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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.

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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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Rise of the River-Man

For the first time in his life, Mutter's afraid. Afraid of the creatures that lurk in the cages nearby. Afraid of the shots his new master is giving him. The ones that make him stronger and faster and hungry.Always, always hungry.He's been born and bred to obey, to...

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Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer

Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered.Now the 23-year-old former playboy desires only one thing: revenge.Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare:...

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Insects (Boxed Set, The Complete Series)

A livewire thriller series for fans of Crichton, King and Cussler.A scientific expedition journeys deep into the remote Brazilian jungle in search of a career-making discovery: a carnivorous insect so rare that no team has ever confirmed its existence. But the...

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Return of the Dwarf King

A broken ship. A missing friend. A whole new world of magical artifacts for the taking. A cosmic vacation for our intrepid treasure hunter. After years of searching Finn has finally found the motherload. Unfortunately, there’s no way to get it home. And he’s got to...

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Without Remorse

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN!From Tom Clancy, the celebrated author of the Jack Ryan series, comes the #1 New York Times bestseller that puts CIA operative John Clark front and center....His code name is Mr. Clark. His work for the CIA...

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Girl in Trouble

He gave up his daughter years ago, but now he’ll risk his life to save hers.Alex Mercer is no stranger to kidnappings. The emotional scars still run deep from his sister’s disappearance years earlier. His daughter Ariana remains safe long after her adoption, and he...

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Compelling Evidence

The first “engrossing”(Entertainment Weekly) legal thriller in the New York Times bestselling Paul Madriani series!Defense attorney Paul Madriani was on the rise with the California law firm of Potter, Skarpellos—until a short-lived affair with Potter's wife, Talia,...

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Political Dirty Trick

Not a political book. But a tense, suspense novel, played out during an election campaign.Crystal Moore's good friend Ron Drake is running for governor of Texas. Polls show he has 70% of the votes. But, fake news begins pouring out, and with two weeks left before...

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Retribution

EVERYTHING COMES AT A COST…Author Brent Towns keeps the action coming thick and fast, let’s you up for a breath and then drags you back in for more.After he is betrayed and shoots the two most powerful men in the Irish Mob, John “Reaper” Kane is forced into hiding. He...

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Eye of the Needle

The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of FireHis code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and...

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Drop Shot

In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.   “Engaging . . ....

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City of Dark

City of Dark is a captivating contemporary thriller set in (and under) Paris. Fans of the city will feel an intense connection through the vivid descriptions throughout the novel. The story is incredibly complex with a dizzying array of motives and possible bad guys....

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Single

‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his...

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The Winter Family

A Globe & Mail Top 100 Book of 2015Longlisted for The 2015 Giller PrizeA Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Prize"Sadistic but mesmerizing..."-- The New York Times Book ReviewTracing a group of ruthless outlaws from its genesis during the American Civil War...

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Desperate Justice

WHEN GOOD MEN DO NOTHING, IT’S UP TO ONE RESOURCEFUL WOMAN TO STOP EVIL FROM TRIUMPHING…In the follow-up to his first action-packed legal thriller, The Key to Justice, bestselling author Dennis Carstens stirs up a vipers’ nest of corruption that snakes its way from...

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Drop Shot

In the second Myron Bolitar novel from Edgar Award–winner Harlan Coben, a young woman’s tragic death spirals into a shattering drama of menace, secrets, and rage. Suddenly Myron is in over his head—and playing the most dangerous game of all.   “Engaging . . ....

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Aladdin Relighted

From bestselling authors Piers Anthony and J.R. Rain! The first in a completed trilogy featuring Aladdin and his magical lamp!The end of the original "Aladdin of the Lamp" finds the cunning Aladdin ruler of a great kingdom. Now, many years have passed...Aladdin is...

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Dragon Sim-13

Kirkus Reviews: “Fascinating, imaginative and nerve-wracking. Mayer’s tough, businesslike soldiers again include a tough, businesslike female.” Dragon SIM-13 is an elaborate computerized command post exercise to test the readiness of the U.S. Special Operations...

