Best Assassination Thrillers Books
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1. The Russian (Michael Bennett, 13)
Author: by James Patterson
Published at: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition (January 25, 2021)
A serial killer crashes Detective Michael Bennett’s wedding. Weeks before NYPD Detective Michael Bennett is to marry his longtime love, Mary Catherine, an assassin announces his presence in the city with a string of grisly murders. Each victim is a young woman.
And each has been killed in a manner as precise as it was gruesome. Tasked with working alongside the FBI, Bennett and his gung-ho new partner uncover multiple cold-case homicides across the country that fit the same distinctive pattern – proving the perpetrator they seek is as experienced at ending lives as he is at evading detection.
Bennett promises Mary Catherine that the case won’t affect their upcoming wedding. But as Bennett prepares to make a lifetime commitment, the killer has a lethal vow of his own to fulfill.
2. Relentless (Gray Man)
Author: by Mark Greaney
Published at: Berkley (February 16, 2021)
The Gray Man’s search for missing intelligence agents plunges him deep into a maelstrom of trouble in the latest entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The first agent disappearance was a puzzle. The second was a mystery. The third was a conspiracy.
Intelligence operatives around the world are disappearing. When a missing American agent re-appears in Venezuela, Court Gentry, the Gray Man, is dispatched to bring him in, but a team of assassins has other ideas. Court escapes with his life and a vital piece of intelligence.
Meanwhile, CIA agent Zoya Zakharova is in Berlin. Her mission: to infiltrate a private intelligence firm with some alarming connections. The closer she gets to answers, the less likely she is to get out alive. Court and Zoya are just two pieces on this international chessboard, and they’re about to discover one undeniable truthsometimes capturing a king requires sacrificing some pawns.
3. Dead Woman Crossing: A totally heart-stopping crime thriller (Detective Kimberley King)
Author: by J.R. Adler
Published at: Bookouture (September 18, 2020)
She threw open the door, running to the crib. When she looked inside, she gasped. The world around her went silent. Inside, there was nothing but a small stuffed elephant.Where was her baby? When young, single mother Hannah is found murdered by the banks of a twisting Oklahoma creek, her one-year-old daughter sleeping in a stroller near her body, the small town of Dead Woman Crossing reels in horror.
Detective Kimberley King, recently relocated from New York to Oklahoma, with her young daughter Jessica, can’t ignore the similarity of Hannah’s death to the case of Katie James, the woman that the town of Dead Woman Crossing is named after.
Katie was murdered in front of her small daughter in 1905, on the banks of the same creek, and it seems that someone is drawing inspiration from the crime. Could this killer be a copycat? But as she interviews suspects, Kimberley is met with blank faces and closed lips.
In a small town, people won’t talk and when she pursues a promising lead, her own family turn their back on her. Kimberley isn’t afraid to ask questions, but when she receives a threatening note, she realises that, as a single mother to a young daughter, she might be putting herself dangerously in the killer’s sights A gripping, atmospheric crime thriller inspired by true events, about a town on the edge of collapse and a murder that shakes the community.
4. The Gray Man
Author: by Mark Greaney
Published at: Berkley; Original edition (September 29, 2009)
THE FIRST GRAY MAN NOVEL FROM #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR MARK GREANEYSoon to Be a Netflix Original Film Starring Ryan Gosling and Chris EvansHard, fast, and unflinchingexactly what a thriller should be. Lee ChildTo those who lurk in the shadows, he’s known as the Gray Man.
He is a legend in the covert realm, moving silently from job to job, accomplishing the impossible and then fading away. And he always hits his target.Always. But there are forces more lethal than Gentry in the world.Forces like money.And power.
And there are men who hold these as the only currency worth fighting for. And in their eyes, Gentry has just outlived his usefulness. But Court Gentry is going to prove that, for him, there’s no gray area between killing for a living and killing to stay alive
5. Prodigal Son: An Orphan X Novel (Orphan X, 6)
Author: by Gregg Hurwitz
Published at: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (January 26, 2021)
Forced into retirement, Evan Smoak gets an urgent request for help from someone he didn’t even suspect existedin Prodigal Son, the next New York Times bestselling Orphan X book from Gregg Hurwitz. As a boy, Evan Smoak was pulled out of a foster home and trained in an off-the-books operation known as the Orphan Program.
He was a government assassin, perhaps the best, known to a few insiders as Orphan X. He eventually broke with the Program and adopted a new nameThe Nowhere Manand a new mission, helping the most desperate in their times of trouble.
