ssk (Australia) (2009/10/26):
Similar in style to Daniel Silva.
"On a busy Washington morning, amid the shuffle of tourists and the brisk rush of government officials, the stately calm of the White House is shattered in a hail of gunfire. A group of terrorists has descended on the Executive Mansion, and gained access by means of a violent massacre, that has left dozens of innocent bystanders murdered. Through the quick actions of the Secret Service, the president is evacuated to his underground bunker, but not before almost one hundred hostages are taken.
While the politicians and the military leaders argue over how to negotiate with the terrorists, one man is sent in to break through the barrage of panicked responsees and political agendas surrounding the crisis...Moving stealthily among the corridors and secret passageways of the White House...Mitch Rapp scrambles to save the hostages before the terrorists can extract the president from his bunker..."
It's a very good read. Exciting but not violent or gruesome