Welcome to our first-ever action fiction blog. After hours of endless scouring through Amazon rankings, sales data and reviews, we have come up with the 5 top action thriller best sellers that you just have to get your hands on. The numbering in this list is based on relative amazon rankings of each respective book. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the ‘action’.
The author of this book was also the co-author of the famous Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan novels. This novel takes us through a high-stakes mission assigned to CIA Agent Court Gentry, the world’s most lethal assassin: The Gray Man. The mission takes us through chilling events that take place in Croatia, where our protagonist discovers a brute human trafficking operation. He is hell-bent on cracking it down, but his handlers have other priorities. They had just uncovered intelligence of a potential terrorist attack on US soils and they won’t budge unless they gather enough intel. Gentry must balance his weight along the edge of a knife as innocent lives lie at stake.
From the New York Times’s bestselling author comes an exciting action thriller that will keep you at the edge of your seat. If you have read any of Baldacci’s novels, then you know for sure that things are about to get real serious, real fast. The story takes us through the FBI Agent Atlee Pine’s past. She lives a tormented life after her twin sister, Mercy, was abducted thirty years ago. Unable to be of further help to the FBI because of her state, she goes back to her hometown to solve the mystery behind her sister’s injustice once and for all. But there, she discovers a serial killer on the loose. Now, she finds that she must put on a balancing act as she tries to find her sister’s abductors while putting a stop to an ongoing killing spree. All while she struggles to dodge enemy crosshairs aiming for her forehead.
How on earth could this list be complete without the Witcher Series! It’s a New York Times bestselling series, it’s the inspiration behind the Netflix Original Series and it’s one of the most played blockbuster games on Sony PlayStation and Xbox. The story takes us into a fantasy world of Ciri, where for centuries, four races (humans, dwarves, elves, and gnomes) have lived in peace amongst each other. However, the era of peace comes to an unpleasant end a child of great power is prophesied to change the world. Either she becomes a force for good, or she becomes Ciri’s damnation. Each of the races hunts for her as Geralt of Rivia, an assassin known as The Witcher, takes it upon himself to protect them all, no matter the cost.
Written by a New York Best Selling Author, this particular novel is part of the Jack Reacher chronicles. Jack Reacher, our protagonist, finds himself between a rock and a hard place after trying to help out an old couple. They had unknowingly brushed shoulders with the wrong people, and now they have nasty loan sharks biting at the back of their necks. One bad step leads to another and Reacher ends up sandwiched in a local turf war between the Albanians and the Ukrainians. With crosshairs on his back from assassins, thugs and loan sharks, Reacher must stay a step ahead and take down the untouchables, or it’s his head on a plate.
From the New York Times’s best selling author comes a sizzling entry into the Jack Ryan Universe. However, the situation is dire and different this time as Jack Ryan, the president of the United States, has his hands tied while his old friend stares death in the eyes in the clutches of the Indonesians. Father West faces treason charges through his humanitarian efforts, framed by an unknown person. The president must pull out all the stops and reach out to his closest sources to ensure his friend’s survival. Trouble piles up even more on his plate when he discovers a private message from Father West, warning him of an imminent attack against the United States.
What do you think of our best seller action novel list? Do you think there are more action thrillers out there that should have made it to this list? Feel free to comment below and let’s start a discussion. We would love to hear about other action novels you have also read over the years.