We just finished the book Interface by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George. (Though Sammi thought it best to take a big bite out of the book before we finished it, making it difficult to finish the last few chapters).
This science fiction thriller takes an Indiana governor who had just undergone a stroke and who gets a computer chip placed in his mind. The following story is a Manchurian Candidate sort of a take with a run for president, as well as several groups of shady characters attempting to run things from behind the scenes.
Quick vote: This book has politics, mad scientists, conspiracies, and action packed scenes. What's not to love?!