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Patrick Thompson
 
Cryptonomicon
Cryptonomicon
"Hilarious, clever, brilliant. Code breaking, a buried fortune in gold, fighting the Nazis and the Japanese. This is a book of epic proportions with three stories going on at once. A masterpiece!"
The Sum of All Fears (A Jack Ryan Novel)
The Sum of All Fears (A Jack Ryan Novel)
"Forget the movie. This was Jack Ryan's last real triumph in a story about nukes and terrorists that is still relevant!"
Red Storm Rising
Red Storm Rising
"Not Jack Ryan but europe at war again. A little dated since the Soviet menace is gone. Still, a cool (if scary) what if!"
The Hunt for Red October
The Hunt for Red October
"The book that launched Jack Ryan's Career. When clancy was this good he was brilliant!"
Fatherland
Fatherland
"Germany wins world war 2 but the holocaust will not be forgotten"
ARCHANGEL
ARCHANGEL
"Is he the son of one of the 20th century's worst dictators? Stalin? Maybe, maybe not?"
Enigma
Enigma
"One for the more mathematically minded: breaking Engima, the german coding machine. FIction but set within a historically accurate framework. Not like the movie at all."
Vortex
Vortex
"Huge book, but a real page turner. Larry Bond is the master of techno-war. This one is set in South Africa"
Red Phoenix
Red Phoenix
"Larry Bond produces another winner: the one that started it all. This one is set in Korea. Very plausible and all too possible!"
Cauldron
Cauldron
"A resurgent Germany and France team up to take Eastern Europe...except it isn't that easy!"
Flight of the Old Dog
Flight of the Old Dog
"A 'BUFF' otherwise known as B-52, packed full of hi-tech equipment and a desparate mission across Russia!"
The Vets (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
The Vets (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
"A bunch of vets, a fortune waiting to be taken. So they team up for a heist! Great read."
The Long Shot (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
The Long Shot (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
"Fast paced, hi stakes political assassination. Takes a British SAS man, operating illegally in the US to hunt this one down. He returns in The Double Tap, the same author"
The Double Tap (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
The Double Tap (Stephen Leather Thrillers)
"A great read with a really good ending. Very memorable!"
Testament
Testament
"You'll either love this book or you'll hate it. There's not much else in between when the militia comes calling to hunt you and your family down"
The Brotherhood of the Rose
The Brotherhood of the Rose
"Book 1 of this trilogy of sorts: assassins! Crhis and Saul trying to escape their mentor who made them assassins."
Fraternity of the Stone
Fraternity of the Stone
"Book 2 of the trilogy of sorts: Drew Maclane an assassin: soembody is trying to assassinate him. He has to find out why!"
The League of Night and Fog
The League of Night and Fog
"Book 3 of this trilogy of sorts: Drew and Saul team up when guys of a certain age are being assassinated around the world."
First Blood
First Blood
"The story of John Rambo, somewhat like the movie."
Point of Impact (Bob Lee Swagger)
Point of Impact (Bob Lee Swagger)
"Meet Bobby Lee Swagger: medal of honor winner, master sniper"
Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)
Time to Hunt (Bob Lee Swagger)
"Bobby Lee Swagger and the impossible shot he has to make"
Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)
Black Light (Bob Lee Swagger)
"Meet Earl Swagger: medal of honor winner, Marine, lawman, father of Bobby Lee"
Hot Springs (Earl Swagger Novels)
Hot Springs (Earl Swagger Novels)
"Earl Swagger decides to clean up a town as only Earl Swagger can"
Pale Horse Coming
Pale Horse Coming
"Earl Swagger has to go save a friend from the worst hell on earth, and bites of more than he can chew"
Dirty White Boys
Dirty White Boys
"The bad side of the Swagger Family: three cons escape prison (one a cousin of Bobby Swagger) and go on a rampage, hunted by a lawman who just won't quit."