CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp falls prey to government forces with an agenda of their own after Dr. Irene Kennedy is named the successor to dying CIA Director Thomas Stansfield—a choice that enrages many inside the world’s most powerful intelligence agency. Her detractors will resort to extreme measures to prevent her from taking the reins—which makes Rapp an expendable asset. But Mitch Rapp is no one’s pawn, and he will stop at nothing to find out who has set him up.
Hear Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top operative, battle global terrorism in more of Vince Flynn's political thrillers.
©2011 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"Flynn hits his stride in this thriller about high-end Washington politics...[he] has an exciting, Ludlum-like series going here." (Booklist)
"Flynn's latest thriller...is an old-school spy story...updated with heavy helpings of international intrigue and domestic politicking and betrayal." (Library Journal)
"Fans of Ludlum and Clancy will want to check it out.' (Pioneer Press)
This is a great start of a story but it's like a TV series. The author has clear designs on making this a two or more book series. That's fine but that should be indicated prior to buying the book. I feel cheated. Bo Hiss Mr Flynn just handed me a "Mickey Flynn" and you know it.
I bought the unabridged version before listening to Transfer of Power - Nick Sullivan is NOT the voice to use for Mitch Rapp. Although the end of book left you hang... just getting to the end is a painful process when listening to someone who cannot convey the intensity of what these stories need. GET ARMAND TO DO ALL YOUR UNABRIDGED WORK!
Never read the print version but I definitely love the audiobook.
The ending was to me the most memorable part of the book because it was not really an ending.
No I have not listened to another one of his audios but he did a good job.
It kept me on the edge of my seat and also frustrated me at times because of how the action was played out. That frustration or anxiousness was a good thing!
Yes, for the mere fact that you don't expect the ending.
I enjoy Mitch Rapp but this had no ending. Obviously it is transitioning into the next book, but there could have been a better ending.
Don't care too much for this narrator.
"The Third Option"
I read this book back in the early 2000's and enjoyed it then. I have just purchased the audio version and have again found the characters engaging, the story intriguing and the political infighting very disturbing!
If you are new to Vince Flynn read the books in order. He is a writer who will be missed.
Loved this book. Clever "political" thriller revolving around the secretive world of the CIA and the protection of "the Land of The Free". While dirty deeds and treachery are the corner stones of the "Intelligence" world there is a clear distinction made between the " baddies and the good guys" . A thoroughly entertaining yarn not as cerebrally challenging as a John le Carre but more substantial, believable and rewarding than a typical James Bond.
A little too intricate in the upper levels of Washington and not enough Mitch Rapp action! Still a good story though!
"Another great Mitch adventure"
Another fast pace adventure for Mitch, found myself driving the long way home just to be in the car longer.
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