My favorite part of the weekend has always been that magic period on Sunday afternoon, after you’ve brunched and run errands but before the “scaries” of an impending week descend. This also happens to be the #1 best time ever to sit down and watch an action movie or series, since an adventure drama is exciting enough to keep your attention while avoiding the heart-tugging emotions of other genres, which might otherwise derail your nice Sunday-afternoon mood. Lately, I’ve been trying to recreate that Sunday feeling on weekdays—meaning, I’ve raced through all the backlogged episodes of Jack Ryan, my most recent action obsession. So now I’ve needed to find some new high-octane international escapades, filled with deceitful governments, secret agents, and underground factions, all fighting to be the guys walking away from the explosion at the end.
If you’re also looking for your next read to hold you over until Season 3 of Jack Ryan, check out the list below!