The Survivor

Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child’s action thriller throne with this twist-laden story. . . instantly gripping’ Shortlist
The brand new thriller featuring CIA operative Mitch Rapp. Rapp is bruised and battered after his time in the Near East but, however high the odds seem to be stacked against him, he always returns ready to risk everything again. But is the pressure beginning to get too much?

The Survivor is due for release on 8th October 2015, the Survivor is co written by Kyle Mills.  In the timeline The Survivor will be present day Mitch Rapp following on from The Last Man.

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Chris Hemsworth offered role of Mitch Rapp in American Assassin

After months of speculation and rumor about the possibility of a movie based on one of the Vince Flynn novels, things are starting to come together.  The movie will be American Assassin, chronologically the first in the Mitch Rapp series.  American Assassin charts Mitch Rapp’s entry to the CIA, his training under Stan Hurley (whos role has been offered to Bruce Willis) and his first mission.

It was reported today that Chris Hemsworth has been offered the leading role of Mitch Rapp.

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Australian Actor Chris Hemsworth is no stranger to blockbuster movies, most famous for his lead role of Thor in the Thor Films and Avengers Assemble.  He also starred in Snow White and the Huntsman as the Huntsman.  Despite his lead role in these fantasy films, he’s not an unlikely star for American Assassin, in Red Dawn an action packed film he played the leader of the Wolverines.

It’s reported that Chris Hemsworth has been offered $10 million for the role.  A role which I’m sure Vince Flynn fans will be hoping is the first of a series of films.

So the starring roles are rapidly filling for American Assassin, do you think these are good choices?  Who would you pick?  The role of Irene Kennedy is yet to be announced, who would you select as the female lead?  Leave a comment!

Is Bruce Willis set to star in American Assassin

Just when we thought news of the first Mitch Rapp movie had disappeared forever a new story has hit the internet a new story hits the press.  Before you all scream that Bruce Willis can’t play Mitch Rapp, don’t despair he is in talks to play Mitch’s mentor.  This would suggest that Bruce Willis is set to play Stan Hurley.

Bruce Willis (Photo Credit Gage Skidmore Flickr)

Bruce Willis has a long history as an action thriller star including the Die Hard series, Armageddon and more recently The Expendables and Looper.

The American Assassin Movie is based on Vince Flynn’s 11th book by the same name.  Although the 11th book American Assassin is a prequel telling the story of Mitch Rapp’s entry to the CIA, his training and his first mission.  Hopefully this is the first in a long line of Mitch Rapp movies!

The book has been rewritten into a screenplay by Mike Finch (Predators). Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor) is set to direct, while Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Nick Wechsler will produce.

Everything is starting to come together now, and shooting on American Assassin is due to begin next Autumn.  However there is still no actor selected to play the lead Mitch Rapp.

Who would you cast as Mitch Rapp?  Leave a comment.

The Last Man

The Last Man

A pulse-pounding thriller by #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn, as Mitch Rapp heads to Afghanistan to track down a missing CIA agent.

The four dead guards didn’t concern Mitch Rapp as much as the absence of the man they’d been paid to protect. Joe Rickman wasn’t just another foot soldier. For the last eight years Rickman had ran the CIA’s clandestine operations in Afghanistan. It was a murky job that involved working with virtually every disreputable figure in the Islamic Republic. More than a quarter billion dollars in cash had passed through Rickman’s hands during his tenure as the master of black ops and no one with a shred of sense wanted to know the details of how that money had been spent.

At first glance it looks as if Rickman has been kidnapped, but Rapp knows certain things about his old friend that cause him to wonder if something more disturbing isn’t afoot. Irene Kennedy, the director of the CIA, has ordered Rapp to find Rickman at all costs. Rapp must navigate the ever-shifting landscape of Afghanistan as the Taliban, Iranians, Pakistanis and Russians all plot to claim their piece of the war torn state.

With Afghanistan crumbling around him, Rapp must be as ruthless as his enemies and as deceitful as people in his own government if he has any hopes of completing his mission.

The Last Man takes Mitch Rapp back to the here and now, Vince Flynn’s last couple of books have been prequels, uncovering the story of how Rapp was recurited to the CIA, but now we are back to the modern day Mitch Rapp as he attempts to keep the USA and the world safe once again.

The Last Man will be released on October 16th 2012

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Kill Shot

Vince Flynn has just announced Kill Shot the latest title in the Mitch Rapp series.  This title will follow on from American Assassin filling in the backstory of how Mitch Rapp came to be Americas foremost counter terrorism agent.

