Yeah. I read a lot.
Holy crap you've read a lot this year lol. I'll have to check out the Brad Thor books since you rates them so highly
I'm working my way through the Mitch Rapp series now. I think they get better as time goes on. The first three weren't that great. The fourth one is better.
Mass-market action-thrillers and spy novels have been a guilty pleasure of mine for a while, but I put them down when I started law school. But now that things are what they are, I've kind of taken a break from "serious literature" now. I've also by this point read everything that Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Gogol and Turgenev have ever written so I think I've earned it.
The thing about these Brad Thor novels is that you can get through them in a weekend, and once you open it you're not going to want to put it down. Some of them are better than others, but they're always fresh. Another thing to note is that you can pretty much start anywhere in the series you want. They build on each other, but they're also fully contained within themselves.
I think the last three are the best in the series.
Overall, Brad Thor's writing is better than Tom Clancy, more fast-paced than John Le Carre and less "angsty" than Vince Flynn.
Another writer to keep in mind is Jack Carr, who is as good as Brad Thor (even if he has some annoying tendencies to brand-plug in his novels). Those books I'd suggest you read in order.
Both Brad Thor and Jack Carr have novels coming out later this year, available for pre-order (which I have).
I think I was an edgy 14 year old the last time I picked up a Tom Clancy novel lol