Books about International Politics

  1. Dead Eye

    by Mark Greaney
    A former CIA agent is forced back into the game to protect his family from a dangerous enemy. Fast-paced action and suspenseful plot twists ensue.

    Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry gets hit with a blast from the past in the fourth Gray Man novel from #1, New York Times, bestselling author Mark Greaney., Ex-CIA master assassin Court Gentry has ... (Goodreads)

  2. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

    by Bill Browder
    The true story of a man's fight for justice in the face of corruption, injustice and murder.

    A real-life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruption. ... (Goodreads)

  3. The Matarese Circle

    by Robert Ludlum
    Political thriller revolving around an international secret society.

    The Matarese killers will take over the world within two years... The No.1 bestseller from 'the world's most read writer' [GQ] ... (Goodreads)

  4. Bloodline

    by James Rollins
    A thrilling tale of murder and conspiracy, as a team of experts investigate a secret organization in pursuit of the truth.

    James Rollins takes you to the edge of modern medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: Immortality — a future conceived through the monstrous ingenuity of ... (Goodreads)

  5. Patriot Games

    by Tom Clancy
    A former CIA analyst must protect his family from domestic terrorists, while thwarting a major international conspiracy.

    A kidnapping attempt on the Prince and Princess of Wales and their infant son occurs at the Mall in London . The attack is orchestrated by members of the Ulster Liberation Army , an ideologically ... (Wikipedia)

  6. Casino Royale

    by Ian Fleming
    A secret agent is sent on a mission to defeat a dangerous criminal mastermind.

    M , the enigmatic leader of the British Secret Service , assigns James Bond , a young agent newly promoted to "007" status after killing a Norwegian double agent during the war , to bankrupt Le ... (Wikipedia)

  7. Caliban's War

    by James S.A. Corey
    War between rival colonies on a hostile planet, with humanity's survival at stake.

    On Ganymede , Mei Meng is kidnapped from her preschool by her doctor. Several hours later, Earth and Martian space marines are attacked and effortlessly killed by a super soldier , with Bobbie ... (Wikipedia)

  8. The Honourable Schoolboy

    by John le Carré
    A British agent's efforts to uncover a Soviet spy network in Southeast Asia.

    In 1974 George Smiley , the chief of the British secret intelligence service referred to as The Circus, is repairing the damage done to their operations by double agent Bill Haydon and looking for ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Double Cross

    by James Patterson
    An FBI agent races against time to stop a terrorist from unleashing a deadly virus.

    Four years prior to the beginning of the story, Kyle Craig is sent to prison for his crimes in, Roses Are Red, and, Violets Are Blue, and swears revenge upon Detective Alex Cross , who was ... (Wikipedia)

  10. Call for the Dead

    by John le Carré
    A spy thriller about a British agent's investigation into a diplomat's mysterious death.

    Following a wartime excursion undercover, first in Germany and then in Switzerland , George Smiley returns to England and marries Lady Ann Sercombe. Although a devout husband, Ann is serially ... (Wikipedia)

  11. The Night Manager

    by John le Carré
    An undercover agent infiltrates a criminal organization to take them down from the inside.

    Jonathan Pine, a former British soldier, is the night manager. Pine has a complex character with a military background and schooling at the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover. We first ... (Wikipedia)

  12. A Perfect Spy

    by John le Carré
    A British spy's complex exploration of identity, loyalty and betrayal.

    John le Carre's classic novels deftly navigate readers through the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage with unsurpassed skill and knowledge, and have earned him unprecedented worldwide ... (Goodreads)

  13. The Bear and the Dragon

    by Tom Clancy
    A thrilling geopolitical espionage mission to protect the US from a dangerous foreign threat.

    In Moscow, SVR director Sergey Golovko survives an attack on his way to work, when a car identical to the armored white Mercedes that he was in was shot with an RPG-7 , killing the occupants (one of ... (Wikipedia)

  14. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

    by Andrew Ross Sorkin
    An examination of the 2008 financial crisis, how it was caused, and how it was dealt with.

    The book provides an overview of the financial crisis of 2007–08 from the beginning of 2008 to the decision to create the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The book tells the story from the ... (Wikipedia)

  15. Our Game

    by John le Carré
    A retired British intelligence officer is drawn back into the world of espionage to investigate a mysterious Russian businessman.

