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1 posted on 12/24/2012 3:35:35 PM PST by CincyRichieRich
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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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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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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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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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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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Why not our own Travis McGee?


7 posted on 12/24/2012 3:42:50 PM PST by gaijin
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...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Oh yea, Jeffery Deaver.


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