who treats everyone like pieces on a Chess board, still has his eyes on the Presidency. Fortunately for Clark almost all people, including Rapp, are not aware of his true self. President Xavier Hayes and Kennedy summon Mitch Rapp and ask him to assemble a team to infiltrate Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons production facility.