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SPOILER WARNING: In this episode we are joined by Rod "The Gun Guru" Gregg and discuss his friendship and relationship with Kyle Mills as he advises on weaponry and tactics in the Mitch Rapp series. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting platform. You can find us online at MitchRappPod.com and on …
 
SPOILER WARNING! Kyle Mills joins Chris & Mike once again and this time we dig into his latest book, Enemy at the Gates. Consider yourself warned. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting platform. You can find us online at MitchRappPod.com and on Twitter for Instagram @mitchrapppod. And as always, …
 
Stan "the fuckin man" Hurley. That is all. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting platform. You can find us online at MitchRappPod.com and on Twitter for Instagram @mitchrapppod. And as always, “Just let Mitch be Mitch.” This episode is made possible and kept ad-free thanks to our fantastic Patron…
 
The transition is complete! In this episode we review the second half of The Survivor including a proper sending off for Stan and the first meeting between Claudia, Anna, and Mitch since Consent to Kill! Wait for the ending to see how fat Jack Warch saves the day! Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podca…
 
Alas, the time has come for the transition. Chris & Mike hunt for the final three pages Vince ever wrote for the Rapp universe and applaud Kyle for a seamless transition with his work completing The Survivor. What a killer book. We say farewell to Stan as we explore the transition from Flynnianism to Kyleism. Please subscribe, rate & review using A…
 
And now for something completely different. In this episode we join up with two friends of the podcast - Greg & Doc, the dynamic duo behind The Self Defense Channel and podcast. We chat Tai chi, hatchets, tropical islands, and how to defend your self with the keys in your pocket or a CD in your car. Yea, seriously, Mitch would be proud. Please subs…
 
This episode is a tribute to three key characters who operated alongside Mitch Rapp and Scott Coleman - two who are practically joined at the hip and one who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting with his brothers in The Last Man. Join us on a character analysis of three memorable operators of the SEAL Demolition & Salvage Corporation: Mick Reavers,…
 
Still just can't believe it. The final Vince Flynn book for us to cover on the podcast. It is a fitting farewell bringing together Mitch, Stan, Irene, Doc Lewis, Marcus, and crew to track down the final clues in the dissappearance of Joe Rickman. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcasting platform. Yo…
 
Wow, it is surreal to finally cover the last book that Vince Flynn ever wrote - and what a treat it is. Vince leaves us with a masterpiece in The Last Man. We had a blast diving in and saerching out the deeper meaning and layers of complexity Vince wove into the characters and relationships in this novel. Just wait until you hear Part II next week …
 
Our author series is proof that the thriller community is made up of the best individuals in the universe. Today's episode is no different - we welcome two fine gentlemen in Brian Andrews & Jeffrey Wilson to chat about their latest book, Sons of Valor, as well as the launch of an exciting new series. Oh, and they are so great they sent Chris and Mi…
 
Unfortunately, Kill Shot is the last book that we have to enjoy with a beloved character of the Rapp universe - Thomas Stansfield. So in this episode Chris and Mike share favorite quotes and scenes, as well as explore the background, of the OG of the agency directorship. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorit…
 
Chris and Mike unpack the second half of Kill Shot and it's many loose ends. We continue to break down opportunities for a possible third book in the American Assassin "trilogy" to one day bridge the gap from a young Mitch Rapp to the seasoned veteran we first met in Transfer of Power. Are you taking notes, Kyle? Please subscribe, rate & review usi…
 
American Assassin is a hard act to follow, but Vince pulls it off with Kill Shot! Chris and Mike break down the first half of the 2nd (chronological) Mitch Rapp book. We sort through the long cast of characters and competing storylines to figure out why Rapp is operating solo in the City of Lights. Please subscribe, rate & review using Apple Podcas…
 
Are you a #booksmeller, too? Listen to a live unboxing of our advanced reading copy of Enemy at the Gates as Mike butchers the cardboard envelope and buries his nose in the crisp pages of this killer thriller. Unfortunately we do not have a full episode this week, but Mike shares a number of exciting announcements and goings-on in the thrillerverse…
 
This week we pick up with Part III of American Assassin - the second half of our No Limits LIVE stream recording. We cover Hurley's exploits in Beirut and Rapp's daring antics to break him out of captivity. Stick around to the very end to hear our final ratings of the book and covers, and to hear how Chris barely survived this episode. I'm not kidd…
 
No Limits went LIVE for this one! Last week Chris and Mike hosted a live stream recording on Facebook of our breakdown of the second half of American Assassin. We went so long we decided to split it into TWO episodes. In this episode, we cover the fallout of Rapp's first-ever kill of Sharif in Instanbul nearly up to the action in Beirut. Tune in ne…
 
We apologize that we again have to delay our Part II episode of American Assassin, but there is good news - we will be LIVE STREAMING our recording of the episode on Wednesday, June 23 at 9:00 pm eastern. Visit the No Limits Facebook page for more details and to view the event!Oh, that sweet sweet feeling when you introduce someone to their first R…
 
