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Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Political Thriller books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. In Sheep’s Clothing: An Action-Packed Political Thriller (Matthew Richter Thriller Series Book 1) (Volume 1) (2015)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfOne man holds the reins of power. One man vows to protect him. One man vows to destroy him…Caught in a game of chess he didn't know he was playing until it was too late, the President makes the only move he can, plunging Washington and the nation into chaos. Stunned and reeling, Vice President David Kendall takes the oath of office and tries to heal a nation in mourning. But what the new president doesn't realize is that things in the White House aren't always what they appear to be, and sometimes what looks like the best option may turn out to be the worst. When one fatal decision triggers consequences he never envisioned,…
Author(s): L.D. Beyer

2. White Jade: The Project: Book One (2012)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfWHITE JADE spins a web of deceit and murder across the globe against the backdrop of a deadly international power game. Nick Carter works for the PROJECT, a covert intelligence unit reporting to the President. Selena Connor is a world famous expert in ancient languages. When her wealthy uncle is murdered by someone looking for a 2000 year old book about the elixir of immortality, she’s thrown into Nick’s dangerous world. Someone is determined to take over China and attack America–and Nick and Selena are right in the line of fire.It’s the beginning of a life and death adventure that…
Author(s): Alex Lukeman

3. Beneath a Silent Moon (2008)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe task had taken shape thanks to the end of a war and the inconvenient way secrets had of bubbling to the surface. It went without saying that it was going to be difficult. But then murder always was…London, 1817: Beneath a silent moon, a stranger steals into London, bound to complete a grim task that began in the shadows of the past….On that same evening, amid the splendor of Glenister House, London’s haut ton celebrates, still flush with victory in the Napoleonic Wars. Among the revelers are Mélanie and Charles Fraser—he, a former spy…
Author(s): Tracy Grant

4. The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government (2013)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfA handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local, state, and federal government, The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists, unions, and coalitions, both in Washington, DC, and in state capitals across the country. All too often, public officials seem removed from the people who hired them to be their representatives and fail to work on their behalf. This book gives a step-by-step plan…
Author(s): Amanda Knief, Rev. Barry W. Lynn

5. Murder is a Tricky Business (DCI Isaac Cook) (Volume 1) (2017)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThere’s a secret, that much is certain, but who knows? The missing actress? The executive producer, his eavesdropping assistant? Or the actor who portrayed her fictional brother on the Soap Opera? DCI Isaac Cook of the Murder Investigation Team at Challis Street Police Station in London is searching for the missing woman. Why has he been taken away from more important crimes to search for the woman? It’s not the first time she’s gone missing, and why does everyone assume she’s been murdered?…
Author(s): Phillip Strang

6. Dead Man Launch: A Todd Ingram Novel of the Cold War (Volume 6) (2017)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt’s 1968, a time when global upheaval seems the norm. The war in Southeast Asia rages along with prolonged civil unrest at home. Amongst this, turncoat Navy Warrant Officer JOHNNIE WALKER begins an extended relationship with the Soviet Union by selling top-secret crypto key lists to them to fulfill a voracious appetite for the good life. This prompts the Soviets to order their friends, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), to seize the USS Pueblo (AGER 2) steaming in international waters off the coast of North Korea. The Pueblo carries the KWR 37 coding machine, allowing the…
Author(s): John J. Gobbell

7. Legacy: An Event Group Thriller (Event Group Thrillers) (2012)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe United States is ready to make a triumphant return to the moon, striking out boldly into the solar system in an attempt to regain the confidence of the heady days of the Apollo program. But a shocking discovery at Shackleton Crater brings the first Prometheus mission to an abrupt halt.Remote robots have uncovered human skeletal remains―and forensic analysis at NASA reveals the corpse to be over 700 million years old. As the news of this discovery is leaked across the universe―and a battle rages over the truth of our heritage―the Event Group is tasked to unravel the…
Author(s): David L. Golemon

