Does it really have to be recent? Or can it be something we've read recently? I would recommend anything by John Grisham, a lawyer who writes legal thrillers. One of my favorites by him is "The Brethren," about geriatric inmates locked away in a federal prison. They've got a little gay outing mail scam going on and this little enterprise of the "The Brethren," which is what the three old inmates call themselves, comes to a head when they snag a presidential candidate in their nets. The CIA has to get involved and everything...... and so on and so forth.
Again, if you like fast-paced reads to relax, for enjoyment, I would advise you to read anything by Grisham.