Readers who love thrillers never miss a book by author Clive Cussler. The Gangster is Cussler’s 2016 historical thriller. In his tenth outing, New York City detective Isaac Bell is hired to form a special squad to combat the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand, and he begins scouring the city for clues to political murders.
If you’re looking for more thrilling novels, try one of these library books with similar styles, themes or settings.
Back of Beyond by C.J. Box
After years of bad behavior, a brilliant cop struggling with sobriety is determined to find the killer when his AA sponsor is found burned to death in a remote mountain cabin.
Blood Is the Sky by Steve Hamilton
A reluctant investigator helps a friend search for his brother, a missing hunting guide leading a group of wealthy clients who have also vanished in the Canadian wilderness.
The Sentry by Robert Crais
A former police officer offers to help a restaurant owner harassed by a gang intent on extorting protection money, but neither the woman nor the federal agents watching her, want his help.
Flat Spin by David Freed
A flight instructor and former military assassin gets a request from his ex-wife to help the police with their investigation of her current husband’s murder.
Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks
An investigative reporter is determined to uncover the story behind four bodies, stacked like cordwood in a vacant lot with single bullet wounds in their heads.
Open and Shut by David Rosenfelt
A defense attorney discovers a startling link between his father’s death, a death row inmate and a dangerous political conspiracy.
The Hidden Man by David Ellis
A grieving defense attorney helps a mysterious figure investigate the thirty-year-old disappearance of a young girl.
Standup Guy by Stuart Woods
A man seeks legal advice involving two million dollars, stolen in a famous heist twenty years ago and never seen again.
Dark Eye by William Bernhardt
An autistic savant helps a disgraced, former cop to view crimes from a different perspective, and she becomes a key player in the hunt for the serial killer.
Even the Dead by Benjamin Black
When a car crashes and bursts into flames in central Dublin, the police assume the driver’s death was either an accident or suicide, but the pathologist believes otherwise.
Angels Burning by Tawni O’Dell
A Pennsylvania police chief is faced with solving the worst crime of her career when a girl is beaten and tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town.
The Deceived by Brett Battles
Shocked to discover that his latest task is to eliminate all traces of a former CIA agent and one of his best friends, a professional “cleaner” risks everything to seek justice.
The Watchman by Adrian Magson
When two British intelligence agents are sent to negotiate the release of hostages in Somalia, a veteran MI6 operator senses something is wrong and covertly hires a deep cover specialist to protect them.
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
A schizophrenic, map-obsessed, shut-in, who tours the world using a computer program, witnesses what he believes to be a murder in downtown New York City.
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes
A secret agent realizes the techniques used to kill a woman in a seedy hotel room were pulled from his own book, a cult classic of forensic science written under a pen name.
The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
A former CIA agent is forced to go back undercover when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of his oldest colleagues.
February 10, 2017