Threshold [NOOK Book]

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After a terrorist attack on a reservation in Oregon leaves thousands dead, Jack Sigler, call sign King and his Chess Team—Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight—must protect the only survivor, thirteen year-old Fiona Lane. When a death in the family pulls King away, and the rest of the team is sent on a mission, Fort Bragg is attacked by a strange and overwhelming force. When the dust settles, Fiona is gone.

But the attack is part of a larger offensive. Around the world the last ...

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Overview

After a terrorist attack on a reservation in Oregon leaves thousands dead, Jack Sigler, call sign King and his Chess Team—Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight—must protect the only survivor, thirteen year-old Fiona Lane. When a death in the family pulls King away, and the rest of the team is sent on a mission, Fort Bragg is attacked by a strange and overwhelming force. When the dust settles, Fiona is gone.

But the attack is part of a larger offensive. Around the world the last speakers of ancient languages are being systematically exterminated. As they fight to find the mastermind behind the killings, and Fiona, the team is hunted by strange creatures that defy explanation—living statues, genetically modified monsters and walking megaliths—sent by an enemy from their past. If not stopped, he will be able to remake himself, and the world.

Calling on help from old friends and ancient heroes, the team fights their most desperate battle yet, not just to save the world as we know it, but to rescue a little girl who wants nothing more than to call King Dad.

An ancient tower holds the key to unlocking a horrifying secret hidden within mankind’s most antiquated languages. If unlocked, the world as we know it will cease to exist.

Jeremy Robinson’s third book in the Jack Sigler series is a rocket-powered thriller, combining high adrenaline action, smart science, ancient legends, and stunning locations.

Praise for Threshold:

“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 and Blasphemy

"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 The King of Plagues  and Rot & Ruin

Threshold is a blisteringly original tale that blends the thriller and horror genres in a smooth and satisfying hybrid mix.  With his new entry in the Jack Sigler series, Jeremy Robinson plants his feet firmly on territory blazed by David Morrell and James Rollins.  The perfect blend of mysticism and monsters, both human and otherwise, make Threshold as groundbreaking as it is riveting.” – Jon Land, New York Times bestselling author of Strong Enough to Die

“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins.” – Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Throne and The Prophecy

"Jeremy Robinson's Threshold sets a blistering pace from the very first page and never lets up. This globe-trotting thrill ride challenges its well-crafted heroes with ancient mysteries, fantastic creatures, and epic action sequences. For readers seeking a fun rip-roaring adventure, look no further." --Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Ark


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Editorial Reviews

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“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 and Blasphemy

“Robinson’s books have the necessary action and engaging characters to make the reader frantically turn the pages, but Threshold elevates Robinson to the highest tier of over-the-top action authors, like Matthew Reilly and James Rollins. Intense and personal, this book is a great launching point for new readers, and it delivers beyond the expectations even of his fans. The next Chess Team adventure cannot come fast enough.” —Booklist, starred review

“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 The King of Plagues and Rot & Ruin

“In Robinson’s wildly inventive third Chess Team adventure, the U.S. president, Tom Duncan, joins the team in mortal combat against an unlikely but irresistible gang of enemies...Video game on a page? Absolutely. Fast, furious unabashed fun? You bet.” —Publishers Weekly

 “Threshold is a blisteringly original tale that blends the thriller and horror genres in a smooth and satisfying hybrid mix. With his new entry in the Jack Sigler series, Jeremy Robinson plants his feet firmly on territory blazed by David Morrell and James Rollins.  The perfect blend of mysticism and monsters, both human and otherwise, make Threshold as groundbreaking as it is riveting.” —Jon Land, New York Times bestselling author of Strong Enough to Die

“Jeremy Robinson is the next James Rollins.”—Chris Kuzneski, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Throne and The Prophecy

“Jeremy Robinson’s Threshold sets a blistering pace from the very first page and never lets up. This globe-trotting thrill ride challenges its well-crafted heroes with ancient mysteries, fantastic creatures, and epic action sequences. For readers seeking a fun rip-roaring adventure, look no further.” —Boyd Morrison, bestselling author of The Ark

