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Vincent Joseph Flynn (April 6, 1966 – June 19, 2013) was an American author of political thriller novels featuring the fictional assassin Mitch Rapp. He was a story consultant for the fifth season of the television series 24. He died of prostate cancer on June 19, 2013. Biography Early life and education Flynn was one of seven children born to Terry and Kathleen Flynn, and a graduate of Saint Thomas Academy (1984) and the University of St. Thomas with a B.A. in economics (1989). Early career After graduating, Flynn went to work for Kraft Foods as an account and sales marketing specialist. In 1991, he left Kraft to pursue a career as an aviator with the United States Marine Corps. One week before leaving for Officer Candidate School, he was medically disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program. In an effort to overcome the difficulties of dyslexia, Flynn forced himself into a daily writing and reading routine. His writing influences included Leon Uris, Tom Clancy, Ernest Hemingway, John Irving, Robert Ludlum, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Gore Vidal. Writing and media career Flynn's newfound interest in fiction motivated him to begin work on a novel of his own. While employed as a bartender in the St. Paul area, he completed his first book, Term Limits, which he self-published. Of the book, Flynn said: "I had just finished reading The Government Racket: Washington Waste from A to Z, by Martin L. Gross. It is without a doubt the most disheartening and enlightening book about politics that I've ever read. I was out jogging one day wondering what it would take to really change Washington, when my thoughts turned to a friend who had been shot and killed in Washington, D.C., several summers earlier. As I continued running, a story started to unfold." Pocket Books published the hardcover edition of Term Limits in 1998, and a mass market paperback in 1999, which spent several weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Subsequent works, including Flynn's 1999 novel Transfer of Power, his 2000 novel The Third Option, and his 2001 novel Separation of Power, also appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, with Separation of Power rising as high as No. 7. Flynn's fifth novel, Executive Power, was published in hardcover by Atria Books in 2003, followed by his sixth novel, Memorial Day in 2004, his seventh, Consent To Kill, in 2005, his eighth, Act Of Treason, in 2006, his ninth, Protect And Defend, in 2007, and his tenth, Extreme Measures, in 2008. Except for Term Limits, his books centered around counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp. Flynn wrote six New York Times bestsellers for Atria Books, and had a contract for four more. He remembered deciding between following the path that was the most uncomfortable—continuing with what looked to be a promising career as a commercial real estate leasing agent—or taking a big risk and starting a new career as a writer: "I look back on it now and I couldn't be happier with my decision, but at the time I remember a lot of people thought I was nuts." In February 2008, Flynn agreed on film and book projects with CBS Corporation units CBS Films and Simon & Schuster/Atria Books. Lorenzo di Bonaventura was negotiating to produce Mitch Rapp films. The first film, American Assassin, was released in 2017. Atria Books got worldwide rights to four of Flynn's books. In August 2010, Flynn signed a two-book deal for a new series that he would have co-written with Brian Haig, a retired Army lieutenant colonel. He was a frequent guest on The Glenn Beck Radio Program on the Fox News Channel, and on Dan Barreiro's radio program on Twin Cities station KFAN. Personal life Flynn lived with his wife, Lysa, and their three children in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis-St. Paul) area. Illness and death On February 1, 2011, in his fan newsletter, Flynn announced that he was being treated for advanced Stage III prostate cancer. He died of a rare form of aggressive prostate cancer in Saint Paul, aged 47, on June 19, 2013. Bibliography Novels Mitch Rapp series Mitch Rapp is a fictional undercover CIA counterterrorism agent. Rapp's primary focus is to thwart terrorist attacks on the U.S., and he is presented as an aggressive operative willing to take measures more extreme than might commonly be considered acceptable. His constant frustration with procedures and red tape is a major theme in the series. Starting in 2015 with The Survivor, the Mitch Rapp series has been continued by Kyle Mills. Related book Term Limits is not part of the Mitch Rapp series, but takes place in the same universe. Scott Coleman from the Mitch Rapp series appears in the book, which takes place after the events of Kill Shot. Adaptations American Assassin (2017), film directed by Michael Cuesta, based on the novel American Assassin References External links Official Vince Flynn website Vince Flynn website (UK) Fantastic Fiction Author Page Internet Book List Author Page Archived 2014-03-06 at the Wayback Machine The World of Vince Flynn - Audio Interview with Dr. Blogstein's Radio Happy Hour Transcript of interview with Hugh Hewitt Archived 2009-08-17 at the Wayback Machine Audio interview with Hugh Hewitt - part 1 of 3 Audio interview with Hugh Hewitt - part 2 of 3 Archived 2009-02-18 at the Wayback Machine Audio interview with Hugh Hewitt - part 3 of 3 Archived 2009-02-15 at the Wayback Machine Vince Flynn at IMDb. Discover the Vince Flynn Kyle Mills popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Vince Flynn Kyle Mills books.

