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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.



Everything seemed to work together. The person who invented the first stylish cafe would, for example, have on his walls mirrors from the French mirror-making industry, [which] made the cafe more stylish. Women wore all the fabulous new diamond jewelry that the king had made popular, they drank champagne (which sparkled in the mirrors), and everything seemed to somehow work together.

- Joan DeJean
The Essence of Style


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