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Threshold Thomas Dunne Books First Edition edition Jeremy Robinson


7th July 2013 Literature & Fiction 28 Comments

After a terrorist attack on a reservation in Oregon leaves thousands dead, Jack Sigler, call sign King and his Chess TeamQueen, Rook, Bishop and Knightmust 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 explanationliving statues, genetically modified monsters and walking megalithssent 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 mankinds most antiquated languages. If unlocked, the world as we know it will cease to exist.

Jeremy Robinsons 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 Robinsons 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, dont 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

In Robinson’s wildly inventive third Chess Team adventure (after Instinct), the U.S. president, Tom Duncan, joins the team in mortal combat against an unlikely but irresistible gang of enemies, including “regenerating capybara, Hydras, Neanderthals, giant rock monsters.” Special ops team leader Jack Sigler, call sign King, has two major tasks: leading his extraordinary compatriots (Queen, Rook, Bishop, Knight) into action and protecting his 12-year-old Native American foster daughter, Fiona Lane. When Fiona is kidnapped during an attack on Fort Bragg, N.C., King swings into action, intent on bringing her home. Aided by Hercules (yes, that Hercules), King proves once again up to the task. Final events point to a continuation of the ongoing struggle to save mankind. Video game on a page? Absolutely. Fast, furious unabashed fun? You bet. (Apr.)
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Praise for Threshold:

Jeremy Robinsons 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, dont 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

“In Robinson’s wildly inventive third Chess Team adventure (after Instinct), the U.S. president, Tom Duncan, joins the team in mortal combat against an unlikely but irresistible gang of enemies, including “regenerating capybara, Hydras, Neanderthals, [and] giant rock monsters.”…Video game on a page? Absolutely. Fast, furious unabashed fun? You bet.” –Publishers Weekly”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”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. Hes the perfect combination of quality and frequency in a market that is often lacking both. FictionAddict.com

“Jeremy Robinson pulls out all stops in this never-a-dull-moment [novel]… you’ll be turning pages faster than you can blink.” –Bookloons.com

Praise for Threshold:

Jeremy Robinsons 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, dont 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

“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, including “regenerating capybara, Hydras, Neanderthals, [and] giant rock monsters.”…Video game on a page? Absolutely. Fast, furious unabashed fun? You bet.” –Publishers Weekly”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”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. Hes the perfect combination of quality and frequency in a market that is often lacking both. FictionAddict.com

“Jeremy Robinson pulls out all stops in this never-a-dull-moment [novel]… you’ll be turning pages faster than you can blink.” –Bookloons.com

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  • 28 responses to "Threshold Thomas Dunne Books First Edition edition Jeremy Robinson"

  • Ted r
    1:49 on July 7th, 2013
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    I’ve been a fan of Jeremy Robinson since The Didymus Contingency. Six books later he just keeps getting better. (He has more than 6, but I haven’t gotten to all of them yet. You can bet your bottom I will, though!)

    Jack Sigler’s foster daughter Fiona disappears after a strange and devastating attack on Fort Bragg, leading Jack and the rest of the Chess Team racing to find her before her insulin pump shuts down. The search spans the entire globe and leads to new faces, as well as familiar ones, including an old enemy Jack never thought he’d see again.

    I love the way Robinson blends science and mythology to create a story that is just beyond the normal, everyday thriller. Add to that the fact that this book has more twists and turns than the Blue Ridge Parkway, and you’ve got another winner.

    He truly is a master of this genre, and I look forward to the next installment.

  • Austinite
    3:42 on July 7th, 2013
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    This Event Group story takes a new and improved twist in the arc of these books. The last couple of stories were getting repetitive and it seems Golemon got things back on track. By the cover you can tell the plot is based on the Moon. All the characters in the previous books are here and even a few more interesting ones are added. I won’t give away any major plot lines, but this book goes back to the days before the Event Group existed and tells how Senator Lee got the ball rolling. Best of all, this book will lead readers into future stories that should keep fans of this series entertained for some time to come.

