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)
I listen while I drive and I love to drive
I always have enjoyed Vince Flynn I have downloaded and listened to all of them. this was one I downloaded in abridged format so I bought the unabridged version. there is a lot more to the story. However I must say I would hate to think the plot line was accepted as a plausible reality. Killing politicians to overthrow the government? sounds like a dictatorial plot to me. This was a fun book to listen to just don't get to serious about the plot. I like science fiction with implausible plots too. I just don't take them too seriously.
I have all i can get from Audible
shooting flairs at marine one
It was a fun book
No... Not a fan of narrator
Scott Coleman... Kick ass
Not much... Nothing personal, just really like George Guidall or Richard Ferrone.
When justice is meted out...
Retired 35 year policeman from So CA, relocated with my wife to South Carolina with "Toby" our cat. I listen to two books a week
Quality story, with excellent narration. If you love political dramas, this is a must listen.
I am a Physics and Engineering student.
This was mt first Vince Flynn book and I was not disappointed. I enjoyed listening to it and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys political thrillers. I think this is the only book in the series that does not include the very popular character Mitch Rapp, but I am pretty sure that in chronological order, this book comes first. I like to read books in chronological order and there are some characters from the Mitch Rapp books that also appear in this book.
I often find myself frustrated with the politicians in Washington and for that reason this book was particularly enjoyable to me. I think Flynn does a pretty good job at accurately portraying what would happen in a real life situation, and even though the story line is a bit fantastic, he seems to know what he is talking about.
I thought the narrator was very good. From what I have read in other people's reviews, there are many who would rather George Guidall over Nick Sullivan, but I thought Sullivan did well and I definitely wouldn't say that the book was ruined because of his narration.
“Never To Suffer Would Never To Have Been Blessed" - Edgar Allan Poe
The narrator is truly a gifted reader and is working exceptionally well in the field he was born to work in!
Oh, would that Mitch Rapp could drop in to help
Released some my own angst about how our elected leaders betray us
First two-thirds of the book would have benefitted from the energy and voice he found in the last 1/3rd of his narration.
Yes.Tom Hanks.Brad Pitt,
This story is likely the best on I have listened to to date. Our government has become so corrupt and powerful, this sort of thing is very likely to happen one day. This is a story hard to leave, once you have started listening.
Mr Sullivan did a wonderful job with the various voices of the different characters. An excellent performance!
If I had the time, I would no doubt listened to the whole story in one sitting. I plan to listen to it again to be sure I didn't miss anything.
The only thing I would suggest to Mr Flynn is to refrain using God's name in curses. It adds nothing to the story but takes away a lot.
Not really. I have listened to all the other books in this series and am spoiled with Mitch Rapp.(this one is pre-Rapp) Plus there is no better than George Guidell except maybe Will Patton in the James Lee Burke books……...
No Mitch Rapp….
Some of his characters were hard to listen too…...
Yes but just barely
This is not a Mitch Rapp book; however, you are introduced to some of the characters in the Rapp series. I think this should be standard reading for every politician! It reads (listens) like most of the Flynn books. The storyline is wishful thinking, but wouldn't it be nice if politicians had consequences for turning D.C. into thier own playground and stopped fighting for the people they represent.
Having read the Mitch Rapp books first, I was pleased by the effective and consistent introduction of the characters that would appear again and again in future books. WHile others have lamented that George Guidall did not do this read, I thought the reader did a great job.
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