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St. Thomas Academy names new building after Vince Flynn


Late Minnesota author Vince Flynn is being honored by his high school alma mater with a building that bears his name, the Pioneer Press reports.

The school announced Wednesday that it is naming a new building after the St. Paul native, who died of prostate cancer in June.

Flynn, who was 47, was a graduate and trustee of the Mendota Heights school.

Headmaster Dr. Thomas Mich says the author's "enthusiasm for St. Thomas Academy was contagious" and "the memory of this fine man is now a part of the St. Thomas Academy campus, Flynn Hall."

Officially known as Vincent J. Flynn Hall, the nearly 100,000 square-foot building will contain a fine arts center, classrooms, athletic facilities and meeting areas.

The building will be dedicated at the school's Alumni Reunion Weekend Oct. 4.

An international best-selling author, Flynn wrote 14 novels, many of them best-sellers. Most of the books centered on the character of CIA agent and counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp.

The publication of "The Survivor," which would have been Flynn's 15th espionage novel, was postponed indefinitely by publishing house Simon & Schuster.

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