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Posted on 09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich
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Try one of our Freeper’s books. Freeper Travis McGee has written a couple of spy/thriller books full of patriotism and conservative viewpoints.
Loved both of Rosenberg’s!
Loved both of Rosenberg’s!
One I forgot was Oliver North. He wrote 3 novels, they are a little old, but very good.
I read all of his books, he’s one of my favorites!
Forsyth researches carefully and plots intricately and imaginatively. They're nonrepetitive and enthralling. Afraid he's writing less recently....
Try some of the classics: Dashiell Hammett especially”The Glass Key”. Ross McDonald, Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout to name a few.
Any of those authors will give you a good read.
“I love Michael Connellys books. ...Its important, and fun, to read them in order.”
He is REALLY GOOD. But I did screw up, and I have NOT read them in order.
That hasn’t really bothered me too much, one thing I like about “murder books” as I call them, is that I don’t remember them so I can read them over and over.
I guess I need to hunt down a list of his Harry Bosch books at least, and fill in the gaps.
I also long for the day where I can take all the many, many Nero Wolfe books and read them in order. It will be amazing to watch life changing before my eyes.
Wow, I should try those. I love Conrad, but never read either of those.
It’s been a while.
That was a good novel. It was one that was passed around the whole fam-damly a few years ago when my mom-in-law was sick. And we all like it particularly well because it took place out on the far reaches of Long Island, where we were.
But I think I saw the seeds of the virulent, stupid, leftism even while reading that book. Also, it was a tad fresh for me, racy you know. But it was a good story and a good read.
Lots of good suggestions here. I really enjoyed Newt’s Pearl Harbor series - think it was only 2 books. He also wrote books on the Revolutionary War but I have not read them yet.
“But I think I saw the seeds of the virulent, stupid, leftism even while reading [Plum Island]”
Yeah there’s hints of it throughout his bibliography, but in the newest novels it’s not hints. It’s outright hate-filled rants.
This is a good question/post. There are a number of writers here that I've not heard of, but will definitely check into, and some I've seen but not tried (Ben Coes for one).
Wow, I’ve found a soul mate!
Nero and Archie have been pals of mine for decades. I have a shelf of tattered paperbacks — not all of the novels, but many.
And I share with you the rather delightful ability to forget and enjoy all over again, probably one of the few benefits of advancing age!
If you like Connelly, you’ll probably also love Ian Rankin’s novels featuring Edinburgh detective John Rebus, a Scottish clone of Harry Bosch. Again, an excellent writer, but do read them in order.
Early Clancy books, especially the Jack Ryan series, were terrific, but the later ones are terrible.
As to Baldacci books, the newest one, "The Innocent," is very engaging. The cast of characters begin with his earlier ones, so you'll miss some things.
Read "The Innocent" first anyway, then go back to earlier ones to find those where the characters start out.
If you have any taste for the historical, Bruce Alexander wrote a highly enjoyable series of mysteries revolving around Sir John Fielding, 18th century founder of the British constabulary. I can also recommend Lindsey Davis’s Falco mysteries, set in ancient Rome.
If you want to stick to thrillers, you can’t do better than Berlin Game, Mexico Set, and London Match, a trilogy of spy novels by the great Len Deighton.
If you’re willing to give a try to military SF, try David Weber, John Ringo or Jerry Pournelle. Particularly Pournelle’s Lucifer’s Hammer, Footfall or The Mote in God’s Eye.
The Doc Ford novels by Randy Wayne White. I’ve read just a few and am still not sure whether the author is liberal or conservative.
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