Adrenaline Reads

  • Descent
    Author: Long, Jeff
    Publisher: Crown List Price: $ 24 ISBN: 0609602394 Date: 1999
    The subterranean kingdom of humanity's deepest fears erupts into the world with terrible reality. The demonic hordes exist. So, too, does their satanic overlord, whose ultimate purpose remains shrouded in the darkness over which he reigns.
    Suggested Reading: Supernatural Stars
  • The Queen Jade
    Author: Murray, Yxta Maya
    Publisher: Rayo $ 23.95 ISBN: 9780060582647 Date: 2005
    This modern-day tale of unbridled adventure brings together the ancient codes of the Mayan Empire and a team of archeologist who have made it their mission to locate the whereabouts of a treasure that promises all encompassing power.
    Updated 5.29.08
  • The King's Gold: An Old World Novel of Adventure
    Author: Murray, Yxta Maya
    Publisher: Harper $ 14.95 ISBN: 9780060891084 Date: 2008
    One look at the centuries-old document she receives from a mysterious stranger is all it takes to plunge Lola Sanchez--a brilliant bibliophile and owner of the Red Lion bookshop--into the adventure of an already adventurous lifetime. The ancient writings tell of a stolen fortune in Montezuma's gold--and of the thief's transformation from conquistatore to alchemist . . . to werewolf.
    Riches beyond imagining possibly await the stalwart globe-trotter who can solve the intricate riddles hidden in the artifact's crumbling pages. But a deadly curse is buried there as well. On a dangerous quest through the dark shadows of history, Lola and her dashing companion, Eric, will have to unravel the twisted strands of her own family's fantastical past--and stay a step ahead of the villainous treasure hunters who would eagerly kill for the secrets she possesses and the Aztec gold she seeks. - Publisher Marketing
    Updated 5.29.08
  • Tyrannosaur Canyon
    Author: Preston, Douglas J.
    Publisher: Forge $ 24.95 ISBN: 0765311046 Date: 2005
    What fire bolt from the galactic dark shattered the Earth eons ago, and now hides in that remote cleft in the southwest U.S. known as Tyrannosaur Canyon?
    Updated 7.12.05
  • Temple
    Author: Reilly, Matt
    Publisher: Minotaur $ 24.95 ISBN: 0312266596 Date: 2001
    This sensational new action/adventure blockbuster is by the bestselling author of Ice Station. When the U.S. Army beaks through the doors of an Incan temple to remove an idol carved out of a strange stone--a stone that could be used in a terrifying new weapon--they discover they have broken a golden rule. Some doors are meant to be unopened.
    Suggested Reading: Action and Adventure | If You Like Clive Cussler
    Updated 12/5/00
  • The Last Oracle
    Author: Rollins, James
    Publisher: HarperCollins $ 26.95 ISBN: 9780061230943 Date: 2008
    star LJ
    Sigma Force must battle a group of rogue scientists who've unleashed a diabolical project that could mean the extinction of mankind, in this superb new thriller from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of Black Order and The Judas Strain.
    Updated 5.23.08
  • The Crystal Skull
    Author: Scott, Manda
    Publisher: Delacorte $ 25 ISBN: 9780385340106 Date: 2008
    In a spellbinding blend of history, myth, and science, bestselling novelist Manda Scott unleashes a thriller that sweeps from the secrets of the Mayans to the court of a sixteenth-century queen to a shattering end-times prophecy.
    Updated 5.29.08

Authors to know - current masters

Ted Bell
Clive Cussler
Peter T. Deutermann
Robert Edric
Tom Harper
Jeff Long
Matthew Reilly
James Rollins

Authors to know - classic masters

  • R.M. Ballantyne
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Daniel Defoe
  • Alexandre Dumas
  • H. Rider Haggard
  • Rafael Sabatini
  • Jules Verne

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