8. THE BURAQ PROJECT (2019)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe time is the present. A hardline faction in the Iranian regime is secretly working to develop a weapon to hasten the return of their hidden prophet, the Imam Mehdi. Across the ocean, a group of patriotic Americans have formed a private intelligence unit not subject to the political correctness that impedes the effectiveness of US intelligence agencies. When this organization, known as Unit 81, receives a tip that the Iranian IRGC is working on a previously unknown missile program, The Unit must find out why. When the horrible truth about the Iranian missile program is revealed, the…
Author(s): MJ JAVANI

9. Presidential Shift: Book 4 of the Corps Justice Series (Volume 4) (2015)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfUSA TODAY & AMAZON BESTSELLING AUTHOR • ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING VOICES IN THE ACTION THRILLER GENRE • C. G. Cooper is back with an adventure that is sure to keep you reading late into the night. The vice president killed… The first lady attacked… A president on the edge… Cal Stokes, former Marine and owner of Stokes Security International (SSI), has had a busy year. Trying to calm his inner demons and forget the tragic loss of his men, Cal dives headlong into his work, taking the battle to the enemy. Now the president needs his help to uncover a leak in his administration and start the long…
Author(s): C. G. Cooper

10. Havana Black: A Lieutenant Mario Conde Mystery (Mario Conde Mystery 2) (2006)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPraise for Havana Red, the first of the Lt. Conde series:“Another winner from Bitter Lemon…an innovative take on the traditional detective story. A macho cop whose investigation into the murder of a transvestite leads him to ruminate on his own attraction to this ‘philosophy of mimetics and erasure.’”—The New York Times“A scorching novel from a star of Cuban fiction. Conde’s quest follows the basic rhythm of the whodunit, but Padura syncopates it with brilliant literary riffs on Cuban sex, society, religion, even…
Author(s): Leonardo Padura, Peter Bush

11. London Match (2015)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLong-awaited reissue of the final part of the classic spy trilogy, GAME, SET and MATCH, when the Berlin Wall divided not just a city but a world.The spy who’s in the clear doesn’t exist…Bernard Samson hoped they’d put Elvira Miller behind bars. She said she had been stupid, but it didn’t cut any ice with Bernard. She was a KGB-trained agent and stupidity was no excuse.There was one troubling thing about Mrs Miller’s confession – something about two codewords where there should have been one. The finger of suspicion pointed straight back to London.And that was where…
Author(s): Len Deighton

12. Whirlwind (2005)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfPaperback Publisher: Harper Torch; First Edition edition (January 1, 2005) Language: English ISBN-10: 006059652X ISBN-13: 978-0060596521 ASIN: B0072B0LHM Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,951,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #102545 in Suspense Thrillers Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Joseph R. Garber

13. The Hadrian Memorandum (2010)

Best Political Thriller Books that Should be on Your BookshelfNicholas Marten has come face to face with the world€™s most dangerous men—secret global alliances that go back centuries and involve those at the highest ranks of political power and economic influence. Marten is a man on the run, constantly in fear of his life. He knows too much.  He has no one to trust, except the one man who may be his only true friend . . . the President of the United States, John Henry Harris. Now Marten finds himself pitted against the most wealthy and ruthless Texas oil barons and their blood-thirsty mercenaries. And what he witnesses…
Author(s): Allan Folsom

The book is full of the sort of details only a president would know. and considering its unique combination of an expert author and a man who knows all the inside scoop (he had access to the NSA and CIA for years, after all), we could not be more excited. Here are ten more incredible political thrillers you’ll want to read next. Discover the best Political Thrillers & Suspense in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Kindle Store Best Sellers. Books shelved as political-thriller: Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn, American Assassin by Vince Flynn, The Third Option by Vince Flynn, Memorial Day by Books shelved as spy-political-thriller: The Prometheus Deception by Robert Ludlum, The Hades Factor by Robert Ludlum, The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlu

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