Action Thrillers

Action and adventure, cliffhangers and heart-stopping thrills - the action thriller has it all.

Brett Battles

Meet Jonathan Quinn, freelance intelligence operative and a "cleaner" - the man who removes the body and cleans up the scene after a hit.

Clive Cussler

Creator of the Dirk Pitt series and the Kurt Austin NUMA series. Thrilling adventures, dangerous conspiracies and larger-than-life heroes.

Colin Forbes

Author of more than 40 thrillers including the Tweed and Co series featuring the Secret Intelligence Service. Classics of the genre.

Stephen Leather

British author of the Spider Shepherd series, former SAS soldier turned undercover cop, and the Jack Nightingale series, former police negotiator turned private investigator.

Robert Ludlum

Best known for his Bourne series. Author of 23 action thrillers, many centring around large corporations and shadowy military forces.

Gayle Lynds

Best-selling female author writing in the male-dominated genre of action thrillers, and doing it very well.

Andy McDermott

Meet Nina Wilde, archaeologist, and Eddie Chase, ex-SAS operative, as they take adventure thrillers to a brand new level of action and excitement.

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is the pseudonym of a former British Special Forces operative and soldier turned novelist. Action thrillers with a strong military focus.

Gerald Seymour

Exciting stories set in the real world with plots that are not far-fetched.

Taylor Stevens

New author writing fast-paced action featuring Vanessa Michael Munroe, an unforgettable heroine who gives Lisbeth Salander a run for her money.

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These lists are quick, pre-selected guides to specific types of stories - for when you want something new, but not too different.