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Posted on 09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich
I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor addict...my wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal crap...it is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next ones...help me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest.
Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
Well, have you read any of Joel Rosenberg’s books?
“The Last Jihad” was un-put-downable. And I don’t even really like books like that. You have to put up with some overt Christian advocacy, but it’s only overt and not dreadful.
And every dog kind of gets his day, the characters are fully developed, even the bad ones.
I think he’s very good and you should try him.
I love Michael Connelly’s books. Good plots with good writing. It’s important, and fun, to read them in order.
I’m currently reading Craig Johnson’s Longmire mysteries and enjoying them, again, in order.
Ted Bell.....I read his first one after Clive Cussler raved about it.....he writes really good ones...
Sorry .. at first glance I thought you said boobs.
Take a look at Ben Coes. Definitely our own FReeper Matt Bracken if you haven’t read his trilogy yet. Stephen Coonts.
I like Thor and Flynn as well. Between their books I have been reading James Rollins, Steve Berry, & cussler.
I was asking this same question on the Texas board yesterday!
Try Ben Coes. He has 3 books out with the character Dewey Andreas. I have read the first two and am looking (at the library) for the third. Great reading.
I also love Lee Child’s books, featuring Jack Reacher. A movie has been made of one of the Jack Reacher stories, coming out soon. Jack Reacher is a super tough guy, 6ft.4in. It’s a crying shame they got 5’7” Tom Cruise to play the part.
I also thoroughly enjoyed Barry Eisler’s series of books on the character John Rain.
You can download it for free.
I just read an interesting book called “77 days in September” by Ray Gorham. Its about an EMP type attack on the USA. Not bad for a first novel by an Independent author.
I love the spy/mystery/political thrillers also and maybe my favorite is Nelson DeMille. When one of his new books comes out I’m gone until I’m done with it. Loved Upcountry way more than I thought I would.
Also an extraordinary book - absolutely impossible to put down - was Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. A true story of an impossible to imagine life - if someone had put Louie Zamperini’s life into fiction no one would believe it. Many interesting real stories on WWII and so beautifully written....mesmerizing. Believe I heard Imus talking about the amazing Zamperini not long ago - he is still alive.
don’t forget Jeff Head, he also wrote a book. He and Bracken are great.
Another vote for Michael Connelly. And add Robert Crais. Just picked up a Lee Child novel - so far so good.
If you have not read any of the Robert B. Parker “Spencer” novels, add that to your list.
Sounds similar to “One Second After” by William R Forstchen
which I am looking at
There's a new Clancy coming out soon. Those continue to be rewarding.
Bookmarking this thread for further suggestions.
Matthew Bracken books (trilogy).
A FReeper, too.
That one was excellent. Loved it!
Dean Koontz. An obvious Conservative. Start with “The Husband.” You won’t put it down. You’ll read ‘til 3:00 a.m. to finish it.
I should probably offer to mail it to someone but I am lazy
I didn’t think David Baldacci was a conservative after I read “The Collectors”, his main character struck me as somewhat liberal for a retired assassin.
Tom Cruise is playing Reacher? Who on earth thought that was a good idea? Dang.....
I love the Reacher books....but will not go to any Cruise movie.
If you ever were interested in mord highminded fare there’s always Joseph Conrad, who’s one of if not the originators. Try “The Secret Agent” or “Under Western Eyes.” One of them has a plot to disrupt British culture by blowing up the Royal Observatory in Greenwich to kill Greenwich Mean Time.
Get that one....and that one.
Thanks for the thread. I too, am looking for non-liberal, leftwing crap books. The more conservative and patriotic, the better.
As a female, I have no time at all for the so-called "women's novels."
Had a friend suggest one to me in the eighties and threw it out after less than the first chapter. Friend inquired what I thought of it and I told her Tom Clancy and Len Deighton, and their kindred were more my type.
I feel awkward pushing myself on Freerepublic, but I have a military sci-fi book out. My pen name is Wilson Harp and the name of the book is “Bright Horizons”. It’s available on amazon and you can download a sample.
I had difficulty putting down “Foreign Enemies and Traitors” by Matthew Bracken. What an exciting read!
Helen MacInnes’s mysteries & spy thrillers. Alistair MacLean (you’ve seen a few of the movies—Guns of Navarrone, Ice Station Zebra, but so many of the books are better. John D. MacDonald. Dashiel Hammet. For a similar Vince Flynn-level, Harlan Corben (a liberal friend of Chris Christie). Martin Cruz Smith (Gorky’s a better book than a movie). Colin Dexter, Elizabeth George. And with very few exceptions, Allen Drury wrote a string of political thrillers—starting with Advise & Consent and improving book by book until Throne of Saturn. Missing many, but these should be a good start..
The Color Of Lightning, excellent, about Indian raids in Texas civil-war era, also Stormy Weather, same area, Depression times, oil booms.
The Veteran (collection so short stories plus the title novella)
Kinda surprised you like Baldacci...I found him to be a conservative-hating liberal in his writings.
Yep,thanks...I forgot to mention I was done w/ Ben Coes and waiting on his next one, too.
I saw a couple of mentions of Nelson DeMille, but I think you should be forewarned that DeMille has become a vitriolic leftist bigot in his old age, so his newer novels are filled full of hate spewing towards anything to the right of Fidel Castro.
But I enjoyed The Gold Coast, Plum Island and The Lion’s Game. Just stay away from the newer stuff.
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.