The debut of the newest Vince Flynn novel shows just how excited people are to have Mitch Rapp back.
St. Thomas Academy, Flynn's alma mater, hosted a release event Tuesday night that included a panel discussion about the late author's legacy.
Flynn had written only a handful of pages for "The Survivor" when he died of prostate cancer at 47. Accomplished author Kyle Mills was tasked with finishing the tale.
Mills was on-hand for the celebration, which drew about 800 fans, the Pioneer Press reports – including radio host Rush Limbaugh, who was a friend of the St. Paul native Flynn.
In addition to the big name, "The Survivor" also debuted to strong sales.
'The Survivor' is 'another winner'
"The Survivor" is a new espionage thriller starring Flynn’s longtime “Mitch Rapp” character.
The Associated Press in its review calls the novel "another winner," and says Mills "created a wonderful tribute to Flynn while also writing a great novel."
Excited fans are tweeting with the hashtag #MitchRappIsBack.
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Flynn left behind a wife and children when he died in June 2013. Thousands paid their respects to him at a funeral service in the Cathedral of St. Paul.