Vince Flynn

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  1. Shane

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    Good to see we have another ASFNer enjoying them!
     
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    From an earlier post. This is the main reason I'm glad Flynn went the prequel route.
     
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    I usually hate the prequel routine but this is one of those rare opportunities to tell some stories that were just begging to be told. He came into this series already fleshed out and it's clear he has a lot of history behind him. Also, after the second book in this series (even before we were referring to it as the Mitch Rapp series) it was clear that his character needed to be the focal point.

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    I finally finished American Assassin and I loved it. Nice to see Flynn still has it in him. Someone here was nice enough to send me his copy (I'm too cheap to buy the hard cover) but unfortunately my wife beat me to the package and she's a much slower reader than me. Thanks again mystery sender. I'd mention Bob's name but I don't want everyone banging on his door asking for book handouts.

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    I'm ashamed. I am only on page 220.

    Yet Bob you and your wife have all read it and you call your wife a slow reader.

    That being said I can usually get through a Flynn book in about 3 days. I have just had alot going on the past few weeks.
     
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    Yeah, I'd imagine re-watching the Cards game over and over is taking up a lot of your free time.:)

    Not that this is you but I looked up masochist and they define the word as "any Cards fan that actually watched the entire Seattle game". You should have taken Flynn with you to the ball game, you would have had plenty of time to read the book.

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    I could always be reading while I'm on this stupid message board :)
     
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    Yeah but there's always the chance that someone will say something clever and then you'll miss it. This place does get addictive at times but without it I'd have to go find a real life.

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    OK forgot to comment on this. Really good book. Vince does not disappoint yet again. Loved the prequel. Wonder if he will continue to focus on Rapp at a younger age?

    BTW: Stan Hurley is freaking nuts!

    Thanks again Bob!
     
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    Yes, wasn't that supporting character the definition of an out-of-control S.O.B? His character really made the book, IMO.
     
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    Yes it definitely was.
     
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    After he finishes telling Rapp's back story maybe he can start a trilogy of books telling Stan's story. I think the guy is pretty interesting and it would let them tell some back story on Stansfield also. Plus, I always like a good Cold War story.

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    That is actually a really good idea!
     
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    Mitch Rapp Author Announces He Has Prostate Cancer

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=12810943

    MINNEAPOLIS February 1, 2011 (AP)

    The author of the popular Mitch Rapp series of
    novels says he has prostate cancer, but that his
    prognosis is good.

    Vince Flynn says in a statement posted on his website
    that he was diagnosed with stage three metastatic
    prostate cancer
    in November. Flynn says his
    treatments are working well and that he feels better
    than he has in years.

    He says he's started working on the next Rapp book,
    which should be out in October, and that he's
    working on a joint novel with Brian Haig.
     
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    Wow! That really sucks! Stage 3 isn't good right?
     

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