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The high adventure of James Rollins combines with the gripping suspense of Scott Sigler in this second installment in the Jack Sigler Thriller 

A genetic disease known as Brugada Syndrome kills its victims without warning, without symptom. When the President of the United States falls victim to a weaponized and contagious strain of the disease, the Chess Team—King, Queen, Rook, Knight and Bishop—are assigned to protect Sara Fogg, a CDC detective, as she journeys to the ...

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Overview

The high adventure of James Rollins combines with the gripping suspense of Scott Sigler in this second installment in the Jack Sigler Thriller 

A genetic disease known as Brugada Syndrome kills its victims without warning, without symptom. When the President of the United States falls victim to a weaponized and contagious strain of the disease, the Chess Team—King, Queen, Rook, Knight and Bishop—are assigned to protect Sara Fogg, a CDC detective, as she journeys to the source of the new strain: the Annamite Mountains in Vietnam. Surrounded by Vietnam War era landmines, harsh terrain and more than one military force not happy about the return of American boots to the Ho Chi Minh trail, the fight for survival becomes a grueling battle in the humid jungle.

Pursued by VPLA Death Volunteers, Vietnam’s Special Forces unit, the team’s flight through a maze of archaic ruins reveals an ancient secret...a primal secret that may stop the disease from sweeping the globe—even as it threatens both the mission and their lives.

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Robinson’s slam-bang second Chess Team thriller (after Pulse) opens in 1995 in Vietnam’s Annamite Mountains, where Dr. Anthony Weston, a cryptozoologist, is studying a strange tribe of protohumans. When a pack of the creatures attacks Weston, one of them decides he’d make a tasty snack (“he could taste the decaying flesh of some previous meal that clung to its two-inch-long canines”). Fourteen years later, Jack Sigler, head of the elite Chess Team, is searching for the source of a deadly plague known as the Brugada syndrome, which has stricken the new U.S. president. Jack (call sign “King”) and his team members—Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight, Pawn—are soon in Vietnam on the trail of a cure. There they find a vast mountain hideout with a city built of bones. Robinson, who’s been criticized for writing stories that are too much like video games, has come up with a wildly inventive yarn that reads as well on the page as it would play on a computer screen. (Apr.)
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Praise for Instinct

Pulse was a video game in print form, and [Instinct] is a tribute to James Cameron’s film Aliens. Intense and full of riveting plot twists, it is Robinson’s best book yet, and it should secure a place for the Chess Team on the A-list of thriller fans who like the over-the-top style of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly.”
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"If you like thrillers original, unpredictable and chock-full of action, you are going to love Jeremy Robinson's Chess Team. Instinct riveted me to my chair."
--Stephen Coonts

"Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come."
–David L. Golemon, New York Times bestselling author of Ancients and Leviathan

"Instinct is a jungle fever of raw adrenaline that goes straight for the jugular."
--Thomas Greanias, New York Times bestselling author of The Atlantis Revelation and The Promised War

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312534257
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Series: A Jack Sigler Thriller Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 312,761
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeremy Robinson

Jeremy Robinson is the author of bestselling thrillers, including Antarktos Rising, The Last Hunter: Descent, Callsign: Deep Blue and the Jack Sigler Thrillers including Instinct and Threshold. His novels have been translated into ten languages. Born in the coastal town of Beverly, Massachusetts, Robinson grew up on a steady diet of science fiction, and started out his creative career as a comic book illustrator. He now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. 

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted April 18, 2010

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    Chess Team is Back and Better than Ever!

    Jeremy Robinson is one of those authors who, simply put, writes books I want to read, and Instinct is no exception. Instinct includes just about all the things I enjoy in a thriller: an exotic setting, a compelling mystery, creepy creatures, suspense, and action galore! Pulse was good, but Instinct is better. Chess Team is carving out a niche for itself alongside the likes of the Event Group, Sigma Force, and NUMA. If you like James Rollins, Michael Crichton, or Matthew Reilly, give Robinson a try. You won't regret it.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2011

    Good read

    Like Robison's other books, this storyweaves an exiting adventure story with an ancient myth causing the lines between fact and fiction to blur.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2012

    PACKED WITH ACTION!

    I am now officially a Jeremy Robinson addict! I started first with " Torment" and have just finished reading two of the CHESS TEAM novels, the last being INSTINCT. I couldn't put it down. I love the Chess Team characters and the fast-paced way Robinson keeps readers on their toes, dying to find out what will happen next. EXCELLENT read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Page turner, kept me up until 3 am until I finshed it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 22, 2011

    Plenty of action, poor on plot

    Jeremy Robinson has once again given us a storyline packed with action and adventure. Mr. Robinson definitely does his homework when it comes to all the techno-science included in his works. Most readers will find this novel exciting and entertaining, as did I. I was however, a bit disappointed in the ending, which failed to explain in detail why the assassination attempt was carried out in the first place. To me, the fact that the president was a past Delta, simply was not enough explanation. All in all, a fun read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2014

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    Instinct by Jeremy Robinson is a military style adventure novel

    Instinct by Jeremy Robinson is a military style adventure novel featuring his famous Chess Team. 

