CIA, FBI, Secret Service
and other government agencies
(see also Spies)
Edwards S. Aarons
  • Sam Durell: Cajun CIA operative

Jeff Abbott
  • Sam Capra: a brilliant CIA agent who is set up and loses everything

Philip Atlee
  • Joe (Joseph Liam) Gall: free-lance soldier of fortune and contract killer for the CIA around the world

Joe Badal
  • Bob Danforth: CIA special ops officer dealing with terrorists starting at the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece

David Baldacci
  • The Camel Club: a group of four dysfunctional men who investigate political conspiracies (Oliver Stone, Milton Farb, Caleb Shaw, Reuben Rhodes, and honorary member Alex Ford, a Secret Service agent), in Washington, DC
  • Michelle Maxwell and Sean King: Secret Service agents, in Washington, DC, and Virginia

Bill S. Ballinger
  • Joaquin Hawks: CIA operative of Hispanic and Native American descent, in Southeast Asia

Alex Barclay
  • Ren Bryce: FBI agent based in Denver, Colorado

Rose Beecham
  • Jude Devine: lesbian ex-FBI agent, now a Montezuma County Sheriff’s detective in Utah

Alex Berenson
  • John Wells: maverick CIA agent

Jack Bickham
  • Brad Smith: championship tennis player and part-time CIA agent, in the United States

John Billheimer
  • Owen Allison: US Department of Transportation investigator in West Virginia

Suzanne Blanc
  • Miguel Menendez: Indio investigator for the Bureau of Tourism, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Ingrid Black
  • Saxon: former US FBI agent turned true-crime writer, and Grace Fitzgerald, Detective Chief Superintendent with the murder squad, in Dublin, Ireland

Jay Bonansinga
  • Ulysses Grove: FBI profiler and author of a textbook on the psychopathic mind, based in northern Virginia

Larry Bond
  • Helen Gray: FBI agent, and Peter Thorn, an army colonel and counter-terrorism expert

James O. Born
  • Alex Duarte: ATF agent and Bosnia veteran

Mark Bouton
  • Max Austin: ex-FBI agent, now private investigator also interested in astronomy and things cosmic, in Kansas

Noah Boyd (Paul Lindsay)
  • Steve Vail: renegade FBI agent who leaves the bureau to work as a bricklayer in Chicago, and FBI deputy assistant director Kate Bannon who enlists his help

Alex Brett
  • Morgan O’Brien: Canadian government investigator specializing in science fraud, based in Ottawa, Ontario

Andrew Britton
  • Ryan Kealey: ex-CIA agent and former Special Forces soldier, dealing with terrorists in the US

Anthony Bruno
  • Bert Gibbons and Mike Tozzi: FBI agents in New York City

William F. Buckley, Jr.
  • Blackford “Blackie” Oakes: CIA agent recruited from Yale, in Washington, DC

Robin Burcell
  • Sydney Fitzpatrick: FBI forensic artist in San Francisco, California

Rex Burns
  • Devlin Kirk: ex-secret service agent and owner of high-tech security company, in Denver, Colorado

C.F. Button
  • Tom Kreuger: biologist working for the Bureau of Land Management in a small town in a western state of the US

Haggai Carmon
  • Dan Gordon, an Israeli Mossad veteran, now an investigating attorney acting worldwide for the CIA and U.S. Department of Justice

Christopher Chambers
  • Angela Bivens: FBI Special Agent in Washington, DC

James Hadley Chase
  • Mark Girland: high-living (when he can) ex-CIA operative

Peter Cheyney
  • Lemmy Caution: FBI agent in the USA

Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston
  • Agent Pendergast: FBI special agent

Tom Clancy
  • Jack Ryan: CIA analyst in Washington DC

John Clarkson
  • Jack Devlin: ex-Secret Service turned security firm investigator, in the USA

Michael Connelly
  • Terry McCaleb: former FBI man recuperating from a heart transplant, in Los Angeles, California

