Callsign Rook - Book 1 (A Stan Tremblay - Chess Team Novella) [NOOK Book]

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After a failed mission claims the lives of his five-man support team, Stan Tremblay, Callsign: Rook, flees Siberia and finds himself on the secluded coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Exhausted, cut off from the outside world, and emotionally beaten from his defeat in Russia, Rook just wants to find a place to rest. The small coastal town of Fenris Kystby seems like the perfect place.

Within hours of arriving, he discovers that the ...
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Callsign Rook - Book 1 (A Stan Tremblay - Chess Team Novella)

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Overview

After a failed mission claims the lives of his five-man support team, Stan Tremblay, Callsign: Rook, flees Siberia and finds himself on the secluded coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Exhausted, cut off from the outside world, and emotionally beaten from his defeat in Russia, Rook just wants to find a place to rest. The small coastal town of Fenris Kystby seems like the perfect place.

Within hours of arriving, he discovers that the town is not as tranquil as it appears. The townspeople are mistrustful of outsiders, a pack of mysterious wolves stalk the local tundra, and two villagers have been killed by a creature that defies explanation. To make things worse, there are rumors of something sinister, something the townspeople refuse to discuss.

Despite the hostility of the locals, Rook commits to stopping the creature murdering townspeople. As the body count rises, he quickly learns that the greatest threat might walk on two legs. And when he uncovers the town’s hidden past, Rook knows only one thing for certain: something is rotten in Norway.

Callsign: Rook was the third 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

“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

“Greek myth and biotechnology collide in Robinson’s first in a new thriller series to feature the Chess Team... Robinson will have readers turning the pages...”
—Publisher’s Weekly

“Jeremy Robinson’s Threshold is one hell of a thriller, wildly imaginative and diabolical, which combines ancient legends and modern science into a non-stop action ride that will keep you turning the pages until the wee hours. Relentlessly gripping from start to finish, don’t turn your back on this book!”
—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact

“Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The King’s Deception

“Jeremy Robinson is a fresh new face in adventure writing and will make a mark in suspense for years to come.”
—David Lynn Golemon, New York Times bestselling author of Carpathian


Praise for Talbot

“2012: The Fifth World shows what happens when myth, faith, and science collide. The result is a gripping page-turner that doesn’t let up until the very world is pushed to the brink of destruction.”
—Michael Wallace, bestselling author of The Righteous

“Edward G. Talbot expertly blends ancient mystery with modern thriller. The end result is a book you won’t be able to put down until you’ve turned the final page!”
—David Wood, bestselling author of Atlantis and Hell Ship

“New World Orders will make you question everything you have ever been told by the system…it will suck you in from the very beginning and linger long in your thoughts after you finish the last page.”
—James Melzer, award-winning author of Hull’s Landing and Escape
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013394766
  • Publisher: Breakneck Media
  • Publication date: 9/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 100,138
  • File size: 287 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.



Edward G. Talbot is the pen name for two authors. Ed Parrot lives in Massachusetts and has long been fascinated with turning ideas into written words. Jason Derrig lives in Maine and likes to tell stories, especially about conspiracies. The two authors have collaborated to create a brand of thriller which keeps the stakes high, while not taking itself too seriously.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2012

    Good.

    I liked this side story with Rook. Would have given it 5 stars if the story went a little deeper into who Stan is as a person; maybe deal w/his conflict a little more, his feelings about Queen, etc... I got more emotion from Peder than Stan. I thought this his time away from the team was to deal w/what happened with his last mission. Didn't happen. Actually, I'm guessing Rook 2 (there may be one already) will finish this story. The book was enjoyable though.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2014

    It was great to have a whole story dedicated to Rook, he is such

    It was great to have a whole story dedicated to Rook, he is such a well written character. I dare anyone not to laugh at some of his one-liners. Another great addition to the Chess Team stories

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2014

    Mediocre

    I have read most of Robinson's books and this is only the second one I have found to be weak. I am thinking that Robinson should not be collaborating with other authors because these novellas written with partners are not nearly up to the standard set in books by Robinson alone.

    This one had a weak, predictable plot and ends without resolving the bigger questions presented in the story. If they wanted to write a full length book, then they should have done so rather than writing installments in novella form. I am getting really tired of this mediocre writing wasting my time. Either the author has decent plot or he doesn't. If not, he should wait til he does instead of ripping off readers who expect classic Robinson style. All he is doing is hurting his reputation with this crap. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Posted March 24, 2014

    WARNING: this novella takes place between Threshold & Ragnar

    WARNING: this novella takes place between Threshold & Ragnarok

    we find Rook disconnected from civilization in B.F.E., Norway in a tiny, all-be-it very strange town.
    he befriends a local farmer and goes about trying to solve a very big/little problem of theirs, all the while thinking of his teammates back home.
    this novella with help you understand and appreciate the going-ons at the beginning of Ragnarok even more than you already will.

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

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    Wounded warrior Rook, Stan Tremblay, is wandering through Norwa

    Wounded warrior

    Rook, Stan Tremblay, is wandering through Norway after a disastrous mission in Russia where his mission failed and he lost all his men. He isn’t ready to go back to the Chess Team headquarters, even though he knows his teammates are probably concerned about him and may even think he is dead. He’s taking time to heal, but coming events pull him back into battle. 

    Rook is just trying to find some peace and rest when he stumbles upon a small Norwegian village. The village is totally cut off from the outside world and it villagers are terrified by some type of huge creature. Rook takes on the challenge to help rid the village of threat. While proceeding to do just that, he stumbles upon some old secrets that could lead to even bigger problems than the creature. 

    Rook is my favorite Chess Team member, so far. He’s a man of action, with a swift temper, but he’s also very kind. He’s the kind of person who gets the job done. This character is engaging. I found I wanted to keep reading just to have more time with Rook. Conspiracy theorists as well as monster lovers, and those that like action/adventure stories are sure to like this short story. I enjoyed it very much and am looking forward to reading the next short story in the series.   

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Rook finds himself in a creepy town where wolves and a beast roa

    Rook finds himself in a creepy town where wolves and a beast roam the woods and something is killing people.  This Call Sign novella, the third in the series and seventh Chess Team story-following Prime, Pulse, Instinct, Threshold, Call Sign: King book 1, and Call Sign: Queen, is my favorite Call Sign novella so far, not to take away from the first two.  I liked them too.  Now, onto Call Sign: Bishop!  Read this book!

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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 July 12, 2012

    Notsy

    Weak effort.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    Wow

    Well got the whole book to download. Another great book by a great author. Holding my breath waiting for more books by him.

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