Is the Fever Series by Karen M. Moning any good? I have heard some good things.
I would recommend my piece "Who's Afraid of Sharia Law?". Being an essay and not a full-length book, it's a nice, short, provocative read that provides America an alternate route to ending the 'war on terror' and our Middle East wars figuratively overnight simply by stepping out of the picture and not intervening in their societies. Sounds like an exaggeration but there is proof enough that it would work. At least it would work infinitely better than continually fanning the flames of conflict and granting radicals like Bin Laden the prime opportunities to gain recruits to their cause they would not have otherwise gotten.