    The team is off to a small mountain village in Vietnam to find a cure for a virus that kills in a moment and mostly attacks men. The team is also up by two members, Pawn 1 and Pawn 2.  They get dropped into the middle of a firefight between two warring factions.  They find the village, it looks like everyone is dead. As they get separated from each other we are introduced to a wonder land inside the mountain. But as with most wonderlands, there are dangers, amazing dangers.  

    As with all Jeremy Robinson's books, this is a fast action story with interesting monsters, some of who are people. My favorite character in the Chess Team series is Rook and this book doesn't change that. One think I noticed about Rook's Desert Eagles. They are like Indiana Jones' hat. They keep coming back.  A must read for fans of the Chess Team, action adventure, military style story. 

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

    Although this isn't the 1st book containing the Chess Team, it i

    Although this isn't the 1st book containing the Chess Team, it is the first one I've read. I wanted to read it after reading the Call sign: King series. I am glad I did as the whole team together are fantastic. Often having more than one or two main 'heroes' makes a story difficult to follow, that isn't the case with the Chess Team. Setting out to cure the world of a deadly virus, enemies coming from all sides, it's an action-packed thrill of a ride. I couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Outstanding

    Jeremy Robinson proves once again that he is an incredibly gifted storyteller. He is a master of the action adventure genre and brings a uniquely creative flair to his plots. The only thing I didn't like was the epilogue because it is really just the start of the next novel in the series. I consider this a cheap trick to get readers hooked and feel it should be far beneath Robinson's standards. He is good enough to get people to read the next installment without having to resort to such shameful tactics. That is why it didn't get a 5 star rating from me. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    This next installment of the Chess Team books doesn't ever reall

    This next installment of the Chess Team books doesn't ever really slow down much, but who wants it to? Hop on and go for a ride with them to Viet Nam to try and stop a deadly disease while avoiding elite soldiers and a race of who knows what. This book was a good roller coaster ride, the sort I've now come to expect with Jeremy Robinson, and I have to give it five stars! If you haven't read Chess Team before, pick up Prime and then Pulse, which are good in very similar yet completely different ways! Have fun!

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    One super ride with the Chest Team

    I could not put the nook down. Mr. Robinson is a writer who can take you on adventure and lets the reader become friends with the Team. I can not wait till the next adventure for the Team comes out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    How can things get worse for the Chess Team after Pulse (Chess T

    How can things get worse for the Chess Team after Pulse (Chess Team's first installment)?

    How about Richard Ridley (founder of Manifold Genetics), Vietnamese Special Forces, a lethal disease (Brugada Syndrome), and an army of "primitive" combatants? .......That's how!!!

    Jack Sigler must guide his team and a CDC detective through enemy ground to stop this horribly toxic disease from spreading even farther.

    Another must read!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Love this series

    I love the Chess Team and Jack Sigler. Keep them coming! Off to read the next in the series, Threshold

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Awesome

    Have yet to read Robinson that didnt leave me wanting more, thank you sir may I have another?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Loved it!

    One of my favorite reads.

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  • Posted July 6, 2012

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    Fast Paced Entertainment

    This is my second Chess Team adventure and I really enjoyed it. This story line interwove with the previous story, Pulse and leaves the path forward to the 3rd book in the series,Threshold.

    This was an intricate adventure that brought together the various story lines into a tightly woven ending. The character development is excellent with each member of the Chess Team bringing much to the table. The story was fast paced with tons of action and many enemy factions to contend with

    Great surprise ending that lead to the next book in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    GREAT AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    another thriller that leaves you at the edge of your seat!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    Fantasy fulfilled

    Fanboys will love it--lots of monkey business and topless Queen.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Robinson does it again!

    Another non-stop action thriller by Jeremy Robinson. This book will have you flipping through pages as you yearn to know what's next! The Chess Team heads out on the second adventure of the series and what's best is the continuity between this, and the first PULSE. A must-read!

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  • Posted March 6, 2011

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    OUTSTANDING WORK!

    Jeremy Robinson is one of my favorite authors...and here is a prime example of why! Full of action and adventure that will not stop! Makes you want to read all of his work!! His style fits right in with Rollins and Crichton, to name a few, with twist and turns throughout! You won't be sorry you picked it up!

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  • Posted January 3, 2011

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    Loved it!

    I really enjoyed Pulse when I read it. Had a very Clive Cussler historical twist, but was also very much its own thing. The follow up, Instinct, is even better. Lots of things going on, yet never muddled or bogged down by parallel story lines. I found it to be extremely entertaining and fun to read, which really is the reason I pick up books to begin with.

    If you enjoyed Pulse, you should like this one even more. None of the characters get away without some damage... and that always adds to the tension of the story. If you know that the main characters will never be in any significant danger, it takes away from the drama of the action.

    Go get a copy today and have a blast reading it.

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