What are the best political thriller books?

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    #1The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)

    The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)
    The Hunt for Red October is the fourth book in Jack Ryan Universe series written by Tom Clancy. It is a military fiction first published in October 1984 by Berkley Trade. 
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    Bobby Simmons
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe) has to be one of the best political thriller books of this generation. This book does so many things well that it's really hard to pinpoint what's best about it! I just love this book."
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    #2The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a historical mystery suspense thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. It is first published in 1971 and about an assassin named Jackal. 
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    David Perkins
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This thriller fiction book is very interesting and supence"
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    #3The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity

    The Bourne Identity is a mystery suspense thriller book written by Robert Ludlum. It is about a Jason Bourne who woke up on an island without any memory and first published in 1980. 

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    #4The Pelican Brief

    The Pelican Brief

    One of the most famous best-selling novels by John Grisham about the adventure of Darby Shaw, a student of legal in New Orleans who finds a legal brief which links the deaths and uncovers a presidential conspiracy.

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    Daniel Ryan
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Pelican Brief is a novel written by John Grisham, it is widely regarded as one of his most famous best-selling novels. The book is written regarding a law student in New Orleans who finds a legal brief which links death and uncovers a presidential conspiracy."
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    #5Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe)

    Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe)

    Clear and Present Danger is a novel about the assassinations of the U.S. ambassador and the prevention of a Colombian drug cartel. The event caused a big political scandal that sparked many issues and it is Jack Ryan's job to expose it. 

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    Arthur Vasquez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "If you love Jack Ryan novels. and what thriller aficionado doesn't, this book hits the sweet spot, It has allof the breathless action and adventure you expect in a Tom Clancy plot. I read this with my heart pounding in my chest from the non-stop thrills!"
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    #6The Odessa File

    The Odessa File

    The Odessa File is a spy thriller historical fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. This novel features Adolf Hitler's plot of "Final Solution." With over 300 pages, this book is published in 1983 by Bantam.

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    Phillip Davidson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book gives a person insight to the nazi party and Germany back when hitler was alive. The best part about this book is that it's mainly history but has a bit of imagination sprinkled into it to make it even better but still believable."
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    #7Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)

    Act of Treason by Vince Flynn is a suspense thriller and political fiction novel originally published in 2006. This seventh book features CIA superagent - Mitch Rapp. It is preceded by Consent to Kill and followed by Protect and Defend.

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    Jordan Gonzalez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Mitch outshines himself in Act of Treason. I have read all the other books in the series, and this one is different because it focuses a lot on the other characters as well. This adds layers to the story though, and yet again, I could not put this book down!"
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    #8Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)

    Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn is a thriller fiction novel originally published in 2005. This is the seventh book by Flynn and it is preceded by Memorial Day. It follows the story of Mitch Rapp - a CIA super agent.

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    Mario Cordero
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Consent to kill was a political thriller that kept me on the seat of my pants. I literally wasted an entire week to finish it quickly. I would definitely recommend it to people who enjoy the genre. "
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    #9Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a spy thriller novel. This book is the author's first successful, best-selling novel and has earned an Edgar Award in 1979. The story is about the "The Needle" who knows the secret to Nazi victory.

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    Ruth Grant
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "I don't particular like his style. The story has a lot of resemblance to some current situations."
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    #10Term Limits

    Term Limits

    Term Limits by Vince Flynn is a political thriller novel originally published in August 1997. This is the first political fiction book ever written by Flynn. Term Limits is followed by Transfer of Power.

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    Aaron Taylor
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I've recently become a big fan of Vince Flynn, and Term Limits is now probably my all-time favorite political thriller novel. I enjoyed reading this novel so much. I found it really hard to put this book down because it was so full of action, suspense and interesting characters. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in behind the scenes political maneuvering. "
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    #11Terminal Rage

    Terminal Rage
    Terminal Rage is a mystery thriller fiction novel written by A.M. Khalifa. This book is set in post 9/11 attack and it is first published in 2013 by Citation Books. 
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    Nicholas Warren
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I recently read the book Terminal Rage written by A.M. Khalifa, and I really liked it. The book talks of the events after the 9/11, and is really an interesting reading, I suggest it to everyone!"
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    #12Intrusion (Chris Bruen)

    Intrusion (Chris Bruen)

    Intrusion is a financial thriller mystery suspense fiction written by Reece Hirsch as the second book in the Chris Buen series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2014 by Thomas & Mercer.

