Location: Tom Clancy, Clear And Present Danger Richard North Patterson, The Outside Man John Grisham, The Pelican Brief
Illustrations: - simple, linear plot - suspense and excitement driven by pressure of time - single, indomitable hero, representing society's value system - disorder -> order (reassertion of status quo) - frequently made into successful action films
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The thriller presents an imperative problem, threatening society itself, that cannot be overcome by conventional means. It is heavily plot and action-oriented, following the hero as he attempts to force a solution, featuring a plausible level of violence, illegality, technical expertise, and general sensationalism.