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Action and Adventure stories cut straight to the rapidly-beating hearts of our adrenaline-production centers, to satisfy our desire for travel, excitement, danger and high drama – whilst we remain sitting or lying comfortably in the familiar surroundings of our home…

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Action fiction is the literary genre that includes spy novels, adventure stories, tales of terror and intrigue (“cloak and dagger”), and mysteries. This kind of story utilizes suspense, the tension that is built up when the reader wishes to know how the conflict between the protagonist and antagonist is going to be resolved or what the solution to the puzzle of a thriller is.

Action fiction is a form of genre fiction whose subject matter is characterized by emphasis on exciting action sequences. This does not always mean they exclude character development or story-telling. Action fiction is related to other forms of fiction, including action films, action games and analogous media in other formats such as manga and anime. It includes martial arts action, extreme sports action, car chases and vehicles, suspense action, and action comedy, with each focusing in more detail on its own type and flavor of action. It is usually possible to tell from the creative style of an action sequence, the emphasis of an entire work, so that, for example, the style of a combat sequence will indicate whether the entire work can be classified as action adventure, or a martial work. Action is mainly defined by a central focus on any kind of exciting movement.

Source: Wikipedia > Action Fiction

Whether it’s a boys-own yarn read at bedtime, inspiring dreams of pirates, lion-hunts and eye-patched villains – or a grown-up tale of Bond-like secret agents, adventure-seeking archaeologists, or an ordinary Joe or Joleen suddenly finding their life turned upside down by malevolent unknown forces – a good action and adventure book will transport you to far flung places, raise your heart-beat, then whisk you at high speed through mysteries, suspense and thrills, on every page, at great pace, until you finish your book, breathless, wide-eyed and probably a little hungry from the exertion.

Action and Adventure books classic - The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Action Novel Classic The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Action and Adventure books classic - The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum

Top Selling Action Novel: Alex Cross Run by James Patterson

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Tom Clancy (Action & Adventure author) interviewed on Manufacturing Intellect

Here’s an interview I found on the ‘Manufacturing Intellect’ channel, with Tom Clancy.

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The Truants

One of the New York Times Book Review's Top Ten Best Crime Novels of 2020 One of USA Today's Best Books 2020 "[A] hypnotic debut. . . .[An] uncommonly clever whodunit."--New York Times Book Review Perfect for lovers of Agatha Christie and The...

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The Silent Ones

This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder. When ten-year-old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot...

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Crimson Phoenix

Brad Taylor meets The Stand in a riveting novel of suspense kicking off a brand new series perfect for fans of the page-turning novels of A.G. Riddle, Mark Greaney, and Matthew Mather.   “One of the most singular and compelling heroines to come along in...

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The Cleaner

John Milton is the man the government calls when they want a problem to go away... but what happens when he’s the one who needs to disappear? After a botched job leaves a bloody trail, government assassin John Milton does the one thing he’s never done...

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Nefarious

"A heady thriller that gathers force with the understated menace of a tidal wave, then smashes home... Readers will be absorbed by Freeman's never-flashy expertise... Superb touches of eeriness creep in." Kirkus Indie Reviews "Nefarious is one of those books that...

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Sharpe’s Honor

An unfinished duel, a midnight murder, and the treachery of a beautiful prostitute lead to the imprisonment of Sharpe. Caught in a web of political intrigue for which his military experience has left him fatally unprepared, Sharpe becomes a fugitive--a man hunted by...

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Personal

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child.   You can leave the army, but the army doesn’t leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack...

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All Bell Breaks Loose

A heart-stopping murder mystery that will have you burning through the pages. Investigative reporter Samantha Bell’s job has never been so dangerous. When TV actress, April Wright, falls to her death in what appears to be an accident, a video emerges from a...

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Long Lost

From International Thriller Writers Award winner James Scott Bell Lawyer Steve Conroy has one last chance to overcome the past that has haunted him for twenty-five years. But he'll learn that the present can be darker than any nightmare he's ever had. At the age of...

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Following You

FROM NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR of THE MEMORY BOX.A fear-induced split-second decision goes terribly wrong, altering the fate of three strangers.It's New Year's Eve. Shae Wilmont, the adored celebrity host of IShop—a popular shopping...

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Kaleidoscope

Mike Lewis has a secret that he doesn't want to share but someone found out. Now, they're relentless, trying to nab him. Kaleidoscope, an award-winning book, is the first in this suspenseful series where a man's psychic ability might just get him killed. If you love...

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The Specialist Series (Boxed Set)

Killing was more than just a living for Jack Sullivan. It was a mission. Sullivan is a mercenary with a talent for revenge, but he's not a kill-crazy psychopath – he works for a cause, and for what he believes in. Left a broken man after his marriage was cut...

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Without Sanction

After surviving a clandestine operation that went tragically wrong, Matt Drake escaped Syria with his life, but little else. Now, to save the life of another, he must return to Syria and confront his biggest failure in a debut thriller Lee Child calls...

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The Doctor of Aleppo

In the ancient Silk Road city of Aleppo, a young American woman is sucked into the Syrian civil war engulfing the city. Relentlessly pursued by a Javert-like secret police officer, her only refuge is the rebel hospital run by a renowned surgeon. "A must-read for...

