Author of the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thrillers, Vince Flynn, died yesterday of prostate cancer. He was 47.
Flynn’s best selling books were particularly popular with conservatives (George Bush was a fan and Rush Limbaugh a close friend). In an interview with USA Today in 2012, Flynn said that was probably because of the ” the pro-military, CIA and law enforcement theme of the books … And the idea that the United States is not the problem.””
Flynn’s next novel, The Survivor was originally scheduled to be released in October. USA Today reports that the publisher, S&S/Atria, does not yet have information on how much of the book was completed.
His most recent book, The Last Man, was published last November.