The first five Vince Flynn books in chronological order are "American Assassin," "Kill Shot," "Transfer of Power," "The Third Option" and "Separation of Power." After publishing these, Flynn continued the series with "Executive Power," "Memorial Day," "Consent to Kill," "Act of Treason" and "Protect and Defend. " The final three books in the series include "Extreme Measures," "Pursuit of Honor" and "The Last Man."
Vince Flynn was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and was diagnosed with dyslexia as a child. He worked for Craft Foods and attempted to join the Marine Corps before attempting to write his first book, "Term Limits." While writing "Term Limits," Flynn worked as a bartender. After completing the manuscript, he sent it out only to receive over 60 rejections. As a result, Flynn decided to self publish.
"Term Limits" made the New York Times Bestseller list in paperback form, resulting in Flynn acquiring not only an agent, but a book deal with Simon and Schuster. In 2007, the movie rights to the Mitch Rapp character were optioned by CBS Films.
Flynn passed away in 2013 at the age of 47 after battling prostate cancer. In 2014, author Kyle Mills was chosen to continue working on Flynn's series. "The Survivor," a manuscript started by Flynn and completed by Mills, was released Oct. 6, 2015.