What's Your Story: Don


Please share some of your background:
I'm 48 and an adventure sports enthusiast. I've been in information technology for most of my career but prefer to define myself as an adventure traveler, awesome dad to my 13 year old son, and loving husband to my super cool wife, Patricia

When did you start reading Mitch Rapp? 
I've actually never read a Mitch Rapp book - rather I've listened to all of them (unabridged) via Audiobook. Part of the reason is the reader, George Guidall, who adds so much to the overall experience. Second is because it gives me something to do while trail running, travelling to my next adventure. I first discovered the series in 2009 at the recommendation of a co-worker.

Which book is your favorite/why?
American Assassin is by far my favorite.  They're all great in their own way, but I think American Assassin is by far the best written.  I've read that Vince put a lot of time into this book.

Do you have a favorite character and why?  
Probably Scott Coleman - but of course I secretly want to be Mitch Rapp. If Mitch is "the tip of the spear" - Scott is definitely the shaft of that spear.

If you could be any character in Vince's novels, who would it be and why?
Hate to sound cliche, but definitely Mitch. He's my alter-ego.

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Mitch Rapp, Vince or Kyle?  
I got to meet Kyle Mills at a coffee shop in Jackson Hole last year. We talked for an hour and he's not only a great guy but also very interested in the opinions of his readers.