The best FBI books 📚

Browse the best books on the FBI as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

By Seth Rosenfeld

Why this book?

I’m a native and resident of the Northeast, but I lived for 10 years in San Francisco. During our time there, I was a little obsessed with the legacy of Mario Savio, the unassuming University of Cal-Berkeley student of the 1960s who helped lead the campus Free Speech Movement. His extemporaneous speech in protest of the school’s collaboration with the “military-industrial complex” – “There is a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can’t take part!” – remains revolutionary. In Subversives (2012), investigative journalist Seth Rosenfeld tells a sweeping…
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Murder Notes (Lilah Love)

By Lisa Renee Jones

Why this book?

Definitely a page-turner. A dark mystery/thriller/romance that is fed to you through FBI profiler Lilah Love's eyes. FBI agent Lilah Love leads a complicated life. She's engaged to Kane Mendez, a man most call dangerous, but hey birds of a feather, do flock together. She's dangerous, too, and in ways only Kane understands. As for their happily ever after, well that might have to wait. Right now, an old enemy who should be dead is still living, Junior, her mystery letter writer, is stirring up trouble, and her family is trying to prove they're crazier than her. On top of…
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The best romantic thrillers to escape your busy life

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The Dark Place

By Aaron Elkins

Why this book?

Set in the rainforest of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, this book centers on the bizarre murder of a man killed with an ancient weapon not used for the last ten thousand years. Mysterious tales of Sasquatch sightings circulate around the investigation. Only by pressing deep into the rainforest and sleuthing firsthand can the heroes capture the culprit of the crime. While reading this novel, I could feel the cold rain dripping off the tree canopy, and could smell the ferns and moss and hanging lichen of the rainforest. Coincidentally, right after reading this book, I went camping in a remote…

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The best gripping books set in the wild

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The Last Thing He Told Me

By Laura Dave

Why this book?

Full of suspense and can’t-put-down moments, at the heart of this book is a love story. And not just romantic love, although that’s in the pages too, but of a love developing between a mom and her stepdaughter. Willing to risk everything to keep her stepdaughter safe, Hannah gets to the bottom of the truth and does whatever it takes to be Bailey’s protector.

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The best books to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night

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To Command and Collar

By Cherise Sinclair

Why this book?

Cherise Sinclair is my number one BDSM Romance author. The reason I love her books is their great storylines, relatable characters, and realistic but steamy sex, and BDSM scenes. To Command and Collar is book five in Master of the Shadowlands. Although I would advise to start reading the series from book one (Club Shadowlands), I chose book five because it is my favorite. I love Raoul and Kim and their hard-won journey to happiness.

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The Silent Corner

By Dean Koontz

Why this book?

Jane Hawk is as fierce and fearless as they come. She’s a rogue FBI agent on a mission to learn why her well-adjusted husband suddenly committed suicide along with hundreds of others. This case has nothing to do with cults, or Kool-Aid. As she gets closer to the truth, Jane is hunted too. She’s lost so much, her one true love and the doting father of their boy, but Jane is driven to make the leader of this horrific tragedy pay. This book is laced with Koontz’s flair for description and his talent for pushing readers to the edge of…

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