What's Your Story: Mike


Please share some of your background:
Born in Buffalo, NY and then spent a majority for my life growing up in Southern Florida. My career as an actor then brought me to Los Angeles for the past seven years where you might see me popping up some of your favorite TV shows.

When did you start reading Mitch Rapp? I discovered Mitch Rapp when I read about American Assassin being turned into a film. I read the synopsis on a film website and went right to my local Barnes and Noble and bought it. Read the whole book in a couple days and I was hooked.

Which book is your favorite/why?
I love the prequel books, American Assassin and Kill Shot, best. I'm hopeful that Kyle Mills will pick up where Vince left off and finish the prequel trilogy. Of the current timeline books, my favorite so far is Consent to Kill. The humanizing of Rapp is what it so fantastic to me. 

Do you have a favorite character and why?  
There are of course the obvious of Rapp, Hurley and Kennedy. For me, a character that was minor, but I would love to see a whole book on because I think there is a great story there is Secret Service Agent Matt Nash and Special Agent Rivera. The events leading up to their appearance in Acts of Treason is a story I'd love to read.

If you could be any character in Vince's novels, who would it be and why?
Well of course, Rapp. To have his skills, fearlessness and moral compass...he's a person that can always be the man you can count on. Great qualities that a man can aspire to.

Is there anything else you would like to share relating to Mitch Rapp, Vince or Kyle?  
I was Vince Flynn, Kyle Mills and Mitch Rapp that lit a fire in me for reading that I had long since forgot I had. In the time since I discovered American Assassin, I went on to read all the Rapp novels, moved on to Reacher and then Harvath...finishing all of Child's and Thor's bibliographies too. Since then I have challenged myself this to read 52 books (one a week) this year. 

My love for Rapp and these other great fictional characters has ignited my imagination to create and develop a character with whom I am now in the process of developing into my first novel...so, thank you Mr. Flynn and Mr. Mills.