Despite being a writer for more than two decades now, it’s hard to articulate the thrill of seeing my name on the New York Times bestseller list. When you consider how many books are published in the country every year, the odds against securing a spot are enormous. The continued enthusiasm of fans of the series is 100 percent responsible for this achievement.
Many of you may have heard me say before that I know the characters in the Rappverse better than I ever knew any of the characters I created for my own brand. I’ve enjoyed maturing Mitch into a complex man who is the sum of his many experiences over the years. We all evolve as we get older and he’s no different. The brash young operative we met in American Assassin has learned a great deal in his twenty years protecting America.
Writers of long-running series need fans who are willing to come along for the ride, and I’m lucky to have just those kinds of readers. Thank you for staying loyal to the character and the series and for all the support you’ve given me over the last eight years.
Haven’t read Oath of Loyalty? It’s the second half of the arc that began in Enemy at the Gates. Find the story behind these books here.