Everything is for sale, at some price.
But what does it cost - to buy a country?
One wily Russian general is about to find out.
The phone rings and the offer is made, leaving you only seconds to decide. Betray your country, or watch your family drop dead before your eyes.
After the Iron Curtain's collapse, Russia appears to be finished as a superpower. But KGB general Vasily Karpov is secretly working to restore Russia's status by forcing Americans into traitorous acts of espionage and sabotage, with the aid of a new secret weapon. Meanwhile, his biggest target is within Russia, where Karpov is plotting to capture the Kremlin for himself.
Former US soldier and spy Alex Ferris becomes the first to fathom Karpov's grand plans. Racing from San Francisco to Siberia, Alex must elude ambushes, assassins, and death from exposure as he wages a one-man war against a growing global threat and the resurgence of the Soviets.
Revised edition: This edition of Coercion includes editorial revisions.
©2013, 2015 Tim Tigner (P)2016 Tim Tigner
Dick Hill as always gave an excellent performance. He along with Scott Brick and Joe Barrett is one of my favorite narrators.
This is a really good espionage mystery thriller. The action is nonstop and begins on page one. The protagonist Alex Ferris's twin brother is murdered in his home but it is made to look like a suicide. Of course Alex does not believe this is the case and the race is on to find out who could have done this and why. And why are people Alex knows working to get him out of the way and threatening his life as well? Who Is influencing and how are they convincing normal everyday people to perform acts they are unlikely to candidates to carry out? The investigation takes Alex to Russia where his roots are buried and where he finds out secrets of his life that he probably didn't want to know.
My only complaint about Tom Tigner's books is that they are all stand alone novels. The characters he creates could easily become a series of books and I often find myself thinking about possible future books when ever I finish one of his books.
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Coercion is chock full of emotions, all of which make your pulse pound in one way or another. You empathize with the characters, sharing their joy, pain, and fear. I found myself wondering what I'd do, were I the victim of Coercion (which seemed very plausible to me.) Tigner also weaves playfulness into the narrative to keep the tension off overload. Very well done!
There's an outstanding scene in Coercion that I'll never forget. It involves a chase through the Siberian wilderness in the dead of winter. Reminded me of Louis Lamore's Last of the Breed. Tigner really shines as a master storyteller in that sequence.
This book is fraught with emotion, and Mr. Hill really makes you feel it.
Yes, the climactic comeuppance scenes for the various subplots were superb -- but I don't want to give anything away.
So many twists and turns -- just like the history of the Cold War. Although this is a period piece, with all that Putin is up to, Coercion feels like it's out of today's headlines. I continue to be a Tigner fan.
I love audiobooks, and consider Dick Hill to be at the top of that game. It was through him that I found Tim Tigner in the first place, and I'm so glad that I did. I've devoured all of his novels.
I can't compare the audio to the print version, as I haven't read it, but it's fantastic.
I like the way Tigner leaves cliff hangers at the end of his chapters. One that will always stick with me comes from an early chapter, which ends something like "Go to Georgi's room." I was so there in that moment.
The Siberian chase scene was also phenomenal.
Of course I liked Alex, the protagonist. But Tigner does a good job of making the bad guys human too. And of course Hill brings them to life if brilliant color.
Yes, and I practically did. Just bought it yesterday. It kept me up late, and I turned it on first thing this morning.
As I do with Vince Flynn (now Kyle Mills) and Lee Child and a few others, I'm always looking forward to Tim Tigner's next.
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Author Tim Tigner and narrator Dick Hill combine to make Coercion, which is set in 1990, a wonderful espionage thriller audiobook. Highly recommended!
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The great plot and the excellent narration
Yes, and I almost did
Coercion is a new unputdownable thriller by very talented author Tim Tigner. The book was just released in audio format, after a revised print edition was released last summer and Mr. Tigner continues his collaboration with award-winning narrator Dick Hill. Since I am a big audiobook fan and Dick is one of my favourite narrators of all times and now he is somewhat retired, I always treasure any new occasion in which I can enjoy his brilliant performances.
The story of Coercion follows Alex Ferris, a former US Army soldier and ex spy as he discovers and after that tries to stop a plot by KGB General Vasily Karpov who wants to bring Mother Russia to its former power by forcing US citizens to betray their country… You’ll be in for a treat as the action is non-stop, the characters are very well developed and the idea behind it all is fantastic and at the same time, terrifying. There were lots of plot twists, a great chase scene through the Siberian wilderness and it even ends with a bang…
I started listening to Coercion in the evening, stopped it late in the night and picked it right up when I popped my eyes open in the early hours of the next day. Tim Tigner is one of those rare writers that will always surprise you with his stories. You think that you know what will happen? Wrong! You think you know who’s who and what’s what? Wrong! He always delivers a unique experience, stories driven by original plots and you will never forget one of his main characters.
As I said above, the audiobook version of Coercion is performed by the great Dick Hill. He does a fantastic job with giving life to all the characters by using different voices and accents and by keeping the action going at breakneck speeds, as it was intended in the first place by the book’s creator. Dick‘s narration also makes it very easy for the listener to identify each of the characters.
Coercion is a great thriller by an always improving writer and the audio version is better than the print one because it is brought to life by one of the best narrators in the Audiobook Industry. Tim Tigner‘s writing reminds me of Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. they being two of my favourites authors of all times…
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This was a masterful book, that she'd insight and kept me hooked to the last page. I am so happy I found this author, Tim Tigner weaves a story of action, suspense, politics and morals into this wonderful book. I can't wait to read the next one!
Dick Hill did an incredible job bringing the story to life!
Engage Your Brain!
When we learned the details surrounding the death of Alex' brother.
He is one of a kind and always on his "A" game.
Hold on tightly!
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I would recommend the print version. Would not recommend the audio based on the reader.
Dick Hill sounds as though he is out of breath. The characters he creates sound exactly the same in every book he narrates.
I could have easily listened to the story all the way through, but Dick Hill stops me in my tracks.
Stay away from Dick Hill's narrations.
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