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ACTION THRILLERS

by Trish Hull 8/10

Action thrillers are works of fiction with a strong lead character having an unbeatable personal code whose skills are needed to save others and perhaps the world. Themes include violence, intrigue, superior technology, courage, bravery, terrorism and war. Time periods involved are usually World War I through Desert Storm. Major authors in the field include: Tom Clancy, Clive Cussler, W.E.B. Griffin, and Jack Higgins. Robert Ludlum and the elder statesman of them all, John LeCarre. Don Pendleton is a prolific author of many action-thriller series including Executioner and Mack Bolan.

Action Thriller

Exciting, action packed books about spies, wars, military activity and saving the world. World War I to current military activity. =place hold on audiobook version of this title

DELIVER US FROM EVIL

By David Baldacci Call #: F Baldacci Place hold

Evan Waller is a monster and his latest business venture could lead to millions of deaths all over the globe unless he can be stopped by two mysterious operatives who are unaware of each other's mission.

WARLORD

By Ted Bell Call #: F Bell Place hold

Gentleman spy Alex Hawke has all but given up on life. The British-American M16 counterterrorism operative lost the woman he loved and has sought refuge at the bottom of a rum bottle ever since. But late one night at his home on Bermuda, he receives a wake-up call...literally.

THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

By Steve Berry Call #: F Berry Place hold

A mysterious manuscript discovered in the tomb of Charlemagne sends Cotton Malone on a perilous international quest that takes him and twin sisters to an ancient German cathedral to the harsh, unforgiving world of Antarctica.

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FINAL FINESSE

By Karna Small Bodman Call #: F Bodman Place hold

When a natural-gas pipeline explosion in Oklahoma kills one and leaves thousands without heat during a cold snap, Samantha Reid, gets on the case. More pipeline explosions follow.

EXECUTIVE INTENT

By Dale Brown Call #: F Brown Place hold

When the United States develops a new, state-of-the-art missile defense weapon, it threatens global stability and pits the world's superpowers in a contest for dominance in the space around Earth's orbit.

BLACK SEA AFFAIR

By Don Brown Call #: F Brown Place hold

As the U.S. Navy searches for weapons-grade plutonium that has been smuggled by terrorists out of Russia, a submarine mishap in the Black Sea brings the United States and Russia to the brink of nuclear war.

DEEP STORM

By Lincoln Child Call #: F Child Place hold

Deep Storm is a top secret deep sea research facility which may or may not hold the key to the lost city of Atlantis, or something far more sinister.

DEAD OR ALIVE

By Tom Clancy Call #: F Clancy Place hold

The most dangerous threat on campus is the Emir. This sadistic killer has masterminded the most vicious attacks on the west and has eluded capture by the world's law enforcement agencies. Now the Campus is on his trail.

STEPHEN COONT'S DEEP BLACK: SEA OF TERROR

By Stephen Coonts Call #: F Coonts Place hold

Two massive ships are on a dual path to destruction. One is a freighter carrying nuclear materials to Japan; the other, a cruise ship heading for the Mediterranean. Neither will reach their destinations. Target: The United States of America.

CRESCENT DAWN (A DIRK PITT NOVEL)

By Clive Cussler Call #: F Cussler Place hold

NUMA director Dirk Pitt is about to find out that Roman artifacts discovered in Turkey and Israel connect to the rise of a fundamentalist movement determined to restore the glory of the Ottoman Empire. If discovered again...just may change the history of the world as we know it.

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MEDUSA (A KURT AUSTIN NOVEL)

By Clive Cussler Call #: F Cussler Place hold

Kurt Austin puts the NUMA team on a case involving a hideous series of medical experiments, an extraordinarily ambitious Chinese criminal organization, and a secret new virus that threatens to set off a worldwide pandemic.

HAVOC

By Jack Du Brul Call #: F DuBrul Place hold

Seventy years after a murderous madman aboard the doomed Hindenburg tosses out a safe containing a dangerous secret, Philip Mercer teams up with researcher Cali Stone to figure out why an African village has high cancer rates and why the two are connected.

INSIDE OUT

By Barry Eisler Call #: F Eisler Place hold

Ben Treven must hunt down fellow agent Daniel Larison, a rogue who's demanding $100 million worth of uncut diamonds in exchange for 92 secret tapes showing extreme torture, instigated and sanctioned by the office of the U.S. vice president.

