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A Harvest of Thorns

A Harvest of Thorns

Author(s): Corban Addison

Location(s): Bangladesh, Dhaka, Malaysia (Malaya), Virginia, Washington DC

Era(s): Modern

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A beloved American corporation with an explosive secret. A disgraced former journalist looking for redemption. A corporate executive with nothing left to lose. In Dhaka, Bangladesh, a garment factory burns to the ground, claiming the lives of hundreds of...

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Star of the North

Star of the North

Author(s): D B John

Location(s): North Korea, Pyongyang, Washington DC

Genre(s): Mystery, Thriller

Era(s): 2010

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North Korea and the USA are on the brink of war A young American woman disappears without trace from a South Korean island. The CIA recruits her twin sister to uncover the truth. Now, she must go undercover in...

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Advise and Consent

Advise and Consent

Author(s): Allen Drury

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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The #1 New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize winner Allen Drury’s Advise and Consent is one of the high points of 20th Century literature, a seminal work of political fiction—as relevant today as when it was first published....

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Children of the Revolution

Children of the Revolution

Author(s): Dinaw Mengestu

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

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This is the same book as: The Beautiful Things that Heave Bears Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father’s life, Stepha Stephanos is a man still caught between two existences: the one he left behind,...

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Cross the Line

Cross the Line

Author(s): James Patterson

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Contemporary

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Shots ring out in the early morning hours in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. When the smoke clears, a prominent police official lies dead, leaving the city’s police force scrambling for answers. Under pressure from the mayor, Alex Cross...

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Murder, D.C.

Murder, D.C.

Author(s): Neely Tucker

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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When Billy Ellison, the son of Washington, D.C.’s most influential African-American family, is found dead in the Potomac near a violent drug haven, veteran metro reporter Sully Carter knows it’s time to start asking some serious questions―no matter what...

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Solo (A James Bond Novel)

Solo (A James Bond Novel)

Author(s): William Boyd

Location(s): Washington DC, West Africa

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): 1969

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It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided...

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Sweat

Sweat

Author(s): Mark Gilleo

Location(s): Saipan, Seattle, Washington DC

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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When Jake Patrick took a summer internship at his estranged father’s corporation, he anticipated some much-needed extra cash and a couple of free meals from his guilty dad. He would never have guessed that he’d find himself in the...

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The 500

The 500

Author(s): Matthew Quirk

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

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Mike Ford was following his father into a life of crime, when he chose to go straight and instead worked his way through Harvard Law School. Now he’s landed the ultimate job with the Davies Group, a powerful political...

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The Big Blowdown

The Big Blowdown

Author(s): George Pelecanos

Location(s): Washington DC

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): 1930s onwards

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In the quartet of novels about life in Washington DC of which The Big Blowdown is chronologically the first, George Pelecanos intelligently breaks down the thin barriers between the noir thriller and the character-driven novel of embattled masculinity. In...

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