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The best political thriller book reviews. Political thriller is a broad term that may include espionage, political conspiracies, the assassination of political leaders and other sinister tactics that have high-stakes consequences for governments and civilizations.

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The God’s Eye View, a new Spy Thriller by Barry Eisler

NSA director Theodore Anders has a simple goal: collect every phone call, email, and keystroke tapped on the Internet. He knows unlimited surveillance is the only way to keep America safe. Evelyn Gallagher doesn’t care much about any of that. She just wants to keep her head down and manage the NSA’s camera network and facial recognition program so she can afford private school for […]

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Book Review: The Short Drop, a Conspiracy Thriller by Matthew FitzSimmons

The Bottom Line: A jaw-dropping conspiracy thriller layered in shocking political intrigue that you won’t soon forget. A decade ago, fourteen-year-old Suzanne Lombard, the daughter of Benjamin Lombard—then a senator, now a powerful vice president running for the presidency—disappeared in the most sensational missing-person case in the nation’s history. Still unsolved, the mystery remains a national obsession. For legendary hacker and marine Gibson Vaughn, the

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Undressed to the Nines, a Psychological Thriller by Jayden Hunter

A missing reporter believes that a congressman is involved in illegal military research. A political fundraiser for a conservative politician leads to a late night encounter with the daughter of a major donor. Drew Stirling finds herself caught in an intrigue that pushes her to test the limits of her own character as she must decide who to trust, who to run from, and whether

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The Man in the High Castle, a Sci-Fi Thriller by Philip K. Dick

In celebration of Amazon Studios’ release of Philip K. Dick’s novel The Man in the High Castle, with executive production from Ridley Scott, it’s a good time to revisit this classic. It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some

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A Cold Day in Mosul by Isaac Hooke

Book Review: A Cold Day In Mosul, a Spy Thriller by Isaac Hooke

The Bottom Line: Bravo. At last, a truly great spy thriller set in the war against the Islamic State. A breathtaking, nuanced and can’t-put-it-down novel. Samantha Rond, America’s top spy in the Middle East, is laser-focused on a mission of singular importance: to hunt down and terminate the acting caliph of the Islamic State. Sam has gone to great lengths to protect her cover, even

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Absence of Justice Roderick Cyr

Book Review: An Absence of Justice, a Political Thriller by Roderick Cyr

The Bottom Line: Highly recommended. This globetrotting tale of vigilante justice will not simply enthrall you – it may also change the way you think about the corporations, media and judicial systems that rule our lives. Malcolm Fitzpatrick is a man of unusual skills and ambitions. An unrivaled security technologist, he spends his time breaking into the homes of some of Europe’s wealthiest – and

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Death By Mournful Numbers, a Political Thriller by John Vance

Freshman Senator Tom Roper discovers that four of his acquaintances and their wives or lovers have been brutally murdered by the same killer, who leaves a five number sequence and two bloody initials at each of the murder scenes. Circumstantial evidence strongly suggests that Senator Roper is the intended fifth victim, but is he? And just who is the killer and what motivates these savage

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Executive Reaction by CW Lemoine

Book Review: Executive Reaction, a new Political Thriller by C.W. Lemoine

The Bottom Line: Every bit as addictive as TV’s 24 series, the fourth entry in the Spectre series evolves into a fast-paced, ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller. C.W. Lemoine’s globetrotting Spectre series has seen the action shift from the deserts of Iraq and Syria to the homeland. This fourth entry shifts much of the action to the Asia Pacific region. As the book opens, we find Cal “Spectre”

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Archangel Fallen by CW Lemoine

Book Review: Archangel Fallen, a Military Thriller by C.W. Lemoine

The Bottom Line: Riveting, addictive and essential for any military thriller fan. The stakes in C.W. Lemoine’s Spectre series grow ever higher as pilot-turned-fugitive unearths a plot that threatens not only his life, but national security as well. When we first catch sight of fighter pilot Cal “Spectre” Martin and his trusty animal companion, Zeus, he’s hiding out in a Louisiana cabin. Framed for an

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Avoid. Negotiation. Kill.

Book Review: Avoid. Negotiate. Kill., a Military Thriller by C.W. Lemoine

The Bottom Line: Military Thriller fans looking for the next Brad Thor have found their savior in C.W. Lemoine’s Spectre series. The second entry in Lemoine’s Spectre series is an emotionally charged affair with eye-popping air combat scenes. Recruited into a secret organization called Project Archangel, fighter pilot Cal “Spectre” Martin is mourning the apparent loss of his girlfriend and fellow pilot, Chloe Moss. The

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