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Subject: Looking For a New Author
Date Posted: 7/22/2007 10:31 AM ET
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Hello Everyone --

I am a HUGE reader of the war/ spy/ esionage/ technothriller genre.  I have read most, if not all of the older and more recent authors.  Clancy, Bond, Vince Flynn, Andy McNab, Joel Rosenburg, Andrew Britton.  I am also a fan of novels that are "ripped from the headlines" such as The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson.

I am looking for lesser-known authors in the same genre that are perhaps, new to me.

I'm open for suggestions!

Thanks,

-- Chris 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 11:15 AM ET
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Chris,

You might like Joseph Finder or some of James Rollins books.  I'm a huge fan of Lee Child's books too - so much so that you won't find hs books on my bookshelf here - I keep them all!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 1:35 PM ET
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Hi Chris,

     While not strictly spy novels, I really enjoy Lee Child, Greg Iles and Kyle Mills. Try them. Really great.

I also like Harlan Corben but not the "sports" books - don't care for the Myron character. I guess Jack  Reacher in Lee Child's books has replaced Travis McGee in my favorite character role.

Rachel (retrogram)

 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 2:11 PM ET
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I have no idea what a "techno thriller" is but I have a few books on my shelf touted as them. They are actually a series by William C Deitz. I dunno what they are like so I cant recco them from reading them but he may be a new one for you.



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Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:29 PM ET
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Hey Chris;  Beside Vince Flynn,, my next favorite in this type of book are David Silva's books. They're great spy/thrillers, taken from the headlines about Israel's Mossad & our CIA. 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:33 PM ET
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Thanks for all the suggestions, everybody!  I did recently pick up Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva.  Its in my TBR pile but I haven't gotten to it yet.

 I have tried Lee Child and Kyle Mills in the past - didn't like them much.

I think I gravitate more towards the CIA/ FBI/ Terrorism type stories as of late. Books like The Faithful Spy and The Afghan come to mind! 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:55 PM ET
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Then you surely will like David Silva.  I read quite a few and have all the rest in my TBR pile.  My favorite of all is Vince Flynn.....I am now reading his (much Wish Listed)  Act of Treason and it's great!!  I have all the others I haven't read in my TBR pile also.  It's just great knowing they're all there waiting for me.....lol.....

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 5:56 PM ET
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You might want to take a look at the Douglas Preston/Lincoln Child books (Relic, Cabinet of Curiosities).  They write as a team, and seperately, and I never been disappointed by either or both.  I'm not sure how to categorize them - the term techno-thriller has been used on other sites, and the lead detective is FBI, although not in the traditional sense.

IMHO - thier later works are more intriguing than the early stuff, but they have to be read in order.

 

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:13 PM ET
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Oh yeah, the Preston/ Child books go without saying!   And June - I too am addicted to Vince Flynn.  I'm even a veteran of his official message board!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 6:19 PM ET
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Chris, what is his message board???  I'm interested!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 7:22 PM ET
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"Oh yeah, the Preston/ Child books go without saying! "

You'll definitely like James Rollins then!

Date Posted: 7/22/2007 8:02 PM ET
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http://www.thethirdoption.net/smf/index.php

I'm on there as... you guessed it... FlynnFann

Date Posted: 7/24/2007 9:14 PM ET
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Hi all,

I'm a newbie but I would suggest going back to some of the classics in the suspense genre -- they're classics because they were written so well!

 

Try Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, Robert Littell, and Lionel Davidson for a start (if you can find KOLYMSKY HEIGHTS it is great). In the non-spy arena there are James M. Cain and Ross Macdonald.  Oodles of good hardboiled novels, both old and new, are being published by Hard Case Crime with excellent sleazy covers.

Steve / DesertLiterati

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 3:19 AM ET
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There's an interesting audio interview on the Barnes & Noble site with Daniel Silva: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/flash/vd.asp?r=1&PID=12698&nav=1&aud=1

 

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 9:16 AM ET
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Have you read any James Clavell? Starting with Noble House?

What about Clive Cussler?

I don't know if these fall into the genre you're looking for, but I feel there may be a parellel.



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Date Posted: 7/25/2007 10:57 PM ET
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Any of the novels by Oliver North would be right up your alley.  I have one on my list of books to swap if you're interested.

Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 7/25/2007 11:41 PM ET
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W. E. B. Griffin has a lot of war books, several series with different aspects of war, and different armed forces.  I believe he has some with spy tales also, and I know there is a series of modern police books. 

Date Posted: 7/26/2007 12:15 AM ET
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My mother loves W.E.B. Griffin books - they are mostly about Marines I believe.

Also you might try Leon Uris - his older books like Exodus, Armageddon etc. about WWII.