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Make sure you have time to set aside!
on 29 October 2001
Make sure you have time set aside to read this because once started you will not want to put it down.
I was always a great fan of Tom Clancy but reading Vince Flynn's work to-date has changed my definition of a book that I just can't put down. Along with Patrick Robinson, Vince Flynn has been my favourite author of the past twelve months and I trust he will keep his brain cells busy to come up with more like this one.
Tom Clancy writes some great stuff but occassionally can get a bit bogged down with technical details whereas the flow of Vince Flynn's work is fast and furious throughout without losing a sense that the events that unfold could really happen.
You needn't have read his previous works Term Limits & Transfer of Power as this a great read in its own right but I loved the way this book brought strands together from both of these books which previously were almost entirely independent. By the end of the book I wanted more and was glad to see that the follow up to this, Balance of Power, had been released in hardback which I ordered immediately. This is also a cracking read!
My only slight criticism as a reader of the previous books and this applies to his latest one as well, is the slight repetition of background information which I found slightly tedious. However, I can fully forgive Mr Flynn as he has done this to enable to the books to be read by first timers and this is a great advantage to them.
Reading both The Third Option and Balance of Power in a week left me very tired from staying up late reading but more of the same from Vince Flynn is definitely in order!