Vince Flynn—author of more than a dozen political thrillers—has passed away. He was 47. Flynn was diagnosed with stage three metatastic prostate cancer in 2010, but this didn’t stop him from publishing American Assasin that year and both Kill Shot and The Last Man in 2012. All three reached No. 2 on USA Today’s bestseller list and wrap up the 14-title hit espionage series featuring CIA agent Mitch Rapp that caught President Bush’s eye for its uncanny prescience. (Courtesy photo.)
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