One of the greatest things about reading is being introduced to different styles of writing from different authors. Ken Follett is one of the easiest to read writers I've came across. The yarns he spins are some the best I've read. I just finished one of his books titled Hornet Flight. It's a great read if you're looking for something right now though he has a stack of books in his writing bag.
He also has a great web site with a bundle of links from what he's written to writing help to movies.