John Reviews Vince Flynn’s Enemy of the State by Kyle Mills
Kyle Mills just released his third book in the series, ENEMY OF THE STATE. I recently finished reading it and have to report that Mills has completely captured the voice of Vince Flynn. This Rapp novel not only holds its own against the previous books, but takes it to a whole new level.
The story takes us back to the Middle East Theater, where Saudi officials are working with Isis. Rapp is recruited by the president in a late night meeting to work “off the grid” to bring the crisis to a favorable conclusion. Working outside of the company, Rapp recruits familiar players from previous books as he assembles his team of mercenaries.
No spoilers here, but of course he stops the conspiracy in typical Mitch Rapp style. With all of the twists and turns, I couldn’t turn the pages quick enough. ENEMY OF THE STATE – is sure to be one of the biggest books of the year. A special thanks to Kyle Mills for keeping this series fresh and exciting.
With American Assassin hitting the big screen in a few days, a whole new audience will be introduced to Mitch Rapp. I can’t wait to see how Hollywood treats our favorite spy. Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien plays Rapp, with Michael Keaton playing the old CIA sage, Stan Hurley.
Some wonder why American Assassin was picked for the screen first, after all it’s the 11th book in the bestselling series. Consider this – Hollywood likes order and American Assassin is the first book, chronilogically speaking.
Okay, more detail . . . ALAN JACOBSON’S KAREN VAIL
Virginia and I first met Alan Jacobson a couple of years ago when he came to the PNBA to promote The 7th Victim, his first Karen Vail novel. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed the book I was anxious to meet him. We met at the convention hotel prior to the event, and got to know him while he signed books for us. Since that first meeting we have come to enjoy a friendship with Alan as I continue to be impressed with his work.
Last years Crush took FBI profiler Vail west to wine country as she gets pulled into a case involving a serial killer in Napa Valley. Alan uses the wine industry, its people, and its locale as characters in the novel, bringing the story to life. Crush concludes with the story still raging, with many questions unanswered. Somewhat frustrating for the reader, but as Alan explained at the time, “the story was just too big to be told in one book.”
So I waited. Yes, I waited a whole year. A few weeks ago I received an advance copy of Velocity, and it was truly worth the wait. I immediately decided that this series deserves special treatment, and that we needed to acknowledge Alan’s work in way to get you to read the first two Karen Vail mysteries, get sucked in . . . anxious for the third, and NOT have to wait a whole year to be rewarded by the finale.
We have designed a special limited production collector package that features all three Karen Vail mysteries housed in a specially designed slipcase with an exclusive introduction written by Alan Jacobson. Subscribe now and we will immediately ship to you signed first edition copies of The 7th Victim and Crush so that you can start reading. Early in October we will send you Velocity, Alan’s exclusive introduction, and the deluxe slipcase to house your collection. These are books you must have, by an author you must come to know, offering stories and characters that will astonish you, in a format to grace your collection. I spoke with Alan recently and he agreed to produce the video below to introduce this collection. Please enjoy it and pass it on to other booklovers!
Watch this special video of Alan talking about this Exclusive Trilogy Set