Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn

Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA on April 6th, 1966 and passed away at the age of 47 on June 19th, 2013.

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Vince Flynn Stats: The highest rated book by Vince Flynn on Book Notification is Enemy of the State, the 16th novel in the Mitch Rapp series. The second-highest rated book is Red War (Mitch Rapp #17).

The most read book by Vince Flynn on Book Notification is American Assassin, the 11th novel in the Mitch Rapp series. The second most read book is Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp #1).

Below is a complete list of Vince Flynn books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Vince Flynn is the Mitch Rapp Series.

List of Mitch Rapp Books in Publication Order

The Mitch Rapp series follows a CIA operative fighting terrorism with a mix of stealth, strategy, and action, tackling global threats to keep the U.S. safe. Started by Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills and then Don Bentley took over following Vince's passing.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9.3
Transfer of Power
1999
2
8.7
The Third Option
2000
3
9.3
Separation of Power
2001
4
8.9
Executive Power
2003
5
8.9
Memorial Day
2004
6
9.2
Consent to Kill
2005
7
9
Act of Treason
2006
8
8.9
Protect and Defend
2007
9
9.3
Extreme Measures
2008
10
8.6
Pursuit of Honor
2009
11
9.2
American Assassin
2010
12
9
Kill Shot
2012
13
9.3
The Last Man
2012
14
9
The Survivor (By: Kyle Mills)
2015
15
9
Order to Kill (By: Kyle Mills)
2016
16
9.3
Enemy of the State (By: Kyle Mills)
2017
17
8.8
Red War (By: Kyle Mills)
2018
18
8.8
Lethal Agent (By: Kyle Mills)
2019
19
9
Total Power (By: Kyle Mills)
2020
20
9.4
Enemy at the Gates (By: Kyle Mills)
2021
21
9.7
Oath of Loyalty (By: Kyle Mills)
2022
22
8.1
Code Red (By: Kyle Mills)
2023
23
Capture or Kill (By: Don Bentley)
2024
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List of Mitch Rapp Series in Chronological Order

#ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9.2
American Assassin
2010
2
9
Kill Shot
2012
3
9.3
Transfer of Power
1999
4
8.7
The Third Option
2000
5
9.3
Separation of Power
2001
6
8.9
Executive Power
2003
7
8.9
Memorial Day
2004
8
9.2
Consent to Kill
2005
9
9
Act of Treason
2006
10
8.9
Protect and Defend
2007
11
9.3
Extreme Measures
2008
12
8.6
Pursuit of Honor
2009
13
9.3
The Last Man
2012
14
9
The Survivor (By: Kyle Mills)
2015
15
9
Order to Kill (By: Kyle Mills)
2016
16
9.3
Enemy of the State (By: Kyle Mills)
2017
17
8.8
Red War (By: Kyle Mills)
2018
18
8.8
Lethal Agent (By: Kyle Mills)
2019
19
9
Total Power (By: Kyle Mills)
2020
20
9.4
Enemy at the Gates (By: Kyle Mills)
2021
21
9.7
Oath of Loyalty (By: Kyle Mills)
2022
22
8.1
Code Red (By: Kyle Mills)
2023
23
Capture or Kill (By: Don Bentley)
2024
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Note: Vince Flynn also wrote the standalone novel Term Limits listed below however it takes place within the Rapp universe and should be read first if you are planning on reading it.

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Vince Flynn Anthologies in Publication Order

Vince Flynn: Biography

Vince Flynn (Vincent Joseph Flynn) was born on April 6th, 1966. Vince passed away June 19th, 2013 at 47 years old. Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. Flynn attended University of St. Thomas where he received a B.A Economics.

Vince Flynn was the author of the Mitch Rapp series which consists of 23 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 is an upcoming novel for the Mitch Rapp series entitled Capture or Kill which is being released on September 3rd, 2024.

After Vince Flynn sadly passed, the author Kyle Mills took over the Mitch Rapp series.

Vince Flynn: Awards & Accolades

Vince Flynn books have been nominated for multiple awards, Consent to Kill was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Thriller, in 2006 as well as the International Thriller Writers Award - Best Novel in 2006. American Assassin was nominated for the Barry Award, Best Thriller, in 2011.

Vince Flynn: Lists & Other Mentions

  • Protect and Defend was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2007.
  • Extreme Measures was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2008.
  • American Assassin was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2010.
  • Kill Shot was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2012.
  • The Last Man was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2012.

Vince Flynn: TV/Movies Based on Books

The novel American Assassin, which is the first novel chronologically in the Mitch Rapp series and the Rapp origins story, was made into a movie of the same name in 2017.

