This year’s Total Power tour was 100% virtual, creating more opportunities to do interviews because I wasn’t on the road every day. The great news is that means lots more links to share. When you’re ready to binge on Rapp, here are some of my favorite conversations, straight from the bunker.
Radio and Podcasts
The Hugh Hewitt Show
“This is the best Mitch Rapp book I’ve ever read,” Hugh told me, and I’m forever grateful. He’s an old friend of Vince’s and a huge fan of the series. His praise means a lot to me. Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our conversation.
John Gibson Podcast
“This is a bad-ass villain. I must compliment you, he’s really interesting.” John loved the antagonist I created and I have to admit, I do too. In fact, I almost prefer bad guys to heroes. Maybe I’m a villain at heart? Listen here.
The Larry O’Connor Show
“It’s riveting… Hopefully you’re wrong about this one. I don’t need our power grid going down right now.” And as a bonus, Larry and I discussed last year’s Lethal Agent. He’d recently read the book and was able to evaluate, real time, my predictions about how America would react to a coronavirus pandemic.
The Ross Kaminsky Show
Ross told me that he stayed up late for a few nights because he couldn’t put the book down. “This is one of your best… It’s fantastic!”
The Jim Bohannon Show
“Total Power is a grabber… If the power was out for a year, 90% of us could die? I think people need to have that driven home.” We talk about the security of our power grid and who might survive a disaster like this. The interview begins at the 41:00 mark.
The Matt Locke Show
Matt and I talk about how I come up with my ideas. In general, I always like to give Mitch Rapp something he’s never faced before. In Total Power, not only was he unable to save the day, he has to operate in an America that’s gone dark.
Bumper-To-Bumper With Dan Barreiro
Dan’s studio is one of my favorite tour stops so this year I really missed getting together with him. He’s a longtime friend of the Flynn family, and he’s a huge fan of the series. He also shares a funny anecdote about Tim Flynn, Vince’s brother. The interview begins at the 36:15 mark.
Author Stories Podcast
Hank Garner continues the tradition of introducing listeners to my latest book in this year’s interview. A big congratulations to Hank and his team for recording more than 1,000 episodes to date!
Where do you hear a conversation that ranges from monkeys and hunting in Wyoming to threats to humanity, the Sundance Kid, and a round of New Guy questions? Right here, that’s where.
Red Carpet Crash
This host started reading the Rapp series for the first time before our interview last year and now he says he’s hooked. Who can resist the power of Mitch? Listen here.
Politics AND whiskey at the same time? You bet! Listen here.
The Crew Reviews
Last year the crew was just getting started. Now they have a new logo, a cool highball glass, and they’ve racked up loads of phenomenal interviews with top writers in the genre. As always, I enjoy the witty conversation and observations. “Mitch is bleeding throughout the entire damn book.” Yep, that about sums it up.
We talk about why John Alton, the villain, is a funny and appealing character despite being psychotic. We also talk about the evolution of Rapp and how this assassin is warming up to kids.
No Limits: A Mitch Rapp Podcast
If you’re a Rapp fan and love the idea of doing a deep dive into the series, this podcast is for you. The hosts are reading through the series and devoting several episodes to each book.
Funny story about this video: You’ll hear that our connection is spotty and it turns out that the problem was on my end. Right after the interview, a technician found a huge mouse nest in the Internet box on the side of my house. It was interfering with the signal. Their podcast sounds great, though, so don’t hesitate to jump right in and subscribe.
The Real Book Spy Review
After reading the ARC, The Real Book Spy announced that Total Power is a serious contender for best book of the year! Hopefully that still holds true when his list of favorites drops in early 2021… If you’re not following TRBS, check him out. Before you know it, your to-be-read list will be ten times longer.
The Big Thrill
International Thriller Writers produces a monthly e-magazine that features lots of thriller/mystery/crime novels. It’s a fantastic place online to discover new books. Here’s my interview.
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