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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What will I find in an Action and Adventure Book?

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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Missing Amanda

1950’S NOIR IS BACK— BUT WITH TONGUE FIRMLY IN CHEEK! P.I. Lou Fleener’s got a great disguise—he’s kind of short, slightly pudgy, and a little nondescript. But whatever you do, don’t get in a fight with him, even if...

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Powder Burn

No one does vengeance like Cutter Grogan. He's made it part of his Fixing business. When his friends are killed in Los Angeles, in gang violence, he makes it personal The call comes just as Cutter Grogan, the Fixer, has completed yet another mission. Arnedra Jones,...

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Innocence Taken

Two dead girls, another one missing, and a secret that will rip a tight-knit community apart…When a missing teen’s body shows up dismembered on the side of the road, Lt. Damien Kaine must crush her parent’s hopes of her safe return. The parents...

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What Lies Between Us

Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the past.Every other night,...

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Total Blackout

The start of a gripping new crime thriller series introducing ex-SAS trooper Jack Tate!Perfect for fans of James Deegan, Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney‘Looking for breakneck pace and a relentless hero? Alex Shaw has you covered’ James...

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The Honourable Schoolboy

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston.  As the fall of Saigon looms, master spy George Smiley must...

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Night of the Fox

The New York Times–bestselling author’s “most tingling thriller since The Eagle Has Landed”: An agent poses as a Nazi for a mission on the verge of D-Day (Publishers Weekly).   In May of 1944, shipwrecked American Colonel Hugh Kelso...

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Slip Out the Back Jack

Mystery, love and action this book has it allFrom the Amazon ALL-star Bestselling author Willow RoseThey take turns with the knife, cutting their thumbs open. A drop of blood lands on the dark wooden table. Eyes meet across the room. All four thumbs are pressed...

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Day Zero

A special agent fights chaos and terror in midair in this thriller by the New York Times-bestselling author of Stone Cross… Special agent Jericho Quinn is a wanted man. Suspected of murder and marked for death by a network of conspirators embedded in the White House,...

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If Angels Fall

Little by little, stop after stop, three-year-old Danny Becker wanders further from his inattentive, overworked dad on a San Francisco subway car. In the rush of people stepping onto and off the train Danny is bumped to the platform when the doors close behind him....

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The Aquitaine Progression

“You won’t be able to put it down. (Don’t ever begin a Ludlum novel if you have to go to work the next day).”—Chicago Sun-Times In Geneva, American lawyer Joel Converse meets a man he hasn’t seen in twenty years, a covert...

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The Charlemagne Pursuit

NEW YORK TIMES BESETSELLER • “Those who relish suspense in the Da Vinci Code vein will snap this one up, the best yet in the series.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) As a child, former Justice Department agent Cotton Malone was told that...

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She Lies Beneath

When Adley and Barbara meet they appear to be the perfect couple – attractive, ambitious, and talented lawyers. But when they marry, they find their agendas are not the same; she wants a career, and he wants a family. The day before they go on a long-awaited holiday...

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Girl Divided

”Urgently timely.”- Kirkus ReviewsThey think she's a monster, but she's their only hope…In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp call her...

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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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Cold Fear

"Superbly crafted stories like these are the reason romantic suspense is my go-to genre." -USA Today Enigmatic and aloof FBI profiler Lincoln Frazer falls for a woman hiding dark secrets... When old evidence turns up on a fresh corpse, ASAC Lincoln Frazer is...

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Color of Blood

Dennis is glad to be back at work. His wife’s death left him devastated but he’ll do anything to lose himself into work at the Inspector General’s office of the CIA. A brilliant, if prickly investigator, he’s spent his career chasing down...

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The Sisters of Kestrel Cay

A terrible accident, a sister's betrayal, and the bonds that keep families together against all odds.The last time Margot Callaway saw her sister, Lottie, the girl was twelve and clinging to their blood-covered mother over the asphalt in a gas station parking...

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The Last Journalist

BOOKBUB READERS: Today only, while you grab The Last Journalist for free, this entire series is discounted--half off so you can start at the beginning. Check the series page, and happy reading! Someone in Seattle is murdering journalists...and Alex Vane...

