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Originally posted in October 2005

Sadly, on June 19, 2013, Vince Flynn lost his battle with prostate cancer. He was 47. We talked with Vince often; he was a good and loyal friend of Eye on Books. RIP, Vince.

Vince Flynn

"Consent to Kill"

There's a price on professional government assassin Mitch Rapp's head, in the Vince Flynn thriller Consent to Kill. A powerful Saudi billionaire wants Mitch dead, in compensation for his son's life. But the one thing you don't want to do to Mitch Rapp is try to kill him because all you'll do is make him mad.



I tracked the story from the beginning, that week in 1943, right through the present time. I pay special attention to the crossroads, those places were monumental decisions were made -- the decision to use the atomic bomb, how we responded to the discovery of the Soviet capacity to launch Sputnik, the beginning of the arms race.

- James Carroll
House of War


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