  • ThunderBolt
    5:41 on July 7th, 2013
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    Jack Sigler (aka “King”) has always been beyond tough, never letting anything come before his duty to his country. As the leader of the Chess Team special ops task force, King has distanced himself from all attachments and meaningful relationships believing this was the only way to stay strong and focused. All of that goes out the window when fourteen year old Fiona Lane comes into his life. The lone survivor of a terrorist attack on the Siletz reservation in Oregon, Fiona is suddenly left with no family or home. The Chess Team has been tasked to protect and care for her until the terrorists can be brought down. Over time King and Fiona grow closer, forming an inseparable father/daughter bond.

    King is suddenly called away for a family emergency, only to find out later that Fiona has disappeared amidst a terror filled onslaught at Fort Bragg. Meanwhile, innocent people all over the world are being wiped out, all of them being the last speakers of ancient languages. King and The Chess Team will now have to split up in order to both rescue Fiona and put a stop to a madman’s evil plans for mankind. King has faced his share of horrors and atrocities, but this time it’s personal and nothing will get in his way.

    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.

    In the midst of the madness and larger than life battles, we find a lot more character development than we’ve seen in the series thus far. Robinson gives us a nice glimpse into King’s family that really sets the stage for future stories, and King’s newfound fatherly instincts bring the perfect level of emotion that was lacking before. While one could argue that the plot here is too farfetched and over the top, you’d be hard pressed to walk away from this one thinking these characters weren’t genuine. Even though most of this story revolves around King, Robinson balances things out nicely with storylines involving the rest of the Chess Team. Things take a surprising turn with one character in particular that looks to have lasting implications for the rest of the series.

    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.

  • Basil Puglisi
    7:43 on July 7th, 2013
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    Guys do not start this series with the last book.. Read the other 2 first so you can get into the background of the group. If you do this u will be in for a huge treat since Threshold is the best of this series! Robinson is coming into become a GREAT writer! I have always been a supporter of his books and he keep getting better and better!!! If you love action and monsters this is right up your alley!!

  • Brent Noorda
    10:27 on July 7th, 2013
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    I thought this book was much better than the previous novel- I enjoyed the plot much more and the premise was more interesting than Primeval. The only weakness was that I felt the ending was a little rushed and could have been better explained; to me, it seemed as though the author was too busy planning for the future of the series and just stopped writing the last chapter. Overall, I enjoyed it and liked the character development as well as the introduction of Tram.

  • good sign
    12:12 on July 7th, 2013
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    I have read all of this authors books and I can say that this is the best story so far!! David just doesn’t disappoint… ever!

  • The New #
    15:01 on July 7th, 2013
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    If you like an adventure/thriller novel with a decent splash of conspiracy and sci-fi, this is definately the novel for you.

  • Frank Cioffi
    16:01 on July 7th, 2013
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    Jeremy Robinson is one of my favorite authors. I love his books especially the Chess Team, and this book does not disappoint. If you’re looking for different, fun, a roller coaster ride, this book will give you all that and more. His imagination is truly one of a kind and that’s what makes his books so interesting and totally different from other books that I’ve read. His first book I read was Instinct and I was hooked.
    He is a great story teller and I can’t wait for the next Chess Team book!

  • the hobbit
    20:26 on July 7th, 2013
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    This is another in the Event Group Thrillers. I await each one, wondering what will happen next. Now we are back to the moon, but sone one is ahead of us, by lots of years. Great story and worth the money.
    Thanks again for a great couple of evenings reading.
    Charllotte.

  • ResultsMatter
    23:24 on July 7th, 2013
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    I’ve read all of DLG’s books to this date and the only other one that comes close to the quality, plot and characters of this book is “Leviathan.” “Legacy” is an extremely well written book, with rich characters; great plot and of course what would it be without science fiction in it. This book is somewhat of a sequel to his first one and it looks like he has plans to continue this storyline in the near future with another book. Can’t wait for his next book to come out.

  • LA MapNerd
    1:26 on July 8th, 2013
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    Absolutely a great book, caused me to read the rest of the series and loved everyone! I can’t wait for the next book!

  • johnnyf
    4:24 on July 8th, 2013
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    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!!

  • Alan Imberman
    4:38 on July 8th, 2013
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    Story was as exciting as other event titles. It was an origin novel testing your belief in the evolution of history.
    I look forward to all books by this author.

