I've been thinking about this question for a while now... Who is the best thriller author working today? For historical reference purposes, my favorite thriller writer of all-time is Ross Thomas.
But who's the best who's still writing?
I've come up with a list of candidates -- obviously I'm leaving off a lot of people here -- in alphabetical order:
John le Carre
This is a somewhat arbitrary number, but the person should probably have published at least, say, five books. Maybe Harper Lee can achieve immortality based on one book, but not so for most writers.
So, what do you think? Who is the best and why?
(Remember, we're looking for thriller writers here.)