    The disappearance of Dr. Larry Pettifer, a British intelligence operative, from his teaching position at Bath University should not have concerned a great many people, especially a retired Treasury ... (Wikipedia)

  16. Thunderball

    by Ian Fleming
    A global battle of wits between a British secret agent and an international criminal syndicate.

    During a meeting with his superior, M , Bond learns that his latest physical assessment is poor because of excessive drinking and smoking. M sends Bond to a health clinic for a two-week treatment to ... (Wikipedia)

  17. A Legacy of Spies

    by John le Carré
    A former spy must confront the consequences of his past actions.

    Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Lions of Lucerne

    by Brad Thor
    An international conspiracy comes to light when a US president is kidnapped during a secret ski vacation.

    The work is Brad Thor's first novel with the character of Scot Harvath, an ex- Navy SEAL and current U.S. Secret Service agent. Harvath survives an attack which leaves 30 of his fellow agents dead ... (Wikipedia)

  19. The Last Patriot

    by Brad Thor
    An ex-Navy SEAL must use his covert skills to save the US from a terrorist attack.

    In Brad Thor's highest-voltage thriller to date, Scot Harvath must race to locate an ancient secret that has the power to stop militant Islam dead in its tracks., June 632 A.D.: Deep within the ... (Goodreads)

  20. Splinter Cell

    by David Michaels
    Sam Fisher, a former Navy SEAL, is recruited by the NSA to become a Splinter Cell, a covert operative tasked with stopping global threats.

    FREEDOM HAS A COST. ONE MAN PAYS THE PRICE. In response to the growing use of sophisticated digital encryption to conceal potential threats to the United States, the National Security Agency has ... (Goodreads)

  21. The Rembrandt Affair

    by Daniel Silva
    An art restorer embarks on a thrilling mission to uncover a conspiracy involving a stolen Rembrandt painting.

    Gabriel Allon and his team seek a lost Rembrandt whose previous owners have included both Holocaust victims and terrorists. In addition to regularly recurring characters, Julian Isherwood in his role ... (Wikipedia)

  22. House of Spies

    by Daniel Silva
    A thrilling spy novel of international deception and intrigue.

    A heart-stopping tale of suspense, Daniel Silva’s runaway bestseller, The Black Widow, was one of 2016’s biggest novels. Now, in House of Spies, Gabriel Allon is back and out for revenge — determined ... (Goodreads)

  23. Pursuit of Honor

    by Vince Flynn
    An action-packed thriller following a team of counterterrorism agents on a mission to save the country.

    The action begins six days after a series of explosions devastated Washington, D.C., targeting the National Counterterrorism Center and killing 185 people, including public officials and CIA ... (Goodreads)

  24. Extreme Measures

    by Vince Flynn
    CIA operative is sent on a mission to stop a terrorist threat.

    The latest pulse-pounding thriller by #1 "New York Times" bestselling phenomenon Vince Flynn explodes onto the scene with a deadly and charismatic hero fans will cheer for all the way to the last ... (Goodreads)

  25. A Death in Vienna

    by Daniel Silva
    An international assassin is pursued by a CIA operative through the streets of Vienna.

    An Israeli-run Holocaust research office in Vienna is bombed, resulting in the death of the two female staff and serious injury to the Director. Gabriel Allon, a former assassin for 'The Office' and ... (Wikipedia)

  26. Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World's Greatest Outlaw

    by Mark Bowden
    The pursuit of Pablo Escobar and his criminal empire by Colombian and American forces.

    A tour de force of investigative journalism-this is the story of the violent rise and fall of Pablo Escobar, the head of the Colombian Medellin cocaine cartel. Escobar's criminal empire held a nation ... (Goodreads)

  27. Red Sparrow

    by Jason Matthews
    A female Russian spy's mission to uncover a dangerous double agent and prevent a global disaster.

    In the grand spy-tale tradition of John le Carré comes this shocking thriller written with insider detail known only to a veteran CIA officer. In present-day Russia, ruled by blue-eyed, unblinking ... (Goodreads)

  28. God's Smuggler

    by Brother Andrew
    A story of faith and courage, smuggling Bibles to persecuted Christians behind the Iron Curtain.

