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'Term Limits' Gets New Life at Pocket
Judy Quinn -- 9/22/97
Rogue military groups bump off some of Congress's most corrupt legislators -- and threaten to kill more if the government d sn't get back on track. St. Paul, Minn.-based writer Vince Flynn had shopped this first novel thriller around New York with an agent last year; frustrated by the lack of response at the time (a local newspaper interview has him describe an inattentive "air kissing" agent), he self-published about a month ago and seen the book hit local bestseller lists, with several thousand copies printed and sold. Pocket author Richard Marcenko somehow got wind of the book and called up the author, an endorsement that no doubt helped Flynn's new agent, ICM's Sloan Harris (tipped off to the book by one of his other clients, Chuck Logan) to close on a world rights, two-book, hard/soft deal with Pocket editorial director Emily Bestler. Pocket will re-release Term Limits in hardcover next summer. Flynn, a 30-something military buff, quit his marketing job last year to devote himself to writing and now will get some cash to stay out of day jobs: The Pocket deal is reportedly for $500,000.

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