Traitors, Spies and Secret Agents

10 pulse-racing political thrillers

When you say 'political thriller' the author many people think of is Tom Clancy. And no wonder - he gave us some of the most memorable political page-turners of the last 30 years. Clancy died 1 October 2013 at the age of 66, but his characters and stories will undoubtedly go on to be read and loved by millions more for years to come. In honour of his memory, here's a list of 10 political thrillers we think are worth reading.

9. Boiling a Frog

Christopher Brookmyre
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10. Absolute Power

David Baldacci

List created by

Paul Gallagher

Paul is the Senior Web Editor at Scottish Book Trust