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A Life of Shadows

Jump into the world of an assassin once called Shadow with the Amazon Bestselling series, THE REDEMPTION SAGA!Sawyer Matthews knows how to put one foot in front of the other, to keep moving while the nightmares haunt her, and her own failures taunt her. She's become a...

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Them Inside Me

When a bond that was supposed to strengthen and reenergize women turns into something unimaginable. A world of betrayal, self-doubt and murder is brought into the fore. Them Inside Me is a thriller that will get your pulse racing and open your eyes to the unseen world...

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The Dogon Initiative

A group of foreign mercenaries hired as deniable assets by a newly-formed humanitarian division of the CIA is tasked with saving Mali’s persecuted Dogon people from genocide. The operation must be carried out in stealth while journeying across some of West Africa’s...

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Second Chances

Bobby Carroll has overcome a gambling scandal to resuscitate his career as a college basketball coach when a star recruit, Kevin Murphy, is found dead shortly after receiving a recruiting visit from Carroll. When the police, led by a nemesis from his gambling days,...

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The Magic Compass

Find the compass, save the world or save herself? Austin robbery detective Maggie Parker knows how to run down a felon. Now add in magic. When she finds a gnome breaking into her garage to steal a favorite wooden puzzle box everything changes. Did she just see a...

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The Milk Moon Assassin

The past has come to haunt him.Only a May full moon remains to compensate for his losses.Now, it's time for revenge. In January 1948, an entire Israeli platoon of thirty-five men mysteriously perished in battle near Jerusalem. Not a single survivor was left to tell...

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Perilous

“A young adult thriller filled with non-stop action, PERILOUS grabs hold of you from page one and doesn’t let go until the very end." ~Joyce DiPastena, author, Loyalty’s Web and Illuminations of the Heart“Terrifying, riveting, and jaw dropping...." ~Unedited ”A story...

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Five Years in Yemen

A CIA military scientist goes missing in Iraq. Five years later, he turns up in Yemen. When covert operative Titus Ray is sent to bring him home, he learns the scientist has been working for one of America’s allies all along, which forces him to make changes in the...

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The Second Korean War

Two Russian agents discover a missing nuclear weapon was hidden in an American city by North Korea. Another nuclear weapon nears Seoul in a tunnel built by North Koreans. And North Korea's new military dictator launches an all-out invasion. Will Seoul or Pyongyang be...

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Cover Fire

Staked out in the Anza-Borrego Desert in the dead of night, young photographer Lake Pawlak is awoken by a clandestine meeting, bearing witness to something she never should have seen. Barely escaping, she turns to the authorities for help, bouncing through the...

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High White Sun

Even though the corrupt Sheriff Ross is dead and gone, outlaws still walk free, peace comes at a price, and redemption remains hard to find in this fiery and violent novel from the author of The Far Empty.Sometimes we have to be wolves... In the wake of Sheriff...

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Everything We Keep

An Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestseller.A luminous debut with unexpected twists, Everything We Keep explores the devastation of loss, the euphoria of finding love again, and the pulse-racing repercussions of discovering the truth about the ones we hold...

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The Girl in the Window

She thought her neighbors had the perfect life. But when murder rocks the suburbs, she becomes the perfect suspect…Amber is barely holding it together. In the midst of a messy divorce, sometimes the only thing that gets her out of bed is spying on her handsome...

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Green Light

Praise for 'Green Light':‘Definitely another winner by Barber’‘This is why we read his books. This was one was full of surprises. I am hooked for life’‘If any of these became a movie not sure they could do these books justice. I'd want to be on the casting...

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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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You Are Next

HE TOOK EVERYTHING...THEN CAME BACK FOR MORE.Former Detective Karin Schaeffer has nothing left to live for after serialkiller Martin Price destroys all she holds dear.  Known as "The DominoKiller," Price doesn't stop until an entire family is destroyed. Whenhe leaves...

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Savage Lies

#1 BEST-SELLING INDIE AUTHOR IN AMAZON CRIME ACTION & ADVENTURE. "Wow! My goodness, what a book!" Five stars, Amazon reviewer An abandoned van in London, containing the surgically removed wombs of missing girls. John Savage sets out to find one of the victims,...

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