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.

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

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In the Waning Light

Two decades after her sister's brutal attack and murder, Meg Brogan has finally found happiness... or so it appears. A bestselling true-crime writer, Meg has money, fame, and a wealthy fiancé. But when a television-show host presses her to tackle the one story...

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The Second Ship

In 1948, an alien starship fell from the New Mexico sky -- and immediately vanished behind the walls of the Los Alamos Laboratory. Since that day the US military has endeavored to reverse engineer the ship's alien technology through top-secret research known only as...

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Since We Fell

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Barnes and Noble Best Book of the Year Bookpage Best of 2017 Booklist Best Crime Novel PopSugar Best Book of 2017 The new novel from New York Times bestseller Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and Shutter Island "Lehane is the master of...

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Plague Year

"Rock-hard realistic." -James Rollins"Terrifying." -Scott Sigler"Riveting." -David BrinThe nanotech was intended to save lives. Instead, it killed five billion people, devouring all warm-blooded lifeforms except on the highest mountain peaks.The safe line is 10,000...

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Dead Center

The quaint coastal town of Port St. Joe, FL isn’t the kind of place where people go around getting stabbed to death.So, when Jake Bellamy – an insurance agent and beloved father – is found murdered in the dewy grass of a local park, it comes as a bit of a shock. Now...

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River Tango

Captain Jack Stueben, spymaster, deadly assassin and billionaire playboy is a formidable adversary but he is no match for a beautiful woman dancing the Tango. She’s dressed to kill and has a contract on Jack but what is she really after? Odie Larson would die for his...

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Six

One of Dax McGowan's closest friends, Lieutenant Janet Meehan of the Special Victims Unit seeks his help in capturing a serial killer who is murdering nuns in one of the poorest areas of the Bronx, but only those nuns who still wear the old-fashioned veiled habits....

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The Girl in the Woods

"OLSEN WILL SCARE YOU--AND YOU'LL LOVE IT." -- Lee Child "YOU'LL SLEEP WITH THE LIGHTS ON AFTER READING GREGG OLSEN." -- Allison Brennan A schoolgirl found it on a nature hike. A severed human foot wearing pink nail polish. A gruesome but invaluable clue that leads...

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Frost Burned

Patricia Briggs "has reached perfection"* in this #1 New York Times bestseller, as Mercy Thompson faces a shapeshifter's biggest fear... Mercy's life has undergone a seismic change. Becoming the mate of Alpha werewolf Adam Hauptman has made her a stepmother to his...

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Delusion Proof

Do You Know Your Enemies? Have You Lost Your Credibility? "I am only aware of fear. It so consumes me that every cell in my body screams for relief. My life goes on and there is nothing in it but fear, loss and terror." Retired Army Major and physician Sonia Amon,...

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The Curious Case of the Missing Head

A headless body on a boat. An international conspiracy. Can he survive a controversial scientific discovery? Esteemed Australian journalist Jack Rogan is on a mission to solve the disappearance of his mother in the 70s. But when a friend needs help rescuing a...

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The Eight

The "fascinating" #1 international bestseller of a quest across centuries by two intrepid women to reunite the pieces of a powerful, ancient chess set (Los Angeles Times Book Review). A fabulous, bejeweled chess set that belonged to Charlemagne has been buried in a...

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Bully Boys

Boarding school has always been seen as an opportunity to get a good education, and to learn a bit about the realities of life.... But just what does that mean? Unfortunately in the past and possibly even still today, that has meant children having to endure a certain...

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Aesop

Private contractor Matti Baker’s personal quest is to keep America safe. With unwavering loyalty, she was trained to assist government and outside agencies in identifying, locating, and eliminating individuals and nations that pose as threats to the United States....

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Best Day Ever

"FABULOUS." -- B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors and The Breakdown THE PERFECT MARRIAGE IS THE PERFECT ILLUSION. Paul Strom has the perfect life: a glittering career as an advertising executive, a beautiful wife, two healthy boys and...

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Nine Lives

Praise for Nine Lives: 'One of the best books I've read - certainly for a first novel' 'One of the best thrillers in the recent past' 'I've read a lot of books in the past two years since I owned a Kindle, but this was the most compulsive reading I have come across'...

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Sea of Shadows

"Here is a writer at the top of his game. The result is a brilliant techno-thriller, the kind a young Clancy would be proud to call his own." -- HOMER HICKAM, Bestselling author of 'Rocket Boys' A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare...

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Taken! – Kidnapping the Devil

When a kidnapper calling himself "Jack" kidnaps seven-year-old Samantha Ryan, Jessica and her husband join forces with the FBI to get her back safely.While Jack is a ruthless killer who has successfully kidnapped children before, he has never abducted anyone like...

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Critical Vulnerability

In this smart, gripping thriller from USA Today bestselling author Melissa F. Miller, federal prosecutor Aroostine Higgins' most critical vulnerability is exposed. Government records, medical equipment, elevators, security alarms ... they're all remotely controlled...

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Deadly Lies

Hurt Jill Shannon once, shame on you. Hurt Jill Shannon twice, she'll bury you six feet under.After running fast and far from her painful childhood, Jill Shannon has made it. She has a successful career and is married to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live out...

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The Anonymous Source

Find the Source. Break the Story. Stay Alive.It's one year after the 9/11 attacks and court reporter Alex Vane is fighting to break into the flashy world of TV news. But when he uncovers the scoop of a lifetime, his tightly-controlled world is rocked: his editor...

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Search For Reason

Who did it? Someone bombed New York. In a near miss on Washington a second city has been destroyed. Is it militant Muslims? White Separatists? Russia? China? North Korea? Or the worst serial killer of all time -- not taking one life or even twenty, but four million?...

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Nine Lives

Praise for Nine Lives: 'One of the best books I've read - certainly for a first novel' 'One of the best thrillers in the recent past' 'I've read a lot of books in the past two years since I owned a Kindle, but this was the most compulsive reading I have come across'...

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The Professor

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next....

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Fool Me Twice

"WILDLY ENTERTAINING" LEGAL THRILLER! It's a routine fraud trial in Miami, until... A witness is murdered... And Jake Lassiter is the prime suspect. The mystery leads Lassiter and his wisecracking delinquent nephew to an abandoned silver mine deep beneath the Aspen...

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The Soul Summoner

An ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift is out to stop evil with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her; the other would kill to keep her safe. **Find out why The Soul Summoner series has been a #1 bestseller in Paranormal Suspense and has been...

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The Professor

Law professor Thomas Jackson McMurtrie literally wrote the book on evidence in the state of Alabama. But when a power-hungry colleague uses a recent run-in between McMurtrie and headstrong student Rick Drake to end his career, he is left unsure what to do next....

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Sea of Shadows

"Here is a writer at the top of his game. The result is a brilliant techno-thriller, the kind a young Clancy would be proud to call his own." -- HOMER HICKAM, Bestselling author of 'Rocket Boys' A minor accident at a German nuclear power plant, a Biological Warfare...

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Exhume

Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman has finally found a place to belong. As the medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department, working alongside homicide detective Hal Harris, she uncovers the tales the dead can't tell about their final moments. It is a job that...

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Fallen Hunter

The first three books in this series are discounted for a very short time. Jesse McDermitt has been grieving the loss of a loved one to terrorists. He's been holed up on his secluded island home for months, numbing his mind and body with endless, mundane tasks. But he...

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