Quiz: Which Political Thriller Should You Read?

Sarah S. Davis

Staff Writer

Sarah S. Davis holds a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's of Library Science from Clarion University, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Sarah has also written for Electric Literature, Kirkus Reviews, Audible, Psych Central, and more. Sarah is the founder of Broke By Books blog and runs a tarot reading business, Divination Vibration. Twitter: @missbookgoddess Instagram: @Sarahbookgoddess

Blindside by James Patterson

The mayor of New York’s daughter is missing. Detective Michael Bennett’s son is in prison. The two strike a deal. Bennett and the mayor have always had a tense relationship, but now the mayor sees in Bennett a discreet investigator with family worries of his own. The detective leaps into the case and finds himself at the center of a dangerous triangle anchored by the NYPD, the FBI, and a transnational criminal organization. Michael Bennett is an honorable man, but when the lives of innocents are at stake, honor has to take a back seat. Survival comes first.

In our fast-paced era, it feels like political news cycles are measured not in months, weeks, or days, but in minutes. If you love politics, a good match for this whirlwind atmosphere is the political thriller. This exciting crime fiction sub-genre offers the perfect medium between domestic and diplomatic drama in a longer format. But where to start? Each of the books in this quiz to find out what political thriller you should read next is packed with intrigue and ripped-from-the-headlines relevance to meet this moment.

Take the quiz and find out the perfect political thriller for you:

After you find out which political thriller you should fast-track to the top of your TBR, check out the other books:

  • Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
  • Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
  • Pleasantville by Attica Locke
  • The Rationing by Charles Wheelan
  • Palace Council by Stephen L. Carter
  • American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson

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