Wanted to let Kyle know that I was one of those readers of Vince Flynn and the Mitch Rapp series who doubted that Kyle would be able to take over the series without a huge drop in quality and sense of real continuity. I was also one of those that was dead wrong! Kyle, you have done Vince proud with your writing of Mitch and his gang of friends and coworkers, while adding your own touch to the series and from book to book, making the series and characters your own. It was a huge job, and the fact that you have been able to pull it off is not lost on we devotee's of Vince and the great character he created.
Great job buddy!
Vince you have changed my life. You've inspired me. You've dug me out of such a dark place. You've taught me to face my demons. You are the best and will be remembered as such. I will watch American Assassin in your honor. Wish you were here for it and wish you were here for me to give thanks.
I am active duty Army and I have a soldier who is transitioning out of the service who is a huge fan of your books. He also recently received his associate degree. I was hoping to purchase a signed book as a going away/congratulatory gift for him. Do you know how/where I can purchase a signed book? - Keith
NOTE: Simon & Schuster sent Keith a free signed book.
I am a big fan of both Vince and Kyle and have read all the books. My son, Brian, and I patiently waited for American Assassin to come out on the big screen...AND we were not disappointed! Great movie - just like the books. Instead of a picture of me reading a book, I am submitting a picture of me next to the movie poster outside the movie theater in Wyomissing, PA.
G'day from "Down Under." I had the fortunate experience back in 2001 to be searching for some reading materials for a long weekend away with my wife for our wedding anniversary. I found the first two books of the Mitch Rapp series, Transfer Of Power and The Third Option. I don't think my wife liked Vince at all. Once I got my head stuck into the book I was gone for good! I had to be dragged off the lounge to go out for meals, I didn't want to sit in the spa and drink champagne with her (it would get the pages wet). The weekend was a dud for her; but for me, I was as happy as 10 happy things! I have read each of the Mitch Rapp books - many of them two or three times and it is always difficult waiting for the next installment. Please keep up the great work.
Kyle Mills has, much like Mitch Rapp, managed to perform what most would say was impossible in filling Vince Flynn's shoes. The way he has allowed the characters grow and change, all the while increasing the audacity of the plots is remarkable. 'Enemy of the State' was a phenomenal read, bringing us on an unexpected adventure, and giving us what I believe many of us have been hoping for ever since the return of Louis Gould - a team up of epic proportions. Assembling the dream team of assassins from Rapp's past was genious, and kept me on the edge of my seat as I worried about whether or not one of them would double cross Rapp. I have to say, this really could be my favorite book in the Mitch Rapp adventure.
I say all of this, in an effort to convey how thrilled I am with Kyle Mills. I sincerely hope he gets to keep the keys to the Mitch Rapp story, as I cannot wait to see what the future has in store. - Hunter
Thank you for selecting me as a Mitch Rapp Ambassador I received the advance copy of the Enemy of the State - My Husband will love this... he has read all of the books. The action is just like that of my father-in-law's real life in WWII (OSS). Thank You again. I can't wait for the movie. - Elisabeth
For the second consecutive year, I received my galley (advance copy) of Kyle Mills latest Mitch Rapp novel in mid-June. Once again, I opted to begin reading it on June19, the anniversary of Vince Flynn's tragic death. This latest novel takes us from the U.S. to Costa Rica, Europe, South Africa, North. Africa, and the Middle East.
There are, of course, many players from Mitch's past, including Joe Maslick, Steve Thompson, Stan Coleman, Marcus Dumond, Charlie Wicker, Mike Nash, Irene Kennedy, Grisha Azarov, Claudia Gould, Donatella Rahn, President Alexander and Joel Wilson.
Who would be an ally? Who would be an enemy? Who may be BOTH?
Once again, I'll use the same word to describe the literary style of both Kyle Mills and Vince Flynn: Seamless!
In The Survivor and Order to Kill, I cannot discern what VInce would have written versus what Kyle did write! If you're a Mitch Rapp fan, you will want to see how all of these far flung geographic locations and all of these past characters, plus some new ones, fit in the puzzle in Enemy of the State.
As a Mitch Rapp ambassador I was awarded an early copy of Enemy Of The State. The MItch Rapp ambassador program is amazing, and Mitch Rapp fans across the country want to be a part of it. The application process is easy, and ambassadors are still being chosen. Be sure to apply if you are a Rapp fanatic like I am.
