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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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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 |
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  Amanda105 | Sep 5, 2016 |
[Transfer of Power] by Vince Flynn

This is actually book 3 in the Mitch Rapp Series, but the first book published in this series. I have read the first two books (chronologically) and have to say I feel Vince Flynn had honed his art more by the time he wrote those ones. This was a very enjoyable read but was a tad longer than it needed to be and as a result I felt it lost a bit of tension. It did take me a while to get into it but was very enjoyable and compulsive once I had got into it. It is basically about a terrorist attack on the White House and the resulting drama that ensues. It did feel a touch dated as it was written prior to the toppling of Saddam Hussein but very topical other than that in it's subject matter. Would certainly recommend this series to others having now read 4 in the series. ( )
  Andrew-theQM | Jul 25, 2016 |
This is the first book by this author that I have read but it definitely won't be the last. ( )
  Rich_B | Jun 2, 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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