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    Arjun Jayaraman
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Reece Hirsch is a true artist when it comes to painting thrilling word pictures, and the Chris Bruen series kept me on the edge of my seat. In particular, "Intrusion" was a real page turner. Having a background in finance, I really appreciated this. I love the way it seeds itself firmly in the "Thriller" genre without having to resort to blood, gore, or shock. This is an excellent choice for a political thriller."
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    #13The Insiders

    The Insiders
    The Insiders is a financial thriller mystery fiction written by Craig Hickman. This tells the story of Wilson, son of Charles Fielder, a rich CEO. With over 500 pages, this book is published in 2009 by Booksurge Publishing.
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    Hemant Gavde
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I just couldn't bring myself to care about Wilson. One of my buddies who wears a suit for his job told me to check this out, because it'd change my life. I changed a fly's life by smashing it with this 500 page monstrosity, but that's about it."
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    #14Sick Puppy

    Sick Puppy

    Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen is a mystery adventure and political fiction novel originally published in 2000. This book was preceded by Lucky You in 1997 and it was followed by Basket Case in 2002.

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    Ai Jin
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This has a great title and the rest gets better from there. If you like political thrillers, this is an absolute must read!"
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    #15Spider's House

    Spider's House

    Spider's House is a political drama with themes of culture clash written by Paul Bowles. It was published in October 2006. It is set in Fez, Morocco during the heat of the 1954 nationalist uprising.

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    Howard Green
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Political thriller books are very exciting. One of the best is this one called Spider's House. It had me on the edge of my seat throughout ever page. Hard to put down. "
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    #16We Speak No Treason

    We Speak No Treason

    We Speak No Treason is a thrilling historical political novel written by renowned historical writer Rosemary Hawley Jarman. It was first released in 1977. It is about the intriguing battle for power inside the court of King Edward IV.

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    Ridhi Tata
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "My dad is a big fan of political thrillers and told me about this novel. He really enjoyed the historical setting as well as the characters. If this is your thing, you'll like it, too."
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    #17The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles)

    The Winter King (The Warlord Chronicles)

    The Winter King is a historical fantasy novel by Bernard Cornwell. First published in 1995, it is the first novel in the Warlord Chronicles series. Set in Britain during the Dark Ages, it tells the story of the legendary King Arthur.

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    Rose Jacobs
    Written on April 27, 2018
    " this is my first dive into Bernard Cornwell's work and only my second time reading a historical fiction, so this is ...... "The Winter King" begins Bernard Cornwell's trilogy of Arthur, the king who may have lived in early Britain, driven back the invading Saxons, and inspired a legend."
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    #18Smokescreen

    Smokescreen

    Smokescreen is a spy thriller fiction book written by Khaled Talib which follows Jethro Westrope on his journey after he was accused to be the murderer of Niki Kishwani and so he set out to find the truth to save himself. 

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    #19The Princess Casamassima

    The Princess Casamassima

    The Princess Casamassimais political and thrilling novel for young adults written by renowned author Henry James. It was first released as a series from 1885 to 1886 and was published as a book in 1886. 

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    Michelle Robinson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I was disappointed in the quality of the printing of the book. There were so many errors, miss words and incomplete letters on pages that it made several pages in the book unreadable. "
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    #20Srepska

    Srepska

    Srepska is political and financial thriller espionage fiction written by Lucas Sterling. This tells the story of Fredric Ulrich, an operative. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2017 by Nurrebbul Productions.

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    Henry Hunter
    Written on April 23, 2018
    " With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2017 by Nurrebbul Productions.It talks much of politics so i think its nice for poll lovers"
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    #21The Successor

    The Successor
    The Successor authored by Ismail Kadare is  political-themed fiction book published on October 5, 2005 by Arcade Publishing. It follows the sudden and mysterious death of the successor of Enver Hoxha.





    A powerful political novel based on the sudden, mysterious death of the man who had been handpicked to succeed the hated Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha.Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? That is the burning question. The man who died by his own hand, or another+s, was Mehmet Shehu, the presumed heir to the ailing dictator, Enver Hoxha. So sure was the world that he was next in line, he was known as The Successor. And then, shortly before he was to assume power, he was found dead.THE SUCCESSOR is simultaneously a mystery novel, an historical novel-based on actual events and buttressed by the author+s private conversations with the son of the real-life Mehmet Shehu-and a psychological novel (How do you live when nothing is sure?). Vintage Kadare, THE SUCCESSOR seamlessly blends dream and reality, legendary past, and contemporary history.

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    Ronald Reyes
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "The successor is a novel by the Albanian writer ismail kadare who won international man Booker prize which is ranked the authors greatest work, The noval is divided in to seven chapters that which narratives abruput turns and speculations , the noval based on true story of victims "

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Best What are the best political thriller books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe)Books 38 Paid
2The Day of the JackalBooks 33 Paid
3The Bourne IdentityBooks 31 Paid
4The Pelican BriefBooks 30 Paid
5Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe)Books 28 Paid
6The Odessa FileBooks 25 Paid
7Act of Treason (Mitch Rapp)Books 23 Paid
8Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp)Books 21 Paid
9Eye of the NeedleBooks 12 Paid
10Term LimitsBooks 6 Paid
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