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Subject: What author would you suggest similar to...
Date Posted: 12/13/2007 11:27 AM ET
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My husband loves Nelson DeMille, Vince Flynn and Ken Follet.

What other authors would you recommend along those lines? (terrorism, CIA, espionage, as well as period types as in  Follett)

He's read most of those authors, and I know he will be looking for more down the road.

Thanks,

Rose



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Date Posted: 12/13/2007 11:48 AM ET
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Sean Flannery writes excellent spy thrillers.  Brad Meltzer (a graduate of Columbia Law School) writes political thrillers.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 12:20 PM ET
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Maybe Richard North Patterson or  Daniel Silva ?

Thanks

Tammy

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 12:36 PM ET
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This thread http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/view_topic.php?t=96167 was about the same thing.  Check some of the links out that we posted to it.

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 12:43 PM ET
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Thanks, Karen, I'll do that. And thanks to all who shared  links. I will save all  of them.

In the meantime, I still wouldn't mind some old-fashioned quick rec's.

Rose

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 1:36 PM ET
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Clive Cussler (nautical theme), John LeCarre (older, Russian spy themes), Ian Fleming

Date Posted: 12/13/2007 4:57 PM ET
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I second Daniel Silva (Israeli Mossad), John Le Carre (Cold War Europe), and Brad Meltzer (American politics).

 

SusanG

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 10:04 AM ET
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i love David Baldacci & his Camel Club Series are superb; 1. Camel Club #2. The collectors #3. Stone cold (just out)

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 3:49 PM ET
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I really enjoy Tom Clancy's books, especially the Mr. Clark/ Jack Ryan stuff. I think Vince Flynn writes a lot like Clancy, and I like his stuff a lot, too. In fact, I am listening to "Act of Treason" on CD as I sit here at the keyboard.

 

                                                                                                                                                                    Dan

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 8:37 PM ET
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Try Kyle Mills, or how about Stephen Coonts?

Date Posted: 12/15/2007 10:29 PM ET
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I am surprised no one has mentioned Lee Child or Harlan Coben.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 1:50 AM ET
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You mighy try Federick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, Gayle Lundy, len Deighton, and Ian Fleming.

Date Posted: 12/16/2007 2:33 AM ET
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Anne Perry has a great series of books about WWI.  There's an espionage aspect about a gov't official plotting in Britain to help Germany, Mexico and Japan take over  France and the U.S.  I really enjoyed the 1st one No Graves As Yet and am reading the 2nd Shoulder the Sky right now.  There's a lot of front line in the trenches action in the 2nd book.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 9:28 AM ET
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Thought of another one - the Renko Arkady series by Martin Cruz Smith. The first one is Gorky Park, the second one is Polar Star which I am listening to right now and it is very good!

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 9:52 AM ET
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Alan Furst, WWII espionage and intrigue.  He does such good research that story feels like historical fiction as well.

Date Posted: 12/17/2007 6:47 PM ET
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Go to http://www.gnooks.com/

They will ask you to enter the name of three authors that you enjoy and then the site will make author/book recommendations based on that. It's very cool and I have gotten turned onto all sorts of authors I'd never even heard of that I am now enjoying.

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 6:51 PM ET
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Robert Doherty a/k/a Bob Meyer

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 7:11 PM ET
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Carol,

Do you mean the author is Robert Doherty and the character is Bob Meyer?

Date Posted: 1/3/2008 8:54 PM ET
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I was just reminded in another thread about the book Noble House by James Clavell.  It was in the top ten books in 1981, apparently.  I read this book years ago and it was phenomenal -- I can still vividly recall many scenes from it.  I think it would meet your hubby's criteria.