Books by Vince Flynn

LETHAL AGENT  by Kyle Mills
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2019

"Mills does a great job carrying on Vince Flynn's legacy; fans won't be disappointed."
This latest offering from the late Flynn by way of Mills (Red War, 2018, etc.) shows that as long as bad guys run amok or crazy women run for president, America will need Mitch Rapp. Read full book review >
ENEMY OF THE STATE by Vince Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Fast-moving, fun, and not overly deep. But if the U.S. has a real-life version of Flynn and Mills' hero, that could be scary."
In the 16th installment of the series started by the late Flynn, author Mills (Order to Kill, 2016, etc.) continues CIA agent Mitch Rapp's deadly derring-dos. Read full book review >
ORDER TO KILL by Vince Flynn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2016

"All in all, a crackling good yarn. Author Mills proves himself a worthy successor to carry on the series."
Series creator Flynn died in 2013, but Mitch Rapp lives on in this 15th chronicle (The Survivor, 2015, etc.) of the legendary CIA agent's exploits. Read full book review >
SEPARATION OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2001

"Stick figures, lumbering pace, wooden dialogue: Flynn remains a source of pulp fiction at its dreariest. "
Top-gun Mitch Rapp (The Third Option, 2000, etc.), "America's Assassin," rides again—roughshod over Saddam Hussein—and earns anew the thanks of a grateful nation. Read full book review >
THE THIRD OPTION by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"Weak writing, implausible characters, threadbare plotting. It's Flynn's third time out (Transfer of Power, 1999, etc.), but he still hasn't found the charm."
A plodding thriller in which all the good hit men shoot all the bad hit men, but everything else misfires. Read full book review >
TRANSFER OF POWER by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 6, 1999

" The prose is pedestrian, the plotting predictable, the characters comic strip, and the end long in coming. (Author Tour)"
Second-novelist Flynn (Term Limits, 1998) returns, this time with an overstuffed political thriller about bad guys kidnapping the White House. Read full book review >
TERM LIMITS by Vince Flynn
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 7, 1998

An underwhelming first technothriller—originally self-published. "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter," says Michael O'Rourke to his girlfriend, thus justifying the triple murder of a US senator and a pair of congressmen. They didn't deserve to live, he further insists, guilty as they were of mismanaging their country's business. In fact, virtually all politicians—Republicans and Democrats alike—are similarly guilty. Still, the assassinations are meant not merely as punishment but as a warning. Politicians had better shape up, be upright, set aside partisanship, and balance the budget. Or else. Young Michael, the hero of Flynn's dismal fable, is himself a congressman—the exception that proves the rule. He's sore at his government and has his reasons. His parents were killed in an automobile accident; the driver of the other car, it turned out, was a drunk, a repeat offender, who should have been off the streets, in jail. Due to the aforementioned mismanagement, however, the government can't build enough prisons. Nor is this mismanagement accidental; rather, it's the inevitable result of self-serving cabals and wicked conspiracies. And as a variety of the aforesaid cabals maneuver to stop the terrorists, Michael finds himself caught squarely in the middle, very much on his own. While there are conspiracies galore here, much of the novel has an undercrafted feel to it: one-dimensional types, clumsy, often careless writing. (Flynn's heroine has "big brown eyes"; a "freedom fighter" has "bright blue eyes"—information delivered frequently, each time as if newly minted.) At length, the cabal is thwarted, the once misunderstood terrorist vindicated. "You're not going to believe what's on this," Michael says, handing over the tape that reveals the depth of the conspiracy. He's right. A sure-fire hit for readers who share Flynn's political outlook—the government as ogre. (Author tour) Read full book review >