Transfer of Power

Transfer of Power❴PDF / Epub❵ ★ Transfer of Power Author Vince Flynn – Oaklandjobs.co.uk 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 d 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 Transfer of ePUB ✓ how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responses and political agendas surrounding the chaotic crisis Mitch Rapp, the CIA s top counterterrorism operative, makes his way into the White House and soon discovers that the president is not as safe as Washington s power elite had thought Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House, stepping terrifyingly close to the enemy, Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from the safety of his bunker In a race against time, Rapp makes a chilling discovery that could rock Washington to its core someone within his own government is maneuvering in hopes that his rescue attempt will fail. It s been a long time since I read a political thriller, or any kind of thriller This book was prophetic, and hence became a trendsetter of a bestseller Did the author write his debut novel thinking it might be his last I asked that question while reading, because crazy things happen, and the scope and the stakes are off the charts I absolutely loved the pacing of Transfer of Power The way the late author achieved this monstrous pacing is by involving the bit players in the action and weavi It s been a long time since I read a political thriller, or any kind of thriller This book was prophetic, and hence became a trendsetter of a bestseller Did the author write his debut novel thinking it might be his last I asked that question while reading, because crazy things happen, and the scope and the stakes are off the charts I absolutely loved the pacing of Transfer of Power The way the late author achieved this monstrous pacing is by involving the bit players in the action and weaving an intelligent relationship between these characters I was shocked to see how underused the gun toting hero, Mitch Rapp, was This decision enhanced the story in a subtle way Rapp is not your typical thriller star with the mind of 5 oxen and the strength of Einstein No, I meant the opposite Anyway Vince Flynn wrote a story that was smart and simply not cheap Not gimmicky, stupid, or trivial At its heart this book has an unoriginal blueprint, but so much happens I m flummoxed as to what will happen next How can the danger of being a shadowy hitman be replicated with such nous without treading trodden ground You must read this one I really enjoyed this book, which is the fourth novel I ve read by the author The other three books I ve read are The Third Option, Kill Shot and his debut Term Limits.Bandar Abbas, Iran.It starts off with Mitch Rapp on a mission with Seal Team Six to retrieve abduct, Sheik Fara Harut, leader of Hezzbollah a militant Islamic Group, who is believed to have information about an imminent attack that is going to take place somewhere in the United States Once the mission is accomplished, whi I really enjoyed this book, which is the fourth novel I ve read by the author The other three books I ve read are The Third Option, Kill Shot and his debut Term Limits.Bandar Abbas, Iran.It starts off with Mitch Rapp on a mission with Seal Team Six to retrieve abduct, Sheik Fara Harut, leader of Hezzbollah a militant Islamic Group, who is believed to have information about an imminent attack that is going to take place somewhere in the United States Once the mission is accomplished, which doesn t go to plan, Harut is to be questioned interrogated by Jane Hornig, who specialises in getting people to flap their gums which he does, as he s being conveyed back to the States and that s when Rapp learns some unsettling information just a little too late.Back in the States, Rafique Aziz, posing as Prince Kalib a contributor is meeting with Russ Piper of the DNC Democratic National Committee , to set up a meeting with the President of the United States, which is Aziz s way of getting into the White House Elsewhere, Muammar Bengazi, is hiding in the back of a white linens truck, with other terrorists, waiting for the moment to strike their plan is to gain access to the Treasury Tunnel that leads to the basement of the White House When Aziz finally gets his chance to meet with the President, he taps a button on his watch to let Abu Hasan, Bengazi and the others know that the time has come to strike Aziz s initial plan was to grab the President in the Oval Office, but that doesn t go the way he wanted when a vigilant Secret Service Agent Jack Warck finds out about the last minute meeting between Prince Kalib and the Commander in Chief Anyway, before Aziz can make his move, Warck and other agents surround the President and rush him to his new bunker, that s not quite finished Aziz isn t too worried about the missed opportunity of grabbing the President, as he s got a contingency plan in place as well as hostages.Mitch Rapp reminds me of Sam Fisher Splinter Cell game and Jack Bauer There are a number of key players and agencies trying to bring a resolution to the crisis HRT Hostage Response Team , Delta Force and Seal Team Six There are multiple POV White House, Pentagon, Langley, Vice President s Residence Naval Observatory , and the CIA, etc So it stays interesting throughout There are quite a few tense moments, as well as the President may not be as safe, as they originally thought In summation A high octane political military thriller, that moves at a fast pace There s a lot