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If you like action/adventure books...

I've listed below a few titles of action/adventure books, spanning from espionage to
bio-thriller, that you may wish to try. If none of these sound like
your kind of book, let us know a little more about what you may be
looking for!

Trojan Odyssey, by Clive Cussler
This 17th Dirk Pitt extravaganza finds Cussler (literally, as he makes a
cameo at book's end) and his entourage of paint-by-number characters in
fine fettle, foiling a dastardly plot by outlandish villains to launch a
new ice age, and at the same time demonstrating that the Achaeans were
not Greeks but Celts, and that Troy was a town in what's now England.
After a prelude set during the Trojan War, the novel proper starts with
a roar, as a monstrous hurricane sweeps toward the Caribbean,
endangering not only Pitt's twin son and daughter, engaged in undersea
exploration, but also the Wanderer, a luxury floating hotel owned by a
mysterious billionaire known as Specter. In a manly manner, Pitt and
his longtime sidekick, Al Giordino, both of NUMA (the National
Underwater and Marine Agency), save the hotel and Pitt's grown kids, but
not before those kids discover a trove of underwater relics that
indicate that the Celts, aka Achaeans, reached the New World millennia
ago. And the Celts are still here, in the guise of a female Druidic cult
linked to Specter and aiming for world domination by altering ocean
currents via a vast underground mechanism in Nicaragua, which will
plunge the earth into cold, then selling a new type of cheap fuel
cell to supply needed heat. The action never flags, the heroics
never halt and the bodies pile up as Pitt and Co. take on the villains;
some big changes in Pitt's personal life close the book.
(Publishers Weekly)

The Set-Up, by Paul Erdman
On a routine visit to an international bank in Switzerland, Charles
Black, the just-retired Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board,
finds himself in jail - suddenly, inexplicably, imprisoned by the
Swiss police. He is accused of committing massive frauds in
the financial markets, allegedly netting him over $450 millon. The
case against him seems ironclad - almost too perfect. It is nearly
certain that he will be convicted and will spend thirty years doing hard
labor in a Swiss prison. He has been framed - set up. Charlie's
wife, Sally, in her efforts to find diplomatic support and effective
legal defense for him, is frustrated at every turn. No one in
Switzerland or the United States seems able - or even willing - to
help. But neither Charlie nor Sally will give up; they will not agree to
a proposal of a lesser prison term in exchange for his pleading guilty.
Then, one evening, a mysterious stranger offers Sally a deal.
Gradually, and in colorful detail, we learn why and how Charlie was
framed and what he and Sally must do to uncover and expose the
financial conspiracy that has set him up. And what they learn
launches them, at virtually a moment's notice, on an exciting but
dangerous journey, one they hope will lead to Charlie's freedom and
clear his name. (catalog summary)

The Codex, by Douglas Preston
"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape
he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious
treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half
a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before
vanishing - along with his entire collection - from his mansion in
New Mexico. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far
stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has buried
himself and his treasure somewhere in the world, hidden away like
an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. If the sons wish to claim their
fabulous inheritance, they must find their father's carefully
concealed tomb. The race is on, but the three brothers are not the
only ones competing for the treasure. This secret is so astounding it
cannot be kept quiet for long. With half a billion dollars at stake,
as well as an ancient Mayan codex that may hold a cure for cancer and
other deadly diseases, others soon join the hunt - and some of them
will stop at nothing to claim the grave goods.--BOOK JACKET.

Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
A man's experiment to genetically reproduce dinosaurs and create a
dinosaur theme park goes terribly wrong. (catalog summary)
(Also, try The Andromeda Strain, or any other book by Michael Crichton)

The Skystone: the Camulod Chronicles, by Jack Whyte
During the days of the decaying Roman Empire, the legions of Britain
struggle to preserve the ancient principles of loyalty and
discipline-virtues embodied in the Roman general Caius Britannicus and
his friend Publius Varrus, an ex-soldier turned ironsmith. Whyte
re-creates the turbulence and uncertainty that marked fifth-century
Britain and provides a possible origin for one of the greatest artifacts
of Arthurian myth-the legendary sword Excalibur. (Library Journal

Other authors to consider:

Ken Follett
Jack Higgins
Robert Ludlum
David Weber
Stephen Hunter
Dale Brown
Larry Bond
Tom Clancy
Stephen Coonts

Hope this helps get you started!

Michele R. Brown
Reference Librarian