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Our list of some of the newest, best reviewed adventure books of the year.  

Rollins, James
Demon Crown

An ancient horror-- dormant in the marrow of preserved bones--is free once more, nursed and developed into a weapon of incalculable strength and malignancy, ready to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting world. Running out of time and options, Commander Grayson Pierce will be forced to make an impossible choice. To eradicate this extinction-level threat and expose those involved, he will have to join forces with Sigma's greatest enemy--the newly resurrected Guild--even it if means sacrificing one of his own.

 

Cameron, Marc
Power and Empire

 Jack Ryan is dealing with an aggressive challenge from the Chinese government. Pawns are being moved around a global chessboard: an attack on an oil platform in Africa, a terrorist strike on an American destroyer and a storm tossed American spy ship that may fall into Chinese hands. It seems that President Zhao is determined to limit Ryan's choices in the upcoming G20 negotiations. But there are hints that there's even more going on behind the scenes. A routine traffic stop in rural Texas leads to a shocking discovery--a link to a Chinese spy who may have intelligence that lays bare an unexpected revelation. John Clark and the members of the Campus are in close pursuit, but can they get the information in time?

Child, Lee.
The midnight line

Reacher rides the bus north from Milwaukee. At a comfort stop in Wisconsin dairy country he takes a stroll. Among the cheap junk in a pawn shop window he notices a West Point class ring for sale. It's tiny. A woman cadet's ring. Why would she pawn it? Reacher knows what Serena Sanderson must have gone through to get it. He fights through a biker gang and a South Dakota gangster, following the trail of the ring to the emptiness of Wyoming, in search of Major Sanderson. Is she OK?

DeMille, Nelson.
The Cuban affair

 Nelson DeMille's blistering new novel features an exciting new character--U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel "Mac" MacCormick, now a charter boat captain, who is about to set sail on his most dangerous cruise. Brilliantly written, with his signature humor, fascinating authenticity from his research trip to Cuba, and heart-pounding pace, Nelson DeMille is a true master of the genre.

Smith, Wilbur A.
The tiger's prey

Featuring the seafaring Tom Courtney, the hero of Monsoon and Blue Horizon, this magnificent swashbuckling saga is set in the eighteenth century and packed with action, violence, romance, and rousing adventure.  Wilbur Smith once again recreates all the drama, uncertainty, and courage of a bygone era in this thrilling saga of the sea.

Follett, Ken.
A column of fire

Can one young spy protect his queen? Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett's most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.

 

Abbott, Jeff.
Blame

If you like psychological thrillers Blame will have you reading late at night. An accident, or was it suicide? Or Murder? Jane Norton has to figure it all out with few memories to go on. And just who is Liv Danger?

Hanson, Hart
The driver

Hanson, the writer for the now wrapped up series Bones, is not afraid to throw around some humour in this page turning thriller. Michael Skellig is a retired Special Forces agent who's driving a pro skateboarder around, when things get interesting. Murder, politics, and the aforementioned humour are all part of this excellent new novel.

Matchup

In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller FaceOff , twenty-two of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology. MatchUp takes the never-before-seen bestseller pairings of FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris are paired with eleven of the world's best male thriller writers, including John Sandford, C.J. Box, and Nelson DeMille. The stories are edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Child.

Grisham, John.
Camino Island

Bruce Cable owns a popular bookstore in the sleepy resort town of Santa Rosa on Camino Island in Florida. He makes his real money, though, as a prominent dealer in rare books. He occasionally dabbles in the black market of stolen books and manuscripts. Mercer Mann is a young novelist with a severe case of writer's block who has recently been laid off from her teaching position. She is approached by an elegant, mysterious woman working for an even more mysterious company. A generous offer of money convinces Mercer to go undercover and infiltrate Bruce Cable's circle of literary friends, ideally getting close enough to him to learn his secrets. But eventually Mercer learns far too much, and there's trouble in paradise.

Thor, Brad.
Use of force

As a storm rages across the Mediterranean Sea, a terrifying distress call is made to the Italian Coast Guard. Days later, a body washes ashore. Identified as a high value terrorism suspect , his name sends panic through the CIA.  In a race against time, the CIA taps an unorthodox source to get answers: Navy SEAL turned covert counterterrorism operative, Scot Harvath. Hired on a black contract, Harvath will provide the deniability the United States needs, while he breaks every rule along the way.

Brown, Dan
Origin/

Whoever You Are. Whatever You Believe. Everything Will Change. The stunningly inventive new novel from the world's most popular thriller writer. 

Quinn, Kate.
The Alice network

In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents, right under the enemy's nose. Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launching them both on a mission to find the truth ...no matter where it leads.

Berry, Steve
The lost order

Part Da Vinci Code and part National Treasure, Berry's latest thriller features recurring protagonist Cotton Malone, who battles a secret organization hidden within the Smithsonian that dates back to the American civil war.

Gaiman, Neil.
Norse mythology

Neil Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin's son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki--son of a giant--blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator. Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants.