What is the order of the Mitch Rapp series by Vince Flynn?


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The publication order for the 14 Mitch Rapp novels by Vince Flynn begins with "Transfer of Power," followed by "The Third Option," "Separation of Power," "Executive Power," "Memorial Day," "Consent to Kill," Act of Treason," "Protect and Defend," "Extreme Measures," "Pursuit of Honor," "American Assassin," "Kill Shot," "The Last Man" and "The Survivor." The publication order differs slightly from the chronological order of events for Mitch Rapp's storyline.

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With the exceptions of "American Assassin" and "Kill Shot," all of the Mitch Rapp novels were published in chronological order. Vince Flynn began the Mitch Rapp series in 1999 with the publication of "Transfer of Power," with the remaining novels appearing one to two years apart and ending with "The Survivor" in 2014. Although published in 2010 and 2012, respectively, the events of "American Assassin" and "Kill Shot" occur prior to the events of "Transfer of Power" in Mitch Rapp's storyline.

OrderofBooks.com recommends reading the Mitch Rapp novels in publication order rather than in the character's chronological order because the full effects of "American Assassin" and "Kill Shot" depend on the reader already being familiar with Mitch Rapp through the preceding novels. The website notes that while Mitch Rapp does not appear in Flynn's novel "Term Limits," other characters from the series do appear in "Term Limits."

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