The American Assassin series, which began with Vince Flynn’s international bestseller American Assassin and featured his tough-as-nails hero Mitch Rapp, made him a household name. Mitch Rapp lives on through Kyle Mills, the author who has taken over where Flynn left off in the series. In the vein of Mitch Rapp’s gripping, fast-paced suspense novels, we have assembled a list of titles by authors who are known in the thriller genre. We’ve compiled a list of titles for Vince Flynn fans, along with descriptions from the publishers.
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
In order to ensure the accuracy of this military thriller, the author was reportedly briefed by the White House. The focus of the film is on the greatest espionage operation ever staged. Storyline: The hunt for a high-tech Russian missile sub. Red October, by one of the world’s most popular authors, has been hailed by theWashington Post as “breathlessly exciting” and remains a masterpiece of military fiction by one of the world’s most popular authors.
Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter
Shooter — “… a harsh, visceral, novel of conspiracy and betrayal by veteran author Stephen Hunter…… The inspiration for the USA Network series Shooter.” The combination plays on our sense of history while also appealing to the darkest fantasies we have about rough justice.” By way of example:
He was a top Marine sniper during the Vietnam War. Bob Lee Swagger, the disgruntled hero of an unheroic war two decades later, still wants nothing more than to be left alone and to put the killing behind him.
An unknown military organization seduces Bob into abandoning his beloved Arkansas hills for one last mission for his country, but Bob doesn’t realize until it is too late that the game is fixed that Bob has been seduced.
Before Bob Lee Swagger emerges from the assassination plot with only his newfound love and an ex-FBI agent as his only allies, the assassination plot is flawlessly executed.
Since then, Bob Lee Swagger has been on the run, using his deadly skills to track down the men who set him up and expose a dark conspiracy that threatens the very heart of America.
The Gray Man by Mark Greaney
This is exactly what a thriller should be: “Hard, fast, and unflinching”
- Lee Child.
The Gray Man is his alias among those who keep their distance from the light. He’s a secret service legend, moving from job to job in complete secrecy, accomplishing the seemingly impossible and then dissipating. And he’s always on target, too.. Always.
However, Gentry is far from the most lethal force on the planet. Money is a force. And strength. They also believe that these are the only things worth fighting for. Gentry, in their opinion, has already served his purpose.
It’s not going to be easy for Court Gentry to dispel the myth that he has to kill in order to make a living.
The Lions of Lucerne by Brad Thor
We are drawn into a sinister maze of political intrigue and international terrorism by Brad Thor in his bold and chilling debut novel, which serves up an explosive cocktail of nonstop action and a shattering climax when a single man is pushed to the brink.
The unthinkable has just become a nightmare reality on Utah’s snow-covered slopes: thirty Secret Service agents have been brutally murdered and the United States’ vacationing president has been kidnapped by one of the Middle East’s most lethal terrorist organizations, the dreaded Fatah.
Survivor and ex-Navy SEAL Scot Harvath, on the other hand, doesn’t think the Fatah is to blame for the assault. Scot creates his own set of rules based on his professional code of duty and honor, as well as a solemn promise to avenge his fallen comrades. However, his thirst for knowledge is raising the pulse rates of his superiors… to the point where he puts his own life at risk In order to stop Scot, a shadowy coalition of high-ranking government and business officials has put the deadly plans in motion. These are men who operate outside of the law and who are aware of the danger that he poses to their secret agenda.
When Scot is framed for murder and on the run, he takes his own brand of justice to the most unlikely of places—the Swiss Alps. In the Swiss Federal Attorney’s Office, he meets Claudia Mueller, a beautiful woman with a striking resemblance to his own mother. In order to survive the perilous conditions of Mount Pilatus and the den of the most notorious team of professional killers the world has ever known, they must work together in tandem.
A Clean Kill in Tokyo by Barry Eisler
While he’s an expert in both American and Japanese culture, John Rain is at home in neither. You’re the one who gets to say who. He’ll find you. He has no interest in knowing why…
Until he meets Midori Kawamura, a jazz pianist who happens to be the daughter of one of his most recent victims.
One Rough Man by Brad Taylor
Brad Taylor has written the first Pike Logan novel, which is a New York Times bestseller.
The Taskforce is what they call it. At the pinnacle of the U.S. government’s ranks. Keeping Congress and the media out of the loop. Intended for use in countries where it is illegal to do so They’ve been taught to operate at the very edge of human potential.
With unmatched instincts and abilities, Pike Logan was the Taskforce’s most successful operator. But a tragic event in his life changed everything. No country, government, or terrorist group poses a real threat to the United States, as Pike is well aware. The real danger comes from a few men who are ideologically driven, operate independently, and have a powerful weapon.
