Essentially, Stevens time in office is paralleled to the real-life first term of President Clinton. I know that because Rapp is thirty-one in Transfer of Power and, as I established last week, Rapp was born in In real life, Bill Clinton began his second term as President on January 20, The Presidential election was held on Tuesday, November 5, One would think after events such as that, America would want a strong leader to clean up the mess and pull people back together.
So, the election was in , which would have been Stevens final year in office. Working under the assumption that he really was in his third year during Term Limits , that means everything in the book took place in Rapp was a junior at Syracuse University then, and just twenty-two years old. Half a year later, Rapp went on his first operation and loged his first kill.
He goes on at least two other operations, one solo, and one with Hurley, directly following that. After the second, he meets Greta, whose Grandfather is a Swiss banker, and friends with Stan.
Rapp begins a romantic relationship with her that lasts at least a year. While carrying out an operation in Paris, Rapp is ambushed, shot, and barley escapes with his life. After cleaning up that mess, which is the storyline for Kill Shot , Hurley drops Mitch, now twenty-five, off at a Metro station in France. He tells Rapp to lie low for a few weeks, and Mitch plans to take a couple buses, hop a plane, and get off the grid.
Vince Flynn had actually planned to write one more prequel novel, which would have completed the trilogy that started with American Assassin and Kill Shot , chronicling the days of a younger Rapp. We know that Rapp was a natural runner.
Especially with the running. At some point, Mitch began utilizing his running ability by competing professionally in triathlons. We know that he won the famed Ironman competition in Hawaii at least once, posting three more top five finishes along the way. Can anyone else even picture Rapp losing, at anything, ever? Anyways, eventually Mitch got too busy hunting terrorists, and had to give up his days as a professional triathlete. In the Mount Everest of triathlon competitions, the Ironman in Hawaii, Rapp had posted three top five finishes and a first place.
Three years before that would put him around twenty-eight years of age. Another theory, and the one I find most probable, is that Mitch Rapp was out of the country hunting the man he joined the CIA to kill. Rafique Aziz was one of the masterminds behind the bombing of Pan Am flight In the process Rapp had himself been shot, stabbed and hunted, and every step of the way his quarry had managed to stay just out of his reach.
Six months earlier, on a rainy Paris night, Rapp had had his chance and blown it. A moment of hesitation, of stupid indecision, had allowed Aziz to escape by the narrowest of margins.
Never again, Rapp had sworn a thousand times. Next time he would pull the trigger — innocent bystander in the way or not. It was a constant reminder of the man he had sworn he would kill when he started on his crazy journey ten years ago. The plastic surgeons had done a great job minimizing the mark to a thin line, but more important to Rapp, the man who had given him the scar was now dead.
The Third Option, however, provides some additional details not told in any of the other books. He had worked with Villaume and Lukas on three separate occasions, all of them in France, and he had been impressed by both men. They were proficient and dependable. They had helped Rapp hunt Rafique Aziz, a Palestinian terrorist who was one of the men responsible for the downing of Pan Am flight over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Villaume and Lukas had been there the night when Rapp had come inches within losing his life. We know the hunt for Rafique Aziz was long, dangerous, and ended with Rapp almost being killed. Somehow, Aziz had gotten an innocent bystander between himself and Rapp, probably using someone as a human shield like he does in the epilogue of Transfer of Power, which is also when we find that incident occurred in Paris when he saw Mitch.
In return, Rapp was saved by Lukas, and Rafique got away. I really hope that if Kyle Mills ever decides to write a book between Kill Shot and Transfer of Power , this is the plot he crafts the story around. It would serve as the perfect bridge between the prequel trilogy, and when we were first introduced to Rapp. How about you, where do you think Rapp was when the events of Term Limits were taking place? Like Liked by 1 person. Thanks for putting in time for this research, Ryan.
Outpaces anything recently published, including Baldacci and Clancy. Vince Flynn's debut is fast-paced and unforgettable. Tom Clancy, watch your back! To compare Vince Flynn with Clancy and Ludlum is not a flight of fancy. Flynn has tapped the day's headlines Fans of political thrillers like those of Tom Clancy will love Term Limits The fast-paced story line is crisp and interesting.
