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Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

Transfer of Power (edition 2010)

by Vince Flynn

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Title:Transfer of Power
Authors:Vince Flynn
Info:Pocket Star (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 672 pages
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Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

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Mitch Rapp is the best counter-terrorist operative the CIA has. He has been hunting number one terrorist Rafique Aziz for nearly ten years, coming close several times and sporting a scar on his cheek as a constant reminder. When Rapp sees the opportunity to capture Fara Harut, Aziz's mentor, he takes it. The CIA then uses "cutting edge" measures to extract information from Harut, and find out That Aziz is planning an assault on the White House. Unfortunately, the information come a little late and Aziz is successful in his plan. The president however has made it to his bunker where he hopes to wait until a rescue operation is mounted. The terrorists have wired all entry points with explosives and control 76 hostages. They also jam all communications, cutting the president out of the loop and placing the Vice President temporarily in charge. Enter Mitch Rapp and an Unlikely partner Milt Adams. Together these two are the United States' best bet to end the standoff and free the hostages and the president. To find out if Mitch Rapp is successful in his attempt to save the White House and even the score with his nemesis Rafique Aziz. This book is full of action, political back stabbing, and secret alliances. I very much enjoyed this book. Vince Flynn will be missed very much. ( )
  NPJacobsen | Jun 19, 2015 |
Good read. ( )
  aujames95 | Jul 7, 2014 |
Definitely will be continuing the series. Great read! ( )
  wallerdc | Mar 26, 2014 |
Excellent story about terrorists taking over the White House. There's the political side of the story with the Vice President taking over, and the various security agencies trying to run things (CIA, FBI, Secret Service, Seal Team 6, Delta Force, etc., etc.) Mitch Rapp (aka The Iron Man) is our secret, inside man.

The book was written in 1999, so there are references to Saddam Hussein, and a couple other small things. But I loved this book - - - full of ACTION.

This is my first Vince Flynn book, but he has definitely moved up to my top 5 list of authors. ( )
1 vote blush48 | Jul 24, 2013 |
I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did but it was a very good read.

It was a book that was hard to put down, it goes at a fast pace for almost all 549 pages of the paperback edition I read.

The characters are developed and there is not so many you loose track of whose who. The plot though it has some less then realistic moments it isn't so far fetched that it becomes laughable.

One item I like is that in the political/spy thrillers a lot of books I read the authors get to much in to technicalities of accuracies they read more lie a text book the a work of fiction, thankfully Flynn avoids that but does give some insights of knowledge.

Bottom line is I will probably read another one of Flynn's book especially if it is part of the Mitch Rapp character series. ( )
  ScottKalas | Jun 10, 2013 |
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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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