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RIP Vince Flynn

The gifted thriller novelist was only 47.

by
Andrew Klavan

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June 19, 2013 - 9:26 am

Oh, this is really sad. Vince Flynn, the talented bestselling author of international thriller novels, has died of prostate cancer at only 47. Flynn wrote the wildly popular novels about the CIA assassin Mitch Rapp. His books were not only cool, exciting and patriotic, they were also really well written. Rapp was a terrific tough guy character who brought rough justice to the world’s bad guys…  and if you’ve ever wondered why it’s taking so long for him to appear  in a Hollywood movie, it may be because Flynn knew who the world’s bad guys are, and a lot of people in the movie business don’t. Anyway, I never got to meet the man but the too-soon loss of an expert practitioner is something everyone in the business feels. God’s strength to his family. Rest in peace, Vince Flynn – you were one of the really good ones.

*****

Cross-posted from Klavan on the Culture

Andrew Klavan’s newest novel is Nightmare City.

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I read all his books. Amazing insights into the workings (and non-workings) of government.

So sorry he didn't beat this and pull through. Just saw the headline. Shock.
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Terrific writer. Would love to tinsel town bring Mitch Rapp to the silver screen, but suppose that he would not play well in the Chinese and Russian markets. Latin America would love it. A decade of my rosary tonight is or Flynn
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I heard today...Having read his books and gotten family and friends into them it felt like I lost a family member today....Prayers to his family and close friends who are grieving right now.
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I read all his books. Amazing insights into the workings (and non-workings) of government.

So sorry he didn't beat this and pull through. Just saw the headline. Shock.
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I just discovered this guy. I finished Extreme Measures and I'm not reading Transfer of Power. This is a heartbreaker. R.I.P. Vince Flynn, a totally politically incorrect, take-no-prisoner writer.
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You know that should be NOW reading Transfer of Power.
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What a terrible blow. Such a great guy.
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....And may God hold you gently in the palm of His hand.
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Thank you for this Andrew, may he rest in peace. And men, do not ignore pain, we want you around for a long time.
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Sincere condolences to his family. A very sad day. Vince Flynn was a wonderful writer, I recommend his books to family and friends all the time.
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