Imatge de l'autor

Vince Flynn (1966–2013)

Autor/a de Transfer of Power

48+ obres 33,872 Membres 598 Ressenyes 124 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Vince Flynn was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1966. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas and went to work as an account and sales marketing specialist for Kraft Foods. In 1990, he accepted an aviation candidate slot with the United States Marine Corps, but was medically disqualified mostra'n més before starting the program. He worked as a bartender while writing his first book, Term Limits, which after receiving numerous rejections he self-published. It hit the New York Times bestseller list in paperback. He went on to write the Mitch Rapp series. He was a story consultant for the television series 24. He died after a long battle with prostate cancer on June 19, 2013 at the age of 47. Published posthumously, his books continue to make the bestseller list. The Survivor, co-written with Kyle Mills, made The New York bestseller list in 2015. Order to Kill ,co-written with Kylr Mills, was published in 2016 and is a bestseller. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Sèrie

Obres de Vince Flynn

Transfer of Power (1999) 2,753 exemplars, 50 ressenyes
American Assassin (2010) 2,683 exemplars, 83 ressenyes
Consent to Kill (2005) 2,447 exemplars, 34 ressenyes
Memorial Day (2004) 2,359 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Act of Treason (2006) 2,340 exemplars, 41 ressenyes
The Third Option (2000) 2,322 exemplars, 26 ressenyes
Protect and Defend (2007) 2,277 exemplars, 40 ressenyes
Separation of Power (2001) 2,245 exemplars, 29 ressenyes
Term Limits (1997) 2,208 exemplars, 42 ressenyes
Executive Power (2003) 2,140 exemplars, 30 ressenyes
Extreme Measures (2008) 2,138 exemplars, 37 ressenyes
Kill Shot (2012) 1,849 exemplars, 48 ressenyes
Pursuit of Honor (2009) 1,837 exemplars, 28 ressenyes
The Last Man (2012) 1,569 exemplars, 47 ressenyes
Order to Kill (2016) — Autor — 736 exemplars, 9 ressenyes
Enemy of the State (2017) — Autor — 661 exemplars, 12 ressenyes
Total Power (2020) — Series Creator — 443 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Enemy at the Gates (2021) 341 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Oath of Loyalty (2022) 271 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Code Red (2023) 176 exemplars
The Vince Flynn Encyclopedia (2015) 11 exemplars
Untitled #1 New Series (2013) 6 exemplars
Jacht op de jager / druk 1 (2015) 2 exemplars
NEW-Total Power 2 exemplars
Red War 1 exemplars
Enemy of the State? 1 exemplars
O Agente Americano (2021) 1 exemplars
Code Red 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Lethal Agent (2019) — Series Creator — 472 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem, and Suspense (2009) — Introducció — 13 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Flynn, Vincent Joseph
Data de naixement
1966-04-06
Data de defunció
2013-06-19
Lloc d'enterrament
Resurrection Cemetery Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Lloc de defunció
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Causa de la mort
prostate cancer
Llocs de residència
Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA
Educació
University of St. Thomas
Professions
Real Estate Leasing Agent
novelist
television consultant
Agent
Sloan Harris
Biografia breu
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.

Membres

Ressenyes

Mitch Rapp Novel, A - Book 3
 
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MontanaMick | Hi ha 49 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
Mitch Rapp Novel, A - Book 4
 
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MontanaMick | Hi ha 25 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
Mitch Rapp Novel, A - Book 5
 
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MontanaMick | Hi ha 28 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
Mitch Rapp Novel, A - Book 12
 
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MontanaMick | Hi ha 27 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
48
També de
2
Membres
33,872
Popularitat
#565
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
598
ISBN
651
Llengües
11
Preferit
124

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