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)
The audio edition adds some flair and the narrator does a fantastic job, but I feel that I would still be more of a paperback reader for Vince Flynn. There are a number of characters and locations that I find slightly harder to follow via voice.
Meeting the main character.
When Mitch Rapp storms the room, kills everyone inside and the Seal Team says, "Glad we could be here to see that".
For an action thriller there was not much action and the plot was stupid political mishmash.
Reader was fine.
Disappointment anger and irritation at the stupidity of the story and the absurdity of the characters. Either they were super human incapable of the slightest error or complete dolts incapable of a single reasonable decision. Not much humanity in any of them.
Where is George Guidall? Nick Sullivan was whiny and sounded absolutely bored. I had a hard time finishing the book. The only reason I kept listening was because I love the Mitch Rapp series.
Have George Guidall read it. Nick Sullivan ruined it for me.
yes. nothing fancy, just a good story that you couldn't wait to learn how it all turned out.
without spoiling it, the final scene in the story.
Olympus has Fallen :)
a good listen.
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
Yes, I could easily recommend not only this book but the entire series of book involving Mitch Rapp and his no nonsense and no BS way with dealing with anything that can lessen the safety of America or its allies.
Mitch Rapp of course who is the main character so he is and sure be my favorite character of this book. But Irene Kennedy is a close second. Rapp has a way about him. He became an assassin for the CIA because he lost his girlfriend from terrorists, so now that terrorists are back and hurting the US he going to kick some ass. He doesn't care what the politicians who don't know s**t about the real world care about his actions. He is here to protect the US and its allies.
Yes, if I had no responsibilities I would have listened to this and probably several of the other books in the series in a continuous listening episode.
" I have my mind... & a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge." -T.L.
I love Vince Flynn books, Mitch Rapp is by far my favorite character compared to just about everyone else - Horvath, Carr, Wells, Ledger, anyone else-- except Reacher... its a draw between the 2 and I see them as apples vs. oranges... Reacher is more a detective then espionage...Reacher rules the Investigators/detectives....
In espionage Rapp Rules... even Bourne is only better in the movies (which is sooooo uncommon, I didn't like the books as much), Rapp destroys any character made by Ludlum (Smith, Ambler, Janson, etc...)
This goes for all 12 books in the series, I think 12, I mean some are better then others but overall Mitch Rapp, unabridged, narrated by George Guidall... can't get much better then that if ur in the spy/military mood
This is a terrible book, essentially "weapons porn" in which the author hasn't met a weapon that he didn't document in excruciating detail, but the story and characters are paper-thin.
I'm a serious Audible Junkie, just can't get enough of this great company.
Haven't read it, but loved the audio version
The twist between politics and spys
All the tech stuff and the first scene when they grab the bad guy.
Couldn't stop listening, if you call that extreme
Going to get the whole series.
I am usually determined to get through any book I paid for. My husband laughs at me about that. But this one defeated me. I didn't make it through the first hour. I don't know how I picked it out and put it in my wish list.
I hate to pan a book because it's just my opinion. Another listener might like it. The reader sounded fine. But it's way below my normal reading level. I don't have the patience to be told what Israel is and what Hamas is. I already know that Persians speak Farsi. It was simplistic, all black/white, caricatures. I felt I was being talked down to by somebody who didn't have much to teach me. For folks who don't follow news, maybe a high schooler, this might be the one.
Maybe it was going to get better. But an hour was all I could stomach. Just sayin'.
Yes ... intriguing story .... but not captivating
Mitch Rapp .... of course
Yes .... but some of his voices were anoying
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