Threshold is my favorite Jack Sigler Thriller so far... I hope one day to see the Chess Team materialize on the big screen. Robinson artfully weaves the modern day military with ancient history like no one else has and I would love to see the adventures of the Chess team come alive in a movie.” —deadrobotssociety.com

“If you thought Pulse and Instinct were fun, just hold on tight my fellow thriller lovers. Jeremy Robinson pulls out all the stops in Threshold making this the most electrifying installment in the series so far. Robinson somehow takes the Tower of Babel, killer statues, giant lizards and insects, Stonehenge, and medieval lore and mixes it all together in this crazy, relentless story that is simply impossible to put down…. I have a blast every time I pick up a Jeremy Robinson novel and Threshold is no exception. I love authors who are dedicated to continually bringing fresh and original content to their fans, and Robinson continues to find ways to do this. If you are longing for a great thriller writer to follow and are tired of waiting a year or more between novels, then give Jeremy Robinson a chance. He’s the perfect combination of quality and frequency in a market that is often lacking both.” —FictionAddict.com

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… on the A-list of thriller fans who like the over-the-top style of James Rollins and Matthew Reilly.”—Booklist

“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

“Robinson’s slam-bang second Chess Team thriller [is a] a wildly inventive yarn that reads as well on the page as it would play on a computer screen.”—Publishers Weekly

“Jeremy Robinson has done it again. Instinct  is a knock-down, thought inducing, all-out-thrill-fest with enough testosterone to put hair on even the wimpiest of chests. The Chess Team is back and once again they’ll travel to the ends of the earth in an effort to save it.”—thenovelblog.com

“The action and the pacing were spot on with spills, chills and surprises throughout. Thriller fans get ready, because Jeremy Robinson is the next A List Thriller writer!”—Megalith Book Review

And acclaim for Pulse

“Jeremy Robinson’s latest novel, Pulse, ratchets his writing to the next level. 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 Devil Colony

 “Pulse contains all of the danger, treachery, and action a reader could wish for.  Its band of heroes are gutsy and gritty.  Jeremy Robinson has one wild imagination, slicing and stitching his tale together with the deft hand of a surgeon.  Robinson’s impressive talent is on full display in this one.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Emporer’s Tomb

“Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Tom Clancy meets Saturday matinee monster flick with myths, monsters, special ops supermen and more high tech weapons than a Bond flick. Pulse is an over-the-top, bullet-ridden good time.”—Scott Sigler, New York Times bestselling author of Ancestor

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

“Robinson’s latest reads like a video game with tons of action and lots of carnage…The combination of mythology, technology, and high-octane action proves irresistible.”—Booklist

“Here’s a neat twist: a young adventure thriller writer—whose heroes save the world—saves the world of adventure thrillers. In a genre glutted with popcorn gimmicks and tired rip-offs, Jeremy Robinson dares to craft old-fashioned guilty pleasures—far horizons, ancient maps, and classic monsters—hardwired for the 21st century. 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 Deeper

“I think Pulse is Jeremy Robinson’s best yet. A really intriguing premise, frightening consequences, wrapped up in roaring adventure.”—Stel Pavlou, bestselling author of Decipher

“An elite task force must stop a genetic force of nature in the form of the legendary Hydra in this latest Jeremy Robinson thriller.  Yet another page-turner!”—Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of MEG: Hell’s Aquarium

“A pulse-pounding adventure genetically engineered to mythic effect.”—Thomas Greanias, New York Times bestselling author of The Promised War

Pulse is fun, edge-of-your-seat action laced with questions about humanity and immortality... mixed with witty humor and even something to stimulate my intellect and love for ancient mythology.”—ThinkHero.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429968331
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/29/2011
  • Series: A Jack Sigler Thriller , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 32,534
  • File size: 512 KB

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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ONE
2009
 
