Transfer of Power - Vince Flynn

Transfer of Power

By Vince Flynn

  • Release Date: 2001-11-09
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,519 Ratings

Description

What if America's most powerful leader was also its prime target?
Vince Flynn's shattering thriller, Term Limits, soared onto national bestseller lists and marked the emergence of a new master of political fiction in the same league as Tom Clancy. In USA Today, Larry King called Term Limits "a page-turning read," while critics and readers nationwide praised its riveting premise of Washington under siege -- a scenario made chillingly real by this superb storyteller. Now, Flynn infiltrates America's power structure at its very core, in a new novel that places the president of the United States in the direct line of terrorist fire.
On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.
While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, stepping terrifyingly close to the enemy, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker. In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail.
With the crackling tension and explosive action that made Term Limits "a roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune), Vince Flynn delivers Transfer of Power -- a blockbuster novel that carries us just beyond today's headlines.

Reviews

  • The de

    3
    By zombiemesa6
    dThe he is
  • Awesome

    5
    By Derekhawes
    Absolute page turner, live the character of Mitch Rapp! One of the best books I have ever read.
  • Non stop action

    5
    By Island pita
    One of the best Mitch Rapp books. Could not read fast enough. Had me holding my breath. Definitely one to read!
  • Transfer of Power

    5
    By Jim's I TOUCH
    Superb, fast paced all the way.
  • Solid summer read

    5
    By Fenian Brassard
    Started this on a Jet Blue flight out of Fort Myers and couldn't put it down. A bit wordy here and there, but writers do like the sound of their own voice. It goes where you expect and it's a great ride.
  • DLP

    5
    By Woods/Barrington
    A great read. I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend it to anyone who loves thrillers.
  • Best book I've read.

    5
    By Southern Flower
    This was probably the best book I've ever read...couldn't put it down. It had all the elements necessary to keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. Kudos to the author. Now, I need to download another one and let the fun continue.
  • Great book

    5
    By Capt'n 443
    Awesome novel
  • Amazing book!

    5
    By JSTEW12
    I am in love with the Mitch Rapp series I can't get enough!
  • Fun but ...

    3
    By movieguy2011
    I read the newest two Vince Flynn (Mitch Rapp Series) novels and loved them, so I decided to go from the beginning and read all of them. This was my seventh and I must say it is a bit different than the rest. Namely, it starts real slow and that is unusual for Flynn. Basically, you could take the first half of the book and condense it into two chapters. There was so much repetition, I spent most of the time skimming. He included a lot of word for word background from pervious novels and I found that very disappointing. If I wanted to know what happened in previous books, I would have bought them (and I did). Anyway other that a LOT of repeating himself, the story finally took off as I had hoped it would and became a fun read in the second half. I did NOT notice this repetition in any of Flynns other books so don't give up if this was your first one. Overall they are great, fast paced, hard to put down novels. This one is just three stars for a repetitious first half. (I've already bought the next one, so I have high hopes that this was a fluke).