- Taschenbuch: 656 Seiten
- Verlag: Pocket Star; Auflage: Reprint (1. Juli 1999)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0671023187
- ISBN-13: 978-0671023188
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 17,2 x 10,7 x 3,8 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 103 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 1.894.995 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Term Limits (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 1. Juli 1999
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Richard Marcinkobest-selling author of the "Rogue Warrior(R)" series"Term Limits" is a four-star, in-your-face, butt-kicking, bull's eye of a political thriller, unlike anything I've ever read! Vince Flynn's debut is fast-paced and unforgettable. Tom Clancy, watch your back!
Three of Washington's most powerful and least scrupulous politicians are executed with surgical precision by a team of military commandos demanding that the government restore power to the people, and only one congressman can stop them.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
The scary part is that it shows how such things could easily be accomplished. Change names, a few titles here and there to match todays politics to the story line and there you have it, Term Limits. Is this Alternative History ? A novel and author people can learn from.
The plot starts like this: basically some ex-SEALs, funded by a rich guy, begin to take out some congressmen and submit a demand for the politicians to set partisan bickering and special interests aside and balance the budget immediately. Congress is right at the voting stage of the budget and locked in wrangling with the White House, and these "terrorists" are initially ignored, and so goes the intrigue and the plot thickens.
Well, without wasting my and your time, the end of the book does nothing to resolve this issue!! I was stupified. It didn't even leave us with a sense of what happens to most of the main characters in the book. Weird. Very weird.
Well, there was more to read after the book ended. There was an excerpt from Transfer of Power to supposedly whet the appetite for more. Surely, I thought, this next book would be the sequel. I am not terribly thrilled by sequels, but if that is the way they want to do it, OK. But guess what? Transfer of Power is a whole 'nuther story! New Presidential administration and everything. NOTHING to indicate that the most important question of Term Limits will get resolved!!!!
This one moves full speed ahead from page one. The technical aspects seem correct and the DC/Maryland landscape is well mapped and researched. So, the activity flows nicely and you can believe the action.
The premise to the plot is where the imagination is needed; but if you have even the tiniest belief in any conspiracy theory involving the U.S. government, then it is easy to buy into the basis of Mr. Flynn's ideas.
A couple of FBI and CIA types are bona fide decent, but the rest of the "good guys" have decided the ends justify the means, and have taken the means to their own extremes. The villains are far worse, and totally repulsive.
If I had one complaint I would say it's about one hundred pages too long. It was overkill on the final three or four "situations" after the evil doers were uncovered. From what I have heard and the reviews I have seen in Amazon.com, it is apparent Mr. Flynn left a lot for his second novel. I look forward to "Transfer of Power" and hope it's a little more compact.
It should have been members of the dynastic financial families, the Yale crowd, and the quasi-governmental think-tanks, who collectively own and direct our elected "representatives". Never doubt the ability of this crowd to infilitrate and compromise to their own benefit, to turn all things to their advantage from their position of oligarchical control of the media, finance, and industry. In the scenario given in the book, you can rest assured that the unwritten chapter at the end would show that they and theirs managed to step to the fore of whatever direction society was perceived to be leaning, (as they ALWAYS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL) and quietly killed the revolution, replacing unactualized ideals with rhetoric, then buzzwords, then fashion, music, and consumer products. It (the revolution) would have been dead and in the ground for years before the "real" participants even realized what had happened.
The death of even a single member of certain families would have the impact of those of a dozen elected puppets, a hundred, hell, all of them put together.
I'm not advocating anything, just pointing out that the scenario is out of touch with reality. Belief in this fairy tale is only one step away from believing the fantasy of being able to "fix" this country at the ballot box. In the book's version of the underlying (non-)reality, the bullet becomes the "No" vote which we currently don't have, but it's still the ballot box, and as such is evidence of ignorance of the true shape of things.
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