Action and Adventure Books

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.

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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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Deadline

A reporter searching for facts. A homicide detective looking for answers. When a string of suspicious deaths points to the State Department, it doesn’t take long to uncover the agency’s lies. Now all they have to do is live long enough to reveal the truth....

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Brilliance

In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,”...

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Ice Hunters

"A taut cat-and-mouse game with potent characters." — Kirkus ReviewsIn the blink of an eye, a fisherman's idyllic vacation turns into a terrifying struggle for survival. One moment he is fly fishing a remote river in the icy mountains of New Zealand. The next, he...

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Dead in Their Tracks

A former soldier settles into post-combat life, happy to train others rather than fight.Then a visitor from his past seeks him out for help and protection.But this mission is about more than personal security - it’s a race to save America.Combat tracker Mitch Kearns...

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Message in the Bones

Long-buried bones have secrets to share – if you know how to read the message. A killer in a clown mask - a deadly chase through a corn maze - psychic visions of murder. A non-stop thrill ride until the very last word. . Freak is a nasty word, but many people in this...

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The Child Taker (Boxed Set)

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Primal Mirza

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The Sean Wyatt Series (Books 1-3)

They tried to kill him to cover up an ancient secret. Now Sean Wyatt is plunged into a race against time to save his best friend's life and the lives of billions. And he has no idea how deep the rabbit hole goes.This scorching adventure will have you up late into the...

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Marked for Revenge

When researcher Zelda Richardson begins working at a Dutch museum, she doesn’t expect to get entangled with an art theft, knocked unconscious by a forger, threatened by the mob, or stalked by drug dealers... A suspenseful, amateur sleuth mystery about stolen art, the...

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Kremlin Storm

The President of Russia is dead. His successor, dubbed the Kremlin Khan, begins his reign of terror with an audacious plot.His goal: the destruction of NATO. His weapon: an earth-shattering technology from the wildest nightmares of Nikola Tesla.But a rogue Russian...

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The Chair Man

Michael Hollinghurst is a successful corporate lawyer living a comfortable, suburban life in leafy North West London. But on 7 July 2005, his life is transformed when he steps on a London underground train targeted by Islamist suicide bombers. While most passengers in...

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Manifest Destiny

WINNER Best Independent Book of the YEAR, Author of the YearWINNER Paris Book Festival Best FictionWINNER Best Fiction New York Book FestivalFinalist USA News Best Book Awards Best Thriller/AdventureFinalist Indie Book Awards Best FictionFinalist Indie Excellence Book...

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The Shroud Key

AN ABDUCTED PROFESSOR...THE HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN...A DIG OF INCREDIBLE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE AT THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA AND THE COMPETING ENEMIES WILLING TO KILL FOR IT...IT'S ALL UP TO CHASE BAKER TO UNCOVER THE SHROUD KEY AND PREVENT IT FROM GETTING IN THE WRONG...

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The Suspects

Shallow Grave meets The Secret History in this quirky psychological thrillerWhen you’re bound together by secrets and lies who do you trust? Bristol, 1988.Five young graduates on the threshold of their careers buy a house together in order to get a foot on the...

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The Term Sheet

WINNER OF THE 2016 WATTYSWhat if the government claimed that terrorists were using your startup? Would you happily hand over the keys to your kingdom without a second thought? Or would you defend your customer's privacy no matter the cost?David Alexander always...

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Killing Floor

THE FIRST JACK REACHER NOVELThe bestselling novel featuring the “wonderfully epic hero”(People) who inspired the hit films Jack Reacher and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Ex-military policeman Jack Reacher is a drifter. He’s just passing through Margrave, Georgia, and...

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The Lost Symbol

#1 Worldwide BestsellerFamed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His plans are interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon...

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The Sasha Mccandless Series (Books 1-3)

Now available in one volume, the first three fast-paced, suspense-packed legal thrillers in the Sasha McCandless series by USA TODAY Bestselling Author Melissa F. Miller!Irreparable Harm (Book 1)After eight long years, Sasha McCandless is about to make partner at a...

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The Hunt for Red October

Don't Miss the Original Series Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan Starring John Krasinski!The #1 New York Times bestseller that launched the phenomenal career of Tom Clancy—a gripping military thriller that introduced the world to his unforgettable hero, Jack Ryan—nominated as...

