Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Pursuit of Honor and the soon to be released American Assassin (October 12, 2010), has signed a new two book deal with Atria Books and Pocket Books to launch a brand new series featuring a New York City based anti-terror operation written in collaboration with writer and retired US Army lieutenant colonel Brian Haig.
“This is a story that I have wanted to tell for many years and teaming up with Brian Haig will afford me the opportunity to pursue this without keeping readers waiting for my next Mitch Rapp novel,” Flynn said, “I’ve been a fan of Brian’s writing since his first book Secret Sanction. I think he’s one of the best story tellers in America today, and I’m really excited to join forces with him on this exciting project.”
Haig spent 22 years on active duty before retiring in 1997 and going into private business. His final four years on active duty were as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, preparing speeches, briefings, public statements, and congressional testimonies, as well as advising the Chairman on strategic, global and Asian regional issues. He is the author of eight novels, including Capitol Game which will be released by Grand Central Publishing on August 12.
Details of the new series were released in a joint announcement made today by Judith Curr, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Atria Books and Washington Square Press and Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Gallery, Threshold and Pocket. Emily Bestler, Vice-President and Executive Editorial Director of Atria, acquired World, Audio Book Club, Large Print, First Serial and Electronic Rights to Flynn’s new series from Sloan Harris at ICM. Pocket Books will be the paperback publisher of both books, which will also be available from Simon & Schuster Audio.
“Fans of Vince Flynn will get the same explosive action, heart-pounding excitement and frightening accuracy that they’ve grown to expect from the Mitch Rapp series,” Bestler said, “Vince had a certain amount of apprehension about dividing his time, until he found out that Brian was interested. His long standing admiration of Haig’s work, and a shared creative vision for this new venture made it the perfect fit.”
Flynn, who in October will release his twelfth novel, the eleventh featuring counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp, has hit the New York Times bestseller list for each book he’s ever written, reaching as high as #1. He has sold over 12.5 million copies in the United States plus millions more in the 20 international markets that carry his books.
Atria Books is the publishing home of many major bestselling authors including Vince Flynn, T.D. Jakes, Jodi Picoult, Jennifer Weiner, Zane, and Rhonda Byrne, author of the international bestselling phenomenon The Secret and the forthcoming The Power.