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  • Rising Phoenix synopsis, comments

    Rising Phoenix

    Kyle Mills

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp SeriesSpecial Agent Mark Beamon is a maverick. His open disdain for the FBI's rulesand Directorshas exiled...

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    Wolf Trap

    Connor Sullivan

    “A mustread thriller from a brilliant new talent in the genre.” Jack Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling authorThis “adrenaline rush of a novel” (Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times be...

  • Extreme Measures synopsis, comments

    Extreme Measures

    Vince Flynn

    #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn delivers a whiteknuckled rollercoaster ride of a novel featuring “the best hero the thriller genre has to offer” (The Real Book...

  • The Fisherman synopsis, comments

    The Fisherman

    Vaughn C. Hardacker

    After tracking down a crazed sniper last year, homicide detective Mike Houston opted to leave Boston for the isolated mountains of Maine. He adjusted nicely to chopping his own fir...

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    Inauguration Day

    Claude Salhani

    One step behind a chameleon Islamic terrorist known only as Omar, Laura Atwood, a beautiful CIA agent, teams up with journalist Chris Clayborne. Together they race across three con...

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    Term Limits

    Vince Flynn

    Politics and riveting suspense collide in this whiteknuckled thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassinsoon to be a major motion picture.In one blo...

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    Separation of Power

    Vince Flynn

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the electrifying Mitch Rapp series “knows how deliver action in his novels” (St. Paul Pioneer Press) and does so again with this thrilli...

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    The Last Man

    Vince Flynn

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn “has never been better” (The Providence Journal) in this highoctane thriller following Mitch Rapp as he searches for a missing CIA ...

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    Trust But Verify

    Karna Small Bodman

    "Bodman's hardwon information and sheer storytelling talent make this a book to remember.” LEE CHILD, #1 worldwide bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series  "Karna B...

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    Pursuit of Honor

    Vince Flynn

    Mitch Rappthe “mainstay of the modern technothriller” (New York Journal of Books)returns in this exhilarating political thriller as he fights for the sake of his country and the pu...

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    Oath of Loyalty

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    Named the Best Thriller of 2022 by The Real Book SpyMitch Rapp confronts a very different kind of killer in this explosive “and entertaining from the first page to the last” (The P...

  • Storming Heaven synopsis, comments

    Storming Heaven

    Kyle Mills

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp SeriesPunished for his maverick ways, FBI agent Mark Beamon has been exiled from Washington, D.C., to a sl...

  • The Third Option synopsis, comments

    The Third Option

    Vince Flynn

    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of American Assassin comes a pulsepounding thriller that “is an old school spy story…updated with heavy helpings of international intr...

  • Order to Kill synopsis, comments

    Order to Kill

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    In the next thrilling novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, the antiterrorism operative heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared...

  • Code Red synopsis, comments

    Code Red

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    Mitch Rapp returns to make a mortal enemy of Russia in this highoctane and uptotheminute installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from “one of the best thriller writ...

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    The Survivor

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    The #1 New York Times bestselling novel that picks up where the “tight, right, and dynamite” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis) The Last Man left off, The Survivor is a noholdsbarred race...

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    Terence J. Quinn

    The truth can be a deadly weapon … An incendiary political thriller set in the dogeatdog world of tabloid journalism. Journalist Jonno Bligh is headhunted to London by Russian...

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    Burn Factor

    Kyle Mills

     From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince FlynnBright, young, and ambitious, Quinn Barry desperately wants to be an FBI agent, even as she programs databases in ...

  • Red War synopsis, comments

    Red War

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    This instant #1 New York Times bestseller and “modern technothriller” (New York Journal of Books) follows covert operative Mitch Rapp in a terrifying race to stop Russia’s gravely ...

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    Transfer of Power

    Vince Flynn

    This “rollercoaster, edgeofyourseat thriller” (StarTribune, Minneapolis) in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series follows the CIA’s top operative as he must stop a ma...

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    Enemy of the State

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    “In the world of blackop thrillers, Mitch Rapp continues to be among the best of the best” (Booklist, starred review), and he returns in the #1 New York Times bestselling series al...

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    Enemy at the Gates

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    Mitch Rapp, the CIA’s top operative, searches for a highlevel mole with the power to rewrite the world order in this riveting thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Vin...

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    Total Power

    Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills

    “One of the best thriller writers on the planet.” The Real Book SpyIn the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, it’s a race against the clock when I...