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

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

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How the West Was Won

As part of the Louis L’Amour’s Lost Treasures series, this edition contains exclusive bonus materials! They came by river and by wagon train, braving the endless distances of the Great Plains and the icy passes of the Sierra Nevada. They were men like...

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Labyrinth

July 2005. In the Pyrenees mountains near Carcassonne, Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, stumbles into a cave and makes a startling discovery-two crumbling skeletons, strange writings on the walls, and the pattern of a labyrinth. Eight hundred years...

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The Sixes

Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life is unexpectedly derailed off the fast track when her long-term boyfriend leaves her just as she is accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to pick up the pieces, Phoebe jumps at...

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Worst Fears Realized

Not a man to dwell on the past, Stone Barrington has no choice but to rattle old skeletons when the people closest to him start dying, and he has little to go on but the suspicion that the killer might be someone he once knew. The trip down memory lane isn't all...

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Sergeant York

October 8th, 1918—amid the last of the Allies attempts to the Germans, Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee, found himself and his platoon of only seventeen men trapped in the thick of heavy machine gun fire. Rather than retreating or calling upon the artillery to...

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Cemetery Lake

A chilling case of unsolved murders and mistaken identities unravels when a lake in a Christchurch cemetery releases its grip on the murky past in this exciting crime thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Laughterhouse. Cemetery Lake begins in a...

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The Money Trail

After the horrific murder of an attorney and a Washington Post reporter on a park bench in Washington, DC., Kruger is drawn into the case because of the individual the lawyer had recently defended. When it is discovered, the reporter was trying to uncover a dark...

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Disclosure

From the author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an electrifying thriller in which a shocking accusation of sexual harassment triggers a gripping psychological game of cat and mouse and threatens to derail a brilliant career. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER...

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The Russian Key

“An intriguing spy novel written in the form of a memoir . . . Those seeking a fresh take on the genre will be satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly An exciting debut for fans of The Americans and Red Sparrow....

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The Looking Glass War

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies.  "You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous." It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all...

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The Malta Exchange

"The result is a thriller that intrigues and provides historical context. Berry is the master scientist with a perfect formula." — Associated Press One of USA Today's "Five Books Not to Miss!" A deadly race for the Vatican’s...

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The Sentinel

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? Jack Reacher is back! The "utterly addictive" (The New York Times) series continues as acclaimed author Lee Child teams up with his brother, Andrew Child, fellow thriller writer extraordinaire. "One of the many great things about Jack...

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A Thin Line

He's been framed for murder. Hunted and shot at. Had a loved one kidnapped. All to protect a decades old government secret. "One of the year's best thrillers." BestThrillers.com This fast paced, action packed series stars a hero who's skilled like Jason...

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The Inverted Pyramid

Journalist Alex Vane is always hunting for the truth. But now the truth may cost him his life...  After exposing a low-level congressman for accepting bribes, Alex attends a conference and runs into an old friend--and flame--Media Studies Professor Camila Gray....

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No Conscience

Would you recognize a sociopath in your own family? Wes Shaw’s different than his siblings—darker, awkward, the perpetual ne’er-do-well. Mary Shaw’s the doting mother, showering her children with gifts from the heart and the pocketbook. The...

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Treason Flight

Jack "Rattler" Owen is a Navy pilot on a combat deployment struggling with life at sea. If dealing with separation from his family, the constant grind of shipboard life and malfunctions in the E-2C Hawkeye weren't enough, it now seems that someone is out to...

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Jack Reacher's Rules

Jack Reacher's Rules is the ultimate fan's guide to the World of Reacher! Featuring selections from all seventeen electrifying Jack Reacher novels and an introduction from Lee Child himself, this one-of-a-kind book compiles timeless advice from maverick former army...

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In the Lake of the Woods

A politician's past war crimes are revealed in this psychologically haunting novel by the National Book Award-winning author of The Things They Carried. Vietnam veteran John Wade is running for senate when long-hidden secrets about his involvement in wartime...

