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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

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 |
Very entertaining ( )
  ko40370 | Mar 26, 2016 |
Not a bad little action book. Pretty familiar tropes about a spec ops "soldier" but still a pretty good read. ( )
  biggs1399 | Jan 19, 2016 |
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 |
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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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