100 Best Spy Novels

The best spy novels from the 20th and 21st centuries.

1. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy John le Carré

2. The Bourne Identity (Jason Bourne, #1) Robert Ludlum

3. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold John le Carré

4. The Hunt for Red October (Jack Ryan Universe, #4) Tom Clancy

5. The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth

6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) Stieg Larsson

7. Eye of the Needle Ken Follett

8. Smiley’s People John le Carré

9. American Assassin (Mitch Rapp, #1) Vince Flynn

10. The Odessa File Frederick Forsyth

11. Our Man in Havana Graham Greene

12. Patriot Games (Jack Ryan Universe, #2) Tom Clancy

13. Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, #1) Martin Cruz Smith

14. The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) Dan Brown

15. The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason Bourne, #3) Robert Ludlum

16. Clear and Present Danger (Jack Ryan Universe, #6) Tom Clancy

17. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) Stieg Larsson

18. From Russia With Love (James Bond, #5) Ian Fleming

19. The Cardinal of the Kremlin (Jack Ryan Universe, #5) Tom Clancy

20. Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy

21. The Kill Artist (Gabriel Allon, #1) Daniel Silva

22. The Honourable Schoolboy John le Carré

23. Casino Royale (James Bond, #1) Ian Fleming

24. The Russia House John le Carré

25. The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay, #1) John Buchan

26. The Eagle Has Landed (Liam Devlin, #1) Jack Higgins

27. Nonofficial Asset William Sewell

28. The Quiet American Graham Greene

29. Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Lee Child

30. A Perfect Spy John le Carré

31. The Ninth Orphan (The Orphan Trilogy, #1) James Morcan

32. The Charm School Nelson DeMille

33. Without Remorse (Jack Ryan Universe, #1) Tom Clancy

34. Absolute Power David Baldacci

35. Goldfinger (James Bond, #7) Ian Fleming

36. Memorial Day (Mitch Rapp, #7) Vince Flynn

37. Red Sparrow (Red Sparrow Trilogy #1) Jason Matthews

38. The Dogs of War Frederick Forsyth

39. The Sum of All Fears (Jack Ryan Universe, #7) Tom Clancy

40. Transfer of Power (Mitch Rapp, #3) Vince Flynn

41. Berlin Game (Bernard Samson, #1) Len Deighton

42. Separation of Power (Mitch Rapp, #5) Vince Flynn

43. The Little Drummer Girl John le Carré

44. The Faithful Spy (John Wells, #1) Alex Berenson

45. Portrait of a Spy (Gabriel Allon, #11) Daniel Silva

46. The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad

47. Six Days of the Condor James Grady

48. The Orphan Factory (The Orphan Trilogy, #2) James Morcan

49. The Tourist (The Tourist, #1) Olen Steinhauer

50. The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1) David Baldacci

51. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (James Bond, #11) Ian Fleming

52. The Bourne Trilogy (Jason Bourne, #1–3) Robert Ludlum

53. The English Assassin (Gabriel Allon, #2) Daniel Silva

54. Doctor No (James Bond, #6) Ian Fleming

55. I Am Pilgrim (Pilgrim, #1) Terry Hayes

56. Live and Let Die (James Bond, #2) Ian Fleming

57. The Third Option (Mitch Rapp, #4) Vince Flynn

58. The Fourth Protocol Frederick Forsyth

59. The Innocent (Will Robie, #1) David Baldacci

60. Consent to Kill (Mitch Rapp, #8) Vince Flynn

61. In Pursuit of Platinum: The Shocking Secret of World War II Vic Robbie

62. The Tailor of Panama John le Carré

63. Plum Island (John Corey, #1) Nelson DeMille

64. The Ipcress File (Secret File, #1) Len Deighton

65. The Key to Rebecca Ken Follett

66. The Company Robert Littell

67. The Looking Glass War John le Carré

68. Shibumi Trevanian

69. Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan Universe, #8) Tom Clancy

70. One Shot (Jack Reacher, #9) Lee Child

71. Executive Orders (Jack Ryan Universe, #9) Tom Clancy

72. The Bourne Supremacy (Jason Bourne, #2) Robert Ludlum

73. The Defector (Gabriel Allon, #9) Daniel Silva

74. Night Soldiers (Night Soldiers, #1) Alan Furst

75. The Saladin Strategy Norm Clark

76. Tsunami Connection Michael James Gallagher

77. The Constant Gardener John le Carré

78. Extreme Measures (Mitch Rapp, #11) Vince Flynn

79. Mexico Set (Bernard Samson, #2) Len Deighton

80. Thunderball (James Bond, #9) Ian Fleming

81. The Fallen Angel (Gabriel Allon, #12) Daniel Silva

82. Call for the Dead (George Smiley, #1) John le Carré

83. The Orphan Uprising (The Orphan Trilogy, #3) James Morcan

84. Term Limits Vince Flynn

85. Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2) Lee Child

86. Bad Luck and Trouble (Jack Reacher, #11) Lee Child

87. The Third Man Graham Greene

88. Moscow Rules (Gabriel Allon, #8) Daniel Silva

89. The Rembrandt Affair (Gabriel Allon, #10) Daniel Silva

90. The Last Man (Mitch Rapp, #13) Vince Flynn

91. The Foreign Correspondent (Night Soldiers, #9) Alan Furst

92. The Messenger (Gabriel Allon, #6) Daniel Silva

93. A Murder of Quality John le Carré

94. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers

95. The Scarlet Pimpernel Emmuska Orczy

96. Red Rabbit (Jack Ryan Universe, #3) Tom Clancy

97. The Bourne Legacy (Jason Bourne, #4) Eric Van Lustbader

98. The Ministry of Fear Graham Greene

99. Up Country Nelson DeMille

100. 61 Hours (Jack Reacher, #14) Lee Child

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