Transfer Of Power

Transfer Of Power

Paperback - 2010
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#1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin --soon to be a major motion picture

America's most powerful leader becomes its prime target, a "nightmarish" ( Booklist ) scenario made all-too-real in this Mitch Rapp thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn.

The stately calm of a Washington morning is shattered when a group of terrorists descends, killing dozens and taking nearly one hundred hostages as they massacre their way into the White House. The Secret Service evacuates the president to an underground bunker--and while officials argue over how to negotiate with the enemy, Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism operative, moves stealthily among the hidden corridors and secret passageways of the executive mansion, to save the hostages before the terrorists reach the president. But another adversary--someone within Washington's elite--is determined to see Rapp's rescue mission fail.
Publisher: New York : Pocket, 2010
ISBN: 9781439197035
1439197032

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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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