Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn

Paperback 592 pages




The stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A massacre leaves dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Hostages are taken. Terrorists have descended on the Executive Mansion. The president is evacuated to a bunker. CIA counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp scrambles to save as many lives as he can.

My take:

This is Mitch Rapp's debut. It is an incredible read, Flynn's best book so far even though this is only his second novel. Flynn's novels must be read in order, so please don't start with this one. His characters go from novel to novel. To understand fully what is going on, you must read them in order of publication.

The novel reminds my of one of the many television seasons of Fox's 24. However this novel came long before the 24 series and is much better. Be prepared to read this in one sitting. If you don't have the time to do so, then you will find yourself sneaking away as often as you can to get in a few minutes of reading. The action is that good. You won't be able to stop turning the pages to see if Rapp can save the hostages and the President, or if he has to sacrifice the President's life for the hostages or vice versa.

I rate this novel a 9.5. Go read it (after you have read his first novel that is).

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