AS HE RAN the blood covering the man’s body stiffened with coagulation. The smell of it, like dirty pennies, overpowered the pine scent of the forest around him. He staggered forward, thankful to still be alive but in tremendous pain from his still healing injuries, which burned as though held to a flame.
He clambered up a rise, slipping on the thick mat of pine needles and moist leaf litter. He had survived the impossible already, but if he were caught by his pursuers, life would not be worth living. Not for a very long time.
So he ran on despite the pain.
After topping the crest, he slid down the other side, searching for some means of escape, but saw only tree trunks, rising up to the clear blue sky above.
Suddenly, his breath returned in full. He paused, feeling better in the brief reprieve, but still unable to turn his head or inspect the wounds he’d received. The burning had faded, but was quickly being replaced by an intense itch.
A distant explosion urged him back to his feet. The battle continued without him, but it would end soon, and they would come for him.
Running down the hill, he wove through the trees until coming to a path worn into the forest floor. He followed it, pushing his way through the overgrowth.
Minutes later, a wall of white in the distance gave him hope. Upon reaching the white fence, he smiled. Beyond the fence lay a lawn of bright green grass in need of a cut and a large house with a garage nearly as big. He waited for as long as he dared, watching and listening. Detecting no life, he moved around the fence and approached the side of the house.
The driveway was empty.
He headed for the front of the home. A swing attached to the ceiling of the long farmer’s porch swayed in the summer breeze. Nothing else stirred. Looking across the street, he saw the home’s mailbox popped open and packed with mail.
No one had been home in a while. On vacation, the man thought, and then eyed the large four-car garage. He found the side door unlocked and entered. The first two spots were empty, but a tarp covered something in the third. He rushed to it, his pulse quickening. The tarp slid free easily as he pulled it, revealing a perfectly polished, black 1957 Pontiac Star Chief, its chrome sparkling in the blue light cast from the garage’s overhead fluorescents. It wouldn’t be fast, but no one would suspect the vehicle was a getaway car, either.
He opened the door and slid, awkwardly, into the driver’s seat. Wondering for a moment if he would have to search the house for the keys, he looked down at the ignition and found them hanging there, complete with rabbit’s foot.
It was turning out to be his lucky day after all.
He turned the key and the old engine roared to life. Smiling, he reached up and hit the garage-door button attached to the sun visor. The door rumbled open, filling the garage with daylight. He put the car in gear, rolled out into the driveway, and pushed the garage-door button once again.
He glanced in the rearview mirror, watching as the door closed completely. He wanted to leave no obvious trace of his being here. He looked out the driver’s side window, searching the pavement for drops of blood, but his wounds had long since stopped bleeding and his clothes had dried. Unfortunately, there was not time to change from the rancid clothes, but he would find something on the road before long, when he was free of his enemies.
Not remembering if he’d closed the side door to the garage, he adjusted the rearview mirror, but moved it too far, catching the side of his face in its view. He leaned in close to inspect the bloody marks on his face and grinned as he found no wound marring the surface.
As he leaned back, an awkward pressure pushed against his back, like a clump of clothing or a wrapped-up towel had fallen between him and the seat. As he turned to look, the rearview mirror caught his attention once again. Not only could he see his face, but a second rising up behind him.
Had the man’s baritone scream not been contained by the thick metal and glass of the classic car, anyone who heard it might have mistaken the cry for that of a local moose. As it was, no one heard the man, or saw him, again.

 
Copyright © 2011 by Jeremy Robinson

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    anyone who relishes an action urban fantasy thriller that combines science and mythology will enjoy this thriller

    Six months ago, Jack "King" Sigler received an urgent message from his late sister's former fiancé George Pierce to meet him at the Siletz Reservation in Oregon. When he arrives, he finds the place in ruins with thousands dead. The one survivor of the attack thirteen year old Native American Fiona Lane has a note pinned to her shirt by Alexander Diotrephes, who the King believes is Hercules; he says he is going after the mass murderers. Sigler brings together the rest of the Chess Team (Queen, Rook, Bishop and Knight) to help him protect Fiona and to learn why the deadly assault happened and who is behind it.

