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David Baldacci, The Camel Club.
Four conspiracy theorists witness the murder of a Secret Service agent, thrusting them into a bigger conspiracy than they ever imagined.
Sequels: The Collectors; Stone Cold; Divine Justice; Hell’s Corner
Alex Berenson, The Faithful Spy.
A CIA operative infiltrates al-Qaeda, but when he returns to the U.S. after 9/11 he finds himself under suspicion as new attacks are launched.
Sequels: The Ghost War; The Silent Man; The Midnight House; The Secret Soldier; The Shadow Patrol
Steve Berry, The Templar Legacy.
Former agent Cotton Malone is recalled to action to solve ancient puzzles scattered across Europe that may lead to a cache of wealth and knowledge hidden by the Knights Templar.
Sequels: The Alexandria Link; The Venetian Betrayal; The Charlemagne Pursuit; The Paris Vendetta; The Emperor’s Tomb; The Jefferson Key; The King’s Deception (coming May 2013)
Lee Child, The Killing Floor.
Ex-Army MP Jack Reacher finds himself arrested for murder in a small Georgia town and is surprised to learn the victim is his brother.
Sequels: Die Trying; Tripwire; Running Blind; Echo Burning; Without Fail; Persuader; The Enemy; One Shot; The Hard Way; Bad Luck and Trouble; Nothing To Lose; Gone Tomorrow; 61 Hours; Worth Dying For; The Affair; A Wanted Man
Ben Coes, Power Down.
When terrorist attacks targeting U.S. energy sources cause chaos, a former Special Forces soldier survives a hit on his oil rig and then sets out to find those responsible.
Sequels: Coup d'état; The Last Refuge
Jack Coughlin, Kill Zone.
Marine sniper Kyle Swanson is sent to rescue a captive American general in the Syrian desert
Sequels: Dead Shot; Clean Kill; Act of Treason; Running the Maze
Justin Cronin, The Passage.
A secret government experiment to create super-soldiers backfires, resulting in a race of vampires that could wipe out humankind unless the key to stopping them can be found in a young girl who escaped transformation.
Sequel: The Twelve
Nelson DeMille, Plum Island.
While recovering from gunshot wounds, NYPD detective John Corey is asked to help investigate the murder of two employees of the Plum Island Animal Disease Center—a facility suspected of carrying out biological warfare research.
Sequels: The Lion’s Game; Night Fall; Wild Fire; The Lion; The Panther
William Dietrich, Napoleon’s Pyramids.
In 1798, American adventurer Ethan Gage finds himself on a dangerous quest to Egypt after he wins a strange medallion in a card game.
Sequels: The Rosetta Key; The Dakota Cipher; The Barbary Pirates; The Emerald Storm
David Downing, Zoo Station.
A British journalist in Berlin in 1939 is caught between opposing intelligence agencies when he’s approached by a Soviet agent to write pro-Nazi articles for Pravda.
Sequels: Silesian Station; Stettin Station; Potsdam Station; Lehrter Station
Robert Dugoni, The Jury Master.
Before dying in a suspicious suicide, a friend of the President sends a package to attorney David Sloane, who is plagued by the same childhood nightmare as a CIA agent.
Sequels: Wrongful Death; Bodily Harm; Murder One; The Conviction
Sam Eastland, Eye of the Red Tsar.
Stalin releases the Tsar’s personal investigator from a gulag to find out what happened to the Romanovs.
Sequels: Shadow Pass; Archive 17
Barry Eisler, Rain Fall.
An assassin in Tokyo kills a government official and then gets involved with the man’s daughter who is being pursued by intelligence agents.
Sequels: Hard Rain; Rain Storm; Killing Rain; The Last Assassin; Requiem for an Assassin; The Detachment
Brian Haig, Secret Sanction.
Army lawyer Sean Drummond is sent to Kosovo to investigate a horrific massacre by an elite US Army Special Forces team.
