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Old 06-24-2013, 02:52 PM   #16
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tm3 isn't the only person who has recommended the Reacher series, do you want to question us all on what order we've read them in just because you disagree with recommendation!?!
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:59 PM   #17
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i remember reading a Lincoln Rhyme book a long time ago, and not liking it. same for Vince Flynn. but, it could be that i just caught bad ones in the series kind of like the Reacher "61 Hours."
Could be. Jeffrey Deaver came to mind when I read the original question, his Kathryn Dance series specifically, since she's a kinesiologist and there's a lot of emphasis on psychology in the books.

The other contemporary author I'd recommend is John Hart, his thrillers have very well fleshed out characters and their motivations are central to the story.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:51 PM   #18
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I'll give a nod to the Temperance Brennen series by by Kathy Reichs.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #19
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tm3, recommending a series that you have not actually read in order is not a good idea. Not everyone likes to read a series willy nilly. If you had read Jack Reacher in order, you would not have recommended it.
JS you are in a reading forum, but obviously reading comprehension is not your strong suit when it comes to forum posts.

It is sad that you have to try to attract attention to yourself by being critical of others. I feel sorry for you.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #20
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Could be. Jeffrey Deaver came to mind when I read the original question, his Kathryn Dance series specifically, since she's a kinesiologist and there's a lot of emphasis on psychology in the books.

The other contemporary author I'd recommend is John Hart, his thrillers have very well fleshed out characters and their motivations are central to the story.
John Hart is a good one! I wish his books were available through the library, but I will probably bite the bullet and buy the ones that I have not read yet.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:51 PM   #21
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JS you are in a reading forum, but obviously reading comprehension is not your strong suit when it comes to forum posts.

It is sad that you have to try to attract attention to yourself by being critical of others. I feel sorry for you.
The reason I say that Jack Reacher is not a good fit is because I did read some in order. The first few books just don't work for what the OP wants.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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The reason I say that Jack Reacher is not a good fit is because I did read some in order. The first few books just don't work for what the OP wants.
*sigh* Once again I've been drawn into JSWolf's foolishness. Probably what he wants...but here goes...

I'll say again: "characters who are smart about their actions and optimize their decisions", requested by the OP, describes Reacher perfectly. He is a very shrewd and calculating character. I've read the first TWELVE books in the series so far. And YES, I've read them in order so I'm hoping that qualifies me to have an opinion.

The OP is perfectly free to dismiss any recommendation. They don't need you as self-appointed policeman enforcing your own arcane and pedantic recommendation "rules".
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Another series I can recommend is the Alex Cross series.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:35 AM   #24
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Where did Chris go? Still looking?

Note that in his OP he does not say anything about "series."
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I'm looking for books similar to the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Well, I should explain what I like about the book. Doesn't necessarily need to be a thriller or mystery, but some action or drama helps. I like books with characters who are very introspective and analytical. With characters who are very perceptive about the actions of others, and why they do the things they do. And characters who are smart about their actions and optimize their decisions. And maybe some mild philosophy about how people do what that do.

Does that make any sense? Any suggestions are appreciated!
It seems like a lot of books would fit. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James?
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