Bruce Cook
  • Sam Haine: agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, in the US Department of Homeland Security

Stephen Coonts
  • Tommy Carmellini: ex-burglar and CIA operative

Peter Corris
  • Ray Crawley: Federal Security Agency director in Sydney, Australia

Catherine Coulter
  • Nicholas Drummond: American-born chief inspector at Scotland Yard, London, England, in the Brit in the FBI series written with J.T. Ellison
  • FBI suspense thrillers

David Craig (Bill James)
  • Roy Rickman: Home Office Administrator in London, England

David A. Crossman
  • Winston Crisp: retired National Security code-breaker, on Penobscot Island, Maine, in the Maine Island mysteries
Jim DeFelice
  • Andy Fisher: unorthodox FBI Special Agent

Louisa Dixon
  • Laura Owen: Commissioner of Public Safety in Mississippi

John E. Douglas
  • Jake Donovan: FBI profiler

Matthew Dunn
  • Will Cochrane, the most prized asset of the CIA and MI-6, on missions around the world

J.T. Ellison
  • John Baldwin: FBI profiler, and Taylor Jackson, a homicide lieutenant, in Nashville, Tennessee

Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg

Kate O’Hare: FBI agent and former Navy Seal, and Nick Fox, an international thief and con man, in the Fox & O’Hare mysteries

Vince Flynn
  • Mitch Rapp: CIA agent whose specialty is tracking down the most vicious terrorists

Tom Gabbay
  • Jack Teller: in World War II and later as a CIA agent

Michelle Gagnon
  • Kelly Jones: FBI agent in New England

Lisa Gardner
  • The ensemble cast of Pierce Quincy, an ex-FBI profiler, Lorraine “Rainie” Conner, a cop, and/or FBI rookie Kimberly Quincy

Dorothy Gilman
  • Mrs. Pollifax: grandmother and CIA agent in New Jersey

Sibella Giorello
  • Raleigh Harmon: FBI agent and forensic geologist who returns to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, in a Christian mystery series

The Gordons
  • John Ripley: FBI agent in Chicago, Arizona, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC

Ed Gorman
  • Dev Mallory: Secret Service Agent in the post-Civil War US

Chris Grabenstein
  • Christopher Miller: FBI agent in Jersey City, New Jersey

James Grady
  • Richard Malcolm: CIA analyst and grad student, in Washington, DC

Ann Granger
  • Meredith Mitchell: Foreign Service officer, and Alan Markby, a detective inspector, in the Cotswolds, England

W.E.B. Griffin
  • The Honor Bound Series: featuring the OSS in neutral Buenos Aires, Argentina during 1942-43
  • Men at War Series: featuring the OSS during World War II

Jane Haddam
  • Gregor Demarkian: former FBI department head, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

David Hagberg
  • Kirk McGarvey: CIA agent and assassin, later Director

William H. Hallahan
  • Charlie Brewer: CIA agent involved in international intrigue

A.J. Holt
  • Jay Fletcher: rogue FBI agent in the USA

Doug Hornig
  • Steven Kirk: burned-out CIA agent, in Charlottesville, Virginia

Linda Howard
  • John Medina: CIA agent

Richard Hoyt
  • James Burlane: ex-CIA operative turned private investigator in the USA

Tom Hron
  • Eli Bonnet: US Marshal during the 1890s Klondike Gold Rush, in Alaska

Gregg Hurwitz
  • Tim Rackley: deputy US marshal

Alan Jacobson
  • Karen Vail: profiler for the FBI

Steven James
  • Patrick Bowers: FBI agent specializing in environmental criminology in the US

Lynne Jamneck
  • Samantha Skellar: FBI Agent in Seattle, Washington

J. Robert Janes
  • Herman Kohler: Gestapo agent based in 1940s Paris, France, and Jean-Louis St. Cyr, an officer in the French Sûreté Nationale

