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Re: Best Political Thrillers


Yesterday, I invited readers to visit and join a conversation on great political thrillers. Right now, we have 49 posts in the comments section — and lots of good suggestions from NROniks about books on politics, espionage, and international intrigue.

Here are my top-five political thrillers: The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth; Shelley’s Heart, by Charles McCarry; The Shot, by Philip Kerr; Fatherland, by Robert Harris; and Seven Days in May, by Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey II.


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