While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Action Fiction books.
1. The Man of Legends (2017)
New York City, New Year’s weekend, 2001. Jillian Guthrie, a troubled young journalist, stumbles onto a tantalizing mystery: the same man, unaged, stands alongside Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Gandhi in three different photographs spanning eighty-five years of history.In another part of town, Will—an enigmatic thirty-three-year-old of immense charm, wit, and intelligence—looks forward to the new year with hope and trepidation. Haunted by his secret past and shadowed by a dangerous stranger, he finds himself the object of an intense manhunt…
Joey Foust has no idea he’s a wanted man and his parents aim to keep it that way. They raised him as a normal boy in a small American town, hoping he and his friends don’t discover what lies beyond. And for eighteen years, they succeed. Joey and his friends, the Preston Six, were all born on the same day, but soon come to find they have much more in common than a simple birthdate. Details of their past are suspicious, and they are determined to figure out what their parents are hiding. Small threads of new information are discovered, leading the Preston Six to venture in search for the truth….
3. Redliners (1) (1997)
Having seen too much war to be safely returned to civilian life, Strike Force Company C41 is assigned to guard a colony on a hostile planet, but when the mission goes terribly wrong, the troops encounter unexpected danger. Reprint….
4. The Killer Collective (2019)
When a joint FBI–Seattle Police investigation of an international child pornography ring gets too close to certain powerful people, sex-crimes detective Livia Lone becomes the target of a hit that barely goes awry—a hit that had been offered to John Rain, a retired specialist in “natural causes.”Suspecting the FBI itself was behind the attack, Livia reaches out to former Marine sniper Dox. Together, they assemble an ad hoc group to identify and neutralize the threat. There’s Rain. Rain’s estranged lover, Mossad agent and honeytrap specialist Delilah. And black ops soldiers Ben Treven and Daniel Larison, along…
5. Archangel One (2019)
Humanity has reached an uneasy truce with the Empire—but unless the allies bring the fight to the enemy, extinction is all but assured. In preparation for the inevitable next war, Commander Stephen Michaels is at the helm of the Archangel Squadron, and his orders are simple: go rogue.Disguised as mercenaries, Commander Michaels and the Archangels seek valuable intelligence on their imposing foe. Their mission takes them deep into uncharted territory, where they make inroads with the Empire, fiercely guarding their true identities and purpose. Fighting for the enemy goes against everything they stand for, but these are…
A CITY SHAKEN TO ITS COREThe Seattle Fault traces a ragged line through the heart of the metropolitan area. Forces deep in the earth have built up tremendous pressure over eons. What if this subterranean fracture were to release its pent-up fury—tomorrow?Thomas P. Hopp vividly portrays the likely sequence of events—electrifying moments when the land shakes, buildings and bridges crumble, and lives are changed forever. Skyscrapers shed thundering debris on people below. High in the Space Needle, a young couple watches powerful groundswells ripple like the serpent god A’yahos of…
His rich discovery will make history… if someone doesn’t steal it first. Darwin Lacroix wants to rewrite the story of the past. The archaeologist knows that a $10 million discovery of diamonds in Iceland is just a fraction of Emperor Nero’s fortune. He’s read the ancient scrolls buried beneath Mt. Vesuvius, and he’s about to prove that Nero lined the lava tubes with impossible amounts of gold. But when a powerful cartel seizes control of the hunt, Darwin’s quest becomes a race against time to reveal the mother lode first. With a volcanologist and an unsavory diamond expert on…
8. Betrayal (2013)
BETRAYAL: Imagine Vince Flynn’s TERM LIMITS meets David Baldacci’s ABSOLUTE POWER. –Matt Mattocks”The very definition of a page turner!” –Dick Hill –Leslie Obrien_______________________________________Presumed dead after a staged terrorist attack, FBI Agent Odysseus Carr is running for his life with the doctor who rescued him. Meanwhile, the same power players who sent Odi to his death are now manipulating an FBI profiler into blindly tracking him down. She’s not just their best, she’s also his sister.As Odi unravels a devious plot of profound political manipulation and global consequence,…
9. Technology In Action Complete (13th Edition) (Evans, Martin & Poatsy, Technology in Action Series) (2016)
For introductory courses in computer concepts, digital literacy, or computer literacy, often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Explore, discover, and experience technology with the interactive and adaptive —the book that uses technology to teach technology! This book offers a learning system that pushes the envelope of what is possible in technology, and what is helpful in teaching. Although students are more comfortable with the digital environment than ever, their knowledge of the devices they use every day is still…
10. Plan of Action (Lantern Beach PD) (2019)
A missing Navy SEAL. Danger at the boiling point. The ultimate showdown. When Police Chief Cassidy Chambers’ husband, Ty, disappears, her world is turned upside down. His truck is discovered with blood inside, crashed in a ditch on Lantern Beach, but he’s nowhere to be found. As they launch a manhunt to find him, Cassidy discovers that someone on the island has a deadly obsession with Ty.Meanwhile, Gilead’s Cove seems to be imploding. As danger heightens, federal law enforcement officials are called in. The cult’s growing threat could lead to the pinnacle standoff of good versus evil. A clear…
11. Breakthrough (2013)
ONE OF THE GREATEST BREAKTHROUGHS IN HUMAN HISTORY.A SECRET THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE FOUND.AND A CRISIS THAT CANNOT BE STOPPED.Deep in the Caribbean Sea, a nuclear submarine is forced to suddenly abort its mission under mysterious circumstances. Strange facts begin to emerge that lead naval investigator, John Clay, to a small group of marine biologists who are quietly on the verge of making history.With the help of a powerful computer system, Alison Shaw and her team are preparing to translate the first two-way conversation with the planet’s second smartest…
12. Hominid (2015)
As a child, Dr. Tess Brannick learned there was something big living in the Pacific Northwest. Now she’s going to prove it. __________________________________________ For centuries, legends of a giant hairy beast roaming the Pacific Northwest have made their way into the collective understanding. Despite the reports, conclusive proof of bigfoot has never been found. But Dr. Tess Brannick has a plan to change all that. Tess has spent years studying to be up to the task of finding the elusive creature. And now, a year into her research in northern California, she knows she’s on the precipice of a world-shattering…
13. Holding Action (Maelstrom Rising) (2019)
Matt Bowen and his team made it out of Slovakia by the skin of their teeth.But the fight’s not over. And there’s no rest for the weary.The European Defense Council, desperate to salvage their dream of a Europe reshaped in their image, threaten invasion of Poland.The Triarii and what is left of American forces in Northern Europe stand by their Polish allies. But they’re outnumbered and outgunned.And they might well be watching the wrong part of the border.The brutal series about the next World War continues in a storm of fire and steel!…
Best Action Fiction Books You Should Read
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Discovering Short Films: The History and Style of Live-Action Fiction Shorts
Author(s): Cynthia Felando
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
Conflict, action and suspense
Author(s): Noble, William
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books, Year: 1999, Size: 332 Kb, Download: epub
The Protean Self: Dramatic Action in Contemporary Fiction
Author(s): Alan Kennedy
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK, Year: 1974, Size: 29 Mb, Download: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Los Angeles Times, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.