Vince Flynn, 1966 -- 2013

Vince Flynn the prolific political thriller author has just passed away. For those who never read him, he was able to predict events before they actually occurred. His first Mitch Rapp book, Transfer of Power, discussed the threat of Islamic terrorists before 9/11. In writing his novels, Flynn was able to either predict an event, as in Memorial Day (a nuclear strike on the U.S.), or relate to an unfolding event, as in Protect and Defend (the Iranian nuclear program). His main characters were no-nonsense CIA officials Mitch Rapp and Irene Kennedy. All of his books made the New York Times Best-seller list, and most reached number one. These characters have the same qualities the readers have grown to love. Mitch Rapp is unabashed, fearless, and cantankerous. Irene Kennedy is analytical, cunning, and supportive. Through these characters words and actions he is able to get his point across, that America better wake up and stopping being soft on terrorists. For example he pointed out in...(Read Full Post)