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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Rejuvenation

How far would you go to stay young? Rejuvenation is a gripping scientific thriller of a journalist’s investigation into a rejuvenation drug which is about to change the human race forever. “Tough to put down... my family thought I was binge watching on Netflix, but I...

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

In the aftermath of Operation Thunderball, Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s trail has gone cold—and so has 007’s love for his job. The only thing that can rekindle his passion is Contessa Teresa “Tracy” di Vicenzo, a troubled young woman who shares his taste for fast cars and...

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Gone Tomorrow

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   “High-powered, intricately wrought suspense.”—Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “Hold on tight. . . . This novel will give you whiplash as you rabidly turn pages. . . . May be [Lee Child’s] best.”—USA Today   New York City. Two in the...

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The Templar Legacy

The ancient order of the Knights Templar possessed untold wealth and absolute power over kings and popes . . . until the Inquisition, when they were wiped from the face of the earth, their hidden riches lost. But now two forces vying for the treasure have learned that...

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A Year in the Life of Leah Brand

Leah’s nightmare began the day the dog died. A few years earlier a fatal car crash took the lives of Leah’s beloved husband and their two babies, leaving her disabled. Life looked bleak. She was approaching forty, unemployed, broke and desperate. Then she met Mason....

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Easy Go

A thriller about an Egyptologist’s greatest find—and his quest to steal it—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Jurassic Park and The Andromeda Strain. Brilliant Egyptologist Harold Barnaby has discovered a message hidden inside a particularly difficult...

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Save Him

Military scientist Rydel Scott is proud of the hi-tech gear he invents for battlefield heroes. When a secret mission involving one of his inventions goes horribly wrong, Rydel obsessively tries to learn what caused the system failure and accidentally reveals the...

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The Atlantis Riddle

DAN KOTLER IS BACK, AND THIS TIME HE’S TACKLING ONE OF THE OLDEST MYSTERIES IN HISTORYThe second Dan Kotler archaeological thriller!1914—Thomas Edison stands and watches his West Orange laboratory burn to the ground, taking his life’s work with it. And he smiles. In...

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Taken

A gripping new thriller from internationally bestselling author Lisa StoneHave you seen Leila?8-year-old Leila Smith has seen and heard things that no child should ever have to. On the Hawthorn Estate, where she lives, she often stays out after dark to avoid going...

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Starbuck, Nantucket Redemption

In this detailed and extraordinary debut novel, Garth Jeffries delivers a gripping story of adventure, family, and forgiveness. Peter Bois is one of the wealthiest men on Nantucket but is far from successful; his business is being picketed for polluting the oceans,...

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Lockdown

From an author who “writes with the pace of Lee Child and the heart of Harlan Coben” (New York Times bestselling author Joseph Finder): The clock is ticking as bodyguard Ryan Lock races to save millions from the plot of a dangerous widow bent on revenge.Christmas Eve...

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Agency

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“ONE OF THE MOST VISIONARY, ORIGINAL, AND QUIETLY INFLUENTIAL WRITERS CURRENTLY WORKING”* returns with a sharply imagined follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The Peripheral.   William Gibson has trained his eye on the future...

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Synbat

Library Journal: “This book will appeal to a variety of horror and military fiction readers. Recommended.”Dave Riley and his Green Beret A-Team must defeat a threat shockingly inhuman. Set in the shadowy world of genetic research, Synbat, stands for Synthetic Battle...

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The Taste of Fear

In the jungle, no one can hear you scream.American movie star Scarlett Cox and her husband, hotel tycoon Salvador Brazza, head to Africa to get away and resuscitate their ailing marriage. When robbed of their money and passports, they seek help from the U.S. Embassy...

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Turbo Twenty-Three

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the heart of Trenton, N.J., a killer is out to make sure someone gets his just desserts.   Larry Virgil skipped out on his latest court date after he was arrested for hijacking an eighteen-wheeler full of premium bourbon. Fortunately...

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Sea of Spies

A nest of espionage. A break for the border. A race to survive.The Allies are desperate to stop neutral Turkey supplying vital materials to the Nazis – materials which could help them win the war. But then a British agent makes a fatal mistake, and disappears in...

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Catch a Falling Star

THE #1 AMAZON BESTSELLER WINNER Beverly Hills International Book Awards® Cross-Genre Fiction"Amazing, genre-defying story..."-Dandelions Inspired: Reading and Reviewing Amazing Books!In Book One of The Shooting Stars Series, Catch a Falling Star, bestselling author...

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Immortal Reign

For William Barrow, two thousand years is a very long time…too long, when it is a perpetual punishment for betraying Jesus Christ.The man originally known as Judas Iscariot is on a mission to recover thirty silver shekels once paid to him for his ultimate treachery....

