On a busy Washington morning, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a deadly terrorist attack on the executive mansion. The president is evacuated to an underground bunker, but not before nearly 100 hostages are taken.
Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top counterterrorism operative, is sent in to take control of the crisis and determines that the president is not as safe as Washington’s power elite had thought. Indeed, Rapp has made a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core: someone within his own government wants his rescue attempt to fail.
Hear Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top operative, battle global terrorism in more of Vince Flynn's political thrillers.
©1999 Vince Flynn (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
"Endless intrigue... Flynn mixes in a spicy broth of brutal terrorists, heroic commandos, and enough secret-agent hijinks to keep the confrontation bubbling until its flag-raising end." (Publishers Weekly)
"Transfer of Power emerges in its sense of authenticity, depth of research, and almost seamless dramatic scenario....One of Flynn's finest skills as an up-and-coming young master of the genre of political thrillers is his ability to create a cast of compelling characters." (Bookpage)
Great storyline, but the narrator was terrible. He barely changed the voice he used for the different characters. I felt like a non-professional was reading it.
Should have used a different narrator.
Maybe. By the second chapter, I seriously considered returning the book because of the narrator. I chose to stick it out.
I really love this series, but I will not listen to "The Third Option" because it is read by the same narrator.
Strong characters in all genres. and narrators who don't ham it up.
No. The hero has some pretty contrived weaknesses, and the emphasis on politics and victims drags the reader through the lowest common denominator in people reactions. Why would we want to spend so much time thinking how these losers think?
The reader was good but the book was not very enjoyable.
It might be a good action movie if it was cut down significantly and we didnt have to listen to the stupidity of politicians trying to stab each other
I really like the stories and that's what got me through the narrator. The other narrator makes you feel like your almost loving the story, this guy sounds like he's reading it. At first it took away from the book and I really think he butchered the feel of the characters but in the end it worked out.
I'm looking forward to getting back to Vince as the narrator.
I love Thomas Standsfield the guy is always cool and seven steps ahead. I really look forward to the point where he sticks it to the dumbasses that are always working from some demented angle.
It's also kinda scary to see the parallels between the people of action and those always working the politics from. From the book you can see these things happen in real life
Like all spy, shoot-em-up stories, this one has some gaps in real world believability. However, the author does a good job hiding these necessary literary devices. Narration is good, but some technical names and words are mispronounced.
Grandpapa, Enginer, Eagle Scout. Favorite book = Last of the Breed. Greatly enjoy Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.
Action, Suspense, Details
Some of the Scott Harvath series books.
Action throughout the book. Never want to stop my iPod.
Can't get enough of Mitch Rapp.
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