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Publisher's Summary

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

Critic Reviews

"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)

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Not a big fan of Nick Sullivan

I'm not trying to be critical but I'm not a fan of the way that he performs. He uses the same voice for most of his characters, which makes it difficult to distinguish who is speaking.

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Fantastic!!!

loved the book. was definitely not a fan of the narrator. Enjoyed George G much more.

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great story

great story and very good voice talent makes the story even better. love the series

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Not his best

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

NO

If you’ve listened to books by Vince Flynn before, how does this one compare?

I loved the first in the Mitch Rapp series, his "original story." However, this book seems very contrived. The idea of terrorists taking over the White House is a bit incredible. The action seems choppy and while the language is simple, like always, this time there seems an uncomfortable emphasis on the model names and numbers of guns. If you're a gun enthusiast, you might like this book. The rest of you, stay clear.

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Suspense+++

Incredible story. All the elements of intrigue, determination, human strength and faults. A wild ride. Flynn is terrific!

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the best in the series so far...

although sometimes feels like action movie, there are some very deep thoughts with very relevant ideas.

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Another Hit!

As a Mitch Rapp fan, I have to give this one a thumbs up! As a listener, I didn't want to get out of the car.

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Not George

I love these books but I need George narrating. Nothing against Nick but he's no George.

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no character development. good political thriller.

I didn't have any reason to be emotionally caught up in the story. And thrillers are about that. I'm waiting for Cruz/Rapp to become a person, as well as the rest of the team. After this third story, they are still only position/titles.

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Great Listen

I prefer George Guidall to the narrator in this, but still a great story overall. Highly recommend.