Big fan of Daniel Silva (Gabriel Allon) and Baldacci (The Camel Club) and similar authors. Have been trying new (well, not all are new) writers of this genre (thriller...or whatever it's called...depends on definition I suppose) Most are disappointing. Yeah, good fast "reads" but really weary of the comic book action type characters. Sort of like Chuck Norris: Good guy surrounded by 10 bad guys with heavy weaponry, but our hero (Norris in this example) beats them all!
All that's needed in these books are comic strip balloons with the words: "OOF!" and "UGH!" and other words indicating being hit.
Would appreciate suggestions on Silva/Baldacci type books with characters that have some depth and not all muscle bound one man armies. Have same feelings about crime/mystery genre. Prefer A Christie style: Takes some thinking to solve crime and not so heavy on gore and blood.
Open to Brit writers of this style.
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