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn is back with another nail-biting political thriller that follows the young Mitch Rapp on a deadly mission to hunt down the men responsible for the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack.

For months, Mitch Rapp has been steadily working his way through a list of men, bullet by bullet. With each kill, the tangled network of monsters responsible for the slaughter of 270 civilians becomes increasingly clear. He is given his next target: a plump Libyan diplomat who is prone to drink and is currently in Paris without a single bodyguard.

Rapp finds him completely unprotected and asleep in his bed. With confidence in his well-honed skills and conviction of the man’s guilt, he easily sends a bullet into the man’s skull. But in the split second it takes the bullet to leave the silenced pistol, everything changes. The door to the hotel room is kicked open and gunfire erupts all around Rapp. In an instant the hunter has become the hunted. Rapp is left wounded and must flee for his life.

The next morning, the news breaks in Washington that Libya’s Oil Minister has been killed along with three innocent civilians and four unidentified men. The French authorities are certain that the gunman is wounded and on the loose in Paris. As the finger pointing begins, Rapp’s handlers have only one choice—deny any responsibility for the incident and pray that their newest secret weapon stays that way, avoiding capture and dying quietly. One person in the group, however, is not prone to leaving things to chance. Rapp has become a liability, and he absolutely cannot be allowed to be taken alive by the French authorities. But it will soon become clear that nothing is more dangerous than a wounded and cornered Mitch Rapp.

 

Due for release on 11th October 2011

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Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive

Here at All about Vince Flynn, we’re not just fans of Vince Flynn but the whole Crime, Mystrey, Thriller Genre.  Another of our Favourite Authors is Tom Clancy, who has also written a series of books around a characther in the CIA – Jack Ryan.

Dead or Alive is a welcome new book in this series as the last was published all the way back in 2003.  Dead or Alive brings back a range of popular characthers from the Jack Ryan Series including – Jack Ryan, Ed and Mary Pat Foley, Clark and Chavaz and Rainbow Six and more.

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The Launch

The Lanch of Tom Clancy’s Dead or Alive in the UK was like no other.  The UK Red Devils delivered six copies of Dead or Alive to the Tower of London to be guarded by the Queens Yeoman Warders.  500 copies are also being flown out to Troops in Afganistan.

The Synopsis

It is called the Campus.  It was secretly created under the administration of President Jack Ryan, its sole purpose to hunt down, locate and eliminate terrorists and those who protect them, at will, without sanction or oversight.  A self-sufficient entity, it has no official connection to the American Government – a necessity in a time when those in power consider themselves above such arcane concepts as loyalty, justice, and right or wrong.

Covert intelligence expert Jack Ryan Jr. and his compatriots at the Campus have waged this silent war in every corner of the world.  Now joined by two of his father’s closest allies, black ops warriors John Clark and ‘Ding’ Chavez, as well as Brain and Dominic Caruso and Mary Pat Foley, the Campus has come up against its greatest foe: a sadistic killer known as the Emir.

The mastermind of countless horrific attacks, the Emir has eluded capture by every law enforcement agency in the world- a fact that the Campus is determined to change.  But his greatest devastation is yet to be unleashed, as he plans a monumental single strike that will destroy the heart of America, unless the Campus can take him, dead or alive.

On the trail of Emir, Jack Ryan Jr. will find himself following in his legendary father’s footsteps on a deadly manhunt that will take him and his allies around the globe, into the shadowy arenas of political gamesmanship, and back on to US Soil – in a battle to prevent the fall of the West . . .

Together for the first time, and all-star cast of Tom Clancy’s characters race to ensure the nation’s survival and to complete their mission: the desperate search for a madman who may be hiding in plain sight.

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Brian Haig

It was announced today that Brian Haig will be partnering with Vince Flynn to write a new series of counterterrorism novels centring around a New York City based anti-terror operation.

Who is Brian Haig?

Haig graduated from West Point in 1975 and was commissioned an infantry lieutenant. He served as a platoon leader in Germany, three years as an infantry company commander at Fort Carson, Colorado, before he was selected as an intern at the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he worked in the Current Operations Directorate on the Lebanon peacekeeping operation. After graduating from Harvard with a master’s degree and a specialty in military strategy, he worked for three years as a global strategist on the Army staff where he was responsible for helping formulate the regional warplan for Southwest Asia and the global war plans against the Soviet Union. He spent three years as the Special Assistant to the Commander-in-Chief of the United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command in Seoul. Haig ended his military career as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – John M. Shalikashvili, where his duties lay with the preparation of all speeches, briefings, public statements, and congressional testimonies.

