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Callsign: King - Blackout (JACK SIGLER THRILLERS Book 8)

Callsign: King - Blackout (JACK SIGLER THRILLERS Book 8) [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Robinson , Sean Ellis
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Twice before, Jack Sigler—Callsign: King—has stopped the mysterious ‘Brainstorm’ from destroying all life on earth. Twice before, he’s survived Brainstorm’s assassins. So when the mastermind behind Brainstorm surfaces in Paris, King goes on the offensive.

As the final showdown unfolds in the legendary City of Lights, the villain’s scheme to plunge the world into literal darkness is revealed. But even Brainstorm isn’t ready for the destructive force that has been unleashed…an entity of darkness imprisoned for more than a thousand years, set free now to devour...everything.

The blackout has begun… When the sun rises, the world will end.

Callsign: King – Blackout was the eighth in a series of Chess Team novellas released in 2011, and the conclusion to the story arc in the first two Callsign: King stories. Each of the eight books in the entire series—deemed the ‘Chesspocalypse’—follows a single member of the team and is co-authored by Jeremy Robinson and one of six other fantastic authors. The stories take place after the events of Threshold, the third Jack Sigler thriller, and before the events of Ragnarok, the fourth full-length novel in the series. The Chesspocalypse novellas are designed to introduce readers to the series. If you haven’t read the novels, no worries. Enjoy the ride!

Praise for Robinson

“Rocket-boosted action, brilliant speculation, and the recreation of a horror out of the mythologic past, all seamlessly blend into a rollercoaster ride of suspense and adventure.”
—James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of The Eye of God

“With Threshold Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!”
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin

“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins”
—Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Einstein Pursuit

“If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson...”
—Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of Pirate Alley

“How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson.”
—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Pandemic

“There’s nothing timid about Robinson as he drops his readers off the cliff without a parachute and somehow manages to catch us an inch or two from doom.”
—Jeff Long, New York Times bestselling author of The Descent

Praise for Ellis

“Some books are just plain unbridled fun, others are edge of the seat gripping entertainment, some make you think, a few open your eyes. Sean Ellis is a magician, doing it all with a deftness that pulls you in and draws you along from page one breathlessly to the end of the book.”
—Steven Savile, international bestselling author of Silver

“Sean Ellis delivers another high-octane romp, exploring mythical lost civilizations and alternative histories, with the unrelenting pace of your favorite summer blockbuster.”
—Stel Pavlou, bestselling author of Decipher

“[The Adventures of Dodge Dalton in the Shadow of Falcon’s Wings] is high flying adventure at its best. Cleverly conceived, original, and multi-layered, the action literally jumps off the page and takes the reader through unexpected twists and turns.”
—Rob MacGregor, New York Times bestselling author of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Hawk Moon

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 482 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media (20 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #78,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars WHOO HOOO 7 April 2014
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I do like that this is getting really into Jacks mind....

What I want to know is where is Jacks Parents???!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 30 May 2013
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Book 3 is just and interesting and fun as the previous two books. Filled with mysteries, action, intrigue and family. Definitely a 1st class read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 21 Nov 2012
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I had read the previous two collaborations by Sean Ellis and Jeremy Robinson about King, a member of the Chess Team, so it was natural to buy the third. It did not disappoint and I enjoyed it. It kept me up into the wee small hours reading. I would recommend buying the first two novellas as this is a natural follow on. Suffice to say I am now working through all Sean Ellis' other offerings!
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5.0 out of 5 stars King is back !!! 18 May 2012
By Nilesh Nimkar - Published on
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Another awesome book in collaboration by my two favorite authors. The action starts right from the start and does not let up till end. The story has more plot twists than I care to mention. The novella reads like a full length novel. Jeremy always finds a brand new myth to go with brand new hard science. The exposition on the myth and the science are not lengthy as they would be in a full length novel, however the author does answer all questions and does not leave any loose ends. In fact he goes a step further and throws you a curve ball at the end.
To make sense of lots of characters you will have to read the previous Chess Team novels and novellas. If you haven't read them already then get them now. They are well worth the money and then some.
Synopsis: Brainstorm is back and up to some shenanigans in Paris. King is sent on a simple snatch and grab operation to apprehend the creator of Brainstorm . As an added bonus Deep Blue sends King's girlfirend and daughter to Paris for a little paid vacation and a surprise to King after the mission is over. However soon things go horribly wrong and the simple mission turns into a fight for survival. At which point things go beyond horribly wrong and the fight for survival turns into a fight to save the world.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars King 3 28 May 2012
By Dr. C. - Published on
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I enjoy Robinson's writing styl. These books are excellent light, entertaining reading. I spend most of my reading time on technical texts and research articles. This is great for relaxing and just having fun!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another seat of the pants thrill ride 15 May 2012
By Chalie W - Published on
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I have become a huge fan of Jeremy's work since I started reading him a couple of years ago. These Chess Team novella's are a lot of fun to read. They grab you from the get go and don't let go until the very end and when you are done, you can't believe it's over because it was such a fun ride. This latest one is no exception. I won't go into any detail about the book. If you are up to date with all of the other Chess Team Novella's, you have to get this one. You won't be disappointed.

I have read at least one book by each of the co-authors of the novella series and although they each have their own distinctive style of writing, they are all very talented and know how to weave a good story. Taking the sick and wicked ideas of Jeremy Robinson and putting them together with other talented authors was a great idea! Sometimes people have a great idea/concept but having someone else take that idea/concept and adding their own spin to it makes it an even better final product. These novella's are a perfect example of that type of collaboration.

Happy reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars King 7 Feb 2014
By linda collins - Published on
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Once again , if you're gonna read King, read Book 1 first..Then 2 and 3..Either buy all 3 separately or get the King Collection and you get all 3 in one...Great books ..You're gonna love it..I got hooked on Jeremy Robinson a couple of years ago...Now I read everything by him that I can get my hands on
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great story - very rushed 10 May 2012
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I've been a big fan of Jeremy Robinson since I read his first Jack Sigler book "Pulse". All of the comparisons to James Rollins are deserved. I actually enjoy Jeremy's books more than Rollins. Robinson has an imagination like no one I've ever read and his books move at break-neck speed. Over the last couple of years he's become one of my favorite authors.
The "Callsign" series are a bunch of short stories that follow the lives of the different members of the Chess Team. They all take place after "Threshold" (the third book in the Chess Team / Jack Sigler novels). Blackout is the third short story for the Jack Sigler "King" character.
I've enjoyed all of the Callsign short stories, but they are not without fault - and that's why Blackout gets only three stars. My first complaint is that while the stories definitely follow our beloved Chess Team characters, and while the story lines certainly seem like something only Robinson could have dreamed up, make no mistake, this are not Robinson novels. I know his name is on the cover, but I'd be willing to bet that the "co-author" of each book (in this case Sean Ellis) took Jeremy's notes and direction and wrote the book for Robinson. After reading fifteen or twenty books by an author, you get to know them and their style and I'd be very surprised to find out that Robinson wrote much of this book. That said, I think Ellis does a good job and again, the book is fun.....but it's just not quite Robinson.
My other complaint is that these books are just too short. The stories for this whole series have been interesting and creative but they've been so short that I just feel like some were worthy of a full length novel. Blackout in particular had a very interesting plot and I would have liked to have had much more. The story, the ending in particular, is very rushed.
I'm certainly looking forward to the next full length novel.
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