On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through ...
On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker - but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken. While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the crisis. Mitch Rapp, the CIA's top counterterrorism agent, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington's power elite had thought. And, in a race against time, he makes a chilling discovery that could determine the fate of America - and realizes that the terrorist attack is only the beginning of a master scheme to undermine an entire nation.
Great storyteller...wonderful detail and action. We get to read the mind of our hero and his foe. The action moves along at a nice clip, the details of the White House put you there. The other charcters are well drawn out, and even when they are killed or die a chapter later, you feel for them or understand them. This is worth reading just for the insight into the White House. An action fan will not be sorry. I enjoyed every minute of "Transfer of Power".
Feb 10, 2011
Transfer of Power
This is the first Vince Flynn book I have read. Heard a lot about him from others and it did not disappoint. GREAT book. Do yourself a favor and read it.
Dec 30, 2010
Transfer of Power
An excellent book, as is every book by Vince Flynn!
Oct 1, 2009
The whole book will keep you guessing from
beginning to end. It starts out innocent and when you get past the beginning you won't believe what happens next!!! I highly recommend Vince Flynn's
Rapp series!!! If you like intrigue you will like this book!!
Mar 8, 2008
A Genuine Hero
Written in 1999, of course, before 9-11, this book is about the takeover of the White House by terrorists. An interesting point made by a Secret Service agent, is the realization that there is no way to protect against or prevent an airplane loaded with explosives from crashing into the building. This was before the no-fly zone over the White House. This book introduces Anna Rielly, whom Mitch Rapp later marries. She is one of the hostages and they meet when he saves her life. A genuine hero. He almost single-handedly gathers intelligence, takes down the terrorists, and saves the President. A well-told story with a lot of action and suspense.
Publishers Weekly, 1999-06-21 In this long political thriller staged almost entirely around a hostage standoff, Flynn makes maximum use of his White House setting, and 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. The villains are led by Rafique Aziz, a notorious Arab terrorist whose band of thugs takes over the White House by finding a weak point in American politics: they pose as wealthy campaign contributors and are welcomed through the front door. President Robert Hayes manages to escape to his bunker moments before the bloodbath, but religious zealot Aziz takes almost 100 hostages, seals off the White House and begins making demands, of which large sums of cash are just the beginning. With the president incommunicado and weak-willed yet power hungry Vice President Sherman Baxter in charge, the Pentagon and the CIA resort to their secret weapon: commando extraordinaire Mitch Rapp. After sneaking into the bowels of the Executive Mansion through an air duct, Rapp steadily disrupts the terrorists' well-laid plans. He finally calls in reinforcements when Aziz begins drilling into the president's bunker. It's a long haul to the finish, but Flynn (Term Limits) compensates for some stereotyping by creating dynamic tension between the main players, especially between military leaders and politicians, and between Rapp and Aziz. His description of the White House is impressive; readers will wonder if the secret passageways, hidden rooms and clever deception devices that help load this story with seemingly endless intrigue, really exist. Agent, Sloan Harris. 15-city author tour. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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