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Best Action Thriller Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Action Thriller books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Vigilante Assassin (Jake Wolfe) (Volume 2) (2017)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadJake Wolfe wants to leave his violent past behind, but when a woman and her kids are threatened he starts a one-man vigilante war on a criminal gang.Every marriage has a secret, but this one is deadly. Lauren Stephens wakes up to find her husband, Gene, has vanished during the night. His phone is dead. Desperate, she hires Jake Wolfe and his war dog, Cody. They search the house and discover something so disturbing that Jake won’t allow Lauren near it. “No, if you see this, there is no unseeing it.”Lauren thought she had it all: a loving…
Author(s): Mark Nolan

2. Indiana Jones and the Interior World (1992)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadDetermined to retrieve the unicorn horn he cast into a portal in the earth, Indiana Jones, along with Marcus Brody, journeys from Easter Island to the gateway of the Interior World….
Author(s): Rob Macgregor

3. The Opening Chase: A Chase Fulton Novel (Chase Fulton Novels) (2018)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadWhen collegiate baseball phenom Chase Fulton suffers a freak injury on the field that shatters his dreams of becoming a Major League catcher, his future looks bleak until he’s recruited into quasi-governmental covert operations, where his training as an assassin and covert intelligence operative launches him into a world fraught with danger, intrigue, and unexpected passion. As Chase navigates the Caribbean, he’s pursued by a beautiful Russian SVR officer who is trained and prepared to find, interrogate, and kill him if necessary. He learns exactly how deadly the…
Author(s): Cap Daniels

4. The Suicide Cartel (David Rivers) (2019)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadDavid Rivers wanted to lead his team in war. What he got was a suicide mission…David Rivers is no ordinary mercenary. He’s just been assigned command of a team in the international criminal war raging in South America. But the Triple Frontier region is deadly. Narcos and terrorists rule its remote jungle, and David must lead his team into the heart of danger.Getting in is easy. Getting out might be impossible.When a high-risk recon mission turns deadly, David’s team must fight for survival against overwhelming odds. Desperate and on the run, they use everything at their…
Author(s): Jason Kasper

5. The Seven Towers (Firebird Fantasy) (2009)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadThey are seven players in a game of deadly magic? Eltiron, Prince of Sevarin; Crystalorn, Princess of Barinash; Ranlyn, the desert rider; Jermain, the outlaw; Vandaris, the soldier; Carachel, the Wizard-King; and Amberglas, the sorceress. Each of them has a secret, and each fights his or her part in the thrilling battle that has put seven kingdoms on the very edge of destruction. Filled with wit, swordplay, humor, and intrigue, this early novel is one of Patricia C. Wrede?s best….
Author(s): Patricia Wrede

6. Indiana Jones and the Dinosaur Eggs (1996)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadFresh from a ride on a Nazi submarine, Indiana Jones is persuaded by a beautiful missionary to search for her missing father in Mongolia. Professor Angus Starbuck has discovered a dinosaur bone in the Gobi Desert. But unlike other such discoveries, this bone isn’t ancient! As Indy crosses from China through a treacherous mountain pass into Outer Mongolia, he runs afoul of the region’s fiercest warlords. Meanwhile, the world’s last innocent people, dwelling in a Stone Age paradise, are poised on the brink of destruction. Suddenly Indiana Jones is dueling wild dogs…
Author(s): Max McCoy

7. Code Name Camelot – A Noah Wolf Thriller (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadAfter witnessing the murder-suicide of his parents as a child, Noah suffers from a form of PTSD that has left him without emotion, without a conscience and without the ability to function as a normal human being. With the help of childhood friends, he learns to watch others around him and mimic their behaviors, in order to conceal the fact that his mind operates more like a computer that he has spent years programming. That program is what allows Noah to pass himself off as normal, by establishing parameters of right and wrong that are completely…
Author(s): David Archer

8. The Protocol: A James Acton Thriller (James Acton Thrillers) (Volume 1) (2011)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadFor two thousand years the Triarii have protected us, influencing history from the crusades to the discovery of America. Descendant from the Roman Empire, they pervade every level of society, and are now in a race with our own government to retrieve an ancient artifact thought to have been lost forever.Caught in the middle is archeology professor James Acton, relentlessly hunted by the elite Delta Force, under orders to stop at nothing to possess what he has found, and the Triarii, equally determined to prevent the discovery from falling into the wrong hands.With his…
Author(s): J. Robert Kennedy

9. ERITIS – The Silver Strand Legacy: (Action Suspense Thriller Novel, Eritis Trilogy Book 1) (2018)

 Best Action Thriller Books To Read“Fast moving, and full of suspense. One thrilling page-turner of a story” “Original and truly clever”“One of the most entertaining books I’ve ever read.”He’s looking for a way out …For Nate Kincade, former army special forces, the future looks bleak. Following a tragic incident, he faces a long-term sentence inside a U.S. Military prison. But when a mysterious visitor appears and offers to secure his freedom in exchange for completing a mission, Nate believes his luck has finally turned.The mission: go to Paris and track down a group of fugitives who…
Author(s): T.E. STOUYER

10. Day Zero: A Jericho Quinn Thriller (2015)

 Best Action Thriller Books To Read“Awesome.” –Brad Thor Special agent Jericho Quinn is a wanted man. Suspected of murder and marked for death by a network of conspirators embedded in the White House, Quinn knows he has to get out of the country–fast–before a team of contract killers find him and his daughter. To set things right at home, he’ll have to take a nonstop flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard a massive Airbus A380. But soon after takeoff, it becomes apparent that Quinn and his daughter picked the wrong plane. First, a passenger is brutally…
Author(s): Marc Cameron

11. Event: A Novel (Event Group Thrillers) (2007)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadThe Event Group is the most secret organization in the United States, comprised of the nation’s most brilliant individuals in the branches of science, philosophy, and the military. Led by the valiant Major Jack Collins, they are dedicated to uncovering the hidden truths behind the myths and legends propagated throughout world history―from underground agencies and conspiracy theories to extraterrestrial life and UFOs. And now that a new, unspeakable threat has been revealed, humanity’s greatest hope for survival lies with Collins and his crew.This time, the Group faces an enemy of remarkable strength and power. In order to…
Author(s): David L. Golemon

12. Steel Force: A Jack Steel Action Mystery Thriller (A Jack Steel Thriller) (2019)

 Best Action Thriller Books To ReadOn a black op to neutralize terrorists, elite specialist Steel puts honor and integrity ahead of orders when he spares a monk. He just never expected his decision to put crosshairs on his back.Hunted by a twisted killer, a vengeful billionaire, and the highest levels of government, Steel races to discover who’s behind a conspiracy that will decide the fate of two countries—and why one monk is the key to it all.Aching from a missing daughter, Steel finds it easy to fall for Christie, a beautiful counter-terrorism analyst who offers to help. But he isn’t sure he can trust anyone.To have a chance at love and a new…
Author(s): Geoffrey Saign

Best Action Thriller Books to Read

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Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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