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Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

Transfer of Power

by Vince Flynn

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Series: Mitch Rapp (3)

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the action is well paced and the ending was both exciting and believable, avoiding cliche over-the-top stunts that would have spoiled it. I will pick up the next book in the series soon. ( )
  Brauer11431 | Apr 16, 2019 |
This is a very solid continuation of the Mitch Rapp series. In "Transfer of Power", terrorists take over the White House and threaten to blow it up along with dozens of hostages. As the president takes refuge in a secret White House bunker, the power of the presidency is transferred to the weak-minded, yet power-mad VP. A conflict of interests occur within our government as the leaders of the CIA and Joint Chiefs work to get the president to safety and the hostages freed. The VP, on the other hand, sees this crisis as an opportunity to truly ascend to the "throne" and actually works against the plan.

Rapp is called in to find a way to get the president to safety without the VP finding out about it (because he would surely nix the plan). As Rapp works his way through the White House catacombs (with the help of a retired employee who knows all the secret passages), the world holds its collective breath because a peaceful solution is all but lost.

Author Vince Flynn pens a tightly-woven story (a little wordy at times) that's filled with plenty of action and great characters. The terrorist Aziz is especially distasteful, but no more so than the VP's chief of staff who epitomizes greed, unethical behavior, and power madness.

Fans of the series will love this book. Those new to the series might want to read the first two stories for some background info on Rapp and his CIA counterparts, but it's not absolutely necessary to enjoy this novel. ( )
  coachtim30 | Jun 22, 2018 |
Excellent story about terrorists taking over the White House. Then, the various and multiple agencies try to help; but Ironman is the hero! There are actually several heros and some very nasty bad guys. Flynn writes well and the book is readable/listenable with exciting parts tinged with research that you might never know if you did not read this book. As others have stated, if you liked "24", you'll like this book. ( )
  buffalogr | Sep 10, 2016 |
Having difficulty reading in general so won't count that against the difficulty encountered while reading this. I do feel that this could have been 50-100 pages shorter. Too much detail at times for such a long series. I think that some of the technical details could have been omitted without harming the story.

Published in 1999, this was not at all dated, in fact if it were released as new today, it would be quite believable. For this genre that's impressive!

Curious to find out where the primary characters go from here as there were hints at minor and critical changes that might be coming.

I added an extra half star for the right ending--not a lot of authors would have had the guts :) ( )
  debavp | Sep 7, 2016 |
4.5 / 5 ( )
  Amanda105 | Sep 5, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671023209, Mass Market Paperback)

What if America's most powerful leader was also its prime target?

On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered as terrorists gain control of the executive mansion, slaughtering dozens of people. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly one hundred hostages are taken. One man is sent in to take control of the crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, determines that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. Moving among the corridors of the White House, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail.

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When a gang of terrorists seizes control of the White House, taking hostages, leaving many dead, and driving the president to a secret bunker, it is up to the CIA's top counterterrorism specialist, Mitch Rapp, to stop the insurrection.

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