Callsign Bishop - Book 1 (An Erik Somers - Chess Team Novella) [NOOK Book]

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An Iranian terrorist cell has gotten their hands on weaponized Ergot-B—a compound that causes violent hysteria, madness and death within 24 hours—and plan to unleash the weapon on major cities around the world. Successful deployment would begin a bloodbath as those exposed would kill everyone they encountered before succumbing to the compound’s lethal effects.

Erik Somers—Callsign: Bishop, is called in to investigate, but his first discovery ...
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Callsign Bishop - Book 1 (An Erik Somers - Chess Team Novella)

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Overview

An Iranian terrorist cell has gotten their hands on weaponized Ergot-B—a compound that causes violent hysteria, madness and death within 24 hours—and plan to unleash the weapon on major cities around the world. Successful deployment would begin a bloodbath as those exposed would kill everyone they encountered before succumbing to the compound’s lethal effects.

Erik Somers—Callsign: Bishop, is called in to investigate, but his first discovery shocks him to the core. Dawoud Abbasi, the terrorist leader planning to unleash Ergot-B, is his biological father.

Bishop, along with an undercover Delta operator known as Callsign: Joker, race across the unforgiving Iranian desert in search of the Ergot-B. Seeking answers, both professional and personal, Bishop must fight against a private army, Iranian Special Forces and men driven mad by Ergot-B. With the life of his biological mother in the balance, and countless more people in cities around the world, Bishop must call on all his strength to not only survive, but also stop the man revealed as his father—even if he has to kill him.

THE CALLSIGN BOOKS: Callsign: Bishop (28,300 words) part of a series of Chess Team novellas being released in 2011. Each of the books follows a single member of the team and are titled for them; Callsign: Queen, Callsign: Knight, etc, and are co-authored by Jeremy Robinson and five other fantastic authors. The stories take place after the events of THRESHOLD, the third Jack Sigler thriller, but 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 JAKE RANSOM AND THE SKULL KING'S SHADOW

"With THRESHOLD Jeremy Robinson goes pedal to the metal into very dark territory. Fast-paced, action-packed and wonderfully creepy! Highly recommended!" --Jonathan Maberry, NY Times bestselling author of ROT & RUIN

"Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins" -- Chris Kuzneski, NY Times bestselling author of THE SECRET CROWN

"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson..."-- Stephen Coonts, NY Times bestselling author of DEEP BLACK: ARCTIC GOLD

"How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson." -- Scott Sigler, NY Times Bestselling author of ANCESTOR

"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 MCAFEE:

"David McAfee's 33 A.D. is a truly compelling and unique perspective on the events surrounding the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. With all the skill of a seasoned novelist, McAfee's thriller brings a melange of riveting characters, otherworld mythology, and political intrigue together in one fascinating read - a tautly paced winner on all levels." -- Jon F. Merz, author of the Lawson Vampire novels & Parallax

"This story is an action-packed thriller, filled with mystery, intrigue, betrayal and murder. The attention to detail and careful plotting are masterfully done. You'd never guess this was David McAfee's first novel." -- Jess Haines, author of Hunted by the Others

"...a fun, bloody addition to vampire lore...these vampires are brutish, bloody, murderous monsters. Look for sex and sparkles elsewhere." -- David Dalglish, author of the Half-Orc series
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013447530
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 115,338
  • File size: 758 KB

Meet the Author

JEREMY ROBINSON is the author of eleven novels including PULSE, INSTINCT, and THRESHOLD the first three books in his exciting Jack Sigler series. His novels have been translated into nine languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.

DAVID MCAFEE is the author of the 2010 bestselling horror novel, 33 A.D., as well as several other horror titles currently available on Amazon Kindle and elsewhere. He is currently working on the third book in his Bachiyr series.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Better

    This one is way better than the previous novellas in the series. It is longer and much more in the usual Robinson style. It has lots of action and the reader has to think a little bit for themselves. You feel like you get to know Bishop allot better in this book and hopefully that will make the regular Chess Team full-length novels even better. Now, on to the next novella. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

    Another great addition to the Chess Team stories. Bishop has alw

    Another great addition to the Chess Team stories. Bishop has always been an interesting character and it was nice to read more about him. I hope that a 'book 2' is in the works for this character.

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    Another fantastic novella from Jeremy Robinson (author of the be

    Another fantastic novella from Jeremy Robinson (author of the best selling Chess Team series).
    You will love reading about this mountain of a man cracking down an Iranian terrorist cell on their home turf.
    Bish is brutal and just fun to read about.
    You find out a lot about his past and get some background into his mindset (angry, always angry).

    such a great read.

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  • Posted March 10, 2014

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    An incredible hulk. Bishop, Eric Somers, is adopted. His herita

    An incredible hulk.