    As a boy he dreamed of being a spy undercover behind enemy lines. As a man he found himself undercover for God. Brother Andrew was his name and for decades his life story, recounted in God's ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Doomsday Conspiracy

    by Sidney Sheldon
    An investigation into a secretive government conspiracy that could have global implications.

    OPERATION DOOMSDAY ... ACTIVE ... Commander Robert Bellamy of US Naval Intelligence is dispatched on a top secret mission. A weather balloon carrying sensitive military information has crashed in ... (Goodreads)

  30. Command Authority

    by Tom Clancy
    A suspenseful thriller involving an international conspiracy and a race to prevent a global disaster.

    Former KGB officer Valeri Volodin becomes president of Russia . Openly critical of the United States, he secretly tasks Russian domestic intelligence (FSB) with staging false flag attacks in an ... (Wikipedia)

  31. The Emperor's Revenge

    by Clive Cussler
    Juan Cabrillo and his team race against time to stop a group of terrorists from unleashing a deadly biological weapon on the world.

    The new, Oregon Files, adventure from the #1, New York Times,–bestselling grand master of adventure., Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon face their toughest challenge yet when a violent bank ... (Goodreads)

  32. The Cardinal of the Kremlin

    by Tom Clancy
    US and Soviet forces battle for control of a powerful satellite system.

    For thirty years, Colonel Mikhail Semyonovich "Misha" Filitov, a personal aide to the Soviet Minister of Defense and war hero, has been passing military, technical, and political intelligence to the ... (Wikipedia)

  33. The Constant Gardener

    by John le Carré
    A diplomatic couple uncover a sinister conspiracy while investigating a suspicious death in Africa.

    Justin Quayle, a British diplomat in Nairobi , Kenya , is told that his activist wife, Tessa, was killed while travelling with a doctor friend in a desolate region of Africa . Investigating on his ... (Wikipedia)

  34. The Burning Wire

    by Jeffery Deaver
    Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race against time to stop a killer who uses electricity as his weapon.

    The sabotage of a substation of the prominent electrical energy distributor Algonquin Consolidated Power and Light Company in Queens , New York, causing a deadly arc flash leads to an investigation ... (Wikipedia)

  35. The Fallen Angel

    by Daniel Silva
    A gripping espionage thriller as an art restorer is thrown into a world of international conspiracy.

    Unlike recent titles in the series, this book is set primarily in Italy as Allon helps the Pope 's private secretary, Monsignor Luigi Donati with a case that is troubling The Vatican . The conclusion ... (Wikipedia)

  36. The Defector

    by Daniel Silva
    A thrilling spy novel about a former Russian agent's dangerous mission to uncover a decades-old secret.

    Six months after the dramatic conclusion of Moscow Rules, Gabriel has returned to the tan hills of Umbria to resume his honeymoon with his new wife, Chiara, and restore a seventeenth-century ... (Goodreads)

  37. The English Spy

    by Daniel Silva
    A spy thriller as an Israeli agent investigates a suspicious death in London.

    "One of the best series in modern literature." — HUFFINGTON POST She is an iconic member of the British Royal Family, beloved for her beauty and charitable works, resented by her former husband and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  38. United We Spy

    by Ally Carter
    A group of friends must team up to stop a dangerous organization from wielding its power.

    Don't miss a moment of the beloved, bestselling series where spies-in-training navigate double crosses, secret missions, friendship, and first love-now with a bonus epilogue! , Cammie Morgan has lost ... (Barnes & Noble)

  39. The Man in the Brown Suit

    by Agatha Christie
    A young woman's thrilling adventure of espionage and intrigue, uncovering a deadly secret.

    Nadina, a dancer in Paris, receives a visit from Count Sergius Paulovitch. Both are in the service of "the Colonel", an international agent provocateur and criminal. "The Colonel" is retiring, ... (Wikipedia)

  40. The Charm School

    by Nelson DeMille
    A former CIA agent must stop a group of ex-KGB agents from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

    The novel's hero is U.S Air Force Colonel Sam Hollis, a former F-4 Phantom Fighter pilot , who fought in Vietnam . Hollis was shot down during the war , and was disqualified from flying. Later on he ... (Wikipedia)

  41. The Black Widow

    by Daniel Silva
    A thriller following an intelligence agent's pursuit of a dangerous assassin.

