When boredom catches up to you in self-isolation, even the best of shows on Netflix aren’t enough to keep it away. But what if reading the most enthralling political thrillers is the key to getting rid of the shackles of boredom?
We’ve created a list of some of the best political thrillers that have graced our existence and are enough to give James Bond and Jason Bourne a run for their money!
Let’s see what they are.
November Road by Lou Berney
This is one of the most poignant and evocative crime novel or political thriller you’ll ever read. Surrounding the assassination of JKF, this book traces a desperate cat and mouse chase, outlines unexpected connections, and uncovers daring possibilities that you never could’ve fathomed.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
Considered to be one of the greatest political thrillers of all time, the story talks about the life of the master spy, George Smiley, and his pursuit of truth. Uncovering a Soviet operative hidden in among the British Intelligence Service, the MI6 operative has no idea what life has in store for him.
The Emperor of Ocean Park by Stephen L. Carter
The first one of the three-part series was a dazzling debut by a remarkable author. Centered on Garland’s suspicious death, the family patriarch and a judge, the book traces the story of his son, who seeks to uncover the truth or risk losing everything he holds dear.
The Terminal List by Jack Carr
With no family ties and a team killed in a catastrophic ambush, the story discusses the life of Commander James Reach and the lessons he learned over a decade of constant warfare. The story takes another twist when the commander decides to seek revenge from the upper echelons of power.
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
This riveting novel is the basis for the renowned Amazon TV show series Jack Ryan. The story revolves around a CIA analyst’s pursuit of a rogue Russian submarine captain who threatens the well-being of the American government.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors by Baltazar Bolado
A modern version of political conspiracy novels, this story is about an American revolutionary leader, an assassination by a shadow government, and its ties with a sinister counterintelligence organization. Written by one of the best thriller writers of our time, the story will have you alert and on the edge of your seat in no time!
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