Up All Night Thrillers

A Listmania! list by R. Chesler "Author of Solar Island and Wired Kingdom" (Los Angeles)
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The list author says: "These are a few of my favorite, most provocative thriller novels of all time. Techno-thrillers, suspense, action-thrillers, spy novels, action-adventure, whatever--as long as it thrills, entertains and maybe even teaches you a thing or two!"
Jurassic Park
1.  Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "The classic "science thriller" of all time--life will find a way!"
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Jaws
2.  Jaws by Peter Benchley
The list author says:
  "The blockbuster summer thriller that started it all! And Benchley later atoned for his fishy fear mongering by raising awareness of shark conservation issues. Ironically, by today's standards, Jaws is light on the shark attacks and heavy on the small town politics and beachside shenanigans. Mrs. Brody, how could you?!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (339 customer reviews)

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The Day of the Jackal
3.  The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The list author says:
  "The classic international spy thriller. Snipers have never been so cool!"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews)

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A Simple Plan
4.  A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
The list author says:
  "A plane full of drug money found crashed in the woods, four long-time, small town friends, and a lot of hopes and dreams up in smoke. What's not to love?"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)

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The Firm: A Novel
5.  The Firm: A Novel by John Grisham
The list author says:
  "Who knew lawyers could be such bad people?!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (627 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Hunt for Red October: 15th Anniversary Edition
6.  The Hunt for Red October: 15th Anniversary Edition by Tom Clancy
The list author says:
  "Cold war, underwater fun with details so realistic Clancy would have been in trouble for divulging too much info were he not a civilian!"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (612 customer reviews)

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MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror
7.  MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror by Steve Alten
The list author says:
  "Jurassic Shark!"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (624 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Kronos
8.  Kronos by Jeremy Robinson
The list author says:
  "A different kind of sea monster surfaces to reunite a Navy SEAL with his wayward daughter."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

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Deep Fathom
9.  Deep Fathom by James Rollins
The list author says:
  "A mission to rescue Air Force One + a series of natural disasters + an ancient civilization = serious underwater fun!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (217 customer reviews)

Iceberg (Dirk Pitt Adventure)
10.  Iceberg (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
The list author says:
  "Dirk Pitt & Co. find an entire ship frozen inside an iceberg. A classic!"
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Wired Kingdom
11.  Wired Kingdom by Rick Chesler
The list author says:
  "A whale, a web-cam, a murder at sea!"
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Sea Hunter
12.  Sea Hunter by Paul Garrison
The list author says:
  "All aboard for this sailing thriller featuring a giant, but not-quite-right dolphin, a wealthy bad guy and a good bad-girl!"
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Daemon
13.  Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The list author says:
  "The cyber-thriller to end all cyber-thrillers--except its own sequel. Online role playing games as terrorist recruiting grounds, autom8ed vehicles hell-bent on destruction, and a dead genius controlling it all!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (631 customer reviews)

The Silence of the Lambs
14.  The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
The list author says:
  "The classic serial killer thriller."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (470 customer reviews)

Sudden Threat
15.  Sudden Threat by A. J. Tata
The list author says:
  "A modern day military thriller written by a recently retired brigadier general. Hell. Yes!"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel
16.  The Doomsday Key: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins
The list author says:
  "Trouble with the modern day world food supply meets ancient civilizations in a near catastrophe only the Sigma team can solve in time!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (948 customer reviews)

Prey
17.  Prey by Michael Crichton
The list author says:
  "Nanotechnology gone wild!"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (992 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Dourado
18.  Dourado by David Wood
The list author says:
  "Sunken treasure, an ex-Navy SEAL and an ancient mystery, by newcomer and Cibola author David Wood."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

Sail
19.  Sail by James Patterson
The list author says:
  "Oh, this is not how a vacation is supposed to be!"
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3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)

Point Blank (FBI Thriller)
20.  Point Blank (FBI Thriller) by Catherine Coulter
The list author says:
  "FBI thriller!"
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews)

The Da Vinci Code
21.  The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The list author says:
  "The classic code-breaking, art history invoking, religion questioning puzzle-solving-on-the-run thriller!"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5,283 customer reviews)

Deception Point
22.  Deception Point by Dan Brown
The list author says:
  "A solid technothriller, before Dan Brown came up with his history/religion puzzle formula. Good fun!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,266 customer reviews)

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Where Are You Now?
23.  Where Are You Now? by Mary Higgins Clark
The list author says:
  "Well, where are you?!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (425 customer reviews)

Tell No One: A Novel
24.  Tell No One: A Novel by Harlan Coben
The list author says:
  "Shhh."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (797 customer reviews)

No Second Chance
25.  No Second Chance by Harlan Coben
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)

Deliver Us from Evil
26.  Deliver Us from Evil by David Baldacci
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (440 customer reviews)

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Creepers
27.  Creepers by David Morrell
The list author says:
  "A creepy, tense thriller about a group of urban explorers who enter an old, abandoned  hotel late one night. Not all of them will exit. From the mind of the guy who gave the world Rambo, this is seriously good stuff."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

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Scavenger
28.  Scavenger by David Morrell
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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The Shadow of Your Smile
29.  The Shadow of Your Smile by Mary Higgins Clark
The list author says:
  "Family fun!"
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)

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Red Bull Energy Drink, 4 Count (Pack of 6)
30.  Red Bull Energy Drink, 4 Count (Pack of 6) by Red Bull
The list author says:
  "To help you stay up all night reading these thrillers!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

Duma Key: A Novel
31.  Duma Key: A Novel by Stephen King
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (970 customer reviews)

Expedition Green Gold
32.  Expedition Green Gold by Benjamin Richards
The list author says:
  "A rare rain forest plant found deep in the Amazon is discovered to contain a key ingredient for a miracle disease cure. But the plants suddenly go missing from their natural environment! A globe trekking jungle adventure ensues."
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The Microbial Deception
33.  The Microbial Deception by Benjamin Richards
The list author says:
  "A tale of extremes. A biotech company harnesses the power of microbes that live in extreme locations to create a swimming pool cleaning product that turns out to have an unfortunate and deadly side effect. The solution? To find more extreme microbes that can counteract the fatal effect. The only problem? They live in the deepest part of the ocean, and in the deepest pits of Earth!"
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The Bounty Mutiny (Penguin Classics)
34.  The Bounty Mutiny (Penguin Classics) by William Bligh
The list author says:
  "The epic sea adventure. Brutal, frightening, compelling."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Blow Fly (A Scarpetta Novel)
35.  Blow Fly (A Scarpetta Novel) by Patricia Cornwell
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2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (809 customer reviews)

Ice Station
36.  Ice Station by Matthew Reilly
The list author says:
  "Solid militaristic action heats up Antarctica without letup."
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)

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Area 7
37.  Area 7 by Matthew Reilly
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3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (177 customer reviews)

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Infected: A Novel
38.  Infected: A Novel by Scott Sigler
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (598 customer reviews)

Instinct (Chess Team Adventure)
39.  Instinct (Chess Team Adventure) by Jeremy Robinson
The list author says:
  "#2 in the chess team series."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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kiDNApped (A Tara Shores Thriller)
40.  kiDNApped (A Tara Shores Thriller) by Rick Chesler
The list author says:
  "A scientist working with genetically engineered microbes to reverse global warming is presumed lost at sea...until FBI agent Tara Shores learns he's been...kiDNApped! Island hopping cat-and-mouse game across the state of Hawaii ensues."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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R. Chesler "Author of Solar Island and Wired Kingdom" (Los Angeles)
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Last updated: 4/8/12
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