If you love Harrison Ford and the Indiana Jones movies, then you’ve got something to get excited about this summer. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, the fifth Indiana Jones movie, hit theaters this summer. If you’re looking for ways to get hyped up for the new Indiana Jones movie, start by rewatching the first four movies. Then check out these books, filled with adventure and suspense, that give off serious Indiana Jones vibes.
The Survivor is an exciting new thriller that sees one of Iris Johansen’s most beloved characters, Eve Duncan, team up again with archeologist Riley Smith from A Face to Die For. Together, the two explore an isolated island in Southeast Asia that holds a secret—the perfectly preserved body of a female warrior that will lead the two women explorers to something so shocking it will change history.
In the thriller adventure The Midnight Ride, MIT grad student Haley Gordon is just looking to make some fast cash to pay her tuition. But when she gets caught counting cards at the Encore casino in Boston, she finds herself in a room with a dead body. Meanwhile, ex-con Nick Patterson enters a room to find that the person he was supposed to be meeting has been murdered—and Haley Gordon is standing over him. And American history professor Adrian Jensen has just discovered that his professional nemesis has died on the same night he uncovered surprising details about his research. Now, these three seemingly unrelated people are all on the brink of a surprising discovery, but someone else wants to keep it hidden.
Preston and Child’s Aloysius Pendergast series is back with the most exciting adventure yet. In The Cabinet of Dr. Leng, FBI Special Agent Pendergast remains in contemporary New York while Constance Greene returns to the past in the hopes of preventing the deaths of her brother and sister. But Constance is not safe in the past. The infamous serial killer Dr. Enoch Leng is after her. Will Pendergast be able to find Constance before Leng does?
Steve Barry’s The Omega Factor is the perfect novel for people who love adventure and non-stop action in their thrillers. The Ghent Altarpiece is a piece of art that has been stolen, vandalized, and dismantled thirteen times, making it the most violated work of art in the world. When UNESCO investigator, Nicholas Lee, travels to Belgium he uncovers a trail to a legendary panel from the Ghent Altarpiece, stolen in 1934. Suddenly, Nick is caught in the middle of a bitter conflict that has been going on for thousands of years. And Nick will travel the world to come face-to-face with a modern-day religious crusade intent on hiding the truth.
The Collector is a new thriller from best-selling author Daniel Silva that follows the adventures of art restorer and spy Gabriel Allon as he teams up with a master thief. Their mission? To track down the world’s most valuable missing painting. But their journey soon escalates to a heart-pounding race to prevent a world-changing conflict between Russia and the West.
An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum, setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world.
And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington; her friend Safia al-Maaz, the gallery's brilliant and beautiful curator; and their guide, the international adventurer Omaha Dunn, into a world they never dreamed existed: a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert.
But others are being drawn there as well, some with dark and sinister purposes. And the many perils of a death-defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey's end: an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia... or destroy everything humankind has built over countless millennia.
Luke Daniels is in London, between assignments with the Magellan Billet, when he receives a frantic call from an old friend. Jillian Stein is in trouble. She made a mistake and now her life may be in danger. She needs Luke’s help. Immediately. Racing to Belgium Luke quickly finds that she was right. A shadow team of highly-trained operatives are there on the hunt. Intervening, he finds himself embroiled in a war between two determined sides—one seeking the truth, the other trying to escape the past—a war that has already claimed one life and is about to claim more.
Thomas Rowland is a Washington insider, a kingmaker, problem-solver, but also a man with a past. For him everything turns with what happened on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. What history has recorded is wrong. There is more to the story, much more, and Thomas Rowland is at the center of that terrible reality. But forces are working against him, and Rowland will do anything to keep the world from learning what actually happened on that fateful day, including killing Luke, Jillian and anyone else who might be a threat.
In a race from Belgium, to Luxembourg, to the bayous of Louisiana and the Wyoming wilderness, to a final confrontation in the Bahamas, Luke Daniels confronts a series of shocking truths which not only rewrite history but will forever change his own life—as he comes face to face with the ninth man.
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Emily Martin has a PhD in English from the University of Southern Mississippi. She’s a contributing editor at Book Riot and blogs/podcasts at Book Squad Goals.