Emily Bestler Books to Publish Three More Books In Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Series

Bestselling Author Kyle Mills Tapped to Pen Mitch Rapp Thrillers

(NEW YORK) –The Vince Flynn Estate, along with Emily Bestler, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of Emily Bestler Books are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of more thrillers featuring Vince Flynn’s beloved character Mitch Rapp. Bestselling author Kyle Mills, who has written 13 previous thrillers, most notably Fade and The Ares Decision, has been chosen by the Estate and Emily Bestler books to carry on the Mitch Rapp legacy.

Mills will complete The Survivor, the book Flynn was writing at the time of his death on June 19, 2013, and then write two additional Mitch Rapp novels. The Survivor is tentatively scheduled to release in 2015.

“I am really honored to have been asked to continue the Mitch Rapp series,” Mills said, “Vince was a great guy who helped me out in my career and as a diehard Rapp fan, I know how devastated his readers are. They are big shoes to fill, but I am looking forward to the challenge of continuing an iconic thriller character.”

“Vince and Mitch Rapp are so beloved by readers,” Bestler said. “It’s wonderful that we’ve found just the right partner to uphold the legacy of both.”

“To Vince’s wonderful fans, thank you for your love, support and patience, “ said Lysa Flynn, Vince’s widow. “ Vince was very proud of his team and we are confident that Kyle Mills will be a great addition. God bless and keep the faith!”

Bestler, who was Vince Flynn’s only editor throughout his entire career and whose imprint is a division of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Books, acquired World rights including Audio, Book Club, Large Print, First Serial and Electronic Rights to three books from Sloan Harris at ICM. Pocket Books will be the paperback publisher of all three books, which will also be available from Simon & Schuster Audio and from Simon & Schuster UK in the UK, Australia, India and New Zealand.

About Emily Bestler Books:

Emily Bestler Books is an imprint of Atria Books at Simon and Schuster Publishers and home to the bestselling careers of Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Sister Souljah, John Connolly and more.

About Atria Books:

Atria Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation. Simon & Schuster is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Online, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom. For more information about Atria, visit our website at http://imprints.simonandschuster.biz/atria.


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