Sequels: Mortal Allies; The Kingmaker; Private Sector; The President’s Assassin; Man in the Middle
Iris Johansen, Eve.
Forensic sculptor Eve Duncan hopes to finally solve the disappearance of her own daughter years ago.
Sequels: Quinn; Bonnie
Philip Kerr, March Violets.
In 1936, Berlin detective Bernie Gunther is summoned by a wealthy industrialist to find the murderer of his daughter and son-in-law, killed during the robbery of a priceless diamond necklace.
Sequels: The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem; The One from the Other; A Quiet Flame; If the Dead Rise Not; Field Grey; Prague Fatale
Mike Lawson, The Inside Ring.
A government problem-solver is asked to look into an assassination attempt on the President that may have been an inside job.
Sequels: The Second Perimeter; House Rules; House Secrets; House Justice; House Divided; House Blood
John Le Carre, Call for the Dead.
George Smiley is looking forward to retirement when a Foreign Office clerk apparently commits suicide under suspicious circumstances.
Sequels: A Murder of Quality; The Spy Who Came in from the Cold; The Looking Glass War; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Honourable Schoolboy; Smiley's People; The Secret Pilgrim
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter.
Dexter Morgan, a lab tech for the Miami police, is also a serial killer who restricts himself to targeting other killers.
Sequels: Dearly Devoted Dexter; Dexter in the Dark; Dexter by Design; Dexter is Delicious; Double Dexter
Charles McCarry, The Miernik Dossier.
A group of international agents set out on a road trip from Switzerland to the Sudan.
Sequels: The Secret Lovers; The Tears of Autumn; The Last Supper; Second Sight; The Old Boys; Christopher's Ghosts
Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, The Relic.
Special Agent Pendergast gets involved when a series of bizarre deaths occur prior to the opening of a Superstition Exhibit at the New York Museum of Natural History.
Sequels: Reliquary; Cabinet of Curiosities; Still Life with Crows; Brimstone; Dance of Death; Book of the Dead; Wheel of Darkness; Cemetery Dance; Fever Dream; Cold Vengeance; Two Graves
David Rollins, The Death Trust.
A USAF investigator looks for a link between the sudden deaths in separate incidents of two soldiers who were father and son.
Sequels: A Knife Edge; Hard Rain
James Rollins, Sandstorm.
A team of scientists seek the lost desert city of Ubar, where a cache of antimatter may be hidden.
Sigma Force: Map of Bones; Black Order; The Judas Strain; The Last Oracle; The Doomsday Key; The Devil Colony; Bloodline
David Rosenfelt, Open and Shut.
A lawyer’s D.A. father asks him to take on the appeal of a death row inmate he prosecuted, but when his father dies suddenly the lawyer uncovers a secret in his father’s past.
Sequels: First Degree; Bury the Lead; Sudden Death; Dead Center; Play Dead; New Tricks; Dog Tags; One Dog Night; Leader of the Pack
Daniel Silva, The Kill Artist.
Former Israeli intelligence operative Gabriel Allon is drawn back into the game to take on a cunning terrorist who played a dark role in his past.
Sequels: The English Assassin; The Confessor; A Death in Vienna; Prince of Fire; The Messenger; The Secret Servant; Moscow Rules; The Defector; Rembrandt Affair; Portrait of a Spy; Fallen Angel
Olen Steinhauer, The Tourist.
A former CIA operative who retired from the field to a desk job must go back undercover when the arrest of an assassin exposes further intrigue.
Sequels: The Nearest Exit; An American Spy
Paul Sussman, The Lost Army of Cambyses.
A woman finds her archeologist father murdered in Egypt and is pursued by someone seeking the key to an ancient treasure trove.
Sequels: The Last Secret of the Temple; The Labyrinth of Osiris
Thomas Young, The Mullah’s Storm.
A plane carrying a Taliban prisoner is shot down over the Hindu Kush during a blizzard, and the copilot and translator must fight for survival.
Sequels: Silent Enemy; The Renegades