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)
I have read it more than once and would continue to read and listen-what a great follow up to a great start. Flynn has continuously been a best selling author for strong obvious reasons.
I don't understand people antipathy for this narrator and their like of George guidal in all the others. his voice is better suited-it is stronger and not so particular as georges.
I started with American Assassin and then Kill Shot. I strongly recommend that everyone else do the same. Transfer of Power was the best yet by far. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
FANTASTIC!!! you can't get much better then Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp. I have read the books BUT the Audible version is so much better.
I'm a bored Alabamian looking for a way to escape!
This book reminds me of Die Hard or The Hunt for Red October or any really big summer blockbuster movie. Of course, if I tried hard enough, I could find a few flaws in character development, on in the details of the weaponry, or if some particular street runs one-way or both ways. But who really cares about that? Do I want to read (listen) to the book or dissect it? I want to read it and escape into the world of Mitch Rapp, the CIA and the political intrigue of Washington, D.C. I liked the story and the characters from the President, CIA Director Stansfield, Irene Kennedy down to the bad guys. And Mitch Rapp? He's so cool, I've been racking my brain to figure out who would play him in the movie because it reads (and sounds) like a movie!
The narrator, Nick Sullivan does an excellent job with the characters. He would change the inflections and cadences of the characters and made them sound uniquely different. Main characters from Term Limits appear as secondary characters and enhance the story. And he did a good job of remembering how they spoke in that audiobook. Many people did not like him, but I had no complaints. Perhaps they didn't start at the beginning with Term Limits and continue from there. But my favorite voice was that of Director Stansfield. Mr. Sullivan made this character sound 70-90 years of age, with a light and wispy voice chocked full of gravel, but heavy on wisdom and subterfuge.
There wasn't really a dull moment in the book. I kept waiting for the thud of minutiae and the boring buildup to another sensational blast of mayhem, but it really didn't come. Not like that. It was a nonstop rollercoaster ride of fun....the definition of a summer movie blockbuster.
This is an action packed book that will keep you on your toes and aching for more at every turn. The story was great, the narration was good, and many of the main characters from the first two books carry on. Why then, might you ask, did I only give it 4 stars? I was confused. The transition from the first two books was not there. Now, I know this was originally the first book and the other two were written many years later, but that is my point. Vince could have easily made the transition a little smoother. So to help ease the questions of others like me, suddenly a decade has passed, people's careers have progressed and Mitch no longer has a relationship with his gorgeous, sexy, Swiss blonde.
With those facts in mind, you should adore this book if you love action.
yes if you like this kind of book.
Good ideas for making subject come alive.
For the most part.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Vince Flynn was the top shelf in his political thrillers. What is eerie about his work is his almost prophetic writing.
10 or 12 years ahead of the game. His character, Mitch Rapp, should be the hero that everyone loves. However, politicians either love or hate him. They want to take him down or make him take the fall. Most just want him to disappear, but he is the first one they call on when a superhuman job needs to be done.
In Transfer of Power, the White House is attacked. The president is safe in an underground bunker and there are almost 100 hostages taken. The CIA sends in Mitch Rapp, because he is the best of the best counter-terrorism operative.
Washington D.C.'s power elite are all fighting for a place to take over when the president "presumably" cannot give orders or dies. Rapp figures out the political maneuvers as he and a couple unlikely 'helpers' do their best to physically rescue the president and hostages - without alerting the on site terrorists.
Vince Flynn was a genius and as a reader I miss his writing so much. I am hopeful that Kyle Mills can manage the task of continuing Flynn & Mitch Rapp's story that Flynn so perfectly showed us.
A lot of the reviews complain about Nick Sullivan and his performance. I didn't find it lacking too much. Of course, when you have been spoiled by George Guilall his low register and growling voice, it is hard to measure. I think that Nick Sullivan did a good to job.
I am really enjoying listening to this series again and have great optimism for the next three that will be added.
Notes: Violence, Strong language
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