of talking, reconnoitering, briefings, and heated arguments, dissension, etc It becomesinteresting when Rapp and Milt Adams gain access to the White House, to better assess the situation Action packed anti terrorist adventure Lots of bad assery in the same vein as the original Die Hard The characters are the basic character types you see in this type of story, but that is just fine with me This was my first Vince Flynn, but it won t be my last If you like Tom Clancy and or Brad Thor, check this one out This is my third book by Vince Flynn It is absolutely fantastic If you like the show 24, you ll love reading these books Flynn writes like Tom Clancy, but without the lengthy digressions that Clancy puts in about submarines Replace those withaction Fantastic In retrospect, this book bears a lot of resemblance to the films Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down , both of which were made years after this book was published Of the two films, WHD was, in my opinion, the superior, which isn t saying much considering they were both summer popcorn actioners While I liked OHF , the film was a lot of right wing jingoistic bullshit WHD was campier,leftist in its politics, and the villains were believable disgruntled Special Forces, white su In retrospect, this book bears a lot of resemblance to the films Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down , both of which were made years after this book was published Of the two films, WHD was, in my opinion, the superior, which isn t saying much considering they were both summer popcorn actioners While I liked OHF , the film was a lot of right wing jingoistic bullshit WHD was campier,leftist in its politics, and the villains were believable disgruntled Special Forces, white supremacists, and an ex NSA hacker Flynn s novel has some of the right wing nonsense that I found infuriating in OHF , but for some reason it came across better in print, probably because Flynn is an intelligent writer, regardless of his politics.Back in the days of the Cold War and the Evil Empire, Tom Clancy was king of the military techno thriller I ll be honest, I stopped reading Clancy after Rainbow Six , which was a lot of right wing garbage about eco terrorists who want to release a poisonous gas at the Olympics because they were pissed off people weren t recycling aluminum cans or something like that Nowadays, Clancy doesn t even write his own books He just puts his name on the cover to sell copies, much like other franchise authors James Patterson and Clive Cussler, to name two Don t get me wrong Clancy wrote some great books To this day, I still think The Hunt for Red October and Patriot Games are still among the top 20 best books I have ever read Thankfully, Vince Flynn has kind of taken over the throne that Clancy once sat in In 1999, Flynn published his book, Transfer of Power , in which radical Islamist terrorists take over the White House in an attempt to take the President hostage Keep in mind that this was two short years away from September 11 It s a bit creepy when one reads it with a post 9 11 knowledge obviously unavoidable , but it is a riveting and suspenseful thriller nonetheless Basically Die Hard in the White House, with a little 24 thrown in, TOP pits CIA counter terrorism expert Mitch Rapp against an intelligent, conniving Hezbollah leader named Rafique Aziz In one of the most exciting hostile takeover scenes ever written, Aziz and his men infiltrate the White House grounds and proceed to take over the most security laden building in the country The ensuing firefight between the Hezbollah warriors and the Secret Service and U.S Marines stationed in the White House rivals any of the best action scenes Clancy ever wrote, and I say that with the greatest respect for Clancy s skill at creating suspense and writing superb action scenes Once in, Aziz takes the survivors hostage President Hayes, along with an aide and several Secret Service agents, have made it safely to the underground bunker beneath the White House, but communications with the outside world has been cut off No one outside the White House knows if the President is even alive, although they must operate under the assumption that he is Meanwhile, because the President is not around to fulfill his duty, the Vice President must step in VP Baxter is an incompetent with a campaign mentality He is driven by the polls and not what is necessarily right or the best for the country With the advice of a conniving and self aggrandizing aide I can t help but picture Karl Rove in this role , Baxter takes steps to ensure that President Hayes and the hostages stay in the White House for as long as possible I m not lying when I say that this is one of this books that was incredibly difficult to put down It is literally non stop action from beginning to end, and I look forward to readingbooks by Flynn Another good action packed novel, although I had to keep gritting my teeth at all the silent gun shots Bomb time seemed pretty convenient, too Oh well, it was fun Definitely a lot of tension I m not sure if I ll read another soon or not, though 3 in a row might be enough. If you loved 24, you ll love this This was written before 9 11 which I found really interesting I ll be reading the next book very soon This is the first book that was published and although it s marked 3, this is the best place to start. 