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Olympus Rises (The Code of War Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jim Roberts
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Olympus Rises is the first installment in an epic series of action/sci-fi stories inspired by old-school Men's Adventure novels of the 80s and 90s.

Afghanistan, 2014. Two weeks before the final withdrawal of all Coalition forces, a small unit of Army Rangers is attacked and destroyed by a Private Army known only as Olympus. The survivors are captured and held in a fortress in the Pamir Mountains of Kazinistan. There, they must effect a daring escape from their captors and at the same time find the secret of the mysterious Code of War.

This exciting, action-packed yarn with a sci-fi twist is filled to the brim with high-tech adventure! Olympus Rises leads directly into the blockbuster sequel, The Peacemakers, available now!

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3883 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ELTUD94
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,959 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Jim Roberts was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Growing up in Alberta, he studied theater, screenwriting and motion picture arts at Red Deer College.

A voracious reader, his literary love spans every genre, but especially the works of Ian Fleming, David Morrell, and Robert E. Howard.

The amazing renaissance of digital publishing has given him a perfect opportunity to release his longtime pet-project: The Code of War.

Jim currently resides in Red Deer, Alberta where he is hard at work on the next Code of War novel.

You can follow Jim everyday at the Facebook home of the Code of War at: https://www.facebook.com/codeofwarseries

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars G.I. Joe Meets Die Hard 28 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This is a nice little thriller, adventure novel that would make a perfect vehicle for somebody like Jean Claude Van Damme or Sylvester Stallone. Actually, it’s much better than the usual stuff that those two drudge up for film material. The plot follows Sergeant Joe Braddock as he guides his military platoon into an ambush and through the clutches of a mysterious enemy organization. Through it all, Roberts uses no-nonsense, direct prose that is effective and fast moving. This would be a great book for an airplane ride since it keeps you entertained, but it isn’t so deep that ambient noise breaks the spell (it’s a bit like “The DaVinci Code” in that respect).

Based on the cover, I thought this was going to be another reality based, Tom Clancy type novel on modern warfare. For the first couple chapters we get to know Joe Braddock and his men as they go on a routine patrol through Afghanistan. I thought Roberts’s descriptions of modern military were convincing (although I’m far from an expert on such things having never served myself).

After an ambush, Braddock’s platoon is captured by a mysterious force that is something like G.I. Joe’s Cobra. This is where the book started taking off for me since I was expecting it to maintain a certain realism and the elevated action scenes were a pleasant surprise. Braddock is held in a cell, and he quickly becomes focused on escaping and saving his men. The prison escape scenes are effective and entertaining, and Braddock even manages to recruit some interesting help from the other prisoners.

From there, the action continues to elevate as one of Braddock’s men comes into possession of a prototype body-armor that transforms him into a cross between Snake-Eyes and Iron Man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely brilliant!! 10 Sept. 2014
By JED
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I really enjoy military novels, but it is rare to find one that has such unique characters and sets arcs!
Olympus Rises is one such book, the characters are truly well developed and the reader is invested in their world from the outset.
There is a level of combat mixed with intrigue that will appeal to a wide audience...can't wait to download the next book!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Action, Action and then a bit more Action 8 Jun. 2014
By Scott
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After a few introductory pages the action starts and doesn't stop until the end. if your looking for an intellectual deep read don't pick this, but if your after a good fast paced bit of escapism buy it now! I found the characters engaging and you are left wanting to know what happens next. A great read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great read 28 Aug. 2014
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Wow, just finished this, literarily couldn't put it down. Great pace and some good characters to take the story forward. Just about to start the second book so fingers crossed
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read 22 Sept. 2014
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A good read and an enjoyable story. The sort of book which would make an interesting movie with modern soldier meets sci-fi . Looking forward to book two.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My first thought....where is the next instalment! 27 April 2014
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This is like McNab but with a bit more ummpphhh! I love the strong characters. I never do spoilers in my reviews. This is a fast paced, action fuelled little gem. There had better be a next instalment! In fact it would make a great mini series like 24!
Needless to say I enjoyed.
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1.0 out of 5 stars A fun boys' story but badly written. 5 Dec. 2014
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The plot was entertaining but the book was spoiled by frequent implausible situations and a clumsy, juvenile writing style. In his attempts to write in an adult style the author sometimes uses unusual words but does so in the wrong place, indicating a limited vocabulary rather than the extensive one he was trying to demonstrate.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Afgahn war plus 17 Sept. 2014
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This was a fine story well told although it did stretch reality quite a bit.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
Fantastic action packed adventure set in Afghanistan with modern soldiers fighting incredibly advanced enemy a real page turner keeping you gripped from start to finish
Published 13 days ago by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Olympus rises
A very good read a great build up of the characters and very pleasant to read I was sure if non fictional war books where my thing but im glad I gave it a try,
Published 19 days ago by Asa Lockwood
3.0 out of 5 stars Olympus Rises
I thought the book was OK. I was unsure how it would pan out but it kept me entertained. Looking for book 2 sometime soon??
Published 25 days ago by Sean Rayson
5.0 out of 5 stars SAS,RANGERS,MARINES,A MARTIAL FORCE NEVER SEEN BEFORE.
The characters, the equipment,the threat to world peace,all are brought to belief in this story.From the first page I was caught up in a fast paced adventure. Read more
Published 2 months ago by paul lanigan
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
OK
Published 3 months ago by peter foxton
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good futuristic read set in modern times.
Published 3 months ago by Mick Swift
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved ir
Published 3 months ago by william john lewis
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
crap
Published 3 months ago by Kevin O'Reilly
3.0 out of 5 stars an easy read and enjoyable enough thou
alright but badly written with loads of spelling mistakes... an easy read and enjoyable enough thou... don't know if i'd pay to read the following book...
Published 4 months ago by ed
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