Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #1 and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.89
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #1: Term Limits, Transfer of Power, and The Third Option Hardcover – December 7, 2010


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$1,172.67 $299.95

Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 1200 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Boxed Set edition (December 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451629397
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451629392
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 3.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,544,355 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn (1966-2013) created one of contemporary fiction’s most popular heroes: CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp, featured in thirteen of Flynn’s acclaimed political thrillers. All of his novels are New York Times bestsellers, including his stand-alone debut novel, Term Limits. The Mitch Rapp story begins with American Assassin, followed by Kill Shot, Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, Protect and Defend, Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor, and The Last Man.

His novels have been published in twenty countries worldwide, and have sold more than one million copies as ebooks. He was a native of Saint Paul, Minnesota, where his family lives. Visit his website at VinceFlynn.com.

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

More About the Author

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's 10th hardcover, Extreme Measures, was published in October 2008. It was also a #1 New York Times bestseller. His most recent novel, Kill Shot, was published in Fenbruary 2012.

The Mitch Rapp story begins with American Assassin, followed by Kill Shot Transfer of Power, The Third Option, Separation of Power, Executive Power, Memorial Day, Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, Protect and Defend, Extreme Measures and Pursuit of Honor.

Influences: Ernest Hemingway, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gore Vidal, and John Irving. Flynn lived in Minneapolis with his wife and three children until he died in June 2013.

Customer Reviews

I finished reading all three books in the collection in record time for me.
Neat
As told to be - start the Vince Flynn series with these books - you will read them all.
Ron Lisch
Of course these collector edition books are beautiful and look great on my shelf.
Cody

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By SoCal Stokes on December 30, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A friend of mine (thanks, Doc) recommended these books to me. Wanting to cut down on the number of physical books I own, I downloaded this first volume onto my Kindle. I have only read the first story, and it is well written, and the story is engrossing. I am looking forward to reading the next two books.

The problem is with the Kindle version. There are typos on almost every page. Most are not egregious, just annoying. "M e" instead of "Me", "t o" instead of "to", etc.

What is worse, however, is that there are no chapters, and no table of contents. I wanted to go back to check out some early references in the book, and had to page through a ton of pages to get there. Nor is there a way to go directly to any of the three books included! It is as if this were one loooooooong book, rather than three books put together.

So while I recommend this author (so far), I must recommend that the books be downloaded one at a time, rather than the "sets" of three featured here.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Eyorerox on January 6, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I liked these 3 books, BUT, too many typos Tb instead of To. Every time a character is introduced we have the same "Bio" cut and pasted from the previous book
really a little tedious
In the Kindle version no separation of titles and no way to refer back to a map easily, perhaps I need to learn how to make bookmarks or locations?
Worst thing was at the end of the first book we have a preview for "protect and Defend" which is ahead of the next two books in the collection
a key story line is given away not good at all.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Allison M on February 19, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am a HUGE Vince Flynn fan and have read all his books. It's very sad that he passed this last year. I brought this collector's edition for my Kindle as a way to start collecting copies of his books. I was planning to buy all of the collector's editions, but at this rate, it will not happen. I'm reading Term Limits now and the editing in the book is awful. It looks like they used an old version of the manuscript for this digital copy. Here are some of the issues I've noticed so far:
- Section breaks are in the wrong place
- There are random capital letters next to the same lower case letter as though it was changed (ie Tthere)
- Periods and commas are off, making the sentences difficult to read

There is at least one issue every other page, if not on every page. No, these do not make the book un-readable, although it is more cumbersome because I have to try to figure out what the editing should be. That said, when I pay $10 for a digital book (when a trade paperback is less) and the book has been in print for 15 years, I expect the digital version to be as flawless as the print version. Having read the print version, I can assure you this is not the case. If you have not read Vince Flynn - DO NOT BUY THIS collector's edition. Buy the paper books and read those.

Whoever put this together - PLEASE fix it. This is an embarrassment to your company and also does a disservice to Vince Flynn's writing. I will not be buying any more collector's editions until it's clear they are plagued with these issues.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Nielsen on January 14, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I'm getting through the full series about Mitch Rapp and it's all great entertainment; full of relevent detail and explains a lot about how international relations and espionage might work (remember it's fiction).

I don't like the fact that Amazon's prices keep going up. Next time I'll see if I can pick a whole series of books up front at a price I accept rather than get roped in by a good yarn and paying whatever it takes for the rest of the books.

I'm also at a loss to see how some books fit into the series. There seems to be vast gaps in the middle that I'd like to know about. It's a bit like seeing Star Wars episodes 4-6, then 1-3, but worse.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Di on February 16, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I did not get the full THREE BOOKS! There is no definitive separation of the books,
just the small hash marks at the bottom of my kindles screen to give ANY INDICATION as to
which book I am reading and WHERE I am.
Then, at the end I found this was not correct either.
My final book, "The Third Option", is only two to three chapters of the book.
I cannot download the rest of this book even after calling Kindle support because it is
a SIMON and SCHUSTER or should I say SCHYSTER issue!

GET REAL SIMON AND SCHYSTER~get some editors on your staff and read these before they are released to the public.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Shouse on January 6, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
How Vince Flynn was able to predict what is currently going on in Washington is beyond me, but this is a taut and well-crafted thriller. I had to force myself to put it down and go to sleep.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By William Butterfield on May 16, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I read the electronic Kindle version. It is obvious that they scanned in the book, but did not run a spell check. There are many errors including words that had no vowels. The book had the full price, but they were lazy so I felt cheated.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Liked this trilogy and am reading Mr Flynn's next book now. I like the way he goes back and forth among his characters but within the same time line. I love his 'Mitch Rapp' character who puts up with 'no BS' from anyone including the president. Good story lines, except too many higherups are being eradicated. I have suggested these books to my friends as they were suggested to me from a friend.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?