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Personal

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Jack Reacher returns in another fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from Lee Child. You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, notes Jack Reacher -- and sure enough, the retired military...

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The James Acton Thrillers

The first three action-packed thrillers in the million-selling James Acton series: The Protocol, Brass Monkey, and Broken Dove, from award winning USA Today bestseller J. Robert Kennedy. "A little bit of Jack Bauer and Indiana Jones." – Amazon Vine...

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What Remains of Me

On June 28, 1980, Kelly Michelle Lund shoots and kills Oscar-nominated director John McFadden at a party in his home. For years, speculation swirls over the enigmatic seventeen-year-old’s motives. Convicted of the murder, she loses her youth and her...

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Sweetheart

With Heartsick, Chelsea Cain took the crime world by storm, introducing two of the most compelling characters in decades: serial killer Gretchen Lowell and her obsessed pursuer Portland Detective Archie Sheridan. The book spent four weeks on the New York Times...

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No Good Deed

Seeing the future comes at a price. What price would you be willing to pay to save thousands of lives? Mark Taylor knows his actions scream guilty -- but he was only trying to stop the horrible terrorist attack. Instead of a thank you, the government labels him an...

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My Lovely Wife

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE INSTANT #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER USA Today bestseller  Edgar + ITW Thriller Award nominee for Best First Novel “Think: Dexter but sexier.”—theSkimm “A dark and irresistible...

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The First Rule of Ten

A Tibetan monastic-turned-LAPD cop-turned private investigator lands his first big case in this riveting opening installment in a Buddhism-inspired mystery series “Don't ignore intuitive tickles lest they reappear as sledgehammers.” —The...

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The Imposter

From the Amazon bestselling author of What We Forgot to Bury comes a twisted psychological tale of a mother and daughter’s mind-bending descent into the truth.From the outside looking in, Sibley Sawyer has a perfect life. As a successful attorney, she’s...

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Starbuck

Peter Bois is a billionaire and a summer resident of the exclusive island of Nantucket. He is also a man who is used to doing what he wants regardless of the consequences. But that all changes during a day at the beach with his estranged family. Sucked under by a...

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Find Me

An Amazon Charts Bestseller. A bone-chilling family history is unearthed in a heart-stopping thriller by New York Times bestselling author Anne Frasier. Convicted serial killer Benjamin Fisher has finally offered to lead San Bernardino detective Daniel Ellis to the...

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Coming of Winter

Catherine Mae Blackston is missing. She is not the first. While investigating Blackston's recent activities, FBI Agent Jeremy Winter stumbles upon a string of missing persons within state parks. Unable to convince his boss that Blackston's disappearance is anything...

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Here to Stay

“Mark Edwards always delivers! Taut, gripping, scary and original - a fabulous read!”—Robert Bryndza, #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling authorA beautiful home. A loving wife. And in-laws to die for.Gemma Robinson comes into Elliot’s life...

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The Iceman

The Iceman is an action-packed World War II military thriller featuring a daring United States Navy submarine commander during the Pacific war in 1942-43. In 1942, off the port city of St. Nazaire in occupied France, a United States Navy S-class submarine assigned to...

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Ghosts of Guatemala

The CIA never left Latin America... The CIA is facing catastrophic blackmail at the hands of an erratic Guatemalan drug lord: the infamous patrón of Antigua – Pablo Puentes. Desperate for a swift solution, the agency calls in their black operative fixer:...

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Six Years

The bestselling author and creator of the hit Netflix drama The Stranger explores the dangers of obsession in this #1 New York Times bestselling masterpiece of modern suspense. Six years have passed since Jake Fisher watched Natalie, the love of his life, marry...

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Silvers Hollow

THE TWILIGHT ZONE meets WAYWARD PINES When a young woman awakens in her childhood hometown with no recollection of how she arrived, she finds a world she doesn't recognize. Forced to navigate a surreal, dream-like landscape where all traces of time have seemingly...

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Limits of the Known

“If you’ve run out of Saint-Exupéry and miss the eloquent power of his work, then you are ready to read David Roberts.” —Laurence Gonzales, author of Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies and Why David Roberts has spent his career...

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When I Was You

A stolen identity leads a woman down a dark and desperate path in a gripping novel of psychological suspense by Wall Street Journal bestselling author Minka Kent.After barely surviving a brutal attack, Brienne Dougray rarely leaves her house. Suffering from...

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Thick as Thieves

In this tantalizing thriller from a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a woman uncovers lifelong secrets as she searches for the truth behind her father's involvement in a heist gone wrong. Twenty years ago in the dead of night, four seemingly random...

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A Cold Dark Place

“Olsen will scare you—and you’ll love it.” —Lee Child   In a secluded farm house in the Pacific Northwest, a family has been slaughtered—and a teenage son has disappeared. Single mother and cop Emily Kenyon spearheads a...

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The Judas Strain

ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction New York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with a terrifying story of an ancient menace reborn to plague the modern world . . . and of an impossible...

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Homegrown Hero

Shortlisted for the Crimefest Last Laugh Award and the Crimefest eDunnit Award 2019‘As gripping and funny as his first thriller’ Ben AaronovitchReluctant spy. Trained assassin. WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?JAY QASIM is back home in West London and in pursuit of...

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