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Re: Best Political Thrillers

Yesterday, I invited readers to visit HeyMiller.com 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.

John J. Miller is the national correspondent for National Review and the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. His new book is Reading Around: Journalism on Authors, Artists, and Ideas.

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