Haig retired into civilian life in 1997 to become a Director and later President of Erickson Air-Crane and then spent a year as President of International Business Communications. He has written articles for the New York Times, USA Today and Vanity Fair. He is now a full-time author, and works as a Fox News military contributor.

He has a Bachelor of Science from the United States Military Academy, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard, and a Masters in Government from Georgetown University. His military awards include Airborne wings and the Ranger tab, two Legions of Merit, and the Distinguished Service Medal.  (From Wikipedia)

Brian Haig’s Books

The Sean Drummond Series

Secret Sanction. It was the worst military scandal since My Lai – an elite US army special forces team positioned behind enemy lines had violated standing orders and butchered a patrol of 25 Serbian soldiers in cold blood. There were no survivors, half of them were shot in the back of the head, and their leader had been decapitated. There was no explanation, and no obvious motive, but the repercussions were already global. Now Major Sean Drummond has to go to Kosovo and find out just what happened and somehow clear up after this horrific crime. But with CIA obstruction, Army hostility, the murder of a top journalist and a possible traitor in his own crew, Drummond quickly finds himself in over his head and under serious fire.

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Mortal Allies. SECRET SANCTION’s Major Sean Drummond is back, with a new case that challenges his deepest fears and a colleague who challenges just about everything else. Assigned to South Korea as an advocate for an officer accused of brutally killing the son of a South Korean war hero, Drummond is teamed up with an old law-school nemesis. Katherine Carson is an attorney with a reputation for manipulating the media on behalf of her clients. Drummond is distraught to be working with a woman who knows how to push all his buttons – but he is the one man the CIA can trust with its disturbing secrets. And Drummond quickly learns that what appears to be an open-and-shut case is really just the top layer of a deep conspiracy.

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The Kingmaker. But Major Sean Drummond never says die. Especially when an old flame begs him to defend her brigadier general husband in the biggest treason case in U.S. history. And even when Drummond is up against the fiercest prosecutor in the Army and fighting two murder charges. With an unconventional and beautiful co-counsel, Drummond plunges into an investigation that will unearth a damning array of secrets and cover-ups – and reveal a master manipulator who doesn’t care who or what goes up in flames…as long as Drummond’s client burns.

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Private Sector. Fed up with his trouble magnet tactics, the Pentagon “loans out” attorneys Sean Drummond to a white-shoe D.C. law firm. Drummond makes the best of his corner-office exile – until his predecessor there is brutally murdered. Realising he must take matters into his own hands, Drummond leads the hunt for a vicious serial murderer and handles the firm’s biggest client, a telecom giant with a shadowy agenda. Are the two connected? As the body count rises, Drummond vows to get answers – and trample any stuffed-shirt who gets in his way. Even when it looks like D.C.’s newest lawyer will become its latest crime statistic.

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The President’s Assassin The Office of Special Project is a CIA cell that handles the most dangerous threats. When the White House chief of Staff is found brutally murdered alongside a note promising more murders – and a President who will be “history” in three days – Sean Drummond teams with a beautiful colleague, Jennie Margold, to try to stop the assassin. As the killer stalks the campaign trail, apparently driven by a $500 million bounty on the President’s head, all arrows point to a member of the White House security detail who has mysteriously gone missing. But as time trickles down to precious minutes, Sean realizes law enforcement’s horrible miscalculation – and what must be done to side step disaster.

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Man in the Middle. Despatched to investigate the suicide of one of DC’s most influential defence officials – an ardent, early supporter of the war in Iraq – Drummond and his female partner find themselves in the middle of a tug-of-war between Washington’s most influential power brokers and his own personal allegiance to the soldiers dying overseas. What he uncovers are the secrets that led to the war, secrets that once exposed would destroy public support and undermine the presidency. Now, Drummond faces the greatest moral quandary of his life: What is the true meaning of patriotism?

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Standalone Novels

The Hunted. As the old Soviet Union fell apart, Alex was ideally positioned to take advantage of Russia’s new capitalist culture. Twenty years later he is on track to become Russia’s wealthiest man, then he makes one critical mistake: he hires the former deputy director of the KGB to handle his corporate security. And then his world starts to fall apart. After his new employee arrives on the scene, Alex is kidnapped, beaten, and forced to relinquish his business and his fortune. He and his wife flee to the United States, only to be declared the new Russia’s Number One most wanted criminal for allegedly stealing millions from his own business, and the Russian Mafiya takes a contract out on his life. Even the FBI wants to bring him and his wife into custody: so they can return him to Russia. A man on the run without a country to call his own, Alex must escape the combined forces of two governments, as he fights to earn the chance to build a new life for himself and his family in America

