When Manifold steals the artifact and abducts archaeologist Dr. George Pierce, the United States Special Forces Delta operative, Jack Sigler, callsign King, and his Chess Team: Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop, and their handler, Deep Blue give chase. They must save Pierce and stop Manifold before they change the face of genetics - and human history - forever.
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By Christopher on 10-06-15
Interesting start...new idea... A little light on development
I picked this up while browsing my recommended list. I think this appeared due to the Greig Beck books in my library as they have a similar theme the dangers of of old myths clashing with modern day and the struggle to put them back in the past.
Jeremy uses a team rather than a single man but the concept of elite soldiers versus hellish nightmare is pretty similar.
Won't put any spoilers in here, but the overall idea was worth listening to and I did enjoy the listen. Character development is a little light though and you don't really get any sense of attachment to any of the main characters in the book. Will have a listen to the second book to see if this develops.....
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By Ender's Girl on 03-03-13
Cool - or cheesy?
The coolest thing about this book was the concept that the plot is built upon. I found the Greek mythology connection wrapped in modern technology fascinating, and it kept me reading even when parts got slow. Ironically, what I thought would appeal to me most about this book - the elite team - was what least impressed me. Their introduction scene seemed especially cheesy, and while some of the interactions were better than others, the team dynamics left me wanting a lot more. I did think the end was worth the read as well.
I also have to say that the narrator had way too much of a Jack Nicholson style for me, and took me a long time to get used to. The style also seemed a bit overly cheesy and self-important. But if you like Nicholson, or are enraptured by the drama and action of this book, you'll probably think it's fine.
I got this as a bargain book -- and I think it was worth that, but I'm not sure if I would use a whole credit on it. In fact, I am on the fence about continuing the series. When I finished it, I thought I would get the 2nd one, but the scenario for the 2nd one sounds SO SIMILAR to this one that I wasn't very interested. The third book in the series sounds more appealing. I think I'll put the series on my long list for other things to read. I have a few others that are more appealing.
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By Readers Together on 27-02-14
Great, leaves you craving more.
A fantastic story of teamwork, friendship, myth and legends. This book will keep you on the edge of your seat, unable to turn off until the end and still wanting more. Every time I hear a book narrated by Jeffrey Kafer I think it is his best work and this was no different, he is awesome.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful