A phenomenon known as crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and causing countless deaths. In the wake of the global catastrophe, the world struggles to take care of its displaced billions. But Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a new hope. Rather than wage a world war no nation can endure, the leading nations devise a competition, a race to the center of Antarctica, with the three victors dividing the continent.
It was really interesting reading this book again (almost four years later), having now read the first two of The Last Hunter series. I kept hoping for characters to make appearances, but I especially love knowing that the ending of this book will now lead to further resolution in the remaining hunter books. Lots of action and suspense, this was an enjoyable re-read.
RC Bray does is usual amazing job at bringing the story to life.
Tom Duncan - callsign: Deep Blue - former Army ranger, former president of the United States and handler of the black ops force known as Chess Team, is visiting the team's new secret headquarters. The underground facility, known as Alpha, once belonged to Manifold Genetics, a corrupt corporation shut down by Chess Team. But despite being abandoned for years, Alpha still hides secrets. Security doors slam shut and lock, sealing Duncan and his assistants inside.
I was really glad to read this one, to see how Deep Blue is going after the awful humiliating way he had to give up the presidency. Nice that he had the chance to be an action hero.
After a failed mission claims the lives of his five-man support team, Stan Tremblay, Callsign: Rook, flees Siberia and finds himself on the secluded coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Exhausted, cut off from the outside world, and emotionally beaten from his defeat in Russia, Rook just wants to find a place to rest. The small coastal town of Fenris Kystby seems like the perfect place. Within hours of arriving, he discovers that the town is not as tranquil as it appears.
I love Rook... really really LOVE Rook. Nothing fazes him and he always has something snarky or witty to say. Even battling werewolves and crazy Norwegians, he keeps his sense of snark (humour). I can't wait for him to make it back to Queen... I mean, the rest of the team LOL
An Iranian terrorist cell has gotten its hands on weaponized Ergot-B, a compound that causes violent hysteria, madness and death within 24 hours,and plan to unleash the weapon on major cities around the world. Successful deployment would begin a bloodbath, as those exposed would kill everyone they encountered before succumbing to the compound's lethal effects. Erik Somers - Callsign: Bishop - is called in to investigate, but his first discovery shocks him to the core.
Bishop is my favourite character in the Chess Team so I loved him having a story to himself. I also love how all the novellas link together. Looking forward to the next one.
At the beginning of her search for Rook, a missing Chess Team member, Zelda Baker--callsign: Queen--is redirected to Pripyat, Ukraine, a ghost town on the radioactive outskirts of Chernobyl. Intel indicates that a splinter cell of Manifold Genetics, a ruthless corporation dismantled by Chess Team, may be operating in the area. Tasked with confirming the existence of a Manifold facility, Queen begins a recon sweep of the abandoned town in search of clues but soon finds herself fighting for her life.
Queen is en route to Russia to search for Rook, when she is sent to Pripyat, Ukraine to check out a possible Manifold facility. Needless to say, what she finds is a lot of trouble. It's nice to see these short adventures of the team on their own.
In 1959, nine hikers of the Dyatlov expedition perish while crossing a remote mountain range in the Soviet Union. More than 65 years later, the circumstances surrounding their deaths remain a mystery. In 1995, Julie Sigler is killed in an Air Force training exercise crash, but the circumstances of her death are never called into question...until she appears on TV, 20 years later, standing beside the current president of the United States.
It really does amaze me how every book Jeremy Robinson writes seems to be an improvement on the last. Empire is a fantastic addition to the Chess Team world. Full of incredibly fast-paced action, twists and turns that you don't see coming, and the hilarious team interaction that you have come to know and love, Empire is brilliant! Cannot recommend this book enough.
Jeffrey Kafer IS the voice of the Chess Team and he does not fail in that endeavour.
Sometimes, the cost of immortality is too high…. The year is 1775, and the first rumblings of the American Revolution are only just being felt. But the War for Independence may be over before it even begins. When General George Washington learns of a daring expedition by British troops to discover a place of ultimate power - and the key to immortality itself - he knows that to salvage the war effort, his forces must get there first. And to find the legend, Washington must employ a legend - an immortal pirate....
Jeremy Robinson never fails to entertain, and when you combine him with J Kent Holloway, you have a guaranteed winner! In the second of the Jack Sigler Continuum books, we meet a different Jack. However, given that he has lived on the edge of death for the past 100 or so years, it's not really a surprise. Called on by George Washington himself, Jack is tasked to help find the legend of immortality.
I love this series (and anything to do with the Chess Team, if I'm being honest), but I'm also always slightly melancholic for Jack's predicament. Full of action and suspense, thrills and spills, this is another winner!
Jeffrey Kafer has once again done an amazing job at the narration, bringing this epic adventure to life.
And if you're a fan of Mr Holloway's Dark Hollows series, you might just notice a cameo :)
Alone and on the run, betrayed at every turn, Jenna's path takes her from sun-drenched Key West to the alligator-infested Everglades, the streets of Miami, and the Caribbean islands. Along the way brutal criminals, deadly assassins, and the forces of nature conspire to end her life unless she can rise to embrace an impossible destiny and unleash her own lethal potential. Everything Jenna has been told about herself is a lie, and the truth is a secret that may destroy the world--or save it.
This book took me places I didn't expect to go and I thoroughly look forward to further adventures in this series. A great action-adventure thriller!
This is the first book I have listened to by Xe Sands, and she does a wonderful job.
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Crazy has no memory and feels no fear. Dangerous and unpredictable, he's locked away in SafeHaven, a psychiatric hospital, where he spends the long days watching Wheel of Fortune and wondering what the outside world smells like. When a mysterious visitor arrives and offers him a way out Crazy doesn't hesitate to accept.
Jeremy Robinson has once again written a fantastic story of good vs evil, but has, in his own inimitable way, left us wondering which side is which. Stereotypes are thrown out the window, and we are soon pondering just who are the monsters.
This next bit could be considered spoilery, so ignore the parts between the asterisks
Given the actions of some characters, I am once again flabbergasted at the pure self-centredness of the human race, to think that we have total dominion of the planet, and (in this case) of the "mirror worlds"that exist on said planet. What gives humans the right to think that our survival is more important than that of any other species?
I also have to add that the ability that Crazy has to shift between worlds makes for an amazing fight scene, which would be visually out of this world. I would love to see this made into a movie (done right, of course).
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I'm not sure whether it was intentional, but I felt there were a few Biblical references and allusions that I thought were well-placed. So, all in all, MirrorWorld is a great action-packed thrill ride of a book and I'm hoping it will lead to some sequels. RC Bray has once again done an excellent job at narration, proving why he is one of the best.
Euphemia Williams, known to her few friends as Effie, and everyone else as Eff-Bomb, will punch you for looking at her funny, for using her full name or for noticing that she's a genius. But when an elite global entity known as Unity takes note of her intelligence and offers her a chance to escape the hum-drum life of a foster-child, she signs up. At best, she expects her time abroad to be a vacation. At worst, an actual challenge. But what she finds, upon being swept up in a futuristic transport, is far, far worse.
Jeremy Robinson has been a long time must-read/listen for me, and this book was no exception. I would class it as more of a "new adult" read, but that is in no way meant to indicate that it isn't a fantastic read for adults, as, while the main characters are all young (teens, etc), the action and language is all definitely "adult".
Like all of Mr Robinson's books, the action is fast-paced and intense, the story intriguing and leaving you guessing, and the dialogue is guaranteed to elicit many grins, if not laugh out loud moments. Definitely grab this book!
This is the first book I've listened to that has been narrated by Julia Farmer, but she does an awesome job.