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More Books from this Author. Enemy of the State. By Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills. Because, this is an absolutely superb book. From the "oh, good lord, Not an easy book to write this, I guess. From the "oh, good lord, how is he going to write that! It features several characters who also continue into the Mitch Rapp series proper, including one, I won't say who, who really shouldn't get out of this book either alive, or without having spent a long time in jail, but nothing of what they do here, is ever mentioned in the subsequent series.
I did find that a little strange. Read it, see what you think. It's here that you can see why the political stuff in the later books was so good, so compulsive. He really can write this sort of thing absolutely perfectly. I can't guess his politics, but I'd be pretty sure he sees the world the same was as me, which is very cool.
I read this after I've read all the Mitch Rapp series, through not really knowing about it, rather than meaning to. I'd say, like me, you could read this wherever you are in the series. Start with it and the rest will make sense. Finish with it and your admiration for Vince Flynn will just increase. What a talent was taken away from us.
The best book blog: Speesh Reads The best Facebook Page: Apr 01, William rated it it was amazing. Very good stand alone that, without given credit, turned into the Mitch Rapp series. From the point of view of this site, and others like it, I find no reason that this book was not tagged as a prequel to Rapp series; there are a half dozen characters that will carry on. I've read six Rapp books and Coleman was explained more in "Term Limits" than those six. So, if someone wants to start Rapp I would recommend "Term Limits" first.
This was another action packed thriller from Vince Flynn. This one featured a protagonist other than Mitch Rapp which made for an interesting change.
The action was pretty much non-stop, and ended with a great climax. This book gives new meaning to the phrase "term limits". An amazing suspenseful tell all tale about corruption, assassinations and a perfect example of the need for term limits on elected officials in Washington. In this thriller three Congressmen are assassinated by Ex-American Commandos merely carrying out what they have been trained to do. Protect America from its enemies by any means necessary.
The only catch is, they have realized the more potent threats are actually in Washington rather than overseas.
The national debt was only trillion at t An amazing suspenseful tell all tale about corruption, assassinations and a perfect example of the need for term limits on elected officials in Washington. The national debt was only trillion at the time of this book's writing and that was unacceptable to these Ex-Navy SEALS, imagine today, with Violence, of course is not the answer, but you can make a difference at the voting booth.
This book is very capable of waking up the apathetic people of America to the self serving political games being played in Washington. Nov 07, Craig rated it really liked it Shelves: A certain faction, not pleased with the litany of broken promises and misguided programs made by corrupt politicians deemed destructive of the nation's national security and continuance , take matters into their own hands and kill two Senators and two Congressmen within a matter of days.
There are many twists and turns. The plot is well conceived although significant portions of the plot line are implausible and diminish the viability of the story. Nevertheless, it was an engrossing read. I disagreed with the author's use of profanity and believe a truly great author can tell a story without stooping to profanity. In my estimation, a great writer need not and will not use profanity.
Apr 25, Mr. Gottshalk rated it really liked it. Well, I have never read Vince Flynn before, but now I see why his books have sold millions of copies worldwide! There are many layers to the plot, many characters who are all after various things - from justice, to power, to money, to revenge. I have to admit that there was enough intrigue to keep me turning pages in this lengthy novel, although the more I read, the stinkier it got like an onion , because it exposes what ails Washington, D.
I would hope that the real politicians in our nation Well, I have never read Vince Flynn before, but now I see why his books have sold millions of copies worldwide!
I would hope that the real politicians in our nation's capital are not this corrupt, but it's hard to say. The book is nearly 20 years old but the subjects of national debt and security are prevalent today. Dec 07, Syd deertales rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 08, David Lafferty rated it liked it. I heard good things about the late Vince Flynn. Although I enjoyed this book, I still find myself comparing his writing to Daniel Silva. It's good, but doesn't measure up to Silva.