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Days of Panic

When the power grid fails, what will you do to survive? After an EMP obliterates the nation's electrical grid on New Year’s Eve, it’s not long before society unravels and panic ensues. As the lights go out and silence spreads over the city that never...

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The Woman in the Window

#1 New York Times Bestseller – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Amy Adams, Julianne Moore, and Gary Oldman – Available on Netflix on May 14, 2021 “Astounding. Thrilling. Amazing.” —Gillian...

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Her Last Holiday

You come to the retreat to be healed. You don’t expect to die.Two years ago, Fran’s sister Jenna disappeared on a wellness retreat in the Mediterranean that went terribly wrong.Tom Wade, the now infamous man behind Soul Shrink Retreats, has just been...

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The Twenty-Three

From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Linwood Barclay comes the jaw-dropping finale of the Promise Falls Trilogy.   It’s May 23, and small town Promise Falls finds itself in the midst of a full-blown catastrophe with dozens dead from...

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T. H. Elkman

1800’s American West—a place where men find themselves in harsh and cruel circumstances and where lives are short lived. Where women are hard as the steel of a gun, and the sweet burn of whiskey eases the rough, ratted edges. Where death is a pill that...

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Erupt

Mt. Hood in Oregon erupts with terrifying power. A shock wave slams into a helicopter carrying two volcanologists. A thousand-degree cloud of ash hurtles at hurricane speeds down the mountainside toward two hikers. Suffocating ash rains down on the campsite of a...

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One Little Secret

USA Today bestseller One of Bustle’s New Books Set At the Beach To Read When You Can’t Be There Yourself A Hamptons beach house gathering turns deadly in this suspenseful psychological thriller “that will keep you up all night,” for fans of...

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The Stranger Next Door

She was the perfect neighbour. Until she made a terrible accusation. . . 'A brilliant, twisty, read that kept me reading late into the night' SUE WATSON 'All the very best ingredients for a perfect thriller! I thoroughly recommend it' SAMANTHA...

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The Other Side of Midnight

The Other Side of Midnight is Sidney Sheldon at his best. This page-turner is full of tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice. In Paris, Washington, and a fabulous villa in Greece, an innocent American becomes a...

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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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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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The Rescue

An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller. For fans of Tom Clancy and Lee Child, a heart-pumping thriller of betrayal, revenge, and conspiracy by USA Today bestselling author Steven Konkoly. Former CIA operative turned mercenary for hire Ryan Decker's specialty...

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Gold Mine Massacre

Johnstone Country. Family First. For generations, the Jensens have struggled to build their home, their land, and their dreams. But now the family is forced to fight fire with fire, bullet by bullet, blood for blood . . .   GOLD MINE MASSACRE   For Smoke and...

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The Looking Glass War

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. "You are either good or bad, and both are dangerous." It would have been an easy job for the Circus: a can of film couriered from Helsinki to London. In the past the Circus handled all things political,...

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Total Power

"Mills's suspenseful, strikingly original sixth Mitch Rapp novel... is as riveting as anything penned by Mitch's creator, Vince Flynn (1966-2013). Mills has really hit his stride with this franchise entry." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One of the best...

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Caribbean Kill

In sunny Puerto Rico, the Executioner will turn paradise into hell The plane comes in low over the Puerto Rican resort, getting Mack Bolan close enough to notice snipers in the hotel windows and shotguns in the cabanas. He escaped his latest battle against the Mafia...

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Strangers

“The plot twists ingeniously...an engaging, often chilling book.”—The New York Times Book Review   A writer in California. A doctor in Boston. A motel owner and his employee in Nevada. A priest in Chicago. A robber in New York. A little girl...

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Cadillac Beach

And busting out of Chattahoochee State Hospital ... without his meds! The thrill-killing Floridaphile needs to get to the bottom of his bookie grandad's bizarre 1964 death -- not to mention launch "Serge & Lenny's Florida Experience," the new...

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