Callsign King - Book 1 (A Jack Sigler - Chess Team Novella) [NOOK Book]

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The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches?it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves.

Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC ?disease detective?. A catastrophic disease has...
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Callsign King - Book 1 (A Jack Sigler - Chess Team Novella)

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Overview

The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches—it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves.

Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC ‘disease detective’. A catastrophic disease has been reported in Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley, but Fogg suspects something more is going on. Her suspicion is confirmed when King’s arrival in Africa is met by a high speed assassination attempt.

As King fights against two competing, high-tech mercenary forces, each struggling for control of the deadly discovery, Fogg disappears. Working with the surviving member of the science team that made the discovery, King begins a search for Fogg and the source of the potential plague that takes him back to the Great Rift Valley, back to the Elephant Graveyard, and brings him face-to-face with modern man’s origins.

Callsign: King was the first in a series of Chess Team novellas released in 2011. Each of the eight books in the 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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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012897138
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media
  • Publication date: 6/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 66,746
  • File size: 359 KB

Meet the Author

Jeremy Robinson is the bestselling author of more than forty novels and novellas, including Island 731, SecondWorld, and the Jack Sigler Thriller series, including Prime, Pulse, Instinct, Threshold, Ragnarok and Omega. Robinson is also known as the bestselling horror writer, Jeremy Bishop, author of The Sentinel, The Raven and the controversial novel, Torment. His novels have been translated into eleven languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.


Sean Ellis is the bestselling co-author with Jeremy Robinson of Prime and Callsign: King – The Brainstorm Trilogy and also the author of several of his own novels. He is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resources Policy from Oregon State University. He lives in Arizona, where he divides his time between writing, adventure sports, and trying to figure out how to save the world.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    Another fine read in the Chess Team Saga

    It is a wonderful side tale of King and Sara Fogg.. I recommend reading the other Chess Team books especially the most recent, Threshold. You won't be able to fully grasp the back-story without doing such. Even so, a great quick read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Great Novella in this chess series

    As a voracious reader, it is a pleasure when a new book comes out from an author that you enjoy! If you have read the other books in the "chess" series, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one. In addition to the story, I found the "origins of human cognition" theory fascinating. Particularly since the new movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is set to come out which follows a very similar thread......

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Highly Recommend!

    This is another great read from Jeremy! A must read for all. You don't want to miss this. Great story. Check out his other books and follow you will not be disappointed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 14, 2011

    Boring

    Nothing like his other wonderful books------seems like something he was is a hurry to write

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Are world corporations being run by one big supercomputer with A

    Are world corporations being run by one big supercomputer with AI?

    King, Jack Sigler, starts off running and doesn’t slow down. While returning from a mission, Jack receives a cryptic e-mail from his girlfriend, Sara Fogg. She’s a detective with the CDC and has been called to Ethiopia to investigate a possible outbreak. Jack follows and finds that someone doesn’t really want him there. 

    A scientific research company is looking into a myth about a graveyard of elephants in Ethiopia. The scientists find something but not what they expected. Now the fate of mankind is dependent on the health and survival of the scientist, Felice Carter, who “inherited” the wisdom of the “old mother.” 

    A rogue CIA agent kidnaps Sara and Felice. He turns them over to a man from a defunct scientific corporation who works for Brainstorm, the supercomputer.

    Throughout the story we get to see King’s special brand of ingenuity and perseverance as he does all in his power to rescue his girlfriend, and Felice, with minimal help from Chess Team.

    Jeremy Robinson, with Sean Ellis, write a fast paced, engrossing story with likeable lead characters. They show human weaknesses which makes them more authentic as well as showing the determination that we want our warriors and heroes to have. 

    In the vein of Cussler, Lincoln, Preston, and Rollins, this short story will hold your attention and leave you wanting more. Fortunately, there are more Chess Team books. 

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  • Posted February 14, 2014

    Callsign: King by Jeremy Robinson is one of those action packed

    Callsign: King by Jeremy Robinson is one of those action packed books you just do not want to put down. I found myself completely entranced with this one and cannot wait to see where the story goes next!

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

      Callsign King Book 1 is a nice little episode featuring King f

      Callsign King Book 1 is a nice little episode featuring King from Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team books, first in a series of novellas following the previous books-Prime, Pulse, Instinct, and Threshold, in that order.
        King runs into new and old friends and enemies and takes on a global threat, all in a novella!  This was a fun run, but now I need to read the next one, Callsign Queen!  Read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2014

    I have read a lot of books by Jeremy Robinson and a few of Sean

    I have read a lot of books by Jeremy Robinson and a few of Sean Ellis also. I find each and every one of them to be amazing. This book is the first in the Brainstorm Trilogy and the book is non-stop action from the first page to the last and leaves you wanting more. On to Book 2 of the trilogy!

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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 August 23, 2013

    Great adventure!

    I really enjoyed this book along with all of the other Chess team books. Great stories, great characters. If you like adventure novels, you'll love these books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Wow!!

    I dont believe that I can ever get enough of Robinson/Bishop books, this is the thinking persons brain candy. Jeremy, put simply you freaking rock!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2012

    Tak a deep breath... and dive in!

    Was hooked after the first page all the way to the end of book 3. I love this author,
    his imagingation and vision! I'm ready for the next new ride !!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Q E

    A quantum entanglement that is mostly disjointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    Excellant

    A good adventure

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