Vince Flynn (1966–2013)
Author of Transfer of Power
Works by Vince Flynn
Transfer of Power (1999) 2,680 copies
American Assassin (2010) 2,548 copies
Consent to Kill (2005) 2,363 copies
Memorial Day (2004) 2,287 copies
Act of Treason (2006) 2,258 copies
The Third Option (2000) 2,252 copies
Protect and Defend (2007) 2,204 copies
Separation of Power (2001) 2,175 copies
Term Limits (1997) 2,157 copies
Executive Power (2003) 2,078 copies
Extreme Measures (2008) 2,052 copies
Pursuit of Honor (2009) 1,761 copies
Kill Shot (2012) 1,758 copies
The Last Man (2012) 1,494 copies
Order to Kill (2016) — Author — 690 copies
Enemy of the State (2017) — Author — 610 copies
Total Power (2020) — Series Creator — 396 copies
Enemy at the Gates (2021) 296 copies
Oath of Loyalty (A Mitch Rapp Novel Book 21) (2022) 217 copies
Code Red (2023) 100 copies
The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia (2015) 10 copies
Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #1: Term Limits, Transfer of Power, and The Third Option (2010) 7 copies
Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #2: Separation of Power, Executive Power, and Memorial Day (2010) 7 copies
Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #3: Consent to Kill, Act of Treason, and Protect and Defend (2011) 7 copies
Untitled #1 New Series (2013) 6 copies
Vince Flynn Collectors' Edition #4: Extreme Measures, Pursuit of Honor, and American Assassin (2011) 6 copies
Mitch Rapp Files: includes Kill Shot and The Third Option (2018) 4 copies
The Vince Flynn Reader's Companion: A Collection of Excerpts (2012) 4 copies
8 titles Mitch Rapp CIA Series By Vince Flynn Novels - Transfer of Power - Separation of Power - Memorial Day - Third… 4 copies
Jacht op de jager / druk 1 (2015) 2 copies
NEW-Total Power 2 copies
Enemy of the State? 1 copy
Transfer of Power (1999), The Third Option (2000), Separation of Power (2001), Executive Power (2002), Memorial Day… 1 copy
Seperation of Powers 1 copy
O Agente Americano (2021) 1 copy
Red War 1 copy
Lethal Agent (2019) — Series Creator — 431 copies
Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense (2009) — Introduction — 12 copies
- Legal name
- Flynn, Vincent
- Date of death
- Burial location
- Resurrection Cemetery Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
- St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
- Place of death
- St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
- Cause of death
- prostate cancer
- Places of residence
- Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
- University of St. Thomas
- Real Estate Leasing Agent
- Sloan Harris
- Short biography
- Kyle Mills wrote The Survivor (Mitch Rapp) after Vince Flynn died.April 6, 1966 - June 19, 2013
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.
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