"Thriller" Novels I would recommend

To differentiate between Suspense novels and Thillers I have basically made a decision based on the level of gore and realism.  Thus, a primarily political story to me is probably going to be suspense while a story with a lot of sex and blood is going to be a Thriller.  Like most categorizations, this is a judgment call.  

 

See also: Suspense Novels I would recommend.

 

The First Law

 by John Lescroart

 Penguin 2003

NOTE:  This book should probably be under Suspense but it is a bit more violent than nomal.