Good Reads - Fiction
Featuring spies, action heroes, special operations teams, and code breakers who embark on dangerous missions to save people and priceless treasures.
Battles, Brett - The Cleaner* - 2007, 353 p.
Ex-cop Jonathan Quinn works for a secret U.S. intelligence agency cleaning up its messiest jobs, but he’s become an assassin’s target along the way.
Bell, Ted - Hawke* - 2003, 417 p.
Alex Hawke is “a James Bond for the 21st Century:” smooth, suave, British, and a hired gun looking for a rogue nuclear submarine with its missiles trained on America.
Berry, Steve - The Templar Legacy* - 2006, 480 p.
Former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is swept up in an ancient quest to find the lost Knights Templar archive.
Brown, Dale - Flight of the Old Dog* - 1987, 347 p.
Retired Air Force Lieutenant-General Patrick McLanahan is in the lucrative – and dangerous – business of military contracting while on a crucial mission to Siberia.
Brown, Graham - Black Rain - 2010, 528 p.
Government operative Danielle Laidlaw is leading her team on a perilous mission deep within the Amazon to find a treasure that could change the world—but she has to make it out alive first.
Caldwell, Ian and Dustin Thomason - The Rule of Four - 2004, 372 p.
The discovery of a manuscript from the Renaissance by two Princeton students leads to the revelation of powerful secrets and to a series of deaths and acts of destruction.
Carrell, Jennifer Lee - Interred with Their Bones - 2007, 416 p.
A lost play by Shakespeare leads Harvard scholar Kate Stanley on a dangerous path to uncover its whereabouts.
Cassutt, Michael - Tango Midnight - 2003, 384 p.
Billionaire Tadeusz Mikleszewski is a civilian who has bought his way onto the International Space Station. After a deadly accident on board, it’s up to astronaut Mark Koskinen to save him.
Fasman, Jon - The Geographer’s Library - 2005, 374 p.
Relics stolen from the court geographer’s library in 12th-century Italy are linked to the mysterious death of a local professor in present-day New England.
Reilly, Matthew - 7 Deadly Wonders* - 2006, 392 p.
Australian commando Jack West and his crew are in a race to find clues hidden in each of the Seven Wonders of the World before they fall into the wrong hands.
Rollins, James - Map of Bones - 2005, 434 p.
Members of the Department of Defense’s covert special operations SIGMA Force are the only ones who can stop one of the world’s most priceless antiquities from being destroyed.
Silva, Daniel - The Kill Artist* - 2000, 428 p.
Former Israeli intelligence operative turned art restorer Gabriel Allon is pulled back into his former profession when a Palestinian terrorist goes on a killing spree.
Thor, Brad - The Lions of Lucerne* - 2002, 419 p.
Under Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath’s watch, terrorists have kidnapped the president and killed 30 agents. He must recover the president and outwit those in his own organization trying to frame him.
White, Randy Wayne - Sanibel Flats* - 1990, 307 p.
Former National Security Agency officer Doc Ford has returned home to Florida to retire and enjoy his boat when he’s contacted by a friend whose son has been kidnapped by a Central American crime ring.
*Denotes first title in a series
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