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Inspired by true events. World War II has ended. Stalin is bent on gobbling up Eastern Europe. Churchill is defeated as Prime Minister. When the KGB’s trained American-born
mole is sent to assassinate Churchill during his infamous speech in Missouri, Churchill’s sole loyal bodyguard Walter Thompson is the only one who can stop it. Will he make it in time? How do you stop an assassination? Now available on Audible.
Spying and politics and danger and government/crime shenanigans are obviously not modern inventions, which means we’ve got a whole sub-genre of historical fiction to enjoy: the historical thriller.
We asked you to share your favorite political thrillers and you answered. Here are 21 of your favorites. Note: many of these authors, like Silva, Baldacci, and Flynn, are big-time writers in this genre:
Absolute Power by David Baldacci
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
Berlin Noir by Philip Kerr
Black Wind by F. Paul Wilson
A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss
A Death in Vienna by Daniel Silva
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield
The Ghost by Robert Harris
The God’s Eye View by Barry Eisler
HHhH by Laurent Binet
His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer
The Insider Threat by Brad Taylor
It’s About Time by Lyle Howard
The Neon Lawyer by Victor Methos
The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth
Private Screening by Richard North Patterson
The Short Drop by Matthew FitzSimmons
Transfer of Power by Vince Flynn
War and Remembrance by Herman Wouk