8 Suspenseful Adventure Books That Will Take You For a Thrilling Ride

    Page-turners you won't want to put down.

    Books have the power to take us on grand adventures from the comfort of our own home. And if you’re looking for a new, thrilling ride, look no further than these eight suspenseful adventure books. From the story of a man who gains extraordinary powers to that of a young lawyer who becomes entangled in a plot that he’ll be lucky to escape alive, these books are sure to provide the thrills you’re looking for.  

    The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set

    By Richard Bard

    When an earthquake strikes during a routine MRI, Jake Bronson comes out of the wreckage with uncanny mental abilities. Posing as a scientist, a terrorist leader attempts to get his hands on Jake’s abilities to use in his own evil plot. Though Jake refuses to participate, when a woman and child are taken hostage…he might not have a choice. The thrilling adventure series continues with books two and three. 

    The Brainrush Trilogy: Box Set

    By Richard Bard

    Quest

    By Richard Sapir

    Speculation around the Holy Grail turns into a thrilling adventure in this book. When a jewel-encrusted, gold saltcellar goes up for sale, some think that the legendary Holy Grail hides within its walls. When the owner is murdered and the artifact goes missing, Claire Andrews (the owner’s daughter) sets out to avenge her father’s death. But she’ll need the help of NYPD detective Artie Modelstein if she wants to find the truth…and survive. 

    War Against the Mafia

    By Don Pendleton

    The first book in The Executioner series introduces readers to sniper Mack Bolan. After twelve years fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia, he returns home to find that his father has gone mad and killed his entire family before taking his own life. But Bolan knows his father wouldn’t have done such a thing if he weren’t under pressure from Mafia thugs who were after his money. Bolan sets out to avenge his father’s death, declaring war against the Mafia, in this action-packed thriller.

    War Against the Mafia

    By Don Pendleton

    Wingman

    By Mack Maloney

    Set in a dystopian America, the first book in the Wingman series follows the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust caused by the Soviet Union. Two years after America was destroyed, pilot Hawk Hunter, who fought in the war before the missiles hit, is called to report to his old commander. His mission? Get back in the air and foil a plot to attack the city formally known as St. Louis. He’ll do whatever it take to reclaim his homeland in this exciting thriller.

    Wingman

    By Mack Maloney

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    The Ninja

    By Eric Lustbader

    Written by the current author of the Jason Bourne novels, who took over after Robert Ludlum’s death, The Ninja follows Nicholas Linnear—a master of ninjutsu, the ancient art of ninja, in Japan until a confrontation over what it means to be a ninja changes his course forever. Years later, Linnear has made a successful living in advertising halfway around the globe. But when he feels himself yearning for his old life in Japan, he quits his job and is abruptly drawn back into this past. A coworker is found dead by a Japanese throwing star, and he knows there’s a ninja loose in New York City. People close to Linnear are being murdered, and he’ll have to find and stop this killer with a vengeance before it’s too late. 

    The Ninja

    By Eric Lustbader

    Night Over Water

    By Ken Follett

    Set in the early days of World War II, Night Over Water tells the story of a luxury airliner as it takes its final flight from Southampton, England to a neutral America. Those on board are fleeing the war for their own different reasons, but what they don’t know is that they’re headed straight into a storm of their own­—full of violence, intrigue, and betrayal.

    Night Over Water

    By Ken Follett

    And Then There Were None

    By Agatha Christie

    In this classic mystery book, ten people are called to a mansion on Indian Island by a host who fails to appear. The guests have all been involved in the deaths of another, but escaped justice for their actions—and are informed once they get to the island that they are there to pay. One by one, the secrets of their pasts are revealed…and one by one they begin to die in this thrilling adventure that will take you into the depths of the human fear. 

    And Then There Were None

    By Agatha Christie

    The Firm

    By John Grisham

    Mitch thinks he’s hit the jackpot when the small Memphis-based tax law firm Bendini, Lambert and Locke offers him a large salary, a lease on a new BMW, and a low interest mortgage on a house after he graduates law school. But he soon realizes that the firm has dark secrets of its own…and that staying alive at his new job is going to be a challenge in itself. Grisham’s first successful book is thrilling and action-packed.   

    The Firm

    By John Grisham

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