What's Your Story: Jeff Walker


My background is football and the West Coast Offense. I've written two football books and one novel. 

When did you start reading Vince?
When my football career came to an end I moved home to take a little time off. I coached at UCLA and at two high schools in Oregon. It was a great career. My Dad had an entire stack of Vince Flynn books. I'm an avid reader, but hadn't had the time to read the Mitch Rapp books. I started reading them. My Mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and those books
took on an entirely new meaning. I read to keep my sanity. I read all of his books and re-read several of them. It was a nice distraction from the horrors of cancer. Unfortunately my Mom didn't beat cancer; she died 18 months and 11 days ago, but who is counting. She is in a better place. Life changes and continues down an altered path. 

Do you have a favorite book?
I don't have a favorite one. I like them all. 

Who is your favorite character?
They're all interesting! 

Who do you envision when you read about Mitch Rapp? 
Taylor Kinney (Chicago Fire).

If you could be a character in a Vince Flynn novel, who would you be? 
I would want to be one of the bad guys so I would know how horrific it would be to be hunted by the American Assassin!

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Vince and his novels?
I am so excited to hear that Kyle Mills is continuing the Mitch Rapp story line.