Action Thriller Books

The best action thriller book reviews. Action thrillers feature extensive fight scenes, battle scenarios or high-intensity adventure.

The Boys of the Dixie Pig by Stacy Childs

Book Review: The Boys of the Dixie Pig

The Bottom Line: An addictive, rapid-fire medical thriller unlike any you’ve ever experienced. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00P4P1Z6E” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] When it comes to the word “cryonics,” the first thought that pops into your head might be the tabloid rumors about Ted Williams’ frozen, severed head being mistreated in some private Arizona facility. So what could be even …

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Paris Match by Stuart Woods

Paris Match, a new Action Thriller by Stuart Woods

Stone Barrington is back and better than ever in the astonishing new thriller from New York Times bestseller Stuart Woods. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0399169121″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51cgAGbXdhL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”106″]Stone Barrington has returned to Paris to attend to some business concerns, and finds himself embroiled in high-stakes trouble on both sides of the pond. An old enemy is still in hot pursuit, …

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The Best Thriller Books of 2014 – The Definitive List

Looking for a list of 2014’s best thriller books? First published back in early summer as “The Best of 2014 So Far,” we’ve updated this post as our reviewers have finalized their year-end lists. Whether you learn toward sci-fi thrillers, conspiracy fiction, medical thrillers, hard-boiled mysteries, vatican thrillers or are somewhere on the political end of the spectrum, there’s something here for you. Did we miss something great? Have …

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Random Targets by James Raven

Book Review: Random Targets, a New Crime Thriller by James Raven

The Bottom Line: James Raven plunges us into a believable, terrifying catastrophe for which there are no easy answers. Random Targets is a fiery thrill ride featuring a hero that you can’t help but root for. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0719813662″ cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] In 2002, the so-called Beltway Snipers – Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad – …

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The Running Boy, a New Action Thriller by Dan Pollock

A hideaway lake in the mountains above Los Angeles. A woman journalist on the run with a mystery boy, a step ahead of hired Red Mafia killers. A reclusive bachelor in a chalet high above the lake, staring down through binoculars. These are the initial ingredients of a full-throttle, nonstop chase thriller that accelerates from its opening pages to a breathtaking finale. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” …

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Lexicon novel by Max Barry

The Five Best Thrillers About Secret Societies

It’s easy to see why there are so many mysteries and thrillers written about secret societies. We’re so conditioned by films such as Angels and Demons and Rosemary’s Baby that the very mention of even a benign college organization like Yale’s Skull and Bones conjures images of candlelit initiations, pagan rotations and blood sacrifices. While many of the most gripping books about secret societies are centered around the Templar Knights and the …

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PRIMAL Inception, a new Action Thriller by Jack Silkstone

PRIMAL Inception is a prequel in the PRIMAL series. It reveals the backstory of former CIA paramilitary operatives Ice and Vance. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00MQCND7W” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/510gfMFcHKL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”336″] Kosovo, 1999. CIA operatives, Ice and Vance, are supporting a crack unit of Albanian rebels. War criminals by any standards, these brutal fighters are unlikely allies in a vicious ethnic conflict. …

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Act of War by Brad Thor

Book Review: Act of War, a new Military Thriller from Brad Thor

The Bottom Line: With Act of War, Brad Thor has taken over the throne left vacant by Tom Clancy as the undisputed king of the military thriller. For military hardware geeks, Act of War delivers an entirely new level of bliss, with descriptions of technology and their uses that thunder off the page. Strap in for a fun-filled ride. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1476717125″ cloaking=”default” height=”28″ key=”wide-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” …

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The Lost Island by Douglas Preston & Lee Child

The Lost Island, a New Gideon Crew Novel by Lee Child & Douglas Preston

Who’s up for a treasure hunt? The dynamic duo of Preston & Child have served up another Gideon Crew novel. If anything screams “beach read” to us right now, it’s got to be this one. Here’s the premise: Gideon Crew -brilliant scientist, master thief – is living on borrowed time. When his mysterious employer, Eli Glinn, gives him an eyebrow-raising mission, he has no reason to …

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A Better World Markus Sakey

Book Review: A Better World, a new Sci-Fi Thriller from Marcus Sakey

The Bottom Line: The second outing in the Brilliance Saga series manages to be even more riveting than the first. An ingenious hybrid of pulse-pounding conspiracy thriller and science fiction that is easily once of the year’s must-reads. [easyazon_block add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00IA7N7C8″ cloaking=”default” layout=”top” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″]If you haven’t yet read Sakey’s entry to the series, Brilliance, then consider it an obligatory appetizer. As good as …

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