'Act of War' jumps to top of U.S. bestsellers list

NEW YORK Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:50pm EDT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brad Thor's thriller, "Act of War," debuted at the top of the U.S. bestsellers list on Thursday, pushing James Patterson's "Invisible" into second place.

Data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors across the United States is used to compile the list.

Hardcover Fiction Last Week

1. "Act of War" by Brad Thor

(Atria, $27.99) -

2. "Invisible" by James Patterson and

David Ellis (Little, Brown, $28.00) 1

3. "Top Secret Twenty-One" by

Janet Evanovich (Bantam, $28.00) 2

4. "Power Play" by Catherine Coulter

(Putnam, $26.95) -

5. "The Silkworm" by Robert Galbraith

(LB/Mulholland, $28.00) 3

6. "Mr. Mercedes," by Stephen King

(Scribner, $30.00) 4

7. "The City" by Dean Koontz

(Bantam, $28.00) 5

8. "The Goldfinch," by Donna Tartt

(Little, Brown, $30) 7

9. "Written in My Own Heart’s Blood"

by Diana Gabaldon (Delacorte, $35.00) 6

10. "All Fall Down" by Jennifer Weiner

(Atria, $26.99)

8

Hardcover Nonfiction

1. "America" by Dinesh D’Souza

(Regnery, $29.99) 12

2. "Blood Feud" by Edward Klein

(Regnery, $27.99) 1

3. "Hard Choices" by Hillary Rodham Clinton

(Simon & Schuster, $35.00) 2

4. "One Nation," by Ben Carson

(Penguin/Sentinel, $25.95) 4

5. "Everything I Need to Know I Learned

from a Little Golden Book" by Diane Muldrow

(Random/Golden Books, $9.99) 11

6. "Capital in the Twenty-First Century,"

by Thomas Piketty (Harvard/Belknap, $39.95) 9

7. "David and Goliath" by Malcolm Gladwell

(Little, Brown, $29.00) 21

8. "Think Like a Freak," by Steven D.

Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (William

Morrow, $28.99) 8

9. "Instinct," by T.D. Jakes

(FaithWords, $25.00) 6

10. "The Family of Jesus" by

Karen Kingsbury (Howard Books, $19.99) 7

Week ended July 13, 2014, powered by

Nielsen BookScan © 2014 The Nielsen Company.

(Editing by Patricia Reaney and Matthew Lewis)

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