In one bloody night, three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are executed with surgical precision. Their assassins then deliver a shocking ultimatum to the American government: set aside partisan politics and restore power to the people. No one, they warn, is out of their reach—not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals the killers are elite military commandos, but no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O’Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country’s future.
©2009 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"A page-turning read." (Larry King, USA Today)
"Ingenious....Outpaces anything recently published, including Baldacci and Clancy." (Florida Times-Union)
"A roller-coaster, edge-of-your-seat thriller with loads of insiders' lowdown on D.C. politics." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
Research Technologist with deep interests in Host Cell - Pathogen Interactions & Cancer Research. I enjoy and mostly listen to Non-Fiction audiobooks on Medicine/Science, War and History. I also like to Game when I'm not in the lab.
This is one of the best books I've listened in a while and getting all other books in the series after this. Story, climax and narration were all perfect. Narrator Nick Sullivan did a wonderful job with the different voices and really loved it. I recommend this to all and Vince Flynn, may you soul rest in Perfect Peace. Love your work and hope you still around.
I enjoy being able to highlight and notate the 'pages' w/o messing up the paper pages of a book. being able to listen while working and still getting work done (something I wasn't sure I could do) is great and adds to the time I now have to get books 'read'!
I titled this horrified because when I first read this at the suggestion of a friend I was horrified by the story and horrified again that I liked it! since then I have read all of Vince Flynn's books and have them on my shelf right next to Tolkien which is how much I love and honor him and the characters he has given us. God bless Vince Flynn - the world is lessened by his passing.
Great novel. It takes place in modern day US. Too real to not get sucked into the story line. Wish I could give it 6 stars. This is a story about patriots taking back their country from the corrupt and greedy.
Is actually listened to all the other Vince Flynn books prior to this. It's a great introduction to the whole cast of characters minus Mitch Rapp.
TERM LIMITS always seems to ramp up just when I'm about to put it down. Even though I knew good would prevail over evil it kept me wondering how it would occur and how bad evil could get.
There were some hokey parts such as COS addressing POTUS by first name.
Overall I give it 4.3.
I've read this book multiple times. Listening in audio format was even more enjoyable. An exciting read with an interesting story line.
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