But the highest power in the country has made him a tempting offerin exchange for an unofficial pardon, he must stop his clandestine activities as The Nowhere Man. Now Evan has to do the one thing he’s least equipped to dolive a normal life.
But then he gets a call for help from the one person he never expected. A woman claiming to have given him up for adoption, a woman he never knewhis mother. Her unlikely request: help Andrew Durana man whose life has gone off the rails, who was in the wrong place at the wrong time, bringing him to the deadly attention of very powerful figures.
6. 11/22/63: A Novel
Author: by Stephen King
Published at: Gallery Books; Illustrated edition (July 24, 2012)
One of the Ten Best Books of The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Now a miniseries from Hulu starring James FrancoON NOVEMBER 22, 1963, THREE SHOTS RANG OUT IN DALLAS, PRESIDENT KENNEDY DIED, AND THE WORLD CHANGED.
WHAT IF YOU COULD CHANGE IT BACK? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen Kingwho has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writertakes readers on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
It begins with Jake Epping, a thirty-five-year-old English teacher in Lisbon Falls, Maine, who makes extra money teaching GED classes. He asks his students to write about an event that changed their lives, and one essay blows him awaya gruesome, harrowing story about the night more than fifty years ago when Harry Dunning’s father came home and killed his mother, his sister, and his brother with a sledgehammer.
Reading the essay is a watershed moment for Jake, his lifelike Harry’s, like America’s in 1963turning on a dime. Not much later his friend Al, who owns the local diner, divulges a secret: his storeroom is a portal to the past, a particular day in 1958.
7. Total Power (19) (A Mitch Rapp Novel)
Author: by Vince Flynn
Published at: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (September 15, 2020)
Mills’s suspenseful, strikingly original sixth Mitch Rapp novelis as riveting as anything penned by Mitch’s creator, Vince Flynn (19662013). Mills has really hit his stride with this franchise entry. Publishers Weekly (starred review) One of the best thriller writers on the planet.
The Real Book Spy In the next thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling Mitch Rapp series, it’s a race against the clock when ISIS takes out the entire US power grid and throws the country into chaos. When Mitch Rapp captures ISIS’s top technology expert, he reveals that he was on his way to meet a man who claims to have the ability to bring down America’s power grid.
Rapp is determined to eliminate this shadowy figure, but the CIA’s trap fails. The Agency is still trying to determine what went wrong when ISIS operatives help this cyber terrorist do what he said he couldplunge the country into darkness.
With no concept of how this unprecedented act was accomplished, the task of getting the power back on could take months.Perhaps even years. Rapp and his team embark on a desperate search for the only people who know how to repair the damagethe ones responsible.
8. Dead Lions (Slough House)
Author: by Mick Herron
Published at: Soho Crime; First Edition (April 8, 2014)
The CWA Gold Dagger Award-winning British espionage novel about disgraced MI5 agents who inadvertently uncover a deadly Cold War-era legacy of sleeper cells and mythic super spies. The disgruntled agents of Slough House, the MI5 branch where washed-up spies are sent to finish their failed careers on desk duty, are called into action to protect a visiting Russian oligarch whom MI5 hopes to recruit to British intelligence.
While two agents are dispatched on that babysitting job, though, an old Cold War-era spy named Dickie Bow is found dead, ostensibly of a heart attack, on a bus outside of Oxford, far from his usual haunts. But the head of Slough House, the irascible Jackson Lamb, is convinced Dickie Bow was murdered.
As the agents dig into their fallen comrade’s circumstances, they uncover a shadowy tangle of ancient Cold War secrets that seem to lead back to a man named Alexander Popov, who is either a Soviet bogeyman or the most dangerous man in the world.
How many more people will have to die to keep those secrets buried?
9. Robert Ludlum's The Treadstone Exile (A Treadstone Novel)
Author: by Joshua Hood
Published at: G.P. Putnam's Sons (February 2, 2021)
Former Treadstone Operative Adam Hayes finds himself at the center of a web of warring factions and high-level secrets in the second novel in the Treadstone series, the newest addition to the Robert Ludlum universe. After the revival of Operation Treadstone, former agent Adam Hayes has retreated to Africa, determined to leave behind the black-ops CIA program behind for good.
As a former Treadstone operative, Hayes knows just how destructive the program can be, as it turns government agents into nearly superhuman assassins. But his quiet life in Africa changes irrevocably, when, while attempting to complete a charitable mission in Burkina Faso, Hayes is attacked by extremists.
