There’s a genre of mysteries/thrillers that focus on the FBI and threats to national security which many readers love. David Baldacci writes quite a few of them, and his books are eminently readable. An added bonus is that you often get to learn a lot about the place they’re set. Walk the Wire is one of Baldacci’s most recent books, and is a fascinating depiction of what it’s like in a North Dakota fracking town.
We have an interview with David Baldacci on his favourite classic mystery books (where he also talks his literacy charity, the Wish You Well Foundation).
Best Mystery Books of 2020