What's Your Story: Gary Nash


Former Marine infantry officer.    

When did you start reading Vince?

Do you have a favorite book?
Executive Power--because that was my introduction to Vince Flynn.  I quickly purchased the first four, and I've been hooked ever since.    

Who is your favorite character?
Mike Nash (Vince wrote in my copy of his book "to Mike's brother, Gary" at a book signing.    

Who do you envision when you read about Mitch Rapp? 
A compilation of several Marines I've known through the years.    

If you could be a character in a Vince Flynn novel, who would you be? 
Stan Hurley, because for him pain is weakness leaving the body.  Pain is good!    

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Vince and his novels?
The lines were long at the St. Louis Park Costco. When we were finally face-to-face with Vince, I "requested" that he never again write "ex-Marine".  He promised and then signed our 3 books. Several minutes, and several book signings later, we realized that I forgot to give him the USMC bumper sticker I carried.  We stood off to the side and after another signing, Vince looked up and said, "What can I do for you, Gary?"  He remembered my name!  We were overwhelmed!  
I have all 14 of Vince's books, 3 signed and 10 other signed with a personal message.  Only The Last Man is unsigned--how ironic! 

Semper fidelis, Vince.  You who wanted to be a Marine, now know that "the streets of heaven are guarded by United States Marines" (from the 2nd verse of the Marine Hymn).