Iris Johansen
  • Catherine Ling: shadowy CIA operative raised on the streets of Hong Kong
Andrea Kane
  • Sloane Burbank: 30-year-old former FBI crisis negotiator, now an independent consultant, and her former lover FBI agent Derek Parker, in New York City

Alex Kava
  • Maggie O’Dell: FBI Criminal Profiler

Raymond Khoury
  • Sean Reilly: FBI anti-terrorist specialist, and Tess Chaykin, an archaeologist, dealing with historical secrets and threats

Jon Land
  • Danielle Barnea: Shin Bet (Israel’s FBI) agent in Israel, and Ben Kamal, a member of the new Palestinian police force on the West Bank
  • Jared Kimberlain: rogue agent
  • Blaine McCracken: exiled agent who knows 14 ways to kill a man in under two seconds

Owen Laukkanen
  • Kirk Stevens: veteran Bureau of Criminal Apprehension agent, and Carla Windermere, a young FBI special agent, based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota

M.A. Lawson
  • Kay Hamilton: DEA agent in San Diego, California

Elmore Leonard
  • Raylan Givens: federal marshal in Florida

Paul Lindsay
  • FBI novels

Eric Van Lustbader
  • Jack McClure: ATF agent and Special Advisor and closest friend to the President of the United States

Gavin Lyall
  • Harry Maxim: Special Services major, assigned to 10 Downing Street in London, England

D.P. Lyle
  • Dub Walker: former crime scene investigator and consultant to the FBI’s Behavioral Assessment Unit, in Huntsville, Alabama

Michael Marshall
  • Ward Hopkins: former CIA agent, and Nina Baynam, a former FBI agent, who continually cross paths with a serial-killer cult

P.D. Martin
  • Sophie Anderson: transplanted Australian who has premonitions working as an FBI profiler, based in Quantico, Virginia

Francine Mathews
  • Catherine Carmichael: CIA intelligence analyst

Charles McCarry
  • Paul Christopher: American secret agent and poet, and his family, in an overlapping series jumping backward and forward in time

Michael McClister
  • Elmo Finn: Vietnam Vet retired from the CIA, on Longboat Key in Sarasota, Florida

Paul McElroy
  • James “Mack” McCray: federal undercover cop in Stuart, Florida, in the Treasure Coast mystery series

Clinton McKinzie
  • Antonio “Ant” Burns: agent of the Division of Criminal Investigation and amateur rock climber in Wyoming

Cody McFadyen
  • Smoky Barrett: FBI agent who was badly scarred by a serial killer, in Los Angeles, California

Claire McNab
  • Denise Cleever: agent for the Australian Security Intelligence Organization

Tom Mitcheltree
  • Grant Reynolds: former Boston homicide detective, now a field investigator for the U.S. Legal Attaché office, in Paris, France

Kyle Mills
  • Mark Beamon: FBI special agent in the US

Kirk Mitchell
  • Dee Laguerre: Bureau of Land Management ranger in Nevada
  • Anna Turnipseed: part-Modoc, part-Japanese FBI special agent, and Emmett Quanah Parker, a part-Comanche, part-white Bureau of Indian Affairs agent, in New Mexico and elsewhere

Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
  • Pepe Carvalho: ex-CIA agent, former communist, and gourmet private investigator, in Barcelona, Spain

Deborah Morgan
  • Jeff Talbot: former FBI agent turned antique picker, in Seattle, Washington

Jonathan Nasaw
  • E.L. Pender: retirement-aged FBI Special Agent, in Oregon, California, and the Virgin Islands

Kris Neri
  • Annabelle Haggerty: FBI agent and true psychic, and Samantha Brennan, fake psychic, in Los Angeles, California

Lillian O’Donnell
  • Mici Anhalt: Crime Victims’ Compensation Board in New York City
Owen Parry
  • Abel Jones: federal agent during the American Civil War

Jeff Pate
  • Clark Hager: FBI-trained profiler working in North Carolina

James Patterson
  • Alex Cross: psychiatrist and homicide cop who later joins the FBI, in Washington DC

