The popular American author political thriller novels is non other than Vincent ‘Vince’ Flynn who was born on 6th of April in the year 1966. Graduated from Saint Thomas Academy in 1984 and also, from the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota in 1989, he also served as a story consultant for the 5th season of TV series ‘24’.
Initially, after his graduation, he went to work as an account and sales marketing specialist for Kraft Foods. He left to enhance his career as an aviator in 1991 with the ‘United States Marine Crops’. Before leaving for ‘Office Candidate School’, he became disqualified from the Marine Aviation Program due to some medical terms. In order to overcome those problems, he forced himself to reading regimen and daily writing. His writing influences are Ludlum, Clancy, Hemingway, Tolkien, Irving and Vidal.
His another newfound interest in those novels helped him to motivate himself to start his work on novel of his own writing. He finished his first book, Term Limits, while working as a bartender in the St. Paul area, which he then published himself. It is said to be one of the most enlightening and disheartening book about politics. ‘Pocket Books’ published the hardcover edition of the book, Term Limits in the year 1998 and ‘mass market paperback’ of the same book in 1999, which stayed for several weeks in ‘The New York Times’ best selling list. The same year, he published ‘Transfer of Power’, in 2000, he released his next book titled ‘The Third Option’ and ‘Separation of Power’ in 2001 which also reached on the best seller list of The New York Times. His 5th novel titled ‘Executive Power’ was published in the hardcover in May 2003 by Atria Books, which was followed by his 6th book in 2006 called Memorial Day.
This creative writer with a estimated net worth of $8 million dollars wrote total of six ‘New York Times’ best sellers for Atria Books and also had a contract of four more. In the year 2008, he decided to work on film and book assignments with ‘CBS production’ and ‘Simon & Schuster’ or Atria Books. The Atria Books got the worldwide rights to produce four more books by the same author. Flynn also signed a two-book contract in August 2010 for a new series, which was to be co-written with Brian Haig who is a retired army Lieutenant colonel. His fans support him so well in his twitter account.
Flynn got married to his love and girlfriend, Lysa Flynn with whom he was dating from a very long time. The couple had three children, two daughters and son named Ana Flynn, Dane Flynn and Ingrid Flynn. Flynn and his wife had a very smooth relationship there was nothing like divorce in between them but unfortunately, on February 1, 2011, Flynn announced of him being treated for advanced 3rd stage of prostate cancer. And, the 47 years old author was found dead in St. Paul around 1:15 am. He was obviously not a gay.
Although the writer had to face his death in his very young age, his biography and wiki will always be remembered by everyone with the height he had achieved in the field of writing.