Forced to make an unexpected landing, his plane is damaged and he is left in a hornet’s nest of trouble. In order to get back in the air, Hayes agrees to transport a passenger-Zoe Cabot, the daughter of a tech baron-to a small coastal city.
But just after Hayes completes his flight, Zoe is kidnapped. During his search for Zoe, Hayes funs afoul of multiple enemies, including a rogue Treadstone operative, all of whom are searching for him-and for the information about a wire transfer of millions of dollars bound for the relief effort in Burkina Faso.
10. Never Far Away
Author: by Michael Koryta
Published at: Little, Brown and Company (February 9, 2021)
New York Times bestselling “master” of American thriller writing Michael Koryta returns with an electrifying new novel about a mother seeking to reconnect with her children after a terrible trial tears their family apartNina Morgan’s bloodstained car was found a decade ago on a lonely Florida road.
Forensic evidence suggested she’d been murdered, although her body was never found. Her disappearance left her infant children to the care of their father. Once a pilot, mother, wife, and witness to a gruesome crime, Nina had to flee her old life to save her family.
She reinvented herself as Leah Trenton, a guide in the Allagash Wilderness in northern Maine. She never expected to see her children again, but now tragedy has returned them to heronly they have no idea that she’s their motherand delivered all of them back into danger.
Aunt Leah will need some help, and an old ally has a suggestion: an enigmatic young hitman named Dax Blackwell. Never Far Away is a thrilling collision between old sins and new dreams, where the wills and ingenuity of a broken family will be tested against all odds.
11. Savage Son: A Thriller (3) (Terminal List)
Author: by Jack Carr
Published at: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (April 14, 2020)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER INSTANT USA TODAY BESTSELLER A great book… It’s f*cking riveting! Joe Rogan Take my word for it, James Reece is one rowdy motherf*er.Get ready! Chris Pratt, star of The Terminal List, coming to Amazon Prime A rare gut-punch writer, full of grit and insight, who we will be happily reading for years to come.
Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of the Orphan X series In this third high-octane thriller in the seriously good (Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Terminal List series, former Navy SEAL James Reece must infiltrate the Russian mafia and turn the hunters into the hunted.
Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harboring secretsa man intent on killing her. A traitorous CIA officer has found refuge with the Russian mafia with designs on ensuring a certain former Navy SEAL sniper is put in the ground.
Half a world away, James Reece is recovering from brain surgery in the Montana wilderness, slowly putting his life back together with the help of investigative journalist Katie Buranek and his longtime friend and SEAL teammate Raife Hastings. Unbeknownst to them, the Russian mafia has set their sights on Reece in a deadly game of cat and mouse.
12. One Minute Out (Gray Man)
Author: by Mark Greaney
Published at: Berkley (December 1, 2020)
A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From Mark Greaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Mission Critical and a coauthor of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels, comes another high-stakes thriller featuring the world’s most dangerous assassin: the Gray Man. While on a mission to Croatia, Court Gentry uncovers a human trafficking operation.
The trail leads from the Balkans all the way back to Hollywood. Court is determined to shut it down, but his CIA handlers have other plans. The criminal ringleader has actionable intelligence about a potentially devastating terrorist attack on the US.
The CIA won’t move until they have that intel. It’s a moral balancing act with Court at the pivot point.
13. Near Dark: A Thriller (19) (The Scot Harvath Series)
Author: by Brad Thor
Published at: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (July 21, 2020)
Instant #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Fast-paced…Pulse-pounding… Supremely entertainingHis best ever. The Washington Times If you love thrillersif you’ve ever read a thriller you enjoyedif you think you *might* like a thrilleryou HAVE to order Brad Thor’s Near Dark.
This might be the single greatest thriller I’ve covered on The Real Book Spy.It’s amazing! The Real Book Spy Scot Harvath returns in the newest thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor. The world’s largest bounty has just been placed upon America’s top spy.
His only hope for survival is to outwit, outrun, and outlast his enemies long enough to get to the truth. But for Scot Harvath to accomplish his most dangerous mission everone that has already claimed the lives of the people closest to him, including his new wifehe’s going to need helpa lot of it.
Not knowing whom he can trust, Harvath finds an unlikely ally in Norwegian intelligence operative Slvi Kolstad. Just as smart, just as deadly, and just as determined, she not only has the skills, but also the broken, troubled past to match Harvath’s own.