Terri Persons
  • Bernadette “Cat” Saint Clare: FBI agent with paranormal powers, in St. Paul, Minnesota

Gerald Petievich
  • Charles Carr and Jack Kelly: seasoned, tough Secret Service agents after counterfeiters, starting in Los Angeles, California, and Washington, DC

Michael Prescott
  • Tess McCallum: FBI special agent, and Abby Sinclair, a freelance security consultant who hunts stalkers, in Los Angeles, California

W.L. Ripley
  • Cole Springer: former Secret Service agent and saloonkeeper, in Aspen, Colorado

Joel C. Rosenberg
  • David Shirazi: CIA agent assigned to Iran

Andrew Rosenheim
  • Jimmy Nessheim: young FBI agent beginning in late 1930s Chicago, Illinois

Trevor Scott
  • Jake Adams: former Air Force intelligence and CIA officer, taking care of business in Europe and elsewhere

Daniel Silva
  • Michael Osbourne: CIA agent in Washington DC

April Smith
  • Ana Grey: FBI agent in California

Mary-Ann Tirone Smith
  • Poppy Rice: FBI agent

Taylor Smith
  • Mariah Bolt: CIA officer

Will Staeger
  • W. Cooper: semi-retired CIA operative, and Julie Laramie, a CIA satellite intelligence analyst, in the British Virgin Islands

Olen Steinhauer
  • Milo Weaver: field agent with the CIA’s clandestine Department of Tourism

Jeffrey S. Stephens
  • Jordan Sandor: CIA agent after bad guys around the world

David St. John (E. Howard Hunt)
  • Peter Ward: CIA agent undercover as a lawyer, based in Washington, DC

David Stone (Carsten Stroud)
  • Micah Dalton: “cleaner” for the CIA, roaming the world to fix up Company messes

T.A. Stone
  • Jonathan Kraag: former FBI profiler now a PI, Director of Security, ADMS in Ravensburg, Illinois

Ian Stuart
  • Graham Lorimer: investigator for the Home Office concerning infringements on British interests overseas

Brad Taylor
  • Pike Logan: head of the Taskforce, a US top-secret elite counter-terrorism unit charged with finding and destroying asymmetric threats

Mark Terry
  • Derek Stillwater: bioterrorism expert with the US Department of Homeland Security

Brad Thor
  • Scot Harvath: ex-Navy Seal, Secret Service agent, and counter-terrorism operative working all over the world

Aimee and David Thurlo
  • Ella Clah: former FBI agent now with Navajo police in Shiprock, New Mexico

  • Jonathan Hemlock: art professor and US government hit man

Marcos M. Villatoro
  • Romilia Chacón: young bilingual cop in Nashville, Tennessee, later an FBI agent in Los Angeles, California

Gérard de Villiers
  • Malko Linge: SAS — Son Altesse Sérénissime (His Serene Highness) — an Austrian prince and international agent for the CIA

Tony Vogiantzis
  • Andrew Dunn: FBI agent, and his archenemy Lars Strikenberg, a bank robber, in Europe

Robert W. Walker
  • Jessica Coran: doctor and FBI medical examiner, in Washington, DC

C.M. Wendelboe
  • Manny Tanno: former Oglala Lakota tribal cop, now an FBI Special Agent returning to the Pine Ridge Reservation, in South Dakota

Christopher West
  • Wang Anzhuang: Public Security Bureau inspector, in Beijing, China

Susan Whitfield
  • Logan Hunter: State Bureau of Investigation agent, in North Carolina

Amanda Kyle Williams
  • Madison McGuire: lesbian deep-cover secret agent for the US government, later with the CIA, In the US and overseas, starting in 1978

David Wiltse
  • John Becker: ex-FBI agent in New York City
  • Billy Tree: ex-Secret Service agent, now a deputy sheriff in a small town in Nebraska

Anne Wingate
  • Mark Shigata: Japanese-American ex-FBI agent turned police chief, in Bayport, Texas

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