Transfer of Power (Paperback) - Flynn, Vince

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#1 "New York Times "bestselling author Vince Flynn delivers a heart-pounding novel that poses an alarming and timely question right out of today''s headlines: What if America''s most powerful leader was also its prime target?

TRANSFER OF POWER

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 one hundred hostages are taken. Mitch Rapp, the CIA''s top counterterrorism operative sent in to take control of the crisis, 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.

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Publisher Pocket Books
Mfg Part# 9781439197035
SKU 214673041
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1439197032
Release Date 12/28/2010
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 4.25L x 1.5T
Author Info
Vince Flynn
Each one of Vince Flynn's political thrillers has landed on the bestseller list, and he counts among his millions of readers many Washington insiders--including former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Flynn, the fifth of seven children, was born in St. Paul Minnesota, and although he suffered from severe dyslexia, in 1988 he earned a degree in economics from the University of St. Thomas. "I came of age in the 1980s," he once told an interviewer, explaining his staunch political conservatism. "That's when Ronald Reagan gets shot, the Pope gets shot. We've just finished the hostage deal over in Iran. There's the Beirut Embassy bombing and then Pan Am Lockerbie. Then the Berlin Wall falls. So that's my decade." Flynn began his career as a marketing specialist with Kraft Foods, but within a few years he decided to join the U.S. Marines. The week before he was due to start officers' training, he has told reporters, he was disqualified due to a childhood seizure disorder. Demoralized, he found another office job, but in the evenings he began penning a novel, TERM LIMITS, which he self-published in 1997. The book quickly caught the notice of a major publishing company, which reissued it the following year. In 1999 Flynn published TRANSFER OF POWER, the first of his novels to feature renegade counter-terrorism agent Mitch Rapp. The character has proven to be a favorite of intelligence professionals and members of the military, and Flynn has been widely praised for both his research and prescience. His books are, on occasion, so accurate-MEMORIAL DAY (2004), for example, described a raid very much like the one that ultimately killed Osama bin Laden in 2011--that they have been vetted by the Pentagon before their release, and they are sometimes read by the Secret Service to identify possible security lapses.
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Annotation Top CIA counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp must save a house full of hostages--and the president of the United States--from a deadly band of terrorists that has just descended upon the White House.
Editors Note Now in premium, the first pulse-pounding thriller in Vince Flynn's #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Number of Pages 0641
Publisher Pocket Star Books

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