HORNET FLIGHT

By Ken Follett Call #: F Follett Place hold

Over the skies of Europe during World War II, a young Danish man equipped with only a derelict Hornet biplane, will change the course of the war.

PURSUIT OF HONOR

By Vince Flynn Call #: F Flynn Place hold

Mitch Rapp comes up against a new and deadly enemy when he is unofficially ordered to find three terrorists by any means necessary. They've attacked Washington D.C., killing 185 and wounding hundreds.

BLACK OPS

By W.E.B. Griffin Call #: F Griffin Place hold

The Russian bear is stirring--and it's hungry. Could sabers be rattling for a new Cold War--or worse? Lieutenant Colonel Charley Castillo is about to find out as the Delta Force operative investigates the disappearances and deaths of covert U.S. intelligence assets working for a variety of agencies

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THE WOLF AT THE DOOR

By Jack Higgins Call #: F Higgins Place hold

Who's knocking off members of a special intelligence unit known as the prime minister's private army? Only Sean Dillon has a clue.

ROBERT LUDLUM'S THE BOURNE OBJECTIVE

By Eric Lustbader Call #: F Lustbader Place hold

The Central Intelligence training program Treadstone produced two graduates of equal skill and determination--Jason Bourne and a vicious Russian mercenary, Leonid Arkadin. As Bourne's destiny circles closer to Arkadin's, it becomes clear that the eventual collision of these men is not of their own making.

SILENT THREAT

By Don Pendleton Call #: F Pendleton Place hold

When several German CEOs become victims in deadly accidents and their strategic companies are suddenly bought out, red flags are raised in U.S. intelligence circles. All signs indicate that the buyouts are being orchestrated by the head of a powerful cult and he's planning a terrorist attack.

THE FIVE GREATEST WARRIORS

By Matthew Reilly Call #: F Reilly Place hold

The planetary entity known as the Dark Star, the evil twin to our sun, is set to return to our solar system, igniting a massive negative energy source that will destroy all life on earth. Jack and his band race against several nefarious groups to defuse a disastrous celestial event.

INTERCEPT

By Patrick Robinson Call #: F Robinson Place hold

A judge liberates four of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and the CIA field officers track them back to Pakistan where the four men vanish, to rejoin the dark and mysterious forces trained by Osama bin Laden high in the Hindu Kush.

PATRIOT ACTS

By Greg Rucka Call #: F Rucka Place hold

From a tiny village on the Black Sea to the inner sanctum of the Pentagon, Atticus and Alena race to clear their names and punish those responsible for the shocking death of a close friend.

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LACK WINDOW (ROOM 59 SERIES)

By Cliff Ryder Call #: F Ryder Place hold

New Room 59 agent Ajza Manaev, a top MI6 operative, discovers just how high the stakes really are when she goes undercover inside Chechnya's terrorist training camps, where bitter young widows harness their hate as suicide bombers.

THE REMBRANDT AFFAIR

By Daniel Silva Call #: F Silva Place hold

Determined to sever his ties with the Office, Gabriel Allon has retreated to the windswept cliffs of Cornwall with his beautiful Venetian-born wife Chiara. But once again his seclusion is interrupted by a visitor from his tangled past.

THE VENETIAN JUDGMENT

By David Stone Call #: F Stone Place hold

Micah Dalton takes revenge outside Venice's Piazza San Marco on one of the Serbian thugs responsible for the death of his lover. Dalton's actions result in his becoming involved in the search for a high-level traitor in the CIA's ranks, who's believed to be behind the brutal murder of elderly Mildred Durant.

THE FALLEN

By Mark Terry Call #: F Terry Place hold

A summit of world leaders convenes at a beautiful Colorado resort just in time to encounter a former government agent gone rogue. Threatening to kill a world leader every hour unless his demands are met, the madman and his team seem impossible to stop.

THE APOSTLE

By Brad Thor Call #: F Thor Place hold

Every politician has a secret. And when the daughter of a politically connected family is kidnapped abroad, America's new president will agree to anything--even a deadly and ill-advised rescue plan--in order to keep his secret hidden.

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