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Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Action, Adventure, Spy and Espionage Books

Heart-racing high-octane and a happy place for hundreds of us, the Action and Adventure novels section is the perfect place for fans of danger, conflict and intrigue.

Books of the Month

Reader Reviewed Solomon Creed
Simon Toyne
September 2015 Book of the Month. There is a confusing, almost rambling feel to this thriller that really keeps you on your toes. We are introduced to our charismatic hero Solomon Creed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2015
     

Other Featured Books this Month

The Serpent Papers
Jessica Cornwell
September 2015 Debut of the Month. Talent runs in the blood as the granddaughter of John Le Carre makes her debut with this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Eagles at War Eagles of Rome
Ben Kane
Having given us Hannibal and Spartacus, this excellent historical adventure author now features an experienced Roman centurion, Lucius Tullus, and places him against the German tribesmen of the Rhine (AD9) in the battle of Teutoburg Forest, one of the greatest...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     
Reader Reviewed Holy Spy The New John Shakespeare
Rory Clements
A galloping good yarn, stuffed full to the brim with double crossing intrigue, yet intelligently braced against historical fact and figures. The mostly cool, calm and collected spy John Shakespeare is surrounded by a writhing vibrant cast of often unscrupulous...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
     
Touch
Claire North
Young adult writer Catherine Webb was also known to pen great fantasy adventures as Kate Griffin, but the revelation she was also Claire North, author of last year's unique The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, was a major...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/08/2015
     

Last Month's Featured Books


Kingmaker: Winter Pilgrims
Toby Clements
A novel of the Wars of the Roses which is becoming the new Tudors, if you get my meaning, i.e. the new favourite period for historical novelists. This is the...
 
 

Labyrinth
Kate Mosse
I was privileged to visit Kate in her Carcassonne retreat and be shown the numerous locations she used throughout this novel; the exact tower, steps, house, street etc that feature...
 
 

The Moonstone Legacy Trilogy
Diana De Gunzburg, Tony Wild
An action-packed adventurous tale with an added magical touch of the mystical dancing across the pages. A treat of three books in one, we follow brave and capable Lizzy from...
 
 

All the Old Knives
Olen Steinhauer
Maxim Jakubowski's August 2015 Book of the Month. A man and a woman meet for a drink in a conveniently empty California...
 
 

Half a War
Joe Abercrombie
With a harsh simplicity, ’Half a War’, the last in the ‘Shattered Sea’ trilogy, offers plenty of mystery and mayhem. While each successive book focuses on new main characters,...
 
 

Rain
Barney Campbell
Drawing on the author's own first-hand experience of combat, Rain is a searingly powerful novel in the bestselling tradition of The Thin Red Line and Matterhorn, which is...
 
 

Enemy of Rome
Douglas Jackson
Amongst this crowded area of bloody battle and deceit in ancient Rome this series stands out. It is the fifth featuring Valerius, his loyal servant, former slave Serpentius and his...
 
 

The Madagaskar Plan
Guy Saville
Drawing on the Nazis' original plans for the Jews, Guy Saville has meticulously imagined a world-that-nearly-was to tell an epic tale of love, revenge and survival. 1953 and there has...
 
 

Paradise Sky
Joe R. Lansdale
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. East Texas pulpster Lansdale never writes a dull book and his new novel proves no exception. This...
 
 

Reader Reviewed Rome's Lost Son Vespasian VI
Robert Fabbri
The sixth in this magnificent series. Claudius’ actions and behaviour worsen, his wife is plotting for her son Nero to succeed him, Vespasian is sent to Britain when Caractacus is...
 
 

The Month Before's Featured Books


The Seeker
S. G. MacLean
Winner of the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger 2015. A complicated, thrilling tale with many threads all leading to a Royalist plot to assassinate Oliver Cromwell. Our hero, Damien Seeker, is...
 
 

Power Play
Mike Nicol
A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. When a private security agency run by and for women is asked by the South African Secret...
 
 

The Hunt
Tim Lebbon
Compelling and addictive really don’t do The Hunt by Tim Lebbon justice and while the subject matter of the book, humans hunting other humans for sport, is pretty distasteful I...
 
 

The Suicide Club
Andrew Williams
1917 and a British intelligence officer, Sandy Innes, injured whilst working as a labourer behind German lines, is asked to return to the front to help prepare others for spying...
 
 

My Name is N
Robert Karjel
Jo Nesbo meets Homeland in this sophisticated debut literary thriller about a Swedish security force agent sent to the U.S. for a special assignment, which delivers a breathtaking global twist...
 
 

Dear Daughter
Elizabeth Little
A great American thriller debut. Janie Jenkins is released from prison on a technicality. Ten years earlier she killed her mother and is now determined to unravel the mystery of...
 
 

The Corners of the Globe
Robert Goddard
The second part of a period spy trilogy which has Book One finishing “to be continued” and now Book Two ending on a terrible cliff hanger one can hardly wait...
 
 

War at the Edge of the World
Ian Ross
A well-written and interesting account of the Romans in Britain to join the many. It begins a series, Twilight of Empire, set here in AD305 and features an old Roman...
 
 
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Let Bernard Cornwell sweep you back to Arthurian times, or into the heat of battle with Richard Sharpe. Sail the high seas with Patrick O'Brian. Raise your pulse-rate with Michael Crichton. Experience the adrenaline of combat with Andy McNab. Feel the clear and present danger of Tom Clancy's thrilling Jack Ryan stories... Live on the edge with Lee Child's itinerant hero Jack Reacher? Navigating your way through all the twists and turns of this roller-coaster genre can be an adventure in itself

So, let us help you find your next fuel-injected foray into the fields of battle, espionage, danger,heroism and even history rewritten. From Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Ken Follett to Wilbur Smith, David Gibbins and Stieg Larsson, you’ll be over the waves, under the radar, up mountains, outside the law, beyond help, dicing with danger, battling monsters, rescuing the stricken, flying through flack, laying mines, playing political parlour-games, conning Congress, kidnapping commandos clashing with conquistadors and crossing swords with Crusaders … and all from the safety of your favourite chair.

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A selection of authors who will feature in this Lovereading category include:

Dan Brown 
Tom Clancy 
Ken Follett 
Wilbur Smith 
David Gibbins 
Stieg Larsson