  • Steve Kovach
    8:23 on July 8th, 2013
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    Robinson’s Chess Team books take the readers on a wild ride, and this one is no exception. In fact, he seems to top himself with each story! I don’t understand why the tagline was changed from Chess Team adventure to Jack Sigler adventure. I felt that I good a good dose of all of the characters on this one, even though they were split-up for the majority of the story. I’m guessing it has to do with the things that were set in motion for the future of the team…without ruining anything here, I’ll just say that I can’t wait for the next one, but I hope we don’t have to wait a year in between adventures! I always forget too much!

  • VCMoney
    9:01 on July 8th, 2013
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    I honestly don’t usually write reviews, but I felt compelled because, despite the fact that it has only been released for a few weeks, there was only one review :)

    I have to admit that I loved the previous books in the series so much, that this one didn’t really seem quite as good…which is not to say that it’s not an excellent book, because it is. The author has stated here on amazon, that this book, while part of the Event Group series, is also meant to be a direct sequel to the first book, Event, (and I understand, the second in a “trilogy” within the series) Somewhat like the Agent Pendergast (Preston and Douglas) are all meant to be stand-alone, but some of them are grouped more tightly together, and need to be read in order.

    The action, as always, was non-stop, and the plot excellent, but there was just something missing for me, and I still can’t quite put my finger on it…maybe it was because not all of the characters were in the same place at the same time? I’m just not sure…or it’s suffering from something that the second book in a trilogy often suffers from…which is hard to put into words (at least right now), but I hope you know what I mean. I also didn’t really feel that there was much character development, I mean, we “know” them from the previous books, but I didn’t really feel that I learned anything new about them.

    Despite these slight failings, still 5 stars from me: far better than some of the crap I’ve been reading on my kindle lately, and I will hold my breath and pre-order the next book. I hope there will be less time between books this time :) I’m not quite ready for the next “alien” one, I’d rather have a different “legend” of some sort before we go on to the next “war of the worlds.”

    And I can’t really complain about the price, either. Of course I wish it were less, but I’d rather have it NOW and have to pay the “hardcover” price on the kindle than wait to pay to “paperback” price on the kindle. That should say something in itself for this series, characters, and authors, as I usually don’t spend this much on kindle books.

  • Paul Lipman
    9:48 on July 8th, 2013
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    Overall, a good story with interesting concepts that is worth your time. It’s a little long and could have used a bit more editing to tighten the story.
    Two gripes:
    (1) The science. Any reader with just high school science under their belt will recognize some logic and physics holes that you just need to swallow and move on. In some parts of the story, the science was researched and others not so much. If you can accept the film Armageddon, you can accept this book.
    (2) The bad guys. They’re a tad over the top, like a 70′s era James Bond evil doer. There’s nothing subtle about them, I prefer when the bad guys have some complexity.

    Worth your time and money.

  • Josh Yoon
    14:27 on July 8th, 2013
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    I had just finished re-reading James P Hogan’s Inherit the Star trilogy when I picked up this novel. The Inherit series is one of my favorites and I will never forget the opening.

    Thus when I read Goleman’s intro to Legacy I was very pleased to see that he too had read and enjoyed Inherit the Stars. In fact Legacy can be considered homage to Hogan’s work. There are some similar episodes and this disappointed me, not because they were similar but because I expected just a little more from the Event Group investigation and less running around.

    However, despite my “slight” disappointment in that regard, Legacy is a very good read. If you have read Inherit the Stars then you will know what I mean when I say Legacy is the “military” edition of ITS.

    Once again folks, the “fundamentalist Christians” who seem to be just about anyone who goes to Church, though Goleman throws in a few sops to “mainstream Christians,” are the bad guys. They are all uniformly stupid, ignorant, violent, vicious and irrational, which is, to most authors, a given as they are Christians.

    Though I will have to admit that Goleman has managed to pull a double play when he makes the leader of the Fundamentalists also a greedy wanna be corporation builder. It isn’t about “religion” it is about getting the goodies. But his followers are all so deluded, because they are, after all, fundamentalists and they believe him when he says “that going to the moon is a slap or something in the face of God” and consequently they run around blowing things up, shooting people and committing all sorts of mayhem and murder to “protect God” from the unbelievers.