Evidence of two such men can be found buried in a pile of intercepted conversations. A review of the transcripts is scheduled for three months from now. Only a few more days until the attack. They’re in for some bad luck because Pike Logan is right around the corner. Due to Pike Logan’s lack of resources.
The Mark of the Assassin by Daniel Silva
An investigation is launched by the CIA after an airplane is blown apart in mid-air in an attempt to locate its perpetrators. Forensic evidence points to an international assassin responsible for a series of high-profile killings. This is the first time anyone other than agent Michael Osbourne has seen the markings on a woman other than the one he once had feelings for.
Osbourne is now dealing with something personal. He’s willing to risk everything—his family, his career, and his life—to get even with the assassin.
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
The Camel Society. An overarching philosophy unites the quartet of members. Conspiracy theories that go all the way up to the highest levels of government occupy the minds of these men with no past or future. The Camel Club is witness to a shocking murder one fateful night, and they realize that even their wildest theories are not as horrifying as the truth…
Alex Ford, a Secret Service agent who has been investigating the murder for years, realizes that a much larger crime is taking place while he is looking into it.
One man’s twisted vision of justice is shaping the future of mankind, and Ford and the Camel Club must stop it before it’s too late.
A classic work of Baldacci fiction, The Camel Club is smart, terrifying, and thrilling fiction that could be today’s reality tomorrow.
The Cleaner by Mark Dawson
Problem-solving is a strong suit of John Milton’s. He’s the man the British government turns to when the Secret Service and the military are unable to stop the worst of the worst. However, the toll that years of shady personas and covert missions have taken on the body is palpable. In the midst of his nightmarish thoughts, Milton vows to quit his next job. Then, perhaps, he can begin to make amends for all of his transgressions.
Milton ends up in London’s East End. In order to save her son from a life on the streets, a young mother turns to him for assistance. However, the gang that has kidnapped the youngster and the charismatic hoodlum who is its leader will not be cooperating with him. Milton is confronted with an unfamiliar foe as London burns during the summer riots.
The odds against him are stacked even higher when his employer dispatches a second agent to track him down.
Death of a Citizen by Donald Hamilton
Matt Helm, a former U.S. government agent during World War II, now lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife and two children. The kidnapping of Helm’s daughter by an ex-colleague who has gone rogue forces Helm to revert to his former life as a merciless assassin.
Since their original release in the James Bond era, these books have been out of print and unavailable for nearly 20 years. They were praised by critics and loved by fans for being more gritty and realistic than Bond.
The American by Andrew Britton
CIA agent Ryan Kealey is pressed for time. Ex-U.S. soldier Jason March, one of the most lethal snipers in the world, and Ryan’s former protégé, is now working with an international terror network whose goal is to destroy the United States.
A terrifying puzzle comes together for Ryan. His life is at stake, and he’s playing cat-and-mouse with the most cunning opponent he’s ever faced—a man who will not be denied the ultimate act of evil and is even more deadly because he’s one of our own.
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
He has no recollection of what happened. He was found dead in the Mediterranean, his body riddled with bullet wounds. Plastic surgery has changed his appearance. His hip has been surgically implanted with a microfilm frame. It’s not even clear who he is. Carlos, the world’s most lethal assassin, is leading a team of assassins who are racing him for his life. What is the story behind Jason Bourne? He could die if he finds out.
The Book of Spies by Gayle Lynds
Many emperors and historians have been searching for Ivan the Terrible’s Library of Gold—a long-lost archive containing gold-coated, bejeweled books dating back to the ancient Greeks—for hundreds of years. The Library of Gold’s long-lost book club has been revealed thanks to the recent publication of The Book of Spies, one of the volumes in the collection. To achieve their goals and protect their interests, they are part of a global cabal of the world’s most powerful men. CIA investigators turn to rare books curator Eva Blake for assistance when they discover a link between the legendary library and a bank account linked to terrorists. Eva’s life will soon be threatened. With no one else she can rely on, Eva turns to Judd Ryder, an ex-spy who has his own agenda and a troubled past, to help her uncover the truth. From London to Rome to Istanbul and Athens, Judd and Eva set out on an international journey together. For some reason, no one else has succeeded in finding the library and remaining alive.
The Killing Floor by Lee Child
Jack Reacher, an ex-military police officer, is a wanderer. In less than an hour, he’s been arrested for murder in Margrave, Georgia. There wasn’t a very warm welcome. Reacher’s only certainty is that he did not commit any murders. At least not in my neighborhood. Until recently. However, he has no chance of persuading anyone. Margrave, Georgia is a different story. You won’t find a better deal anywhere in the entire world.