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Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener, whose novels hurtle from the far reaches of history to the dark corners of the world, paints an intoxicating portrait of a land whose past and present are as turbulent, fascinating, and colorful as any other on Earth....

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Airliner Down

"Action-packed and full of gripping scenes and unforgettable dialogue, the book is a true feast for the mind" -Clarion Book Review "A suspenseful and action-packed aviation tale." - Kirkus Reviews Flight 2262 is bound for paradise, but a rogue...

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Andrew Gross E-Book Bundle

Get three electrifying thrillers from #1 New York Times bestselling author Andrew Gross in one e-book, including: The Dark Tide, Don't Look Twice, and Reckless. Thriller readers will love Ty Hauk, the Greenwich, Connecticut detective who...

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Don’t Make a Sound

An Amazon Charts bestseller.Her own past could be a reporter’s biggest story in this twisting thriller about murder and family secrets by the New York Times bestselling author T.R. Ragan.Plagued by traumatic childhood memories, crime reporter Sawyer Brooks...

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Spandau Phoenix

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Penn Cage series comes a heartstopping thriller about one of the great unsolved mysteries of World War II.   The Spandau Diary—what was in it? Why did the secret intelligence agencies of every major...

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Are some things more important than money? When millions of people take to the streets of Hong Kong to protest against the government, young Australian ex-pat Jacob Watson has to decide between pursuing his high flying career or joining the violent fight for democracy...

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Tune Up

On their second case, Qigiq and Kandy are loaned to the Traffic Division to investigate an early morning accident. Hit and run. By a motorcycle. The victim is an elderly Asian woman. A young witness in a nearby dry cleaner and a truck driver suggest all “accidents”...

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No Bad Deed

“A twisty, jet-fueled thriller… Don’t miss it!” – Lisa GardnerPacked with the electrifying pacing and pulse-pounding suspense of Harlan Coben and Lisa Gardner, a thrilling debut about a mother desperate to find the connections...

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Under Fire

After the epic struggle of World War II, W.E.B. Griffin’s bestselling chronicle of the Marine Corps enters a new stage of modern warfare—with new weapons, new strategies, and a new breed of warrior—on the battlefields of Korea... In 1950, Captain...

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Natural Causes

“Reinvents the medical thriller.”—Library Journal Dr. Sarah Baldwin races to a Boston hospital with a young woman whose normal labor has suddenly become a matter of life and death. As she struggles to save both mother and baby, she doesn't...

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In the aftermath of a devastating fire, a prisoner is offered one chance at redemption in this haunting supernatural suspense from the author of USA Today bestseller, The Girl With All the Gifts. Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire...

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Near Dark

Instant #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller “Fast-paced...pulse-pounding...supremely entertaining…His best ever.” —The Washington Times “If you love thrillers…if you’ve ever read a thriller you...

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The House Guest

“Brilliant, shocking and very creepy. Mark Edwards has done it again.”—Elly Griffiths, bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway seriesA perfect summer. A perfect stranger. A perfect nightmare.When British twenty-somethings Ruth and Adam are...

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Avenger of Rome

If you like Simon Scarrow and Ben Kane, you'll absolutely love this enthralling and action-packed novel of Roman adventure from bestselling author Douglas Jackson. Readers are loving Gaius Valerius Verrens! "A triumph of a novel" - 5 STARS...

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A standalone novel from Stuart Woods, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stone Barrington and Holly Barker series...Murder is not a spectator sport.Chuck Chandler has choked on more than one occasion—first as a pro tennis player at...

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Rebekka Franck (Volumes 1-5)

SOLD MORE THAN 500.000 COPIES!The Queen of Scream Novels channels Wes Craven in this 5-in-1 boxed set! ??? One, Two ... He is coming for youSet in the Danish coastal town of Karrebaeksminde; journalist Rebekka Franck returns to her hometown with her six-year-old...

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When Austin slacker and would-be grad student Donnie Ray Cuinn stumbles upon an old letter in the musty bowels of the Texas State Archives, he believes he has uncovered the true and very unflattering story of Texas’ sainted hero Sam Payne’s capture of Mexican leader...

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