What do you look for in action scenes as readers and writers?

Do you look for an action scene that rivets your eyes to a page, by page, turning to the next until late in the night? Action scenes that reach down your throat making you gasp for breath, or conflict and bold action acts seeming almost impossible to perform, but you love it anyway.
And when “The End” arrives, you strut around several hours thinking that you have lived a full life. Realizing in time that you immersed yourself directly into the character’s lives—in the book you had just laid rest.

Most of us can relate, and in my opinion, reading gives us the exact amount of emotional release, with little cost. It’s a pity that there is a dwindling number of readers for pleasure anymore.
However, if there were more inspiring authors like J.K. Rowling, that conclusion may reverse. She literally gave birth, too many a new reader.

My questions to you, the writers are…

• Which authors do you most resonate with in their action, and conflict scenes?

• Do you have any examples?

• How about your best action or scenes of conflict, show some examples, and if you choose, furnish the Amazon link.

As you see it … what makes the best action scenes? Explosions i.e. the special effects created in the readers mind, and or a protagonist escaping or prevailing against incredible odds, or outright craftiness.
In my first novel, Operation Starlight, I tried to offer a different type story. If you cannot remember the Hardy Boys, a successful book series by Franklin W. Dixon, that many of us ‘Baby Boomers’ practically fed upon. Well perhaps, you will resonate with the Hunter Boys.