The last Mitch Rapp novel by the late Vince Flynn (above), was finished by fellow author Kyle Mills, who will be on hand at a fundraiser for Flynn's alma mater, St. Thomas Academy. Star Tribune photo by Jim Gehrz.
Before he died of cancer in 2013, best-selling writer and St. Paul native Vince Flynn was unable to finish "The Survivor," the Mitch Rapp political thriller he was working on. The book was eventually completed by his fellow best-selling author Kyle Mills, and will be released this fall. Flynn's family, friends and editor will join Miles and local media celebs including Flynn's close pal Frank Vascellaro, Tom Barnard and Dan Barreiro to mark the occasion with a fundraiser for a frequent beneficiary of Flynn's largesse, his old school, St. Thomas Academy. Tickets range from $50 to a $1,000 VIP price limited to 100 people. The event will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 in the arena at the Vincent J. Flynn Hall at the Academy. See www.cadets.com/VinceFlynn.