The Adrenaline genre is a combination of Adventure, Thriller, and Suspense. A sense of menace permeates the books in these closely related genres, with this unease building to a climax. Action drives the stories and dangers beset the characters at every turn. In Suspense, we see the action from both the hero's and the villain's points of view, so we know more than the hero. We feel the protagonist's plight and anticipate his discoveries as he seeks the sinister cause of a deadly threat. In Thrillers, we become insiders -- spies, doctors, scientists, lawyers -- as the story plays out against the background of surprisingly dangerous professions. In Adventure, we see the stories of a hero on a mission. They are fast-paced, action-packed, and often set in exotic locales in war -- and peacetime. These are the tales of action-heroes the likes of James Bond, Indiana Jones, and countless battle-scarred men, and their stories allow armchair warriors to experience the danger and overcome obstacles without leaving the comforts of home.
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