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Conservative Spy Novels...Need New Names...Going Through Withdrawal
Self | 12-24-12 | Self

Posted on 12/24/2012 3:35:29 PM PST by CincyRichieRich

I am going through withdrawal...Ya'll have been helpful and have recommended some of the authors I'll name here...I've unfortunately exhausted Ben Coes, Brad Thor, Brad Taylor, Vince Flynn and Barry Eisler's novels...I would appreciate some more names...I was once told to read David Baldacci's novels...I read 2 pages and realized he's an America-hating liberal. Please, none of these. I only like America-supporting, conservative spy novels...many thanks in advance.


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1 posted on 12/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PST by CincyRichieRich
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not so much spy stuff, but Stephen Hunter does great thrillers.


2 posted on 12/24/2012 3:37:23 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: CincyRichieRich

Michael Connelly, Michael Crichten, Douglas Prestin and Lincoln Childs. There are some entertaining fictional series therein.


3 posted on 12/24/2012 3:40:24 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Try a different David Baldacci, and read further. [Go to the library, to get something free, just in case you still don’t like him.]


4 posted on 12/24/2012 3:41:28 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Maybe I’ll get back into that genre —Clancy just left me more and more and more disappointed.

His early stuff was great, and then it plunged downhill after that. Also whenever they’d make his stuff into movies they were usually stupid —Sum of All Fears terrorists were blonde guys?

Oh, please...


5 posted on 12/24/2012 3:41:53 PM PST by gaijin
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not quite ‘spy’, but check out Marcus Wynne.


6 posted on 12/24/2012 3:42:13 PM PST by real saxophonist
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To: CincyRichieRich

Why not our own Travis McGee?


7 posted on 12/24/2012 3:42:50 PM PST by gaijin
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To: CincyRichieRich

...and the Jack Reacher series by Lee Child.


8 posted on 12/24/2012 3:43:04 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: CincyRichieRich

If you like hard nosed spy novels read the Ian Fleming Bond series.


9 posted on 12/24/2012 3:43:51 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

It is very much dated and OBE since 1990 but the best book I can
Recommend is “The First Team” by John Ball.


10 posted on 12/24/2012 3:45:40 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not a classic spy novel but go to www.smashwords.com and you can download a book called “American Terrorist” by Ron Carter. Its a good read and a free download.


11 posted on 12/24/2012 3:53:10 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: CincyRichieRich
I attended a Vince Flynn booksigning a couple of years ago. Someone asked him what he read, and he said Brian Haig. I have a book by Haig, but I haven't read it yet.
12 posted on 12/24/2012 3:53:21 PM PST by luigi
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To: CincyRichieRich

As far as spy novels, all of Robert Ludlum’s early stuff is great. Very entertaining. Also Len Deighton’s ‘Bernard Samson’ series of 9 books is excellent.

Other authors to check out (not “spy” genre) are Michael Connelly, T. Jefferson Parker, and James Grippando. All are consistently solid and entertaining.

You might also check out Stephen Frey. He writes Wall Street thrillers, also very entertaining.

Other authors I have enjoyed are:
Sydney Sheldon
Phillip Margolin
Steve Martini
Thomas Perry
William Bayer
Jay Brandon
Robert Crais
David Morrell
David Lindsey
John Katzenbach
Nelson DeMille

You won’t go wrong with any of them.
Good luck, and happy reading!

AND...
Merry Christmas!

Lancey Howard


13 posted on 12/24/2012 3:54:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: gaijin

I agree the past few Clancy novels were no where near as good as the first five or six.


14 posted on 12/24/2012 3:57:27 PM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: CincyRichieRich

Suggestion: sit down and start writing one of your own, one that you would like to read. This is HUGE fun.


15 posted on 12/24/2012 3:59:33 PM PST by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I didn’t see Ian Flemming on your list.


16 posted on 12/24/2012 4:02:54 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CincyRichieRich

Oh yea, Jeffery Deaver.


17 posted on 12/24/2012 4:03:48 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CincyRichieRich

Adam Hall, any of the Quiller novels. Or Donald Hamilton’s Matt Helm series. Enjoy!


18 posted on 12/24/2012 4:05:24 PM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: CincyRichieRich

A list of anti-American authors would be useful for those of us who want to avoid them. I know there’s a subjective aspect to such a list, but there’s probably some concensus on the worst of the worst.


19 posted on 12/24/2012 4:13:22 PM PST by FreedomForce (Living in the Age of American Soft Despotism)
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To: FreedomForce

Raymond Khoury is a good example. Decent author but makes capitalism the ultimate enemy in his novels. Usually the conspiracy is tied around industry.


20 posted on 12/24/2012 4:15:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: CincyRichieRich

The conservative polemicist William F. Buckley wrote a number of spy novels.


21 posted on 12/24/2012 4:29:25 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: gaijin

He has a new one coming out. I think the last few have been pretty good, though not of the caliber of “Hunt for Red October”.


22 posted on 12/24/2012 4:40:33 PM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Nelson DeMille’s “Charm School” is excellent.


23 posted on 12/24/2012 4:43:05 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Joel Rosenberg is a must.


