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#1 Posted on 10.9.11 1954.03
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I know that the bulk of the threads here are about comics, but I don't read them.

I read military, spy, cop books

Web Griffin, Brad Thor, Vince Flynn, Clancy, Patrick Robinson, Dale Brown, David Baldacci.

I was wondering if anyone else reads in this genre and what your favorites are.

I'd have to say my favorite is Web Griffin, by the way. Guy writes a WWII book as well as he writes a modern cop book. Hope he's taught the son well, cause I think he's pretty old.
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#2 Posted on 10.9.11 2107.31
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Greg Rucka's thrillers are pretty good.

Also, while I've not read anything lately, I really like Stephen Hunter's novels, particularly the Earl the Shooter ones.
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#3 Posted on 12.9.11 1249.29
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I read Rainbow Six years ago due in part to the video game; I honestly like the story of Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, though it isn't literature.

I also absolutely love Elmore Leonard, I've often been recommended Robert Ludlum.
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#4 Posted on 12.9.11 1255.26
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The Jason Bourne books are pretty good. I read the three all in a row which was probably a mistake as I was so sick of the spy genre that I haven't read anything similar in about 4 years. If you've seen the films, only the first film/book really match up at all.
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#5 Posted on 12.9.11 1307.58
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I have been reading the Richard Stark Parker novels.

They are really good - dark as sin and funny in a very dark, odd way.
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#6 Posted on 12.9.11 1325.13
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This bring this around to comics for a moment, Darwyn Cooke has been doing awesome adaptations of Parker. I've never read the novels, but those comics are fantastic.

Ok, back to real books.
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#7 Posted on 14.9.11 1242.56
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Have you read any of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child? They're pretty good, at least the ones I've ready. Also, I would totally recommend anything by Dennis Lehane (Gone, Baby, Gone - anything in that series, Shutter Island, or Mystic River). Lehane's stuff really aren't all cop books, but it's good stuff.
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I don't generally read much in this genre, but I've picked up a few of the books by Jon Land in his Ben Kamal/Danielle Barnea series at airports to have something to read in-flight. They were great for that, briskly paced spy/history novels that kept me turning the pages without having to work too hard.
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#9 Posted on 15.9.11 1258.58
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I don't read much of this genre. But I have read all of the original Ian Fleming James Bond books and enjoyed them very much. I then read Devil May Care and thought it was really bad in comparison to Ian Flemings novels.
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