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Posted: 4/18/2007 10:37:42 PM EDT
Looking for something similar to Tom Clancy or WEB Griffin's Presidential Agent series. Or even something like the the Stephen Hunter Bob Lee Swagger stuff...
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:46:04 AM EDT
Brad Thor's stuff is pretty good, as is Vince Flynn's.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:47:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 2:50:42 AM EDT
If you havnt read it read the book Shooter, havnt seen the movie but it cant do the book justice.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 3:28:15 AM EDT
If you like a VERY macho approach to the subject, Richard Marcinko has a few fiction works, called the Rogue Warrior series. Also has some NF work to that is much better than his fiction.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 3:29:14 AM EDT
"without remorse" is a sweet and kind of different clancy book
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 4:34:43 AM EDT
Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 4:48:39 AM EDT

Try 'The Kill Clause' by Gregg Hurwitz.

It's about a US Marshal who joins a vigilante group after his daughter is murdered in a horrific fashion and the killer is freed on a technicality. Lots of good gun stuff, as well as some cool scenes about setting up a new identity, living low profile, and hitting a high-profile target in a very public setting.

Extremely good book, although nothing else by this author is up to the same standard.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:13:46 AM EDT
"Proud Legions" by John Antal



Is a fictional story set in the mid 90s, where the North Koreans launch Operation Daring Thrust, a lightning attack into South Korea, masterminded by NK Marshall Kim Seung-Hee (aka the Wolf), the North Koreans make their advance towards Seoul and the only thing in their way is the 2nd Batallion, 72nd Armor Regiment of the US Army, commanded by Lt. Col Michael Rodriguez.

The story takes is validity because John Antal is a retired US Army Colonel, West Point Graduate and served in teh US Army for 30 years, with his last command as operations officer (G3) for the III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. As you read the novel, you realize that it bears strong resemblance to the current state of affairs in North Korea.

A very good read, IMHO.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:26:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By smokycity:
Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab.

My favorite by McNab, but there are others.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:28:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Brad Thor's stuff is pretty good, as is Vince Flynn's.


I've read all of Vince Flynn's books, but I'll look into Brad Thor
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:32:31 AM EDT
Although both the title and the cover art was very cheesy, Ian Stuart's "USA vs. Militia" series was pretty good reading. Though after the first book, it took a decidedly statist theme.

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:33:25 AM EDT
Did anyone here like Rainbow Six? I was kind of disappointed by it, but maybe it's just me.

I'm reading Rogue Warrior now and I'm not enjoying it that much, either. I did not care for the way Marcinko picked on Drew Dix for winning a MoH when his guys did not.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:33:48 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:37:45 AM EDT
Not so much a "thriller", but I really liked "Team Yankee" by Harold Coyle. Coyle tried to go Clancyesque with a couple of other of his books I read, but I wasn't terribly impressed.

Team Yankee was awsome though.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:38:05 AM EDT
not exactly thrilling....
but i really enjoyed "band of brothers" by ambrose

also, picked up "beyond band of brothers" by dick winters
again, not thrilling, but one hell of a good read. at least i thought so.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:45:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Fast_Shadow:
Did anyone here like Rainbow Six? I was kind of disappointed by it, but maybe it's just me.



I liked it. I even enjoyed Teeth of The Tiger, although it seemed like it should have been followed up by another book with the way it ended.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:47:18 AM EDT
has anyone read the Op-Center and Splinter Cell stuff?
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 5:54:12 AM EDT
Try White Star by James Thayer.
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:05:33 AM EDT
VINCE FLYNN!!!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:08:30 AM EDT
Try Matthew Reilly's books.

Ice Station

Area 7

Scarecrow
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:08:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By smokycity:
Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab.



I have enjoyed all of McNab's books, they were quite enjoyable. Try "Remote Control".
Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:10:20 AM EDT
Its a bit different, but I recommend the Kildar series by John Ringo. It starts with a book called Ghost and you can get online versions cheap at webscriptions.net

Link Posted: 4/19/2007 6:12:06 AM EDT
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Any of Dale Brown's novels come reccomended by me.

Ralph Peters has several good .mil novels. The best IMO is "War in 2020" followed by "Red Army"


Stephen Coonts is another.

ETA: Harold Coyle does good work also IMO. "The 10,000" is my favorite from him.
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