1. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. This book represents a timeless struggle.
2. Shibumi by Trevanian. This is a spy novel with more.
3. Marked Man by William Lashner. This is an amusing, everyman thriller.
4. Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen. Florida at its worst and best.
5. The Lonely Silver Rain by John D. MacDonald. Travis McGee rocks!