Get your popcorn and grab a drink. It's time to discuss American Assassin - the movie! To get a fresh unbiased outsider perspective, we invited our friends from the movie-reviewing Comm Majors Podcast who offer an excellent balanced perspective from two newbies who never read a Mitch Rapp book and one seasoned veteran of the Mitch Rapp Ambassador p…
 
The mean old cuss and the college puke go at it! You know what that means...American Assassin is here! Vince has waited 15 years to tell this story - the origin, selection process, and training of twenty-three-year-old Mitch Rapp. The opening sequence at the farmhouse in Lake Anna, Virginia is an absolute masterpiece as Mitch, Irene, Doc Lewis, Sta…
 
While last week we chatted with a real-life Marcus Dumond, today we chat with Rob Richer - the man Vince Flynn himself called "the soul of Mitch Rapp". In fact, the character Rob Ridley is modeled after him! During his 35 years in the CIA Rob served in roles from Chief of Station and Chief of the Near East Division all the way up to Associate Deput…
 
I still cannot believe we found him...the real Marcus Dumond! Seriously. Hacking financial institutions, stealing their money, and eavesdropping on ships and security details. All FOR the US government. According to his website, over the past twenty-five years, Matt Devost "has emerged as an established thought leader in the cyber and security doma…
 
Today we change things up and invite book and movie reviewer extraordinaire SteVen Hendricks to the podcast to chat about Without Remorse - the newest Tom Clancy film adaptation starring Michael B. Jordan. Too many signs point to this being the "warm-up" to another disappointing book-turned-movie action film that we will review next month when we c…
 
Chris & Mike continue the discussion of "all talk no action" as a theme for Pursuit of Honor. Fortunately, there are two cool action scenes that take place in DC - one at a nightclub off H St. NE and another on the Lincoln Memorial. Outside of that...it's all talk. I think we're just ready to move on. You know what comes next! Please subscribe, rat…
 
Woohoo, the day we recorded this episode was the exact 1 year anniversary since the first episode drop of MitchRappPod! A huge shout-out and thank you to all of our listeners. You are the reason we do what we do! In this episode, Chris & Mike discuss the first half of Pursuit of Honor, which just might be better to think of as Part III of Extreme M…
 
And now for something a bit different...thriller short stories! We had a blast chatting with author and editor Craig Martelle and his journey into self-publishing! Be sure to check out his most recent release - Make Them Pay - an anthology of thriller short stories centered around the theme of vigilante justice. Enjoy! Please subscribe, rate & revi…
 
No Limits is coming to you LIVE! We recorded this episode - our Part II discussion of Extreme Measures - as a live stream for our Patrons! We hope to continue bringing more live content to our listeners in the future! So check it out as we analyze the evolving nature of Rapp's role at the CIA and discuss the often-overlooked heroic efforts displaye…
 
Give it up for new kid on the block...MIKE NASH! In this episode, Chris and Mike break down Nash's introduction to the Rappverse and his killer (pun intended) partnership with Mitch. But wait, there's more! We get the very first-ever scene with none other than STAN HURLEY! Although there have been mixed reviews of this book over the years, there's …
 
BONUS! One of our listeners reached out after listening to our discussion of the submarine plot in the second half of Protect & Defend a few weeks back. Ben is between deployments in the US Navy onboard a submarine and offered to chat with us to break down the scene and discuss real-world connections to Vince's writing. We wanted to share this inte…
 
You know him, you love him, today we welcome JACK CARR! We are pumped to bring you this conversation as we talk all things Jack Carr including his new podcast Danger Close and the upcoming fourth book in the James Reece series, The Devil's Hand. Jack even shows us a treasured Vince Flynn memento - the copy of Term Limits he read the plane to Afghan…
 
Our Author Series is back with David Austin, author of the Joe Matthews series including Drone Strike and Tehran's Vengeance. As we just wrapped up Protect & Defend, this interview is perfect timing because Dave talks about his experience in the CIA serving on the protection detail for former Directors of Central Intelligence. We pick his brain abo…
 
After a "slow burn" in Part I of Protect & Defend, the plot picks up steam in Part II when the story explodes into action as Rapp must channel his inner Liam Neeson (or vice versa?). Vince tries something new (and NAILS it) writing a kick-ass B-plot involving submarine warfare in the Strait of Hormuz. Be sure to stick around to the very end for our…
 
Chris & Mike break down the first half of Protect & Defend, the 8th Mitch Rapp book by Vince Flynn. A number of storylines begin to develop - some that are rewarded with a pay-off in the second half and others that, well, just go nowhere. Though we do get to enjoy the satisfaction of Rapp eliminating one of the most annoying characters in the entir…
 
This week we are joined by a very special guest (and neighbor!) - former US Secret Service Agent, C.E. Albanese, who served on then-Vice President Biden's protection detail. With nearly a decade of experience with the Secret Service, we chat all about the job and how the role of Special Agent is portrayed in media. Of course, we talk Vince Flynn an…
 
