I am still struggling to get my head around the fact that Vince Flynn is no longer with us. The American best-selling author of 14 thriller novels quite simply had no equal in the murky world of espionage writing. The publishing world has lost a giant.

Picture by Jim Mone, Associated Press

Picture by Jim Mone, Associated Press

I was first introduced to Flynn’s writing ten years ago. Since then I have devoured all his novels, often pre-ordering to ensure my copy arrived at the earliest possible moment. I remember last year that publication of what was to be his final story “The Last Man” was delayed because of his battle with prostate cancer. It was a battle we all thought he had won.

At 47 years of age he has been taken from us much too soon.  Just think what he could have accomplished by another 20 years of finding things for his hero, Mitch Rapp, to do.

What he has left behind is a legacy of writing that will continue to inspire generations of the action thriller fan club.

To those who have not yet had the pleasure of reading Vince Flynn, make a point of grabbing one of his novels. You’ll keep coming back for more.

Thanks for the thrill-ride Vince.

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