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)
A juvenile take on the political thriller at best, Term Limits would certainly have benefited from completely formed characters rather than the paper cut-outs that Flynn utilizes.
The narrator did a credible job with an un-credible story.
My reaction was mostly one of disgust. I would imagine seeing the KKK glorified as heroes in "Birth Of A Nation" would be a similar experience to reading this drivel.
I have never read "The Turner Diaries", and now I don't have to.
Scary book you learn a lot great characters
Great action drags al little in the middle perfect book for working out Sandy
Of the 50 Audible books I have experienced, this is one of the more compelling. The story is complex and driving. I found that I could not stop listening. As a side point of interest, I was fascinated by how much technology has changed in the 19 years since the book was published. The story exists in a world without extensive smart phones use and limited surveillance techniques. It is an interesting pre- 9-11 take on the nation.
I didn't give the story five star because of the overall tone. As a three decade resident of the DC area it annoyed me that the domestic murderers were portrayed as heroes through out the book. Yeah., we all have fantasies about killing off incompetent obstructionist members of Congress. The black op killings in this book are NOT acts of patriotism. They are acts of domestic terrorism. "Old Grandpa" is not a hero. He is a old, rich entitled white guy who is a murdering terrorist
50 something, retired professional, mother, grandmother, wife.
I assume the military technology is as dated as the pagers. but it is still an interesting premiss and a fairly good story. no surprises.
excellent story excellent performance enjoyed it from start to finish and I highly recommend it
No, there are no good guys in this book. I expected a good vs. evil story and got evil vs. more evil. Not the author's best effort.
Well crafted plot exposes seedier sides of politics and unchecked personal ambition. Flynn, like Brad Thor often punish the CIA and FBI, but they come off as competently practical in dealing with issues that could fracture the government. Hard to stop listening.
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