Transfer of Power

Transfer of Power

eBook - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
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. Reissue. 100,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin—soon to be a major motion picture

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.

Publisher: 2001
ISBN: 9780743449243
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: data file
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dtoneill
Jan 11, 2016

Great thriller, hard to put down, well thought out plot

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billmacrotarian
Jan 06, 2013

Transfer of Power was the first book published in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. There have since been two prequels. Transfer of Power is set mainly in Washington DC as Islamic terrorists capture the White House and hold hostages. The President remains safe for the time being but an indecisive Vice President who would like the top job for himself blocks quick efforts to effect a rescue. The responsibility falls on Mitch Rapp to take out the terrorists and free the hostages.

Transfer is a nail-biter and top notch thriller. On the down side there is no balance to the terrorists. I would like to have seen some good Muslims portrayed in the novel to offset the stereotypes. Also, I have a problem with some of Flynn’s grammar. Flynn never refers to “The person who did…” it’s always “The person that did…” While this usage has become common, editors should be pouncing on it. Flaws aside, Transfer of Power has great suspense, twists, and action sequences. Where’s the movie?

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BradfordCaslon
May 17, 2011

This red cover version is a paperback and quite uncomfortable to hold.

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tedrich2921
Nov 11, 2007

Flynn is a fantastic writer. The action never stops and the story never drags. You won't get bored reading this book!

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