The Bottom Line: DEA Special Agent Adam Locke is a series-worthy action hero whose debut is filled with breathtaking action and a surprisingly exquisite exploration of AI-assisted immortality. The Forever Game opens as DEA Special Agent Adam Locke is in Haiti, closing in on John Laguerre, the leader of a massive transnational criminal organization. He figures they’ve got just one chance to “cut the head off […]
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The best action thriller book reviews. Action thrillers feature extensive fight scenes, battle scenarios or high-intensity adventure.
The Bottom Line: A magical, action-packed paranormal thriller about loyalty and destiny. Fans of Sarah J. Maas and Joe Hill will fall hard for Stranger in the Valley. Iraq War veteran A.J. keeps his promises, no matter how long it takes to fulfill them. As Stranger in the Valley opens, A.J. is hiking his way through Oregon to fulfill a promise he made ten years earlier – to scatter
The Bottom Line: An exhilarating spy thriller that successfully blends myth, science, espionage and magic. Russian scientist Professor Anatoly Popov, described as a bit of a swashbuckler, has been on a quest for perfect health his entire life. He first encountered the legend of The Well while studying Kung Fu in a Taoist temple. What if a scientific breakthrough, based on a Chinese legend, could
The Bottom Line: Rogue Agent is a near-future military thriller that hits all the right targets. Dan J Ford has created a compelling one-man wrecking crew in his protagonist, Tom Wiseman. Wiseman, a Former FBI agent and current Army criminal investigator is contacted by his former mentor and Quantico trainer five years after Tom’s FBI’s career ended badly. His mentor – who Tom feels betrayed him – calls about a case involving a Saudi-born
The Bottom Line: One of the most memorable heist thrillers of the past decade. Among an ocean of lookalike crime novels, The Lost Bird delivers a stunning new take on the heist thriller that is not to be missed. The Lost Bird has it all: a priceless artifact, a gullible accomplice and an unlikely hero. At an air museum in Palm Springs, a group of tourists board a quick
The Bottom Line: Winner, Sci-Fi Thriller, The BestThrillers.com Book Awards. Highly recommended. All Hope of Becoming Human opens in rural Georgia as police officers are called to investigate a store robbery. Across the globe, the world is being ravaged by devastating earthquakes, viruses, riots and crime. But there in Georgia, a terrifying and grotesque creature awaits the officers at a nearby farmhouse. And what investigators find later
The Bottom Line: Winner, Best Political Thriller, The BestThrillers.com Book Awards. Highly recommended. Nothing in her life has been stable since Tess’s beloved fiancé Kyle died in a tragic accident. She’s spent the past year hell-bent on outrunning her grief, jetting between high-stakes meetings and the rock clubs where she can disappear. Avoiding her pain was almost working… …until she and her colleagues are taken hostage by
The Bottom Line: Winner, Best Historical Thriller, The BestThrillers.com Book Awards. Highly recommended. The most highly decorated Native American in the history of the United States Cavalry, Jolon Winterhawk is a combat veteran of countless bloody skirmishes during the American Civil War. He’s a man of honor, struggling with sworn allegiances to two different nations-the country he’s sworn to protect, and the tribe he’s promised to defend.
The Bottom Line: The year’s best action thriller (Winner, The BestThrillers.com Book Awards). Highly recommended. How did a young woman from a small town in Michigan become the most lethal assassin that the world has ever known? College heptathlete Margaret Crandall is invited to compete for a spot with a secret company to become an elite assassin. While still in the training pipeline, her mentor is
The Bottom Line: Think the Corleones are the ultimate crime family? Meet the Gimmelmans, whose exhilarating crime spree fuels this rip-roaring romp through the late 1980s. Set in the late 80s, The Great Gimmelmans is narrated by Aaron Nicholas Gimmelman, whose parents lose everything in the 1987 Black Monday stock market crash. After the repossession of their cars, valuables and home, they’re left with an RV dubbed The Gimmelmans’