Term Limits

Version: Abridged
Author: Vince Flynn
Narrator: James Naughton
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: December 2009
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

In a night of shattering brutality, three of Washingtons's most powerful and unscrupulous politicians have been executed with surgical precision. Their assassins, vanishing without a trace, have delivered a shocking ultimatum to the leaders of the American government: set aside petty, partisan politics and restore power to the people, or be held to deadly account. No one, they warn, is out of their reach, not even the president.

A joint FBI-CIA task force reveals that the killers are stealth experts, elite military commandos with the proven capacity to penetrate the tightest security and neutralize any target. But no one knows exaclty who they are or when they will strike next. Only Michael O'Rourke, a former U.S. Marine and freshman congressman, holds a clue to the violence: a haunting incident in his own past with explosive implications for his country's future.

Delivered with the dead-on impact of a sniper's bullet, Term Limits is a tour de force of authenticity and suspense, an all-too-realistic and utterly compelling vision in which the ultimate American ideal, a government of the people, is taken to a devastating extreme.

Reviews (7)

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Written by Steven S. on November 8th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Working my way through the Rapp series and skipped this book because he’s not in it. However, after getting through the early books and not wanting to speed through the most recent books I decided to go back and check this one out. I was not disappointed and now I finally know the backstory to some of the series characters. If there are ever more Mitch Rapp movies made this would be a good prequel or just a stand-alone movie if it could be done right.

Written by James M on March 24th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 5/5

have been a huge fan of Flynn and his Rapp character for mamy years. This was the first I have had a chance to read his first book. Even though it is apart from Rapp it ties in quite nicely. Very good book

Written by April w on September 7th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

well written for a self published book great plot!

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Written by Lynda M on August 24th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This may not be one of the Mitch Rapp series but I think it is once of Vince Flynns best works

Written by Chris Hardy on June 25th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Love all Vince Flynn's book but this one for me is a top three - 5 STARS

Written by Lionel Lee Hector on December 30th, 2015

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Goid story but ending disappoints for believability. Read well.

Written by Pamela Colvin on November 23rd, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Great plot! Easy to follow. And if you have a long flight - time will fly by!!!

Author Details

Author Details

Flynn, Vince

The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1966. He graduated from the St. Thomas Academy in 1984, and the University of St. Thomas with a degree in economics in 1988. After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. In 1990 he left Kraft to accept an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps. One week before leaving for Officers Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program, due to several concussions and convulsive seizures he suffered growing up. While trying to obtain a medical waiver for his condition, he started thinking about writing a book. This was a very unusual choice for Flynn since he had been diagnosed with dyslexia in grade school and had struggled with reading and writing all his life.

Having been stymied by the Marine Corps, Flynn returned to the nine-to-five grind and took a job with United Properties, a commercial real estate company in the Twin Cities. During his spare time he worked on an idea he had for a book. After two years with United Properties he decided to take a big gamble. He quit his job, moved to Colorado, and began working full time on what would eventually become Term Limits . Like many struggling artists before him, he bartended at night and wrote during the day. Five years and more than sixty rejection letters later he took the unusual step of self-publishing his first novel. The book went to number one in the Twin Cities, and within a week had a new agent and two-book deal with Pocket Books, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

Term Limits hit the New York Times bestseller list in paperback and started a trend for all of Flynn's novels. Since then, his books have become perennial bestsellers in both paperback and hardcover, and he has become known for his research and prescient warnings about the rise of Islamic Radical Fundamentalism and terrorism. Read by current and former presidents, foreign heads of state, and intelligence professionals around the world, Flynn's novels are taken so seriously one high-ranking CIA official told his people, “I want you to read Flynn's books and start thinking about how we can more effectively wage this war on terror.”

October 2007 marked another milestone in Flynn’s career when his ninth political thriller, Protect and Defend, became a #1 New York Times bestseller. A few months later, CBS Films optioned the rights for Flynn’s Mitch Rapp character with the intention of creating a character-based, action-thriller movie franchise. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who previously launched the Harry Potter and Matrix films as head of production at Warner Bros., and Nick Wechsler (We Own the Night, Reservation Road) will produce the films.

Flynn lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and three children.

Works by Flynn include Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power , Executive Power , Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, and Extreme Measures.

Influences: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gore Vidal, and John Irving