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The Capitol Game. A small, insignificant company on the edge of bankruptcy has discovered an alchemist’s dream: a miraculous polymer – paint it on a vehicle, any vehicle and voila, you have the equivalent of 30 inches of steel. With war raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, the polymer promised to save thousands of lives, promising to change the course of both wars as well as making its owner billons in profit. Enter Jack Wiley, a successful Wall Street banker somehow learns of the polymer and makes a plan. To make his dream come true, Jack Wiley goes to The Capitol Group, one of the country’s largest, richest and most powerful corporations. Jack and the Capitol Group will partner up for a quick, bloodless takeover of the small company that developed the polymer. A partnership made in heaven? Jack’s smarts and Capitol Group’s power and influence should be a marriage made in heaven, making them all rich beyond imagination. Once they own the patents they will steamroll Congress and the Pentagon to get the polymer into production, via a no-bid, fast-track contract. And it goes to plan until the Pentagon’s investigative service began nosing around.

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Vince Flynn to launch new series with Brian Haig

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.

American Assassin Synopsis

#1 New York Times bestselling author Vince Flynn returns with yet another explosive thriller, introducing the young Mitch Rapp, as he takes on his first assignment.

Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorist’s worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world … and then tragedy struck.

Two decades of cutthroat, partisan politics has left the CIA and the country in an increasingly vulnerable position. Cold War veteran and CIA Operations Director Thomas Stansfield knows he must prepare his people for the next war. The rise of Islamic terrorism is coming, and it needs to be met abroad before it reaches America’s shores. Stansfield directs his protégée, Irene Kennedy, and his old Cold War colleague, Stan Hurley, to form a new group of clandestine operatives who will work outside the normal chain of command — men who do not exist.

What type of man is willing to kill for his country without putting on a uniform? Kennedy finds him in the wake of the Pan Am Lockerbie terrorist attack. Two-hundred and seventy souls perished that cold December night, and thousands of family and friends were left searching for comfort. Mitch Rapp was one of them, but he was not interested in comfort. He wanted retribution.

Six months of intense training has prepared him to bring the war to the enemy’s doorstep, and he does so with brutal efficiency. Rapp starts in Istanbul, where he assassinates the Turkish arms dealer who sold the explosives used in the Pan Am attack. Rapp then moves onto Hamburg with his team and across Europe, leaving a trail of bodies. All roads lead to Beirut, though, and what Rapp doesn’t know is that the enemy is aware of his existence and has prepared a trap. The hunter is about to become the hunted, and Rapp will need every ounce of skill and cunning if he is to survive the war-ravaged city and its various terrorist factions.

As action-packed, fast-paced, and brutally realistic as it gets, Flynn’s latest page-turner shows readers how it all began. Behind the steely gaze of the nation’s ultimate hero is a young man primed to become an American Assassin.

Vince Flynn’s American Assassin Book Tour

To promote the next Vince Flynn adventure American Assassin, Vince Flynn is touring book stores in the USA.  Unfortunately nothing in the UK yet but if you were thinking of a holiday to the USA, you might just want to tie it in with a tour date!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010
FOX NEWS CHANNEL
1211 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY
9:00PM

Wednesday, October 13, 2010
BARNES & NOBLE
2100 North Snelling Ave
Roseville, MN
7:00PM

Thursday, October 14, 2010
ONCE UPON A CRIME
604 W 265th St.
Minneapolis, MN
6:30PM

Saturday, October 16, 2010
MURDER BY THE BOOK
2342 Bissonet
Houston, TX
6:00PM

Sunday, October 17, 2010
POISONED PEN
4014 North Goldwater Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ
2:00PM

Thursday, October 21, 2010
BORDERS
8472 Tamarack Bay
Woodbury, MN
7:00PM

Sunday, October 24, 2010
CIRCLE BOOKS
478 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL
12:00AM

Monday, October 25, 2010
THE VERO BEACH BOOK CENTER
2145 Indian River Blvd
Vero Beach, FL
5:00PM

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
QUAIL RIDGE BOOKS & MUSIC
3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh, NC
7:30PM

Thursday, October 28, 2010
DAVIS-KIDD BOOKSELLERS
The Mall at Green Hills
2121 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN
7:00PM

Saturday, October 30, 2010
SAM’S CLUB
9925 Hudson Road
Woodbury, MN
3:00PM

Monday, November 1, 2010
BARNES & NOBLE
3225 W 69th Street
Edina, MN
7:00PM