Vince Flynn was an American author, most famous for his series of books featuring Mitch Rapp, the counter-terrorism specialist working for the CIA. Vince Flynn’s first book was the self-published Term Limits, which he wrote while working as a bartender.

Term Limits is the only Vince Flynn written book to not feature Mitch Rapp, although it did contain many characters that would feature in his later novels.

Due to Vince Flynn’s unfortunate passing, we have compiled a list of other books you will like if you liked Vince Flynn.

Publication Order of Mitch Rapp Books

Transfer of Power (1999)Description / Buy at
The Third Option (2000)Description / Buy at
Separation of Power (2001)Description / Buy at
Executive Power (2003)Description / Buy at
Memorial Day (2004)Description / Buy at
Consent to Kill (2005)Description / Buy at
Act of Treason (2006)Description / Buy at
Protect and Defend (2007)Description / Buy at
Extreme Measures (2008)Description / Buy at
Pursuit of Honor (2009)Description / Buy at
American Assassin (2010)Description / Buy at
Kill Shot (2012)Description / Buy at
The Last Man (2012)Description / Buy at
The Survivor (By: Kyle Mills) (2015)Description / Buy at
Order to Kill (By: Kyle Mills) (2016)Description / Buy at
Enemy of the State (By: Kyle Mills) (2017)Description / Buy at
Red War (By: Kyle Mills) (2018)Description / Buy at
Lethal Agent (By: Kyle Mills) (2019)Description / Buy at
Total Power (By: Kyle Mills) (2020)Description / Buy at
Enemy at the Gates (By: Kyle Mills) (2021)Description / Buy at
Oath of Loyalty (By: Kyle Mills) (2022)Description / Buy at
Code Red (By: Kyle Mills) (2023)Description / Buy at
Capture or Kill (By: Don Bentley) (2024)Description / Buy at
Note: Vince Flynn also wrote the standalone novel Term Limits listed below however it takes place within the Rapp universe and should be read first if you are planning on reading it.

Chronological Order of Mitch Rapp Books

American Assassin(2010)Description / Buy at
Kill Shot(2012)Description / Buy at
Transfer of Power(1999)Description / Buy at
The Third Option(2000)Description / Buy at
Separation of Power(2001)Description / Buy at
Executive Power(2003)Description / Buy at
Memorial Day(2004)Description / Buy at
Consent to Kill(2005)Description / Buy at
Act of Treason(2006)Description / Buy at
Protect and Defend(2007)Description / Buy at
Extreme Measures(2008)Description / Buy at
Pursuit of Honor(2009)Description / Buy at
The Last Man(2012)Description / Buy at
The Survivor (By: Kyle Mills)(2015)Description / Buy at
Order to Kill (By: Kyle Mills)(2016)Description / Buy at
Enemy of the State (By: Kyle Mills)(2017)Description / Buy at
Red War (By: Kyle Mills)(2018)Description / Buy at
Lethal Agent (By: Kyle Mills)(2019)Description / Buy at
Total Power (By: Kyle Mills)(2020)Description / Buy at
Enemy at the Gates (By: Kyle Mills)(2021)Description / Buy at
Oath of Loyalty (By: Kyle Mills)(2022)Description / Buy at
Code Red (By: Kyle Mills)(2023)Description / Buy at
Capture or Kill (By: Don Bentley)(2024)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Anthologies

Once Upon a Crime: An Anthology of Murder, Mayhem and Suspense(2009)Description / Buy at
Suspense Magazine January 2010(2010)Description / Buy at

Note: As of The Survivor, the Mitch Rapp series is written by Kyle Mills based on the work of Flynn.

Chronological Order of Mitch Rapp Books

All the Mitch Rapp books take place in the order that they were published EXCEPT for American Assassin and Kill Shot. Written in 2010, American Assassin takes place with Mitch Rapp joining the CIA, and details his first missions. Kill Shot was written in 2012 and takes place after American Assassin, but before any of the other Rapp books.

It’s recommended that you read the books in publication order because you get the full effect of American Assassin having already known Mitch Rapp, and it’s a lot better book due to that.