    Bishop, Eric Somers, is adopted. His heritage is Iranian. He’s a big dude who allows his anger to build and boil, which it does with incredible speed. He’s just been sent a picture with names of his biological parents. They are in Iran. Bishop starts planning a trip to go meet them. 

    His plans are waylaid, however, when terrorists steal an old unattended Manifold experiment. The Manifold lab is buried in the desert. Deep Blue finds out that Bishop was already planning to go to Iran, so Bishop is sent to investigate the terrorists and find out exactly what it is they took. Turns out it was a mutated form of a fungal poison. And, it just happens that it is his biological father who has it now. 

    Bishop is not happy about the thought of his father being a terrorist leader. Nor is he happy to learn his contact turns out to be untrustworthy. He gets captured and taken straight to his biological father. But wait, what’s this? You will have to read the book to find out what happens. 

    Not much is shown of Bishop in this tale except that he is incredibly smart, like all Chess Team members. He’s very resourceful, and, maybe I mentioned this already, he gets very angry, very quickly. This is a very fast story. It was over before I knew it. 

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Call Sign: Bishop features a solo tale about the Chess Teams Bis

    Call Sign: Bishop features a solo tale about the Chess Teams Bishop as he goes home to Iran.  Solid action with a few good plot twists, a little predictable but still good.  Bishop is a fun character and it was nice to read about him without the rest of the team.  Read this one too, after Prime, Pulse, Instinct, Threshold, and Call Sign novellas King book 1, Queen, and Rook.  Enjoy!

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Heart pounding must read

    This was one fun fast pace read that I could not put down. If you like the Chess Team you must read this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Aw...

    A cliffhanger? Aww....it was getting interesting....btw you made a grammar goof. 'An afgan coin' not 'a afgan coin'. Not meaning to be nitpicky but just saying...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    HONOUR chapter 2

    Thanks for the encouragment! I did notice I spelled Verbal wrong. My apologies whoever caught this. After all, I'm only 12!))<br>
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    You like guns? Well he<_>ck. I love guns! They go KABOOM... okay back on track.<br>
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    Speaking of guns, the wall was covered in them. "Hurry up Rose! We ain't got all day sweet heart!" I closed my eyes in anoyance. "Close your mouth Private or it won't belong to you anymore!" I snapped then spun to face him. "And thats Major Ash to you." Private Jamison Danks. The flirtiest, jock, ever heard of. Despite his joking a and teasing, he was some of the best army material I had ever encountered. <br>
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    The job set before us was a test. To see if we were strong enough for deployment. My job, as the higher ranking between them, was to pick the loaded gun. The problem was, they all looked the same. Eventually I picked a gun. And out of pure luck It was loaded. <br>
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    And just like that Me and Private Danks, as well as 200 other men and women were sent off. Each with a partner they were to stick with at all costs. Mine was sadly. Private Danks. He prided himself with snide comments to me. Sarcasm coated his voice as he told me how happy he was to be working with me for the next 19 months. I only stared ahead as the crew plane rose into the air.<br>
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    The greatest suprise to me was to find that Private Danks, had motion sickness. I couldn't supress my snicker as he puked into the brown paper bag. My snide action only led to more friction between us. Though, now I had a reason for my cruel comentary. <br>
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    Afganistan was nothing like home in Minnisota. The air scorched and parched my lips. Sand and dust blew into my eyes and wipped across my face, stinging it with cruel intensity. The 'houses' were made of spare cardoard. Their walls soggy and unkempt. Children's faces peered from inside their walls. A lone dog trotted up to me. His gold fur was matted and eaten away by fleas. He let out a whimper and I gave him a pat. Private Danks snorted behind me and muttered somthing I didn't catch.<br>
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    The next day was spent discussing battle teqniques. Most of the time I spent fiddling with a afgan coin. "Major Ash, your thoughts?" The general demanded challengingly. Me, who had been half listening stood up. "I do not believe we should advance troops to the east river." I stated firmly. The look of suprise that crossed the general's face gave me a twinge of satisfaction. "Why so?" His narrow eyes borred into me as I began. "Well, to start. Only a small camp is sheltering on the east river. Sending our men may cause to be deadly for those back here. I say we stay here and wait for them to make the first move."<br>
    Of course by 'them' I meant the terrorist group that had been relentlesly attacking Afganistan and leaving its people bewildered and frightened. <br>
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    As I settled down for the night, I heard my bunkmate shift below me. All of a sudden a sound echoed through the camp. My hearing went dead. The blast had nocked me out of bed and all I could hear was a dull ringing. I blinked as another spasm rocketed through the bunk house. Then everything went dark.

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  • Posted January 11, 2014

    The Chess Team books are a blast to read and I loved each of the

    The Chess Team books are a blast to read and I loved each of the Callsign books.  Get to know each character a little better with a great story.  You can't go wrong with Jeremy Robinson's books, check them out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

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    Two authors and no editor.

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