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In Cold Blood

A boarding school steeped in tradition. A killer cloaked in darkness. A campus soaked in blood.For Detective Forrest, evil has a distinctive smell. When a dead girl’s severed organs are found strung from a tree, Forrest fears that French Revolution-era savagery is...

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Sara’s Game

Single mother, successful executive, target for revenge...Two years ago, Sara's husband left for the gym one morning...and never came back.His car was found. He wasn't.Unbelievably, the police report said, "No foul play suspected." There were a few unreliable...

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Moonraker

As the super patriot and war veteran who’s bankrolling Britain’s top-secret Moonraker rocket program, Sir Hugo Drax should be above reproach. But there’s more to this enigmatic millionaire than he lets on. When M suspects Drax of cheating at cards in an exclusive...

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Diamonds Are Forever

An international diamond-smuggling pipeline has opened up and the British Treasury wants to know who’s controlling it. Impersonating a captured courier named Peter Franks, Bond infiltrates the criminal ring and finds an unlikely ally in Tiffany Case, a gorgeous...

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Body Heat

Medical crime fiction by Candy Denman, Britain’s answer to Patricia CornwellWhen police doctor Callie Hughes is called to a crime scene, pronouncing death isn’t difficult. More difficult will be determining the age and sex of the victim. The charred body found inside...

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From Russia with Love

James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming’s masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time.SMERSH stands for “Death to Spies” and there’s no secret...

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Meet Your Maker

In the Czar’s Suite of Kiev’s five-star Persian Palace, police discover a body jammed impossibly deep in a narrow ventilation duct. Security cameras reveal that no one else entered the supersecure room.An ocean away, Interpol rookie Delta Devlin witnesses an attempted...

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Don’t Poke the Bear!

The saga of Emmett and Gentry continues in Don’t Poke the Bear! the second book in the Emmett Love western adventure series.After the former gunslinger and prostitute open a saloon in Dodge City, Kansas, Emmett kills a man in self-defense and winds up inheriting a...

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Marathon Man

A Nazi conspiracy in the heart of modern-day Manhattan—the blockbuster New York Times bestseller that became the classic film thriller. At Columbia University, Thomas “Babe” Levy, a postgrad history student and aspiring marathon runner, is working to clear his late...

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White Lies

You never know where a lie may lead...While driving to a charming village tucked away deep in the Cascade Mountains of eastern Washington, where she is to begin a new job teaching high school English, Katrina Burton picks up a young hitchhiker who turns out to be a...

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Long Knife

A legend. A warrior. A hero. A classic American epic.Two centuries ago, with the support of the young Revolutionary government, George Rogers Clark led a small but fierce army west from Virginia to conquer all the territory between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. He...

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The Caribbean Job

Powerful people in the shadows pull deadly strings as the ex-Delta operator treads where he’s not welcome. As he uncovers a massive conspiracy, killers head his way. Case knew the threat was real and now the clock is ticking.Can he find a way out and bring down their...

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Fifty

A rogue general within China's People's Liberation Army has a 25-year plan to smuggle nuclear weapons into the United States. Lieutenant General Kung Yusheng has been the Commander of 22 Base, the secret underground repository of China's nuclear arsenal, for over 30...

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Romeo’s Stand

We were an hour from Las Vegas when the plane began to shake.Something is rotten in the little town of Dillard, NV. And Mike Romeo is right in the middle of it.After the plane he's on has to land in the desert, Romeo tries to check on the woman who was sitting next to...

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The Butterfly Forest

He hid the old pencil-drawn map for 40 years.The guards never found it.After 40 years in San Quentin, Luke Palmer leaves with a state-issued suit, $100 dollars to buy a bus ticket, and a map that will lead to a promise and into the heart of a dark forest. "The...

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The Shadow File

America's intelligence security is in the hands of a million private contractors. Now one hacker may bring down their entire system.Four months ago, Alex Vane's friend James Stacy was murdered by private security contractors working for the intelligence-industrial...

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INTEL 1 (Omnibus, Books 1-4)

Four Action-Packed Political Techno-ThrillersThree Armageddon Scenarios. Two Unusual Love Stories. One Secretive Intelligence Branch.“STEBBINS IS THE MASTER OF THE THINKING READER’S TECHNO-THRILLER.” —Internet Review of Books“A MONSTER NEW TALENT IN THE THRILLER...

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Bad Games

The heart-stopping bestseller that started it all.The Lambert Family is heading to Crescent Lake for an idyllic weekend getaway. Some fishing, some barbecue, some games... The Fannelli brothers are heading to Crescent Lake too. Some stalking, some kidnapping, some...

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