NOTE: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MAJOR SPOILERS FOR THE MITCH RAPP NOVEL SERIES.
New York Times bestselling author Don Bentley spent over a decade flying Apache helicopters for the US Army, including facing down Al Qaeda terrorists in Afghanistan. For his service, he can count among his accolades the Bronze Star and the Air Medal with V Device. He’s worked in the private sector for military contractors, spent time as a foreign intelligence and counterintelligence agent for the FBI, and served as a SWAT officer.
But despite his dangerous career up until now, he’s facing down perhaps his most harrowing challenge…pleasing extremely rabid literary fans. Having previously written novels set in the late Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan series, as well as his own series of thrillers starring his own character Matt Drake, Don has been named the newest successor to Vince Flynn’s incredibly popular Mitch Rapp series of novels, taking over for his friend and departing author Kyle Mills.
On today’s episode, Don talks about his experience on the war front, and gives his thoughts on America’s exit from Afghanistan and the recent tragedy in Israel. But the mood will certainly lighten as he talks about his career as a writer, navigating the pitfalls of continuity management as a legacy series author, and hilarious interactions with his colleagues.
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