After reading Enemy Of The State, I can honestly say that this continues the incredible run of books in the Mitch Rapp universe. Kyle Mills has done an outstanding job writing these books blending high octane action with an intelligent plot, that includes some humor at the perfect time. This book is highly entertaining, fast paced, and a thrill a minute! In fact, you should buy pre-order it because it is that good and you do not want to miss it.
Can't wait (for Enemy Of The State). Just finished Order To Kill. I have to say Kyle Mills has really captured Mitch Rapp and got him spot on. I've read all of the books and I was really worried but excited too when I heard the series would continue after Vince passed away BUT there was no need. They are just as good.- Phil B.
While traveling in Turkey this past week. I have read and reread all the books. Been my favorite author since my second trip in Iraq. Keep up the amazing work. Can't wait for the movie and can't wait for the next book!- SSG Michael Cunningham
I just finished listening to the latest book on tape (Order To Kill) while hiking in the mountains near Tucson. It was EXCELLENT.
I'm so glad that you are carrying on the baton from our beloved author Vince Flynn.
Your writing has captured Vinces' vision for the characters.
Thank you so much. I love your books!!
Over Christmas I was in CapeTown, South Africa with my family.
I have read all of the Mitch Rapp books except for the most recent one. I saw Order To Kill in a bookstore while waiting for my wife and girls at a mall and purchased it.
It was so neat to read about Mitch in South Africa.
The day before we had driven right by Franschhoek.
Order To Kill was an excellent read.
Mr. Mills did a great job!
Looking forward to the next one.
First off, Kyle, I think you have done an amazing job filling some unbelievably large shoes. I was very skeptical when they announced that you would be stepping in. I am so happy to say that I had no reason to worry. If the cover of book didn't say Kyle Mills on the cover, I would never had known there was a different author.
Onto my questions, will there be anymore books after Order to Kill?
Sure seemed like the door was left open.
I just received a copy of American Assassin in the mail.
I live in a retirement community where residents will donate books in our community center. I read the synopsis of Term Limits and knew this was my type of reading. WOW, a real page turner! I couldn't put it down.
I went back to the center and found 4 more Vince Flynn books. I found each book as addicting as the one before.
Unfortunately my granddaughter (20 months) liked Term Limits and American Assassin as toys and craft material.
I have purchased the first 3 books for four different family members. My youngest son and I have read every Vince Flynn book and discuss plots continually.
Although I had the entire series; the first two were a bit torn up and I had yet to replace them.
I forgot I had entered the Veterans contest.
Receiving this was like an early Christmas present. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will treasure my brand new copy of American Assassin, think I'll read it again!
Never contacted an author before. Just wanted to say that I just finished Order to Kill in one marathon session.
It is beyond a doubt the best Mitch Rapp yet!
Can't wait for the next one!
Kyle Mills is truly the extension of Vince Flynn! He has the vision, the dialogue, the humor, and keeps Mitch Rapp's legacy alive! Proud to have been an Ambassador!
I was a St. Paul, MN area resident and always was at the first book release at the Barnes and Nobel @ Har Mar with Vince Flynn...way back when he would 'hang out' and no security!
I was really worried, too. I am also an English teacher who notices the little differences. I can assure you, you will LOVE this book!
I was turned on to the writings of Mr. Vince Flynn by a colleague from the St. Paul area. I only wish he informed me sooner so I could have had an opportunity to meet the man behind the wisdom. This truly is one of the best series I have ever read and I look forward to finishing it. Currently I am about 2.5 books out from the written conclusion and I am very excited that CBS and Lionsgate are turning it into a movie (series I hope). If only I were a well known actor... Have a great day and Thank you for the gift of Mitch Rapp and the love Vince clearly had for his family and fans.
I just finished the galley copy I was sent as an ambassador of Order to Kill and let me say you don't want to miss this next chapter of the Mitch Rapp series. I was on the edge of my seat literally and just couldn't put it down and neither will you. So excited to see the wonderful writing Kyle Mills has brought, Vince would have been thrilled. Thank you for your hard work, it was such a joy to read and I can't wait until the next installment.
- Jack Abeelen