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!"
"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?!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"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!"
"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."