    Gabriel Allon is expected to become the chief of Israel’s secret intelligence service . However, on the eve of his promotion, ISIS has detonated a massive bomb in the Marais district of Paris. He had ... (Wikipedia)

  42. The Icarus Agenda

    by Robert Ludlum
    A journalist's investigation of a political conspiracy uncovers dangerous secrets that threaten his life.

    Colorado Congressman Evan Kendrick is trying to live out his term quietly when a political mole reveals his deepest secret: Kendrick was the anonymous hero who freed the hostages held by Arab ... (Goodreads)

  43. Doctor No

    by Ian Fleming
    James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent and uncovers a plot by the villainous Dr. No.

    The sixth James Bond thriller from Ian Fleming’s typewriter. Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6’s Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But ... (Goodreads)

  44. Back Blast

    by Mark Greaney
    Court Gentry, aka The Gray Man, is on the run from the CIA and must clear his name by uncovering a conspiracy.

    After five years of being on the run overseas from the Central Intelligence Agency , Court Gentry comes to Washington, D.C. , to seek answers about him being burned by the CIA. With Court surfacing ... (Wikipedia)

  45. Tom Clancy True Faith and Allegiance

    by Mark Greaney
    Jack Ryan Jr. and his colleagues at the Campus must stop a dangerous plot to undermine the United States from within.

    Romanian hacker Alexandru Dalca obtains an old copy of the e-QIP database, which contains personal information on millions of American military and intelligence personnel. The Chinese originally hire ... (Wikipedia)

  46. The Heist

    by Daniel Silva
    A daring jewel heist, as a team of thieves attempt to outwit the authorities.

    "Silva is a true genius."—BOB WOODWARD, POLITICO L egendary spy and art restorer Gabriel Allon is in Venice repairing an altarpiece when he receives an urgent summons from the Italian police. The art ... (Barnes & Noble)

  47. Our Kind of Traitor

    by John le Carré
    A young couple on vacation in Antigua are drawn into a dangerous world of international espionage and money laundering.

    On a tennis holiday in Antigua , British university lecturer Peregrine "Perry" Makepiece and his lawyer girlfriend Gail Perkins meet mysterious Russian business oligarch Dmitri "Dima" Vladimirovich ... (Wikipedia)

  48. Holcroft Covenant, The

    by Robert Ludlum
    A man inherits a vast fortune and a dangerous legacy from his father, leading him on a perilous journey to uncover the truth.

    The novel concerns Noel Holcroft, New York City architect and secretly the son of Heinrich Clausen, chief economic adviser to the Third Reich . At some point in the 1970s, Holcroft is contacted by ... (Wikipedia)

  49. Restless

    by William Boyd
    A thrilling spy novel of international espionage, secrets, and espionage.

    Eva, a young Russian woman, is recruited after her brother's death to work for the British secret service . During this time she falls for her mentor and boss, Lucas Romer. But all is not as it seems ... (Wikipedia)

  50. Scorpia Rising

    by Anthony Horowitz
    Teen spy Alex Rider faces his final mission as he battles the criminal organization Scorpia.

    Zeljan Kurst, chief executive of the criminal organization Scorpia, is approached by Yannis Ariston Xenopolos, a Greek billionaire suffering from terminal cancer, to return the Elgin Marbles to ... (Wikipedia)

  51. Threat Vector

    by Tom Clancy
    An international race against time to stop a terrorist plot while a deadly virus is unleashed.

    President of China Wei Zhen Lin has been dealing with mounting political opposition over his country's economic recession. He tries to commit suicide in order to avoid his inevitable arrest when he ... (Wikipedia)

  52. The Man from St. Petersburg

    by Ken Follett
    Thriller set in the early 1900s with a game of international espionage between Russia and England.

    The book is set just before the outbreak of the First World War . It is an account of how the lives of the main characters were interwoven with the success or failure of secret naval talks between ... (Wikipedia)

  53. The Informationist

    by Taylor Stevens
    Vanessa Michael Munroe, an information specialist, is hired to find a missing girl in Africa, but uncovers a dangerous conspiracy.

    "Vanessa Michael Munroe deals in information–expensive information--working for corporations, heads of state, private clients, and anyone else who can pay for her unique brand of expertise. Born to ... (Goodreads)

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