Vince Flynn, the novelist, died on Wednesday at the age of 47. He was taking treatment in St. Paul’s United Hospital.
In 2010, Flynn has been diagnosed with cancer. It was the stage three of metastatic prostate cancer. However, sickness cannot stop him writing his best-selling thriller books.
Among his written books, 14 reached the best sellers list of ‘USA Today’. Three of them – ‘American Assassin’ (2010), ‘The Last Man’ (2012), and ‘Kill Shot’ (2012) – reached to the second position too on the list.
According to his publisher ‘Atria’, his next novel was scheduled to be published in October. However, the publisher does not know that if the book entitled ‘The Survivor’ has been completed or not.
In an interview with the ‘USA Today’ in 2012, Flynn said that he went through hellish experience during the first 48 hours of his cancer diagnosis. However, he claimed to take it under control later on.
The writer has left behind his wife and three children.
Flynn used to suffer from dyslexia in his childhood. In order to overcome that handicap, he started reading voraciously 20 years ago, when he used to work in sales and commercial real estate. At that time, he grew special liking for espionage novels and decided to try his hand in writing one by himself.
However, his first book was rejected from 60 publishers. After that, he published it by himself in 1997 and it received immediate success.
His novels are based around the actions of a rough and tough CIA agent named Mitch Rapp, whom he introduced in his second novel entitled ‘Transfer of Power’.
The Pentagon used to do a security review of his books before they were published. The Secret Service even uses his books to find out potential lapses in their security.
His books were mainly popular among the conservatives including the former president George W. Bush.