3.5 StarsI would assume that this has everything one would want in a military spy action drama story It has a step by step, detailed look from all players involved, from the terrorists to the hostages to the heroes and everything in between as politics, press, and multiple governments do battle for their cause.For some reason, this type of story can always hold my attention, because I can t resist a hardened bad ass alpha who takes charge and saves the world, and Mitch Rapp epitomizes that an 3.5 StarsI would assume that this has everything one would want in a military spy action drama story It has a step by step, detailed look from all players involved, from the terrorists to the hostages to the heroes and everything in between as politics, press, and multiple governments do battle for their cause.For some reason, this type of story can always hold my attention, because I can t resist a hardened bad ass alpha who takes charge and saves the world, and Mitch Rapp epitomizes that andThis garnered extra points for there was an unexpected romance brewing in and amongst life threatening situations, and I ll never say no to that Ever.So though this is the first book per publishing order, not chronological, I felt I had to read this before the others since this was how Mitch Rapp was introduced I can t wait to read his origin story shout out to DoB in American Assassin and I look forward to him saving the world again and again and again The first half is barely 3 stars, but the second half is exciting, engaging, and felt good at the end.A lot of the story is cliched characters done too many times before and predictable The Vice President had no brains and followed whatever his smarmy chief of staff Dallas King told him to do Dallas made all decisions based on polls, public opinion, and future election possibilities rather than something intelligent Those parts pulled the story down made it drag.The bad guy was evil in The first half is barely 3 stars, but the second half is exciting, engaging, and felt good at the end.A lot of the story is cliched characters done too many times before and predictable The Vice President had no brains and followed whatever his smarmy chief of staff Dallas King told him to do Dallas made all decisions based on polls, public opinion, and future election possibilities rather than something intelligent Those parts pulled the story down made it drag.The bad guy was evil in all ways and then lucky when things went wrong I was annoyed with how easily he got away His actions have been done before, nothing special or different But, the parts with Mitch Rapp were excellent fun The last half was best, when Mitch was making decisions and taking action Mitch is the smart, effective, undercover guy His physical description he won the triathlete Ironman competition.A few times the author annoyed me with too much jumping around in the middle of crisis scenes I d prefer some of them completed rather than interrupted For example, a good guy is secretly doing something near a bad guy Then the scene switches to military leaders elsewhere discussing what to do The author was artificially drawing out suspense Not all of this was bad, but when I get mad at the author and think about the author in the middle of a story, then it s not good.The ending was rushed I wanteddevelopment of things.I had trouble deciding between 3 and 4 stars I finally went with 3 because I don t have any desire to readin the series This was a tough call, because the last half was clearly 4 stars.The narrator Nick Sullivan was good.DATA Narrative mode 3rd person Unabridged audiobook length 16 hrs and 43 mins Swearing language none that I recall Sexual content the beginning of one rape scene Setting current day mostly Washington, D.C with a few other places outside the U.S Book copyright 1999 Genre action suspense thriller, terrorist Terrorists take over executive mansion, slaughter dozens, hold nearly 100 hostages before U.S president is evacuated to an underground bunker Mitch Rapp, CIA s top counterterrorism operative, learns that someone in their own government wants his rescue to fail Taking over the White House makes any novel look good but when it is coupled with great characters and Mitch Rapp, I m all over it This book was written away from the real secrets in the layout of the White House and the strategic resp Terrorists take over executive mansion, slaughter dozens, hold nearly 100 hostages before U.S president is evacuated to an underground bunker Mitch Rapp, CIA s top counterterrorism operative, learns that someone in their own government wants his rescue to fail Taking over the White House makes any novel look good but when it is coupled with great characters and Mitch Rapp, I m all over it This book was written away from the real secrets in the layout of the White House and the strategic responses of our counterterrorism forces but was still a great fictional of a hostile takeover I ve always wanted a house with secrets tunnels, hiddy holes and bunkers Would have made for a fun slumber party or a game of hide and seek with my siblings Knowing that there might be hidden panic rooms for the First Family, I now wonder if any of the children of past First Families have ever accidentally found hidden doors or secret hidey holes inside the real one Children are curious and like me, I d have wandered around knocking on walls and looking for secret buttons chuckling Fast paced, edge of your seat, great read

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  • Paperback
  • 549 pages
  • Transfer of Power
  • Vince Flynn
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 1416516352