Thriller > Conspiracy

    A Wanted Man by Lee Child

All Jack Reacher wanted was a ride to Virginia. All he did was stick out his thumb. But he soon discovers he has hitched more than a ride. He has tied himself to a massive conspiracy, in which nothing is what it seems, and nobody is telling the truth.

Year: 2012
Genre: ConspiracyFBI

    Absolute Power by David Baldacci

When burglar Luther Whitney breaks into a Virginia mansion, he witnesses a brutal crime involving the president -- a man who believes he can get away with anything -- and now, Luther may be the only one who can stop him in this bestselling thriller.

Year: 1996
Genre: Conspiracy

    Artemis by Andy Weir

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich. Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity's first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she's owed for a long time.

Year: 2017
Genre: Action & Adventure SFConspiracyNear Future

    Cyclops by Clive Cussler

A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in an antique blimp. From Cuban waters, the blimp drifts toward Florida with a crew of dead men--Soviet cosmonauts. Dirk Pitt discovers a shocking scheme: a covert group of US industrialists has put a colony on the moon, a secret base they will defend at any cost.

Year: 1986
Genre: ActionConspiracy

    Dragon by Clive Cussler

A Japanese cargo ship bound for the United States is instantly, thunderously vaporized, taking with it a Norwegian vessel. Japanese fanatics have developed a chilling plan to devastate and destroy the Western powers. From the ocean depths to the discovery of cache of lost Nazi loot, Dirk Pitt is untangling a savage conspiracy and igniting a daring counterattack.

Year: 1990
Genre: ConspiracyExtortionTerrorist

    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up the Plan, a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.

Year: 1989
Genre: Conspiracy

    Journey of the Pharaohs by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown

n 1074 B.C., vast treasures disappear from the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs. In 1927, a daredevil American aviator vanishes on an attempted transcontinental flight. And in the present day, a fishing trawler--along with its mysterious cargo--sinks off the coast of Scotland. How are these three mysterious events connected? And, more importantly, what do they mean for Kurt Austin and his NUMA team?

Year: 2020
Genre: ConspiracyTreasure HuntWhats New

    Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem

Brooklyn's very own self-appointed Human Freakshow, Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, count, and rip apart our language in startling and original ways. Lionel's world is suddenly topsy-turvy, and this outcast attempts to untangle the threads of the case while trying to keep the words straight in his head. Motherless Brooklyn is a brilliantly original, captivating homage to the classic detective novel by one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation.

Year: 1999
Genre: 1940sConspiracyPrivate Eye

    Numero Zero by Umberto Eco

1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain controversial. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't resist to ghostwrite a book. As Colonna learns of the editor's paranoid theory that Mussolini's corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot.

Year: 2015
Genre: ConspiracyInvestigative Reporter

    Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane

Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths.

Year: 2017
Genre: ConspiracyPsychological Thriller

    Six Days of the Condor by James Grady

Sandwiches are a part of Ronald Malcolm's every day, but one just saved his life. On the day that gunmen pay a visit to the American Literary Historical Society, he's out at lunch. The society is actually a backwater of the Central Intelligence Agency, where Malcolm and a few other bookworms comb mystery novels for clues that might unlock real life diplomatic questions. One of his colleagues has learned something he wasn't meant to know.

Year: 1974
Genre: CIAConspiracy

    The Appeal by John Grisham

A jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company, owned by a Wall Street predator named Carl Trudeau, appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court. Through an intricate web of conspiracy and deceit, his political operatives recruit a young, unsuspecting candidate. They finance him, manipulate him, market him, and mold him into their Supreme Court justice.

Year: 2008
Genre: ConspiracyLegal Thriller

    The Associate by John Grisham

Kyle McAvoy possesses an outstanding legal mind. Good-looking and affable, he has a glittering future. He also has a dark secret that could destroy his dreams, his career, even his life. One night that secret catches up with him. The men who accost Kyle have a compromising video they'll use to ruin him-unless he does exactly what they say. What they offer Kyle is something any ambitious young lawyer would kill for: a job in Manhattan as an associate at the world's largest law firm. But there's a catch.

