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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Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1) Reviews
This is one of the best of Tim began. Tim began his career in Soviet Counterintelligence with the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets. That was back in the Cold War days when, “We learned Russian so you didn't have to,” something he did at the Presidio of Monterey alongside Recon Marines and Navy SEALs.
A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:
You've already read this book. In fact, you've probably read several of these books: formulaic, spy thrillers. Step one: Attractive guy who has the skills to do just about anything. Check. Step two: a hot woman who is caught up in all the action. Check. Step three: Sexual tension. Check. Step four: Arbitrary timeline that forces everything to happen quickly before the clock counts down. Check.
If that wasn't enough to turn you off, what about the premise of the plot: a drug ...more
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 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
Brilliant story - no pun intended. The plot, the characters, the pace and rhythm of the story made excellent reading and it was thoroughly entertaining
The book and the author's bio read with the same over the top sensibility. The world of espionage is over the top, so perhaps the plausibility factors here are greater than they seem.
This is an enjoyable read, any yet, I the reader became exhausted with the no-touch romance between the hero and heroine. I wanted her to step out of her stereotypical female role and tell him, hands off. I was in love with your brother. There is no way I am going to dishonor his memory by getting into bed with you ...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.
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!