Library Ed. BBC Audiobooks America/ Sound Library 2004
CS ISBN 0792731425 $96.95 Twelve cassettes
CD ISBN 0792731433 $115.95/ $18.95(R) Fourteen CDs
TRANSFER OF POWER is a classic thriller, with CIA operative extraordinaire Mitch Rapp at its center. When terrorists capture the White House and President Hayes, Rapp must sneak in, figure out what is happening, and lead the assault to rescue the president. Nick Sullivan's reading is marvelous. Although his style is quite different from George Guidall's in EXECUTIVE ACTION, the book's sequel, Sullivan picks up speed, emotion, and intensity as events unfold. Sullivan is especially effective portraying key characters other than Rapp, including Vice President Baxter, who cares more about succeeding the president than saving him, and his slimy chief of staff, whose personality Sullivan nails. Although this is fiction, the story's premise--that the leader of the terrorists was backed by Saddam Hussein--has, to a large extent, been superseded by current events. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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