5 Political Thrillers to Read During Election Season

Five political thrillers to read during election seasonIn real life, politics often seem anything but thrilling. All those hearings, meetings, and debates. All those long, inscrutable bills and dry-as-dust governmental processes. Vital to a functioning government they may be, but they aren’t the sort of thing most people enjoy reading about at the beach or on a cozy evening in. Lucky for us, fiction, if not stranger than truth, is at least a lot more interesting.

Political thrillers take the seed of political reality and surround it with action-packed adventure, personal drama, and world-threatening conspiracies—everything that real politics generally lack. Some are even written by people with intimate knowledge of the political world. This offers readers a real insider’s look that makes the action all the more thrilling. If this sounds like something you’d like to sink your teeth into, then read on! These five political thrillers are just what you’re looking for to lend some spine-tingling excitement to your day.



Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.