Jim Butcher's first book in the Harry Dresden series, Storm Front, was recommended to me by another author.
Having devoured the book in 3 days, I can honestly say I'm really glad I've been introduced to the series - as a huge fan of the thriller genre, I also enjoy being exposed to different slants on the crime/thriller theme.
Jim Butcher has created a character in Harry Dresden that is a mixture of Robert Crais' Elvis Cole and Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas - trust me, if you're a fan of either of those, you will absolutely love Storm Front. The action, humour and depth of storytelling is just brilliant.
I'm now off to download the rest of the series on to my Kindle - highly recommend you do the same.