24 posted on 12/24/2012 4:56:52 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Joel Rosenberg is a must.


25 posted on 12/24/2012 4:57:00 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Joel Rosenberg is a must.


26 posted on 12/24/2012 4:57:21 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Joel Rosenberg is a must.


27 posted on 12/24/2012 4:57:21 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Joel Rosenberg is a must.


28 posted on 12/24/2012 4:57:21 PM PST by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not spy, but very good murder thriller. Brian Freeman is one of us, but doesn’t preach. Look at “Stripped,” “Stalked,” “Spilled Blood,” and one of my favorites, “The Agency” which he wrote under a woman’s name.


29 posted on 12/24/2012 5:07:03 PM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: CincyRichieRich

I enjoy Daniel Silva’s spy novels featuring Gabriel Allon. I recommend reading the Allon series in order. Silva is a supporter of Israel and depicts a very realistic view about the threat of militant Islam throughout the series. Some of the storylines in his most recent novels have been eerily prescient.


30 posted on 12/24/2012 5:18:50 PM PST by Virginia8384
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not spy novels, but I am re reading The Corps series by W E B Griffin. His Brotherhood of War series is also great. He does have spy novels in another series, but these first tow series are First Rate!!


31 posted on 12/24/2012 5:19:46 PM PST by madrastex
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To: Lancey Howard

John Sandford is terrific also.

I read his latest,along with Michael Connelly’s just last week.

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32 posted on 12/24/2012 5:23:50 PM PST by Mears
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To: Straight Vermonter

DeMille’s “Plum Island” is one of my favorites.

I love Eastern Long Island so I found it quite entertaining-—and informative.

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33 posted on 12/24/2012 5:32:23 PM PST by Mears
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To: CincyRichieRich

Not spy novels, but any book by Kyle Mills has me both spellbound and laughing hysterically, especially those featuring his protagonist, Mark Beamon, FBI Special Agent in Charge.


34 posted on 12/24/2012 5:38:49 PM PST by AUTiger83
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To: CincyRichieRich
Frederick Forsyth is the master. Start with Odessa File (Germany), then The Day of the Jackal (France), then The Fist of God (Iraq).
35 posted on 12/24/2012 5:52:22 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: CincyRichieRich

For thrillers try Clive Cussler, Dale Brown or W.E.B. Griffin.


36 posted on 12/24/2012 6:03:27 PM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: Gaffer

I second that! John Ball’s The First Team was one of my favorites.


37 posted on 12/24/2012 6:05:03 PM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: CincyRichieRich
If you want some realism, read Col. Oliver North's trilogy, starting with Mission Compromised, then the second book The Jericho Sanction, and finish up with the last one titled The Assassins.

All are very good reads and are written by someone that knows how things in that area work.

38 posted on 12/24/2012 6:18:46 PM PST by Raven6 (Psalm 144:1 and Proverbs 22:3)
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To: CincyRichieRich
Len Deighton is good and so is Alan Furst.

A little older and not so action-packed...but excellent IMO.

39 posted on 12/24/2012 6:25:36 PM PST by what's up
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To: CincyRichieRich

Try Michael Savages latest book.


40 posted on 12/24/2012 6:29:33 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: CincyRichieRich

41 posted on 12/24/2012 6:32:08 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Hebrews 11:6
The Day of the Jackal ... what a book! .... good movie, too with Edward Fox as The Jackal (1973).
42 posted on 12/24/2012 6:57:48 PM PST by MissMagnolia
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To: CincyRichieRich

Try COLD PEACE:

http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Peace-Jonathon-Moseley/dp/0970444729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356404321&sr=8-1&keywords=COLD+PEACE+MOSELEY


43 posted on 12/24/2012 7:04:51 PM PST by Moseley (http://www.curesocialism.com)
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To: gaijin

Just finished Clancy’s Dead or Alive, now am reading Locked On. Both are very similar in style to his early novels and are very timely to today. He is back on his A game.


44 posted on 12/24/2012 7:20:35 PM PST by Newtoidaho (Fight organized crime. Vote out all incumbent Democrats!)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Research “The Seville Communion”

Also, Read “Lucky You” for a wild ride, courtesy of Hiaasen. He wrote “Strip Tease.” Yes. THAT “Strip Tease” is a book.


45 posted on 12/24/2012 7:24:15 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: Virginia8384
Ditto!...Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon spy novels are excellent.....he's an Israeli spy AND a restorer of master art pieces.

Really good reads!

46 posted on 12/24/2012 7:48:44 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: Virginia8384
Ditto!...Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon spy novels are excellent.....he's an Israeli spy AND a restorer of master art pieces.

Really good reads!

47 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:51 PM PST by Guenevere (....)
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To: CincyRichieRich

Ross Thomas and Charles McCarry. Masters.


48 posted on 12/24/2012 7:50:51 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: theDentist

I think Teeth of the Tiger was the last book Clancy wrote alone. The last few have been co-written.


49 posted on 12/24/2012 7:54:56 PM PST by texpat72 (<><)
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To: Straight Vermonter

“Charm School” is probably the best book I’ve ever read.


50 posted on 12/24/2012 8:06:57 PM PST by Ax
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