Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 672 Pages, 3.94 × 7.48 × 1.18 in
Published: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Pocket Star
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1439197032
ISBN - 13: 9781439197035
About the Book
Now in premium, the first pulse-pounding thriller in Vince Flynn's #1 "New York Times "bestselling Mitch Rapp series.
Read from the Book
Chapter One Washington, D.C. A fine mist fell from the darkening spring sky as the black limousine turned off of E Street. The armor-plated car weaved through the concrete-and-steel barricades at a speed suggesting urgency. As the limousine turned onto West Executive Drive, it slowed briefly for the heavy black gate to open, and then sped forward. After splashing through several puddles, the limo came to an abrupt stop in front of the ground-floor entrance to the West Wing of the White House. The rear passenger door opened immediately, and Dr. Irene Kennedy stepped from the car. She walked under the long off-white awning that extended from the building to the curb and paused to let her boss catch up. Thomas Stansfield slowly climbed out of the limo and buttoned the jacket of his charcoal gray suit. At seventy-nine years of age Stansfield was an icon in the intelligence community. His career dated all the way back to World War II and the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. Stansfield had been one of Wild Bill Donovan''s recruits almost sixty years earlier -- a different war fought by a different breed. Stansfield was the last one. Now they were all gone, retired or dead, and it wouldn''t be much longer before he turned over the reins of power at the much-maligned and embattled intelligence agency. The CIA had changed during his tenure. More precisely, the threats had changed, and the CIA was forced to change with them. The old static days of a two-superpower world were long gone, r
From the Publisher
#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn
delivers a heart-pounding novel that poses an alarming and timely
question right out of today's headlines: What if America's most
powerful leader was also its prime target?
TRANSFER OF POWER
On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House
is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion.
The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before
nearly one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top
counterterrorism operative sent in to take control of the crisis,
determines that the president is not as safe as Washington's power
elite had thought. Indeed, Rapp has made a chilling discovery that
could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own
government wants his rescue attempt to fail.
About the Author
Author Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1966. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota and went to work as an account and sales marketing specialist for Kraft Foods. In 1990, he accepted an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps, but was medically disqualified before starting the program. While writing his first book, he worked as a bartender. Four of his political thriller novels have spent several weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He is also a story consultant for the televion series 24. He currently lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.
Discus Like Term Limits, Transfer of Power is a
feverishly paced, ingeniously plotted political thriller that
vivdly dramatizes a stunning premise. Filled with authentic
technical details....it takes readers inside America''s highest
political and military circles while placing the president of the
United States squarely in the line of terrorist fire.