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

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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Innocent Blood: The Order of the Sanguines Series

If you’ve read Blood Gospel, perhaps you’re already familiar with the story of two clans of vampires – one good, one evil – and the archeologist whose work invariably collides with their world. The premise for the new release is sure to resonate with fans of the original book: A vicious attack at a ranch in California thrusts archaeologist Erin Granger back into the folds …

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New Military Thriller – Tom Clancy’s Command Authority

Tom Clancy practically invented the military thriller. Command Authority marks the first release since the author’s death, with Mark Greaney credited as a co-author. It’ll be interesting to to see whether Greaney will continue to author the Clancy franchise in the future, or whether the publisher is content to let Clancy’s empire remain as-is. The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the modern day …

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Thriller Review – Brad Thor’s Hidden Order

Brad Thor’s hero, Scot Harvath, just can’t catch a break. Just back from a mission to Somalia that has left him physically and emotionally spent, he’s saddled with another high-stakes mission (from the publisher): The most secretive organization in America operates without any accountability to the American people. Hiding in the shadows, pretending to be part of the United States government, its power is beyond …

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Best Books: The Top 5 Thrillers of 2010

So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.

The 10 Best Crime Thrillers Set in Los Angeles

When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas.  Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve got the writer/director that wants to make his mark in …

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