Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Savage by Jeremy Robinson with Sean Ellis [ 5 stars ]

From the Description:

For more than a hundred million years, the Dark Continent has kept a savage secret.

While on the trail of a stolen tactical nuclear weapon, Jack Sigler, callsign: King, and his black ops Chess Team, answer a cry for help. The Democratic Republic of the Congo is on the verge of exploding into another bloody civil war that will engulf all of Africa and put millions at risk, a crisis too politically volatile for any outside nation to touch. As the team, unfettered by political constraints, deploys across the globe, the threats spin out of control.

A search for the Congo’s missing president becomes a quest to solve a century old mystery, and uncover a secret that powerful men will kill to protect. A mission to rescue a team of scientists from violent revolutionaries devolves into a desperate run through the jungle, pursued by both modern man and ancient beast. And the effort to stop a revolution becomes a brutal contest, pitting King against the most cunning and sadistic foe he has ever faced—a deadly mercenary known as the Red Queen.

King has traveled around the globe and across time to protect the people he loves. Now, he must face a harsh truth: he cannot save everyone.

Jeremy Robinson and Sean Ellis, the bestselling team of The Brainstorm Trilogy and Prime return with an action-packed tale rivaling the best of Matthew Reilly and James Rollins. Savage is a fresh re-launch for Jack Sigler and the Chess Team, so if you've never tried a Jack Sigler thriller, this is the perfect point to jump in and enjoy the chaos. And if you're a long time fan, welcome back, and prepare yourself...

I have been a huge Chess Team fan since I read the first book in the series. Savage has the Team spread out trying to save the lives of millions in the Congo from a megalomaniac called the Red Queen. The story is fast paced and leaves the reader holding their breath on the edge of their seat. With nods to Jules Verne and Jurassic Park this book is full of all the things I've come to love about a Jeremy Robinson thriller. There are soo many things I want to say about this book but I don't want to give anything away!! I finished the last page by exclaiming out loud NO! I can't wait for the next thrill ride! Do yourself a giant favor and grab this and the rest of the Chess Team books today. A thrilling, breathless 5 star read.