Some people are naturally brilliant,others have to buy it.What would you pay,to be one in a million?Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention--known as Brillyanc.Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother -- before he died.Chasing clues while dodging bullets, Achilles and Katya race around the globe, uncovering a conspiracy conceived in Moscow, born in Silicon Valley, and destined to demolish both the White House and the Kremlin. Along the way a lost soul finds purpose, a broken heart confronts forbidden love, and America gains a new hero.Packed with heart-stopping surprises, paced by razor-sharp plotting, and populated with richly rendered characters, Pushing Brilliance will leave you breathless and longing for more. ...
|Title||:||Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)|
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|Number of Pages||:||375 pages|
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Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1) Reviews
is not brilliant.
Starts out okay, shocking crime, set up, seems hopeless. Then the battles start, strategy by strategy and hit by hit. Read a few/several and they got boring. I get that mapping these things out is important and working out the logistics of a fight is necessary, but the reader doesn't have to get every blow to follow who's winning and who is dead. See Gemmell for how to do it right.
Skipped to the end and okay, of course Achilles prevails because this is book #1. Not going to bot ...more
This is the first entry in the Kyle Achilles series.
Achilles is living the good life when his parents and his brother are killed and he is arrested for their murder. Promptly escaping from jail, he roams the world with his almost sister in law, finding it's all based on a wonder drug that is made by the Russians.
Fast, exciting read, though the protagonists seem a bit too good to be true, even compared to Mitch Rapp and the like.
I am following the Amazon free giveaways, and from time to time I do stumble upon an unknown author (to me), that otherwise I am sure I wouldn’t get a chance to read his books. That was the case with Tim Tigner . Introducing (to me) his hero “Kyle Achilles”. It is a very fast pacing book. Lots of twists. The only reason I couldn’t give it a 5 Star was the fact his hero was too Superman for my taste. Too many of the actions were far from looking real in our real world. I know it is a book, and it ...more
The best part is that you have a great day with a little more fun and more interesting things are getting better
This was a new author for me and I enjoyed the book a lot. It starts out with a bang and doesn't stop until the end. Some interesting, different characteristics. Achilles, the main character is former CIA and thus has some amazing skills - climbing buildings just being one of them. His parents and brother are killed and he is fingered as the murderer ($10 million is quite a motive). Lots of surprises and lots of actions.
This book is a conspiracy theorists' wet dream. Completely far-fetched but you know that going in - right? It was a lot of fun. Kyle Achilles, a former Olympic biathlete and covert operative is framed for the murder of his family. To clear his name he must find the real killer, or killers. But where to start? He has very little to go on. His only ally is his dead brother's fiancée, Katya, a brilliant Russian mathematician.
They start with his father's and brother's failed business ventu ...more
A young ex-CIA agent and former Olympian is framed for his family's murder. He enlists the aid of his old contacts to break out of jail. Then, he teams up with his dead brother's brilliant, gorgeous fiancee (after whom he's subconsciously lusted for a while) to find the true killers, the motive, and to clear his name.
The daring effort takes them as far as Ukraine/Bellarus/Russia and at last uncovers a sinister plot targeting the highest levels of US government. Will they be able to stop it in t ...more
Received an advanced copy of this and loved it, couldn't put it down. It grabbed me right from the start, and had elements that I love in a book. You've got some great characters, both good guys an bad guys. You know what happened, but you're not sure who, how or why. It's fast paced with lots of action and some plot twists, and finally it had a good ending, believable and leaving you wanting more!