Some cool domestic politics stuff, but I found the characters kind of thin, and frankly while the writing is very good, it's not great. I guess I'm just spoiled. Good plane read though. Mar 30, Todd Hickman rated it really liked it Shelves: This novel is full of excitement and full of plausible insider tidbits about the workings of Washington, DC, behind the scenes.
The premise is a bit impossible and I felt a bit guilty in rooting for the brutal way that the small band of "patriots" decided to turn the country toward a path of fiscal responsibility.
But it made for a fast-paced read, with lots of twists. Nothing much seems to have changed since the novel was written: I liked it and think it's worth a look. I describe this book as an extremely exciting adventure hike full of action and mystery, but this one detail at the end was the equivalent to having a little pebble stuck in your shoe for the whole hike. That is why I gave it 3 stars and not the stars I honestly probably would have if it wasn't for it.
This detail to me was just a thorn in my side for the rest of the story, but that's me and I'm pretty sure almost everyone else would over look it. I would still highly recommend this book as I describe this book as an extremely exciting adventure hike full of action and mystery, but this one detail at the end was the equivalent to having a little pebble stuck in your shoe for the whole hike.
Breaking my own rule and giving five stars to a thriller. My first Vince Flynn book, and I immediately started on a second. Term Limits is taut, fast paced, totally believable, and nearly impossible to put down. The assassination of two senators and a congressman put Washington into an uproar. Then there's another, and two more. Tracing the perps and their reasons as the story unfolds is breathtaking. Character development is fine, and the story is extremely well written.
The background to the plot is almost contemporary. The President and Congress cannot agree on a budget and a debt ceiling. The Budget is packed with funding designed to buy the votes of individual members of Congress and the White House is manipulating the budget to get it passed.
We need some drastic changes or the most powerful country in the world is going to go the way of Rome". Sounds familiar, doesn't it? The main difference is that, with a small number of carefully planned and targeted assassinations of corrupt leading politicians, a group of angry ex-military try to force The President and Congress to make major changes - or they will target the President.
The demonstration of how they might target the President is Vince Flynn action-writing at its best. Combine all of this with an egotistical Chief of Staff, a retired and dangerous ex-CIA covert ops killer and an ambitious and unscrupulous National Security Advisor and you have a very explosive situation.
The action scenes are meticulously planned and detailed and most of the plot is plausible. I understand that Vince Flynn had to self-publish this book before it was picked up and promoted by a publisher when it immediately became a NY Times bestseller for several weeks. September ReadAlong 2: Term Limits 1 2 Sep 01, Please update page count 3 13 Mar 13, Videos About This Book. The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in He graduated from the St.
Thomas Academy in , and the University of St. Thomas with a degree in economics in After college he went to work for Kraft General Foods where he was an account and sales marketing specialist. 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.
"Term Limits" is the first book published by the late Vince Flynn and shows all the page-turning, adrenaline-packed writing that made him so famous with his Mitch Rapp series. While Rapp is not in this book, many of the characters in later books are there, including Thomas Stansfield, then head of the CIA, and his chief analyst Irene Kennedy, and Scott Coleman, ex Navy SEAL/5(K).
"Term Limits" is the first book published by the late Vince Flynn and shows all the page-turning, adrenaline-packed writing that made him so famous with his Mitch Rapp series. While Rapp is not in this book, many of the characters in later books are there, including Thomas Stansfield, then head of the CIA, and his chief analyst Irene Kennedy, and Scott Coleman, ex Navy SEAL/5.
Vince Flynn's Term Limits reads faster and better than Tom Clancy. He jumps right into the action in chapter one and never lets up, without the detail overload Clancy usually piles on. This is professional plotting and writing guaranteed to entertain/5(). Vince Flynn, the bestselling author of the Mitch Rapp thriller series died in after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was The fifth of seven children, Vince Flynn was .
Where Is Mitch Rapp During Term Limits? The first Mitch Rapp book I read was American Assassin. I remember it like it was yesterday, I got online and ran a search for all of Vince Flynn’s books in chronological order. Find great deals on eBay for term limits by vince flynn. Shop with confidence.