    In the present in family court, Sigler swears he will be a good parent to Fiona as the judge names him her foster father. However, as more people who speak dying ancient languages are systematically massacred, the Chess Team with President Duncan joining them must end the debacle, but struggle to learn who is behind the attacks. Instead, they face giant living granite statues, literally Neanderthals, genetic impossibilities, hydras and megaliths by someone who wants to checkmate the Chess team to prevent their intrusion. As they confront lethal enemies, none are aware of the danger from within as Fiona is kidnapped at Fort Bragg; fearing the Judge most of all, King and crew attempt a rescue.

    As always the Chess Team is over the top of the stratosphere, but anyone who relishes an action urban fantasy thriller that combines science and mythology will want to join them for the exhilarating Pulse pumping ride. The story line is as always fast-paced so wear our seatbelts and set aside time as this heart thumper never slows down making it impossible to set aside as the Instinct of the audience is one sitting.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

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    Fast Paced and Action Laced

    This was the 3rd installment in the Chess Team series and it was the best so far. Great action, fast paced with excellent character development. Really brought you into the story and turning the pages to find out what was next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Get this book

    I loved the other two in this series but this one blew me away It combines itself with the other two and brought the whole story together

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    Read Threshold!

    Threshold, the fourth book in the Chess Team saga, after Prime, Pulse, and Instinct, does not disappoint!  The team splits up, trying to stop a madman before he completes his evil quest.  They are also trying to save a girl who has become like King's daughter from the same madman.  Jeremy Robinson throws a bunch of new beasties and plot twists at you, and all of them are fun!  Now, onto the Chess Team Callsign books.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Robinson is most known for his quick strike approach and detaile

    Robinson is most known for his quick strike approach and detailed character development and he doesnt disappoint!

    Threshold is book #3 in Jeremy Robinson's best selling series of the Jack Sigler & the Chess Team. Jack & company have a new mission: investigate a terrorist attack in Oregon & protect the only survivor, a 13 year old girl.

    New monsters - New locations - Same great writing that has me on the edge of my seat chapter by chapter!!!

    A + + +

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2014

    Love Jack Sigler...

    ...and the Chess Team. On to the next book in the series :-)

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Another good one!

    Another good one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Babble

    Claymation at its worst.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    HMMMM...GOOD, NOT GREAT

    I've read both PULSE & INSTINCT by Robinson, and just finished THRESHHOLD. The first two I rated five stars, but this third in the Chess Team series read more like a screenplay for a B-Rate cable movie. Some great parts, some not so great. This novel seems to leave out the close connections the Chess Team members have in the first books. I will continue to be a Robinson fan. If I could I'd give it 3-1/2 stars.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Chess Team Strikes Again!

    Wow! Another action packed thriller by Mr. Robinson. The Chess Team does it again.. This time without the help of their former "angel in the sky." Mixing ancient religions, mythology, and modern science; this is a must read for anyone who enjoys a good thriller. I recommend reading PULSE and INSTINCT first, as the continuity in these books is spot-on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2011

    All Robinson's Chess Team books are great -

    Really good - e-book too expensive get it from the library, worth the effort!!

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Great read

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

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    Another Chess Team Winner!!

    I admit it, I was hooked from the very first Jeremy Robinson Chess Team thriller. He has created a group of very believable and dare I say lovable characters who seem to get into the worst situations to fight on the side of right. Along with their handler "Deep Blue" they each have their unique way of getting into some hair raising difficulties and blast or finesse their way through.

    Yes, we do see some science fiction, some fantasy and some science possible, but it comes together so seamlessly that you just are left craving more. With each book in the series, each member of the team reveals more of their background, and this one is no different. Jack Sigler aka King is left to defend his adopted daughter and she is whom everyone wants.

    Then, there is Jack's parents, but I don't want to reveal anything more.. You are just going to have to read it yourself. I hope to read a lot more from this fantastic author. Keep it coming!!

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