Not been a teenager anymore for some decades now but I read them all. Tai Pan was my first, and from then I could not get enough. Whirlwind was a little disappointing for some reason, though. Can't put a handle on it.
If you like James Clavell, you might like Ken Follet. I suggest looking into The Pillars of the Earth. Completely different time and place, but just as involving. A book that can't be thick enough.
Whom the Glock Tolls (C)