It starred Dylan O'Brien as Mitch Rapp. Michael Keaton played Stan Hurley, and Sanaa Lathan was Irene Kennedy.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Vince Flynn are:

  1. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  2. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  3. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  4. John Grisham, author of the Jake Brigance Series.
  5. Brad Thor, author of the Scot Harvath Series.

Vince Flynn: F.A.Q

When was Vince Flynn Born?

Vince Flynn was born on April 6th, 1966.

When did Vince Flynn die?

Vince Flynn died on June 19th, 2013 at 47 years old.

Where was Vince Flynn Born?

Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA.

What was the first book Vince Flynn wrote?

The first novel written by Vince Flynn was Term Limits, published in 1997.

What was the most recent book Vince Flynn wrote?

His most recently released work was The Last Man on November 13th, 2012.

How many books has Vince Flynn written?

Vince Flynn has written 14 books. 13 books in the Mitch Rapp Series, 1 Standalone Novel.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Novels like Kill Shot do a great job of humanizing this alpha male character, showing a much more human and fallible side of him. It makes him seem more like a real person and making the reader that much more inclined to root for him. And the villains are easy to root against.

    The plotting is also rapid, fun, and exciting. Vince Flynn can quickly and succinctly describe something so the pace never dips, which is something that seems to elude most other authors.

    And the ending the novel was building up to the entire time is just real, fast, and violent.

    Edgar A.
    Edgar A.
    2 years ago

    I was waiting for the next David Baldacci novel to come out when I read Term Limits by Vince Flynn and was instantly hooked.
    I would then read what I think is Flynn’s best ever work in American Assassin which introduces Mitch Rapp my favorite spy.
    Vince Flynn truly knows how to catch his readers interest and once I was done reading I was sad. This for me is a sign that the author knows how to tell a story. I have since read some of his other great works and particularly enjoyed Kill Shot.
    Comparing American Assassin the movie to the book, I noticed several plot changes in the movie even though much of Mitch Rapp’s world remained intact.
    The movie combined the character styles of Jack Reacher and James Bond to make a Rapp that is best described as a tough guy provocateur that is played by Dylan O’Brien.

    Dave W.
    Dave W.
    2 years ago

    I was so sad at his passing. The Mitch Rapp series is so great. Kyle Mills however has did a fantastic job of continuing on. Rest assured Vince; your successor is doing you proud.

    Andrew M.
    Andrew M.
    2 years ago

    I think I’m addicted to Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series books.
    Before watching the American Assassin-based movie, I decided to read the entire series.
    Mitch Rapp series is an enjoyable, fast-paced, chilling, and intense spy thriller. I liked the lots of twists and turns and the plenty of actions.
    Mitch Rapp has just lost his girlfriend in cruel terrorism, and he starts living for only one purpose, revenge.
    I liked Rapp’s intriguing and interesting character and his drive for vengeance.
    In Term Limits three of Washington’s most powerful politicians are assassinated through surgical procedures. I was impressed by its despicable characters and how the novel plot was well constructed.
    It seems Vince Flynn has good knowledge of the corruption in Washington politics.

    Kyler F
    Kyler F
    2 years ago

    While is it possible to look at Mitch Rapp an over-the-top parody of right-wing America, I am able to look beyond that surface presentation and get to the thrills and adventure that the books deliver. Even Vince Flynn’s death couldn’t stop the machine that is Mitch Rapp from preventing terrorist attacks around the globe (and at home too). With Kyle Mills coming on to write the last few volumes, the series shows no signs of slowing down, and I look forward to seeing Rapp delivery his brand of justice for a while to come. There was an adaptation of one of Flynn’s books, but it couldn’t capture the rawness or edge of the books at all. Here’s hoping someone gets it right one day. 

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    A little while ago, my friends and I couldn’t help but wonder why it had taken so long to bring Mitch Rapp to the big screen. A world that had embraced 24’s Jack Bauer would love Mitch Rapp.

    Mitch is everything 24 stood for, an elite operative that does whatever it takes to protect America from terrorists. But then I remembered ‘American Assassin’ from 2017, in which Dylan O’Brien played Mitch Rapp.

    Don’t get me wrong. I did not hate the adaptation. In fact, if you took away my history with Vince Flynn’s work, I would have enjoyed the movie. But as a longtime Mitch Rapp fan, I don’t think the adaptation did the books justice. We need a new Mitch Rapp adaptation.

    Jasper Bago
    Jasper Bago
    5 months ago

    I love how well Kyle Mills transitioned Vince Flynn novels. I honestly couldn’t tell. It wasn’t until I googled Vince Flynn that I found he had passed. I love all the stories. Makes for a great read!

    Graeme
    Graeme
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    Reply to  Jasper Bago
    5 months ago

    Completely agree. I like that he brought back numerous older characters etc and really stayed true to the universe Vince created.

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