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Political Thrillers

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A God in Ruins
by Leon Uris Details
Colorado Governor Quinn Patrick O'Connell, an Irish Catholic adopted at age three, is running for president of the United States, and it looks as if he will win. Then a week before the election, O'Connell's past suddenly rushes forth to reveal long hidden secrets that could cost him the election.
A Heartbeat Away
by Michael Palmer Details
On the night of the State of the Union address, President James Allaire expects to give the speech of his career. But no one anticipates the terrifying turn of events that forces him to quarantine everyone in the Capitol building.
Absolute Power
by David Baldacci Details
At 66, with several jail terms behind him, Luther Whitney has decided this will be his last robbery. Everything goes according to plan until Christine Sullivan comes home unexpectedly. Luther quickly hides in the walk-in safe and discovers it contains a one-way window. Soon Luther finds himself witnessing a brutal murder involving the president of the United States.
Apostle
by Brad Thor Details
When American doctor Julia Gallo is kidnapped in Afghanistan, the terms of her ransom leave the president with only one course of action: send covert counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath to free the man the kidnappers demand as ransom--al-Qaeda mastermind, Mustafa Khan.
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Scot Harvath
Capitol Betrayal
by William Bernhardt Details
When a malevolent foreign dictator hacks into the U.S. nuclear defense system, the president comes under fire. With the clock winding down, lawyer Ben Kincaid has precious little time to defend the president.
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Ben Kincaid
Deep Six
by Clive Cussler Details
Thriller that features a sinister linkup between an Asian shipping empire headed by an evil matriarch, and the Soviet Union. The intrigue involves the kidnapping of senior United States officials as well as the president of the United States aboard his yacht in the Potomac River.
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Dirk Pitt
Marine One
by James W. Huston Details
Marine One, the official presidential helicopter, crashes, killing everyone aboard, including the president. Mike Nolan, an attorney who is also a helicopter pilot, is hired by the manufacturer of Marine One to defend the company against a wrongful-death suit filed by the First Lady.
Mounting Fears
by Stuart Woods Details
President Will Lee is having a rough week. There are some loose nukes in Pakistan -- and a rogue CIA agent -- that might just trigger World War III if Lee's diplomatic efforts fall short. It's up to Holly Barker, Lance Cabot, and a few other Stuart Woods series regulars to save the world -- and the upcoming election.
The Best Laid Plans
by Sidney Sheldon Details
Ad executive Leslie Stewart was once engaged to a politician from Kentucky, Oliver Russell. After he jilts her, Leslie is determined to ruin Oliver's life. Becoming a publisher brings her power and wealth, so when Oliver is eventually elected president, she tries to link him to the deaths of several of his past lovers.
The Brethren
by John Grisham Details
n a federal penitentiary in Florida, three former judges known as the Brethren hold court. Besides handling inmate disputes and appeals, they have devised a scheme to blackmail men on the outside. But when one of their targets turns out to be a CIA-financed candidate for president, they find themselves in hot water.
Transfer of Power
by Vince Flynn Details
he CIA learns that foreign terrorists imminently intend to assault the White House. The Secret Service has only seconds to usher the president into his bunker, leaving others to be taken hostage. As officials dither, a CIA counterterrorism operative mounts a rescue.
Updated 10/04/2011
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