Notes: While Mitch Rapp does not appear in it, the Vince Flynn book Term Limits, published in 1997, features various characters that will appear in future Mitch Rapp books. If you like the Mitch Rapp books, you will like Term Limits for sure.

As of The Survivor, the Mitch Rapp series is written by Kyle Mills based on the work of Flynn.

If You Like Vince Flynn Books, You’ll Love…

  • Lee Child: Lee Child is famous for his series of books involving Jack Reacher, the ex-military cop who is now hitchhiking across the USA.
  • Stephen Hunter: Stephen Hunter writes a lot of military-themed books, and his best books are the ones featuring Bob Lee Swagger, the sniper that you don’t want to cross!
  • Brad Thor: Brad Thor is the creator of ex-Navy Seal Scot Harvath, and his books are similar to the Vince Flynn books.

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17 Responses to “Order of Vince Flynn Books”

  1. Gary Battenberg: 2 years ago

    Like all of you and the other countless other Vince Flynn fans, I was hooked on the Rapp series. When the movie American Assassin was filmed, I believe Muse Watson would have been the better choice for Stan Hurly over Michael Keaton. Michael certainly did justice to the part, but Muse Watson ( Mike Franks on NCIS) is the quintessential tough guy in my opinion. Kyle Mills is doing a fabulous job in maintaining the Mitch Rapp persona.


  2. Harold Kester: 7 years ago

    Brad Thor is a communist piece of pig dookey. His name should not even be on a website that claims to be American. I wish there was a way I could start a petition to boycott anything that Brad Thor has ever written.


    • Gary Morse: 6 years ago

      One thing about your comment. It shows your thought pattern. But like everyone else , no matter, you are entitled to your opinion. What my thought pattern are, are of no interest to anyone. Brad
      Thor is in the business of writing books, which is then released to open market, after which, people are at the option to chose to purchase for their own enjoyment.
      Thank you for your carefully thought comments.


  3. William Miller: 7 years ago

    I do wish I had known him. I was introduced to his books this year and cant put them down… Sometimes I think he was a time traveler and just wrote about the things that are even happening like TODAY… His family was very blessed to have had him for the very short time he was on this earth. God Bless! Billy


  4. Valencia Mark: 10 years ago

    A great writer and an amazing researcher. His novels crackled with tension and were filled with tremendous insight and knowledge. Sadly missed. Rest in peace good man.


  5. Ryan Snider: 11 years ago

    My grandson read every book you wrote and loved the writing. He will surely miss you. His Nana


  6. Bob: 11 years ago

    My condolences to the family. Mr. Flynn’s books provided me with many hours of enjoyable reading. He will be sorely missed not only by his family but his many readers.


  7. Bob Holert: 11 years ago

    I am saddened by Vince’s passing. First, because he was too young to leave us and more selfishly because with Vince, Mitch Rapp leaves us as well. My prayers and best wishes to his family. Vince will be remembered and missed, not just by his family but by all of his fans!


  8. Fighter Jock: 11 years ago

    It’s sad to think we won’t have Mitch Rapp to enjoy anymore…regards to the Flynn family.


  9. GrannyReader: 11 years ago

    My deepest sympathies are with the friends and family of Vince Flynn. He was the most prescient, prolific and profound writer I’ve ever had the opportunity to read. I saw interviews with him and he was engaging and intelligent. His goodness (as attested to by his friends) showed in his demeanor and through his eyes. I’ve loved every single book he wrote and of course, fell in love with Mitch Rapp, book after book. Vince was just that kind of writer…after one book I was hooked. He was so young and so promising, that I’m positive that he was needed on the other side. Please, pray for his family with me. He will be sorely missed.


  10. Lonnie Schuster: 11 years ago

    RIP Vince. I will miss you tremendously.


  11. Cbrogan10: 12 years ago

    Has Vince written a book that deals with an administration like the one we have now?


    • Bronco: 11 years ago

      It wouldn’t be believable.


    • indianagary: 10 years ago

      He would have retired rather than work for Obama.


  12. POLLY: 12 years ago



  13. Chickj26: 12 years ago

    mitch rapp is the mannnn the hero and gets all the hot ladies


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