It’s time again to gather up some of the interesting interviews from this year’s tour and put them in one easy-to-find place. I’m kicking off this roundup with videos and a couple of reviews as well as a special spoiler edition for fans who have wanted to discuss the ending of the book. This deep dive is courtesy of the Mitch Rapp Podcast. Next month, I’ll share the collection of audio-only interviews.
Once Upon A Crime
Brian Costello, the Mitch Rapp Ambassador we all met last year during a virtual tour event, continues to be a fan-favorite interviewer. He gets major props this year for putting together an entertaining evening with only about 1-hour’s notice. The Real Book Spy was scheduled to do the interview, then a Total Power-style blackout knocked him offline. Brian stepped in and kept the energy high for the entire conversation. Check out his regular podcast that focuses on movies, books, and more.
The Crew Reviews
Stumped in the lightning round! I have stopped all writing of the next Mitch Rapp books in order to learn everything there is to know in the world before I talk to the Crew again. These guys never fail to make me laugh. If you haven’t been watching their show, go check it out right now.
It’s always fun to chat with Jack Carr and this year’s conversation was no exception. Many of my fans know that Jack added podcasting to his long list of accomplishments earlier this year. If you haven’t discovered him yet, scroll through his impressive list of guests and I guarantee you’ll find plenty of episodes to keep you entertained.
The Poisoned Pen
My conversation with Barbara Peters, the owner of The Poisoned Pen bookstore, covered a lot of ground from characters I’ve added to the Rappverse to the extreme nature of today’s politics that influenced the writing of Enemy at the Gates. Bonus for this interview: Barbara shows a photo of Vince taken during his last appearance at her store.
Savannah Book Festival
Savannah Book Festival is planning to host in-person events again in early 2022. For now, they’re still delivering fascinating virtual author interviews. We had an in-depth chat that started with how I came to write the Rapp series and included questions from fans as well. I look forward to the day when I can rejoin the festival face-to-face.
The Hugh Hewitt Show
Hugh is convinced he knows the real person behind the world’s first trillionaire in Enemy at the Gates. Is he right? Listen in and see. “I couldn’t put it down,” Hugh told me, adding that he liked all the weapons tech in the book, too. I’ve said it before: It’s an interesting time to be a thriller writer. The interview begins at the 1:27:43 mark.
The Break It Down Show
I love questions that make me think. This new-to-me podcast is one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve done lately. Here are a few tidbits, and you’ll just have to watch to understand…
“He’s here for our weed.”
“When I say I’m a writer that just shuts down the conversation.”
And my favorite: “I used to be a Captain Morgan model.”
For Readers Who Want Some Answers
Mitch Rapp Podcast
SPOILERS! If you’ve read Enemy at the Gates and need some closure, this episode is for you. I chat with Mike and Chris about why I made the decisions I did. We do a deep dive into both character motivations and my own. I think you’ll find all kinds of insight here.
Print Interviews and Reviews
The Real Book Spy
“Mills lands what might be the most shocking twist—coupled with a truly jaw-dropping ending—that this series has ever seen.” That’s what the Real Book Spy said as he wrapped up his review of Enemy at the Gates. When TRBS is happy, I’m happy.
I caught up with Elise Cooper once again to discuss Rapp, Irene and the gang for Crimespree Magazine, MysteryandSuspense.com, and Military Press.
If you missed the fan pics from this year’s tour, you can find the highlights here.