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Transfer of Power

by Vince Flynn

Pocket Star | December 28, 2010 | Mass Market Paperbound

Transfer of Power is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 6.
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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 672 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.4 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1439197032

ISBN - 13: 9781439197035

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Genuine Hero Written in 1999, of course, before 9-11, this book is about the takeover of the White House by terrorists. An interesting point made by one of the Secret Service agents, is the realization that there is no way to protect against or prevent an airplane loaded with explosives from crashing into the building. This was before the no-fly zone over the White House. This book introduces Anna Rielly, Mitch Rapp's future wife. She is one of the hostages and they meet when he saves her life. A genuine hero. He almost single-handedly gathers intelligence, takes down the terrorists and saves the President. A well-told story with a lot of action and suspense.
Date published: 2008-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Captivating Political Thriller Rafique Aziz, a notorious Arab terrorist finds a weak point in American politics. By posing as a wealthy campaign contributors he gains access to the White House. At the same time his group of thugs infiltrate the executive mansion, slaughtering dozens of innocent bystanders, taking numerous hostages, thus sealing off and taking control of the White House. President Hayes manages to escape to his underground bunker before the bloodbath. Top CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp is sent in to take control of the crisis. With Milt Adams, a retired secret service agent, they sneak into the Mansion through an air duct to collect intelligence and evaluate the situation. When an attempt to smuggle more agents in fails, Rapp must act on his own to save the President and hostages…….. Transfer of Power is a great introduction to the series as it lays the groundwork for the interactions between Flynn's characters and their respective roles in the government. The characters are deeply drawn and the villains particularly detestable. The plot was captivating and well thought out. The very idea of terrorists taking over the White House is almost unthinkable. The whole political scene with the interdepartmental clashes and wounded egos is easy to relate to. Fortunately, for us, this is merely a work of fiction and a good political thriller.
Date published: 2007-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth it Nice book.
Date published: 2001-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transfer of Power It is an exellently written novel, full of action. At times the action slows a tad, but it is very hard to put down. I read it in almost three days, ripping through it. This larg action book is a very entertaining novel, and woth reading.
Date published: 2000-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Transfer of Power Calling all THE WEST WING fans. If you like riviting action, interesting storylines and intricate plots, then you will enjoy this book. The author makes the story come alive by switching between scenes. You feel as though you are part of the action and intrigue. A must read for anyone who enjoys spy stories and learning more about how the political battle plays out in Washington.
Date published: 2000-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hey, your coffee is getting cold I have read Vince Flynn’s first novel (Term Limits) and it was okay. But this one is even better. From the very beginning you are with Mitch Rapp and his hair raising, nail biting no nonsense, get to the point and get the job done. As you enter the White House with him, your now Mitch and the tension in the book gets thick and you know that something has to go wrong with the mission. Just when the plot slows down enough, you give yourself breather from the read and shake off the stress. You get up and make yourself a cup of coffee or a drink. Then you go back to the book. And even when the plot slows down you know that he has to get caught and so you read on. With all the Generals and Department Heads and Congressmen and a weak and hunger Vice President wanting to be the President all sticking their finger in the pie, how could the mission succeed and so the tension mounts and as you reach for your cup of coffee or drink you find that it had gotten cold or warm. Enjoy the read
Date published: 2000-06-17

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Transfer of Power

by Vince Flynn

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 672 pages, 7.5 × 4.12 × 1.4 in

Published: December 28, 2010

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

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.

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Transfer of Power 1 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 wove 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 worl
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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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

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.
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