This episode we go behind the scenes with David "The Bus” Brown, Deputy Director of Publicity at Atria Books! The innovation and creativity David brings to the table has not only sold millions of Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills novels, but also helped launch new authors including Jack Carr, Chris Hauty, and Mindy Meija. We chat what it's like on the insid…
 
Chris & Mike breakdown the second half of Act of Treason as Rapp takes it upon himself to chase down every lead in the investigation of who took out a hit on the presidential candidates' motorcade. A fractured CIA wants answers and considers taking Mitch in to get to the bottom of why he shot four times and apprehended a suspect without concrete ev…
 
What has Rapp been up to since the ending of Consent to Kill? Oh boy, do we find out in Act of Treason! Join Chris & Mike as we jump into #Rapp7 and the intricate path of tracking down an assassin's hit on the presidential candidate's motorcade weeks before the election. We meet plenty of new characters, including the very important President-elect…
 
What a week it has been! Join Chris & Mike as we share our first reactions to the title announcement of #Rapp20 - Enemy at the Gates! We dig in line-by-line and give you our initial thoughts on the brilliant plot description provided at VinceFlynn.com of this next installment of the Rapp saga. Who is Anthony Cook? Nicholas Ward? And what do they ha…
 
And now it's time for something completely different! Chris and Mike take a moment to reflect on the first NINE books covered so far on MitchRappPod. We make sure to re-adjust (and explain) our rankings of how Vince's first 7 books and Kyle's most recent 2 books hold up. We then give out SUPERLATIVES for the following categories based on these nine…
 
SPOILER ALERT (do we even need to say it anymore!?) In this episode, we break down the second half of Consent to Kill picking up with Skip, Scott, and Wick at the scene of the explosion and Irene at Mitch's side in the hospital. We document the unraveling of both Abel's master plan and the Gould's strained relationship before gushing over some of R…
 
This week we welcome back Kyle Mills to No Limits and chat about the upcoming #Rapp20 novel! We find out that a title has been selected and that Scott and Mitch "work together more" in this one! We then pick Kyle's brain about the masterpiece that is Consent to Kill and why it's his favorite Rapp novel. Stick around to the very end as we bid adieu …
 
SPOILER ALERT! Chris is back for Part I of Consent To Kill! Join us as we break down the first half of what many consider Vince's best, and perhaps most important, book! Enjoy our chat about this thrilling tale of revenge that introduces two new key players in Mitch's life. We wrap this one up at Ch.39 with one of the most shocking scenes in any Ra…
 
Unfortunately, due to illness, our Consent to Kill episodes will be pushed back one week! So, instead, please enjoy teasers of the first three #RapOnRapp episodes from our Patreon-exclusive mini-podcast series! If you would like to get full access to this series and other Patron benefits, click here to learn more and become a Patron! Please subscri…
 
We are extremely proud to say that our No Limits podcast community has helped contribute $500 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in memory of Vince Flynn. A HUGE thank you to all of our listeners, but especially our Patrons whose financial contributions have made this entire project possible.Additionally, we are VERY excited to announce that in 2021…
 
Join us as we chat all things Rapp with #MitchRappAmbassador and movie review podcaster, Brian C of the Comm Majors Podcast. This is definitely one of the more fun (and wide-ranging) conversations we've had in a while! You may remember Brian interviewed Kyle Mills on the Total Power virtual book tour and you can check out the Comm Majors Podcast by…
 
Spoiler alert! The first book to get straight As from both Chris & Mike! This one has it all - a chase through the Virginia suburbs, drowning terrorists with a pool skimmer, a badass move to commandeer a boat from a moving helicopter, and the detonation of a nuke on US soil! Be sure to stick around to the very end for our discussion of #RappCovers.…
 
Chris and Mike break down the first half of the 5th Rapp book - Memorial Day. This one is a crowd-pleaser and fan favorite with nonstop action, crisp pacing, and rock-solid character and setting descriptions. We both agree that Vince is leveling up with this novel and it is a gamechanger in the Mitch Rapp series and the thriller genre as a whole. O…
 
Another Mitch Rapp film!? Well, kind of...be sure to check out the 15-minute independent short fan film on YouTube titled "Mitch Rapp: Off Book" starring Andy McDermott! We were able to chat with Andy about how this idea got off the ground and what it was like playing Mitch on-screen (or "off-book"). I don't know about you, but wouldn't he be a per…
 
WWRD. The only thing you'll ever need to ask if you find yourself deep in the Filipino jungle on a hostage rescue mission or facing down an unknown assassin targeting Middle Eastern ambassadors on home soil. Enjoy our breakdown of the second half of Executive Power, the 5th book in the Mitch Rapp universe, and be sure to stick around until the very…
 
November is Executive Power month on MitchRappPod! Chris and Mike break down the first half (Ch. 1-40) of Vince's fifth book while they explore the themes of irresponsibility and distrust in relationships both personal and professional. Unfortunately, these also apply to our hero, Mitch Rapp, who believe it or not finds himself on the wrong side of…
 
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