Daniel Suarez avoids the worst of the ridiculous tech miracles and puts together pretty good stories.
The lesser-known earlier Dan Brown books can be interesting (Deception Point, Digital Fortress).
Not recent: I really enjoyed Rama years ago and have been trying to read Rama II but never seem to get very far (Arthur C. Clarke). I highly recommend reading all four Odyssey books. 2001 is almost exactly like the film, so just watch the flick. 2010, again, if you want to skip the book, the film covers it pretty well. But 2061 and 3001 are worth a read, if for no other reason than to see what kind of future Clarke envisioned in them.
(not) Ludlum: I read one or two post-Ludlum "Ludlum" books, but I quit. I liked the earlier real Ludlum books for the most part. The well-known ones are pretty old now, but Frederick Forsyth books are pretty good. If you're old enough to remember anything about the Persian Gulf stuff around 1991, Fist of God is pretty interesting.
Clive Cussler (and "friends"): Some recent, some not; I still enjoy them. Isaac Bell stories are set in a period (early 20th century) often skipped by others, so that alone makes them interesting. I also find the contemporary Oregon stories interesting. Don't read much Dirk Pitt stuff.