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Grub Line Rider

The fury of the Wild West explodes in this thrilling collection of classic Louis L'Amour short stories. Most folks would call Kim Sartain an easygoing, peace-loving man. But the few who crossed the young drifter knew there was nothing he liked better than a good...

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel, the first in Stieg Larsson's thrilling Millenium series featuring Lisbeth Salander.Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's...

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One Shot

Now a major motion picture Six shots. Five dead. One heartland city thrown into a state of terror. But within hours the cops have it solved: a slam-dunk case. Except for one thing. The accused man says: You got the wrong guy. Then he says: Get Reacher for me. And sure...

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Law of the Lemhi

Ex marine and Vietnam vet Coal Savage, fired from his four-year career as agent for the FBI in Washington, D.C., returns to what he has every reason to believe will be a much less eventful life as sheriff of his small-town county of Lemhi, Idaho, in the mountain town...

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Dark Matter

A mindbending, relentlessly surprising thriller from the author of the bestselling Wayward Pines trilogy.“Are you happy with your life?”  Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious.  Before he awakens to find himself...

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The Jewel of Babylon

When a Special Forces agent working for the United States Government goes on a killing spree, the Department of Defense gets involved. When that very same agent seems to be under the influence of a special object hell-bent on destroying the world, the Department of...

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The Jakarta Pandemic

"RIPPED FROM TODAY'S HEADLINES AND METICULOUSLY RESEARCHED, The Jakarta Pandemic walks you through a family's near impossible struggle to survive a lethal pandemic virus.""In vivid, science-based detail, Konkoly chronicles the grim reality of a nation brought to its...

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Big Data

AN AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER CYBERPUNKIf you think artificial intelligence is dangerous, then you don’t know the real threat to humanity’s future… Luna Valencia is the founder of the hottest big data and artificial intelligence startup in history. She’s about to become...

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Soldiers and Marines

This is a very good read. It is the first novel in an action-packed multi-book military saga that follows the life of a combat soldier from his early years in the Korean War to his middle age in Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in Israel and the middle east...

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Slasher

"Fast paced, and gripping right from the start, Slasher is sure to please any fan of crime and horror novels." — Michael Swanson, Farlight Press "An inspired premise... There are legions of readers who eat this stuff up." — Geoff Johnston, UK Horror Scene "Jackson...

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Never Say Spy

…If a kickass middle-aged bookkeeper got sucked into a spy’s life…Despite her fondness for weapons and ripe language, middle-aged Aydan Kelly’s résumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of country living when she gets...

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Memory Scents

She looked even more beautiful now than she had when she’d been alive. Her green eyes were still sparkling, but now glazed they held a snapshot of the fear that she had endured only moments previously. Death fascinated Tim. The way a person’s eyes altered, showing no...

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Tangible Spirits

“Becki Willis blends bits of history with bits of fancy, and weaves a tantalizing tale you won’t soon forget.” Reporter Gera Stapleton has a difficult choice to make: write the story of a lifetime, or save the legacy of a town—and a man—she has come to love. Assigned...

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The 19th Element

USA Today Bestseller 2014.MORE THAN 160,000 COPIES SOLD.AMAZON TOP 100 Best SellerGOLD MEDAL THRILLER – Readers Favorite Book Awards."Best Self-Published Book" – Dollycas's Blogspot.“Rich with intrigue and mind-bending suspense, The 19th Element is a compelling read....

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The World Beneath

***Winner of International Thriller Writers's Best Ebook Original Novel award!***In this USA Today bestselling book, award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell drops you into a vast, dark world: 100 miles of living, breathing, tunnels that is...

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Tears in Tripoli

Tears in Tripoli – A Jake Collins Novel Jake Collins is an ex-military man who earns his wages by providing all manner of security services to international clients. Providing advice whilst accompanying headline-seeking media teams into war-torn regions is old-hat for...

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Water Under the Bridge

Dexter meets Mrs. and Mrs. Smith. They're the perfect match. But neither are they who they say they are...As a woman who feels her clock ticking every single moment of the day, former bad girl Kate Anderson is desperate to reinvent herself. So when she sees a handsome...

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