Kyle Mills Biography
Kyle Mills was born in 1966 and is currently 58 years old. Kyle Mills was born in Oregon, USA.
Kyle Mills is the author of the Mitch Rapp series which currently consists of 22 novels. The Mitch Rapp series started in 1999 with the novel Transfer of Power. The most recently released novel in the Mitch Rapp series was Code Red which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Mitch Rapp series.
Kyle Mills has also written the Mark Beamon series which has 5 books including Rising Phoenix and Storming Heaven.
While working in Jackson Hole at a bank, Kyle decided to attempt something creative. According to his website, he was inspired by the people around him in Wyoming that he met. From a participant in the Olympics, to someone who had climbed Mount Everest. His wife was the one that gave the novel writing suggestion, and Rising Phoenix was completed 8 months later.
Kyle started writing the Mitch Rapp series following the unfortunate passing of Vince Flynn. The first book he wrote was The Survivor, the 14th book in the series. He wrote write a total 9 books in the series, before passing the baton on to Don Bentley.
At the website The Real Book Spy, Enemy of the State was listed as one of the Best Political Thrillers of 2017 and Red War in 2018. In 2019 Lethal Agent was named one of the Best Action Thrillers. In 2021 they would name Enemy at the Gates one of the Best Thrillers of the year. In 2022 Oath of Loyalty was named the Best Thriller of the year.
In an odd coincidence, Mitch Rapp and Kyle Mills are connected via Pan Am 103. The reason Mitch Rapp joined the CIA in the novels is due to the terrorist attack which occurred on the flight Pan Am 103, where his girlfriend passed. Kyle Mills dad was an FBI agent and the lead on the investigation of Pan Am 103.
Kyle states on his website that he attempts to travel where he can for research on locations for his upcoming novels. He has visited the likes of Istanbul and Cape Town for research.
In a neat trivia note, and what Kyle referred to as very rewarding in an interview with The Joyous Living, three pages in The Survivor were written by Vince Flynn. He asked readers to see if they could pick out those three pages but no-one ever did, which meant that he had did his job.
Kyle Mills Lists & Other Mentions
- The Survivor was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2015.
- Red War was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2018.
- Code Red was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2023.
Kyle Mills: TV/Movies Based on Books
While Kyle is yet to have any books adapted to TV or movie, the novel American Assassin, the tenth in publication order and first in chronological order in the Mitch Rapp series, was adapted into a movie in 2017. It starred Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp, and also featured Michael Keaton.
In 2008, CBS Films initially acquired the rights to the Mitch Rapp series. Chris Hemsworth was to play Mitch Rapp but due to scheduling issues, was unable to.
Kyle Mills F.A.Q
When was Kyle Mills Born? How old is Kyle Mills?
Kyle Mills was born in 1966. Kyle Mills is currently 58 years old.
Where was Kyle Mills Born?
Kyle Mills was born in Oregon, USA and is American.
What was the first book Kyle Mills wrote?
The first novel written by Kyle Mills was Rising Phoenix, published in 1997.
What was the most recent book Kyle Mills wrote?
His most recently released work was Code Red on September 12th, 2023.
Will there be any more books by Kyle Mills?
Kyle Mills does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.
How many books has Kyle Mills written?
Kyle Mills has written 23 books. 9 books in the Mitch Rapp Series, 5 books in the Mark Beamon Series, 3 books in the Covert-One Series, 1 book in the Fade Series, 5 Standalone Novels.
Why is Kyle Mills writing the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn?
Vince Flynn sadly passed in 2013 due to cancer. Kyle Mills took over the writing of the series with The Survivor in 2015.
Is Kyle Mills going to write any more Mitch Rapp novels?
No. Code Red is the last novel in the Mitch Rapp series Kyle plans on writing, and Don Bentley is taking over. Kyle wants to focus on the character from his 2005 novel, Fade.
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