My husband discovered Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series. As soon as he read the first, Transfer of Power, he started searching for the rest. He’s now on number 4, I believe.
I finally found time to start the series. I finished Transfer of Power last night and immediately started on the next one.
If you like fast-paced political thrillers, you’ll like Transfer of Power.
Mitch Rapp usually works alone, but he’s not a loner. He works for the government, but he’s so deep, few know about him. He doesn’t just do what he’s told to do. He thinks. He plans. He does what has to be done -- what others wouldn’t or couldn’t do.
In Transfer of Power, what he has to do is retake the White House. Terrorists have taken hostages, booby-trapped entrances, blocked communications, and have control of everything, except the President. Secret Service managed to get him to his bunker. The clock’s ticking, however, on how long the President can hold out. Rapp’s handlers will have to deal with the politicians. His job is saving the President and killing the terrorists.
Flynn’s writing is sharp and the action moves quickly. He gives details on buildings, passageways, equipment and maneuverings. I have no idea what he’s made up and what’s real. And it doesn’t particularly matter to me. He makes it all seem real and possible.
In this book, Rapp’s not totally alone. He has two side-kicks, one planned and one unplanned. Both characters are fully developed. And Rapp is as well. He’s not a one-dimensional soldier, which makes him believable.
If you like fast-from-the-beginning, high-concept political thrillers, give Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp a try. I recommend Transfer of Power. I’ll let you know how the second in the series fares. (I’ve read the first few pages and it starts out strong.)
3 months ago