What if America's politicians were held accountable for their broken promises -- and made to pay for their corruption? With a unique flair for heart-pounding dramatic tension, meshed with the technical precision of Tom Clancy, author Vince Flynn brings to life a chillingly credible scenario of Washington under siege -- in a provocative, edge-of ...
What if America's politicians were held accountable for their broken promises -- and made to pay for their corruption? With a unique flair for heart-pounding dramatic tension, meshed with the technical precision of Tom Clancy, author Vince Flynn brings to life a chillingly credible scenario of Washington under siege -- in a provocative, edge-of-your-seat political thriller. In a night of shattering brutality, three of Washington's most powerful and unscrupulous politicians have been executed with surgical precision. Their assassins, vanishing without a trace, have delivered a shocking ultimatum to the leaders of the American government: set aside petty, partisan politics and restore power to the people, or be held to deadly account. No one, they warn, is out of their reach -- not even the president. A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals that the killers are stealth experts, elite military commandos with the proven capacity to penetrate the tightest security and neutralize any target. But no one knows exactly who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O'Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country's future. Compelled by his memories and by his sense of honor, O'Rourke confides in the one woman he trusts, crusading journalist Liz Scarlatti, only to uncover hidden land mines of corruption and murder among the highest ranks of leadership. But as the casualties continue to mount, O'Rourke and Scarlatti make a terrifying discovery -- an appalling truth that the American people can never know if the nation is to survive. Delivered with thedead-on impact of a sniper's bullet, TERM LIMITS is a tour de force of authenticity and suspense, an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision in which the ultimate American ideal -- a government of the people -- is taken to a devastating extreme.
Very Good+ in Near Fine jacket. First Edition thus. Wow---Vince Flynn's first book was published in 1997 by Cloak and Dagger, then picked up by Pocket a year later, and in 2004 this issue is published by Atria. Three hardcover publishers for the same title. This is the first thus edition published by Atria in 2004. Tight and straight, slightly nudged at spine ends; and there is small, light speck spot to fore edge. Still quite nice.
Fine in fine dust jacket. 2004. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. First Print. Author's first book. The book was first published in 1997. This is the first printing of Atria publishing company. Dust jacket is protected with a Mylar cover. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Our founding fathers could never have foreseen that we would want to put "Term Limits" on the persons we elected to lead us. Great story and wonderful details about the Secret Service and Special forces. A good read worth the time. Here is a inside look at political power and the way goverment moves, all in a action thriller.
Dec 18, 2010
Good reading, espeically now.
It was a little slow in the beginning, but he pace picks up as you get a third of the way thru it.
Aug 26, 2010
Fictional tale set in exactly today's political climate. Chillingly realistic ...... Too bad these term limits are a bit extreme ..... But so very necessary.
Dec 24, 2009
Vince Flynn books should be read by all our politicians in Wash DC. Unfortunately, there are not politicians with fortitude and pride featured in Vince Flynn books. Good story!
Oct 13, 2007
After accidentally stumbling over one of this author's books, I have read or am presently reading the rest of his books. I am a big fan of this type of book and I think he is one of the best! In quite a few areas you could almost think it is NON-FICTION. I truly hope he has more in the oven...........
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