Not all of these are super recent, but they'd be new to you if you haven't seen them before. 24
I'd recommend those the most because they are very serialized. Other recommendations would be:NCIS
Those focus way more on the crime element, whereas 24, Breaking Bad, and Dexter are more of thrillers/dramas. You might wanna check out Continuum
--it combines crime/thriller with time travel and science fiction elements. It seem pretty interesting, but I just haven't got around to watching it lately. I also have heard Burn Notice
are really good, but I haven't seen either of them.
As far as anime go, I'd highly recommend Death Note
and Psycho Pass
. There both incredibly good and addicting.
These are all shows...I don't read many novels so I can't help you there.