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READS: CCB Fiction: Action, Adventure, & Thrillers

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Adventure

White Fang by Jack London

White Fang

The adventures in the northern wilderness of a dog who is part wolf and how he comes to make his peace with man. 252 pages.

Forest of the Pygmies

Forest of the Pygmies - YA

Eighteen-year-old Alexander Cold and his grandmother travel to Africa on an elephant-led safari, but discover a corrupt world of poaching and slavery. 296 pages.

The Princess Bride

A tale of true love and high adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing, and a frightening assortment of wild beasts. 450 pages.

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon - YA

Sixteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother, a writer for a geography magazine, to the remote Forbidden Kingdom in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue of a golden dragon before it is stolen by a greedy outsider. 437 pages.

Thrills and Chills

In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood

What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware's suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Leonora (known to some as Lee, to others as Nora) is a reclusive crime writer, unwilling to leave her nest of an apartment unless it is absolutely necessary. When a friend she hasn't seen or spoken to in years unexpectedly invites her to a weekend away in an eerie glass house deep in the English countryside, she reluctantly agrees to make the trip. 310 pages.

The Good Girl

The Good Girl

The daughter of a prominent Chicago judge and his socialite wife, inner-city art teacher Mia Dennett is taken hostage by her one-night stand, Colin Thatcher, who, instead of delivering her to his employers, hides her in a secluded cabin in rural Minnesota to keep her safe from harm. 350 pages.

Covert ops: License2Chill

Covert ops: License2Chill

Intellectual opera-loving explosive expert, ex-SEAL Chance Neville and Mac Mackenzie, cocky womanizing ex-Navy fighter pilot are a deeply embedded covert ops team. Enter a beautiful psychological profiler with extraordinary skills, code named Ariel, with an assignment: find Gerhardt Kauptman, an extortionist who threatens to eliminate most of the planet's population if his demands aren't met. 243 pages Followed by Covert Ops: Take It Back and Covert Ops: Apocalypso

Casino Royale: a James Bond mystery

Casino Royale: a James Bond mystery

007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist. 181 pages.

The Da Vinci Code

James Bond nvestigates the gold smuggling activities of Auric Goldfinger, who is also suspected by MI6 of being connected to SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence organisation. As well as establishing the background to the smuggling operation, Bond uncovers a much larger plot, with Goldfinger planning to steal the gold reserves of the United States from Fort Knox. 264 pages.

Drive

Drive - YA

Driver, a man who makes a living doing stunt driving for films during the day and by driving for criminals at night, finds himself caught in the middle when he is double-crossed by some former partners and is forced to take violent means to protect himself and to seek revenge on his betrayers. 158 pages.

The Winter People

The Winter People

In West Hall, Vermont, some secrets never die ... In 1908 Sara Harrison Shea was found dead in the field behind her house. Now, in present day, Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. When Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. Ruthie is not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost ... but she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself ... 317 pages.

Let's Play Make-Believe

Let's Play Make-Believe

Both survivors of the divorce wars, Christy and Martin don't believe in love at first sight and certainly not on a first date. But from the instant they lock eyes, life becomes a sexy, romantic dream come true. That is, until they start playing a strangely intense game of make-believe--a game that's about to go too far. 113 pages

Lost city : a novel from the NUMA files

An enzyme that will dramatically prolong life has been discovered two thousand feet down in the North Atlantic, in an area known as Lost City. But why are the people attempting to harvest it getting killed? A Dirk Pitt adventure. 420 pages.

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