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Need Help With Picking Out Books
9-1-2012 | Self

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.


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1 posted on 09/01/2012 1:21:25 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 1:25:36 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: CincyRichieRich

Ted Bell.....I read his first one after Clive Cussler raved about it.....he writes really good ones...


4 posted on 09/01/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: CincyRichieRich

Sorry .. at first glance I thought you said boobs.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 1:27:25 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: CincyRichieRich; Travis McGee

Take a look at Ben Coes. Definitely our own FReeper Matt Bracken if you haven’t read his trilogy yet. Stephen Coonts.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 1:29:24 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I like Thor and Flynn as well. Between their books I have been reading James Rollins, Steve Berry, & cussler.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 1:31:25 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: CincyRichieRich

I was asking this same question on the Texas board yesterday!


8 posted on 09/01/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 1:33:20 PM PDT by Lucas McCain (Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen for the rest of the day.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Caliphate

Tom Kratman

You can download it for free.

http://www.baenebooks.com/p-748-caliphate.aspx?__utma=222178315.706243866.1343596302.1343851965.1346531714.3&__utmb=222178315.2.10.1346531714&__utmc=222178315&__utmx=-&__utmz=222178315.1346531714.3.3.utmcsr=bing|utmccn=(organic)|utmcmd=organic|utmctr=science%20fiction%20free%20library&__utmv=-&__utmk=186240554


10 posted on 09/01/2012 1:33:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 1:35:20 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: bcsco; Jeff Head

don’t forget Jeff Head, he also wrote a book. He and Bracken are great.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 1:37:38 PM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Sounds similar to “One Second After” by William R Forstchen

which I am looking at


15 posted on 09/01/2012 1:39:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: CincyRichieRich
I assume you have read David Baldacci’s books? Another pair of writers I like are Jason Elam, who collaborates with Steve Yohn. They haven't written too many books, but I've enjoyed the ones they have. Another one I really enjoyed (even bought one for our dogs’ trainer) is “Sergeant Rex” by Mike Dowling. That was one I couldn't put down. Sgt. Dowling and his military working dog Rex were part of the first Marine Corps military K9 teams sent to the front lines of combat since Vietnam.
16 posted on 09/01/2012 1:39:46 PM PDT by Humal
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To: CincyRichieRich
I've been reading all the old le Carre books. There is no one like him. Some of the older ones, like A Small Town in Germany, are excellent. Just finished his second one, the one that came out right before he had his big breakout book The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, and it is a superb whodunnit (although Smiley is in it). Shows his versatility, and it's about Eton, for the Anglophiles among us.

There's a new Clancy coming out soon. Those continue to be rewarding.

Bookmarking this thread for further suggestions.

17 posted on 09/01/2012 1:40:16 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: CincyRichieRich

Matthew Bracken books (trilogy).

Outstanding.

A FReeper, too.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 1:40:32 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: GeronL

That one was excellent. Loved it!


19 posted on 09/01/2012 1:42:41 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 1:44:33 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

nelson demille


21 posted on 09/01/2012 1:46:27 PM PDT by will of the people
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To: Mad Dawgg

I should probably offer to mail it to someone but I am lazy


22 posted on 09/01/2012 1:48:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Humal

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.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 1:51:08 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
Was “The Collectors” in his Camel Club series? I don't recall reading it. Maybe there is a Baldacci book I haven't read??? :-)
24 posted on 09/01/2012 1:57:13 PM PDT by Humal
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To: Lucas McCain

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.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 2:03:09 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: CincyRichieRich

Get that one....and that one.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 2:06:04 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Thanks for the thread. I too, am looking for non-liberal, leftwing crap books. The more conservative and patriotic, the better.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:16 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Humal
I second (or third if necessary) the suggestion of Baldacci. He's definitely a winner for suspense and no nonsense. I also admire Lee Child's "Jack Reacher" to fill in between Vince Flynn's.

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.

29 posted on 09/01/2012 2:09:48 PM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Stephen Hunter


30 posted on 09/01/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 2:26:15 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I had difficulty putting down “Foreign Enemies and Traitors” by Matthew Bracken. What an exciting read!


32 posted on 09/01/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: jocon307
I second Joel Rosenberg....anything he writes is excellent! My other favs are David McCullough and anything by David Barton!
33 posted on 09/01/2012 2:35:06 PM PDT by 4everontheRight (And the story began with..."Once there was a great nation......")
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To: knarf

Big ones!


34 posted on 09/01/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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..


35 posted on 09/01/2012 3:01:55 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: CincyRichieRich

The Color Of Lightning, excellent, about Indian raids in Texas civil-war era, also Stormy Weather, same area, Depression times, oil booms.


36 posted on 09/01/2012 3:07:32 PM PDT by squarebarb ( Fairy tales are basically true.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Frederick Forsyth:

The Avenger
The Afghan
The Cobra
The Veteran (collection so short stories plus the title novella)


37 posted on 09/01/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Humal

Kinda surprised you like Baldacci...I found him to be a conservative-hating liberal in his writings.


38 posted on 09/01/2012 3:19:16 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: Lucas McCain

Yep,thanks...I forgot to mention I was done w/ Ben Coes and waiting on his next one, too.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


40 posted on 09/01/2012 3:21:00 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: CincyRichieRich; Travis McGee

Try one of our Freeper’s books. Freeper Travis McGee has written a couple of spy/thriller books full of patriotism and conservative viewpoints.


41 posted on 09/01/2012 3:21:40 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk oMnly to me.)
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To: jocon307

Loved both of Rosenberg’s!


42 posted on 09/01/2012 3:24:51 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: jocon307

Loved both of Rosenberg’s!


43 posted on 09/01/2012 3:24:57 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

One I forgot was Oliver North. He wrote 3 novels, they are a little old, but very good.


44 posted on 09/01/2012 3:30:57 PM PDT by Humal
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To: smokingfrog

I read all of his books, he’s one of my favorites!


45 posted on 09/01/2012 3:34:56 PM PDT by Milt3726 (Vote again)
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To: BwanaNdege; CincyRichieRich
Other, earlier excellent Forsyth novels include The Odessa File, The Day of the Jackal, and The Dogs of War, made into major motion pictures. Also, see The Fourth Protocol and Icon.

Forsyth researches carefully and plots intricately and imaginatively. They're nonrepetitive and enthralling. Afraid he's writing less recently....

46 posted on 09/01/2012 3:37:25 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


47 posted on 09/01/2012 3:48:34 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Jedidah

“I love Michael Connelly’s books. ...It’s 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.


48 posted on 09/01/2012 3:49:09 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Tublecane

Wow, I should try those. I love Conrad, but never read either of those.

It’s been a while.


49 posted on 09/01/2012 3:52:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: RatSlayer

“Plum Island”

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.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 4:01:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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