After a terrorist attack on a reservation in Oregon leaves thousands dead, Jack Sigler, call sign King and his Chess Team - Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight - must protect the only survivor, thirteen year-old Fiona Lane. When a death in the family pulls King away, and the rest of the team is sent on a mission, Fort Bragg is attacked by a strange and overwhelming force. When the dust settles, Fiona is gone.
But the attack is part of a larger offensive. Around the world the last speakers of ancient languages are being systematically exterminated. As they fight to find the mastermind behind the killings, and Fiona, the team is hunted by strange creatures that defy explanation - living statues, genetically modified monsters and walking megaliths - sent by an enemy from their past. If not stopped, he will be able to remake himself, and the world.
Calling on help from old friends and ancient heroes, the team fights their most desperate battle yet, not just to save the world as we know it, but to rescue a little girl who wants nothing more than to call King Dad.
An ancient tower holds the key to unlocking a horrifying secret hidden within mankind's most antiquated languages. If unlocked, the world as we know it will cease to exist.
Jeremy Robinson's third book in the Jack Sigler series is a rocket-powered thriller, combining high adrenaline action, smart science, ancient legends, and stunning locations.
©2011 Jeremy Robinson (P)2011 Jeremy Robinson
I am a registered nurse and a father of four great kids. I live in a rural part of Oregon and love it. I enjoy books, but Sci-Fi Fantasy has allows been the ones I reach for more than others.
Robinson has written another fast paced adventure in which super soldiers have to face supernatural forces in order to save the world. After a massacre with a lone survivor King is faced with personal tragedy in which he has no time for because the world has gone to hell. The team is sent out on a mission without King, but he can’t be out done because he has to save Fort Bragg all by himself. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a read/listen in which you can turn the brain off and just relax and have some fun.
The bond between Fiona and Jack.
The new and varied characters
He does a great job conveying emotion and accents
Words of power
I have become addicted to the Chess Team and their adventures. This was a great installment in the series. The story was fast paced and it was interesting to see some familiar faces in this one. This story was huge and encompassed quite a bit of territory. As usual, the characters were amazing.
One of my favorite new characters in this novel was Jeffrey Kafer! So cool to hear that the author had actually written in the main who performs all the audio book's in to play a character of the novel. The rest of it very intriguing. I look forward to my next Jack Siglar novel!
As usual I'm thoroughly impressed I hope that they make movies out of this someday. So much better than the crap that turned into movies lately like 50 shades of grey and all the teen dystopian bullshit. Great job Mr Robinson
In this very exciting third instalment of the Chess Team, Jack has just been officially named as foster father to young Fiona, the girl he found at the Siletz Reservation in the previous book. When she is kidnapped, Jack is hard on her trail, and the rest of Chess Team is split up to find (and kidnap) the remaining speakers of very old, almost forgotten languages, as they seem to be the target of some evil mastermind. Lots of old faces show up (some good, some not-so-good), and there's also a lot of surprises along the way. Once again, the novel is action-packed, funny, sad, filled with crazy characters and weird monsters, and an absolute delight to read. Can't wait to start on the novellas before the next book comes out soon! (Read 9 June 2012)
Listened to on Audible (14 May 2014). Even better the second time around, and it's interesting to note clues littered throughout the book, that I only notice now that I know where the series has gone. Jeffrey Kafer is an amazing narrator and brings all the characters to life in a fantastic way!
Another fantastic addition to the Chess Team stories. This one includes myths and legends, family, friendship and the ultimate sacrifice and betrayal. I highly recommend all these books. Jeffrey Kafer does a brilliant job bringing the characters to life in the audio.
I love this series. I am so frustrated at not even halfway through, I've had to stop listening. The narrator speaks as if he is reading dramatic movie trailers. Same cadence, same inflection... if you have ever listened to the "movie trailer voice", it has to be a close relation to this narrator. I'm giving up and going to read outright.
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