Year: 2009
Genre: ConspiracyExtortionFBI

    The Chancellor Manuscript by Robert Ludlum

Did J. Edgar Hoover die a natural death? Or was he murdered? When a group of high-minded and high-placed intellectuals known as Inver Brass detect a monstrous threat to the country in Hoover's unethical use of his scandal-ridden private files, they decide to do away with him—quietly, efficiently, with no hint of impropriety.

Year: 1977
Genre: ActionConspiracy

    The Constant Gardener by John le Carré

The novel opens in northern Kenya with the gruesome murder of Tessa Quayle -- young, beautiful, and dearly beloved to husband Justin. When Justin sets out on a personal odyssey to uncover the mystery of her death, what he finds could make him not only a suspect among his own colleagues, but a target for Tessa's killers as well.

Year: 2001
Genre: ConspiracyMurder Mystery

    The Holcroft Covenant by Robert Ludlum

The Fourth Reich is waiting to arise—and the only man who can stop it is about to sign its birth certificate. In 1945 the children of the Third Reich were secretly hidden all over the world, to be concealed until they came of age in the 1970s, at which point $780 million would be waiting in a Swiss bank.

Year: 1978
Genre: Conspiracy

    The King of Torts by John Grisham

As he digs into the background of his client, Clay stumbles on a conspiracy too horrible to believe. He suddenly finds himself in the middle of a complex case against one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world and looking at the kind of enormous settlement that would totally change his life--that would make him, almost overnight, the legal profession's newest king of torts.

Year: 2003
Genre: ConspiracyCourtroom Drama

    The Stranger by Harlan Coben

A secret destroys a man's perfect life and sends him on a collision course with a deadly conspiracy in this shocking thriller from bestselling author Harlan Coben.

Year: 2015
Genre: Conspiracy

    The Street Lawyer by John Grisham

Michael Brock is billing the hours, making the money, rushing relentlessly to the top of Drake & Sweeney, a giant D.C. law firm. One step away from partnership, Michael has it all. Then, in an instant, it all comes undone: A homeless man takes nine lawyers hostage in the firm's plush offices. When it's all over, the man's blood is splattered on Michael's face--and suddenly Michael is willing to do the unthinkable.

Year: 1998
Genre: ConspiracyLegal Thriller

    Treasure by Clive Cussler

Charts of lost gold...breathtaking art and rare volumes...maps of hidden oil and mineral deposits that could change the world's balance of power. Now Dirk Pitt discovers the secret trail of the treasures of Alexandria--a trail that plunges him into a brutal conspiracy for total domination of the globe.

Year: 1988
Genre: ConspiracyTreasure Hunt


TitleAuthorSeriesGenres & Tags

A Wanted Man Lee Child Jack ReacherConspiracyFBI
Absolute Power David Baldacci Conspiracy
Artemis Andy Weir Action & Adventure SFConspiracyNear Future
Cyclops Clive Cussler Dirk PittActionConspiracy
Dragon Clive Cussler Dirk PittConspiracyExtortionTerrorist
Foucault's Pendulum Umberto Eco Conspiracy, Knights Templar
Journey of the Pharaohs Clive Cussler NUMA FilesConspiracyTreasure HuntWhats New
Motherless Brooklyn Jonathan Lethem 1940sConspiracyPrivate Eye, New York City
Numero Zero Umberto Eco ConspiracyInvestigative Reporter
Since We Fell Dennis Lehane ConspiracyPsychological Thriller
Six Days of the Condor James Grady CIAConspiracy
The Appeal John Grisham ConspiracyLegal Thriller
The Associate John Grisham ConspiracyExtortionFBI
The Chancellor Manuscript Robert Ludlum ActionConspiracy, J. Egar Hoover
The Constant Gardener John le Carré ConspiracyMurder Mystery
The Holcroft Covenant Robert Ludlum Conspiracy, Nazi
The King of Torts John Grisham ConspiracyCourtroom Drama
The Stranger Harlan Coben Conspiracy
The Street Lawyer John Grisham ConspiracyLegal Thriller
Treasure Clive Cussler Dirk PittConspiracyTreasure Hunt