ST. PAUL Minn. Vince Flynn a best selling author of political thriller novels has died at age 47 after a two year battle with prostate cancer.
A statement from Flynn's publisher Simon Schuster Inc. said he died Wednesday.
Flynn self published his first book Term Limits in 1997 before landing a publishing deal. Term Limits became a New York Times bestseller. Most of his books centered on the character Mitch Rapp a counterterrorism operative.
He averaged a book a year.
Flynn announced in 2011 that he had been diagnosed with Stage 3 metastatic prostate cancer.