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Best Writers of Spy fiction

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A list of the best writers of spy fiction

Rated 3 points - posted 10 years ago by kris in category People.
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John le Carre Report Abuse
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold. Absolute classic.
17 points - added 10 years ago by kris - 2 comments
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i can never get into his books, i read the firs 6 pages an is booring
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Carre is the best. Good stories masterfully writen.
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Len Deighton Report Abuse
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Vince Flynn Report Abuse
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consistently action packed
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Ian Fleming Report Abuse
My name is Bond, James Bond.
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Robert Ludlum Report Abuse
The Bourne series is a great read
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Nearly every book is great
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Daniel Silva Report Abuse
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I have read several of his books, I like his writing.
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i have read all his books, i enjoyed them
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Alistair MacLean Report Abuse
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Leon Ardkin Report Abuse
New and available on kindle. He puts his plots where the action is. Zero fluff and pure adrenaline from the very first page. Won't be surprised if he develops a cult following. His Anon X: Soldier, Spy, Hitman, Hero is a one hell of a read!
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Fredrick Forsyth Report Abuse
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Ken Follett Report Abuse
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Gayle Lynds Report Abuse
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Charles McCarry Report Abuse
McCarry -- The Tears of Autumn, The Secret Lovers, The Last Supper--is better than on more important levels than all the others listed. Not only authenticity, credibility, and plot, as to content, but the WRITING. He's as seamless and smooth and articulate as any of the "great" novelists. To put Ludlum, a guy who got by on plot but can barely write, on this list and to omit McCarry, is crazy.
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Forget spy fiction; McCarry is the best novelist on this list.
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Charles McCarry should be #1.
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got by on plot, isn't the plot the most important thing. A dumb story is a dumb story regardless of the writing style.
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Robert Harris Report Abuse
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Always a good read. Easy reading too. Excellent eye for detail of Roman life (Pompeii comes alive from the pages of the novel of the same name).
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Tom Clancy Report Abuse
Big books. Global scale.
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Graham Greene Report Abuse
Spy fiction written like literary masterpieces
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James Hadley Chase Report Abuse
Another Mark Girland anyday
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Jack Higgins Report Abuse
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i have every single book, he is the best
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Andy McNab Report Abuse
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Anthony Horowitz Report Abuse
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David Morrell Report Abuse
Remember Rambo?
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Charles Cumming Report Abuse
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