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Initial post: 18 Aug 2012 21:53:12 BDT
Robin Tucker says:
Hi, I'm looking for a book that is about like spies and stuff. I just finished reading both Black Flag books and I read alot of Tom Clancy books, and that sort of thing. The espionage thriller/black ops sort of thing.

I am looking for something a little different though if anyone knows of a book like this. I was watching the show Burn Notice and my absolute favorite character is Larry Sizemore. Are there any books featuring characters sort of like him? Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Aug 2012 23:09:08 BDT
Frank Mundo says:
What about those Jason Bourne books? The Bourne Identity: The Bourne Saga: Book One (Bourne 1)

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 20:44:13 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Aug 2012 10:29:22 BDT
LEP says:
Well just as a starter, there's:

Alistair McLean's books e.g. Ice Station Zebra and many more
Frederick Forsyth
John Buchan - Thirty Nine steps and other Richard Hannah series books
Patrick Robinson - Delta Solution
Andy McNab - Nick Stone series

As Frank Mundo above says, Ludlams's Bourne Identity is very similar to Burn Notice in a lot of respects.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:28:03 BDT
LEP says:
A few more:
Trevor Scott - Jake Adams International Espionage Thriller series
De-ann Black - Electric Shadow
Daniel Dick - The Damascus Letter: A Spy Novel
Stephen Leather - Spider Shepherd Mysteries
Ethan Jones - Artic Wargame
Christopher Reich - Rules of Betrayal
Daniel Silva - Portrait of a Spy
Fritz Galt - The Trap

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:40:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 21 Aug 2012 12:18:03 BDT
LEP says:
Vince Flynn - Mitch Rapp series
Daniel Silva - Gabriel Allon series
Jack Higgins
Alex Berenson
Len Deighton
Matt Lynn
Brad Thor
James Barrington

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:40:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Aug 2012 21:41:27 BDT
I Readalot says:
LEP, but without the humour, the trigger happy ex-girlfriend (who loves blowing things up) and the chain smoking (yet determined to get fit through yoga etc.) mother.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2012 21:47:54 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Aug 2012 21:49:39 BDT
LEP says:
I beg your pardon, I Readalot???????!!!! Oh, you mean Burn Notice!?

Posted on 20 Aug 2012 22:08:04 BDT
Anna van D. says:
Well, if you like spy fiction, then The Kremlin Letter is an absolute must! This is a spy book to end all spy books. I actually think it's the best spy novel ever written - definitely the most realistic one. My only regret is that this sadly underestimated author died before finishing the sequel.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Aug 2012 10:31:26 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Aug 2012 10:33:50 BDT
LEP says:
Black Hawk Down - Mark Bowden

There is of course Graham Greene for classic spy stuff. Also of course John la Carre.

Posted on 4 Sep 2012 01:08:05 BDT
Serena South says:
Race Amazon by Andy Lucas. I've not read it but my brother said it was good

Posted on 8 Sep 2012 10:46:46 BDT
Carl B. says:
The Afgan by Frederick Forsyth was verg good. David Baldacci has wrote some great super soldeir/spy stuff too.

Posted on 5 Apr 2013 14:37:56 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 15:21:20 BDT
I Readalot says:
a) this is self-promo and by definition not allowed here and b) the OP asked for books about spies and stuff.

Posted on 6 Apr 2013 01:11:20 BDT
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Posted on 6 Apr 2013 13:45:10 BDT
yardley6 says:
I have just finished "W. B. Yeats and the Secret Masters of the World" by P. R. Jennings, if you like comic fantasy which is well written and surprising I would highly recommend it.

Posted on 6 Apr 2013 14:41:50 BDT
lucy says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2013 20:17:33 BDT
Collateral Damage and Spies of Jerusalem by Colin Dunne are both espionage thrillers but with a twist.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Apr 2013 20:58:05 BDT
I Readalot says:
You might be doing it very politely but it is still self-promo which is not allowed anywhere except for the Meet Our Authors Forum. It really is not the best way to try to sell your book and some posters are likely to get a bit tetchy.

Posted on 7 Apr 2013 09:01:18 BDT
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Posted on 9 Apr 2013 06:17:38 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
Another author you might like who I don't think anyone has mentioned is Gerald Seymour.

Posted on 9 Apr 2013 15:47:43 BDT
Martin Fletcher, bill Bryson and Alain de botton are all good reads,,
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