    And not to put too fine a point on it, Goleman makes sure that you know that the preacher and his daughter or so insane that it is a wonder they don’t get picked up standing in line. Oh, wait, they are so rich, they never stand in line, they just order people killed or kill them themselves or buy people and order them to kill someone.

    Nevertheless,I think that Goleman is leading up to a very explosive series of books. There are a lot of unanswered questions and there are a lot of things that cannot be tied up in a couple or three more books.

    I thought that Goleman did a good job getting people to come together for the “common good” of mankind.

    I hope the Vietnamese sniper becomes a part of the next books. I really liked him. And I thought that the Germans as well as the other comrades in arms who showed up to help at the shoot out at the mine, were a good addition to the cast of characters.

    I also hope the Goleman spends more time having his characters actually explore the discoveries and not just mention in passing what has been found. The few, very few, pages that were spent with the “discoveries” were some of the best in the book.

    I am glad I read this book. I just wish I realized that it is a multi-part series and not a “continuing” cast of characters. If I had known that there had to be several more books in this story line, I would have waited until they came out. I absolutely hate reading series unless I have all the books at once.

  • fhzsdgmbgmw
    16:20 on July 8th, 2013
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    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

  • Surveymonkey
    18:14 on July 8th, 2013
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    I really enjoyed this book. It kept me turing the pages. I was a huge Michael Crichton fan. When he passed I was really disappointed that I would not find an author who could catch my imagination like him. Jeremy Robinson’s books have filled this void. Robinson’s books are definately a lot more action packed, but with that Crichton feel.

    I would recommend this book to anyone who has read the Chess Team novels. I would recommend reading those first before getting into this one.

  • Chicagotroll
    18:24 on July 8th, 2013
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    I just happened to see this book in the new releases section of a local book retailer a few weeks ago and bought it out of curiosity.
    I was not disappointed.. I kept wondering to myself while I was reading this book, “Why have I never heard of this guy before???”

    This was a very interesting concept – and I enjoyed the characters and the plot line very much.

    I will definitely go back and read others in the series – and will for sure keep my eyes open for any future additions to the series.

  • Jackelyn Pluck
    23:12 on July 8th, 2013
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    This was another wild thrill ride by Jeremy Robinson. I found Jeremy’s books via a recommendation from James Rollins (as I was searching for his upcoming books). After reading James recommendation, I took a chance on a couple of Jeremy’s books (Kronos and Antarktos Rising). I really liked those books so I took another chance on the first chess team book. After that, I was hooked!

    As for Threshold, I really enjoyed it. The central characters become a little more developed and with some twists with what we thought we knew about one character! Once the action starts it is a thrill a minute. I couldn’t put it down. My only complaint is with the ending. It definitely leaves you hanging and wanting more! ;-) I know I will be not so patiently waiting for the next Chess Team/Jack Sigler adventure!

  • sahil
    5:00 on July 9th, 2013
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    I’ve been a fan of the Event Group Thrillers ever since devouring the original novel several years back. Some were better than others, but with ‘Legacy’, Mr. Golemon enters a different realm altogether.

    More in-depth and detailed than most of the Event novels preceding it, ‘Legacy’ takes on Apollo and history as well as (IMO) the far, FAR Christian Right. Some have posed that Mr. Golemon has it out for genuine Christians, but that isn’t how I took the story. To be sure, one section of that group was treated fairly harsh, but then again, it fit with the story, and in no way resembles every single person who professes to worship Jesus. Unlike many, I don’t lump all believers into the same cauldron of wacko-nut-job extremists which happen to inhabit virtually ALL known religions. Which is why I wasn’t bothered with that particular direction of ‘Legacy’.

    I, too am a student of History, and consider the late 60′s and early 70′s when NASA quite literally pulled off what I believe to be THE greatest technological achievement in man’s history by sending humans to the moon and bringing them safely back. It seems like a shameful waste that we haven’t even attempted to return after all this time…and even worse still, that since the most recent space shuttle’s final voyage, the United States immediately went from being the Foremost space-fairing nation to 4th place…and getting further behind almost daily. Its shocking to say the least, especially after not just leading, but literally dominating space since July 1969. Sad on so many levels.

    However, getting back to the almost complicated storyline…without giving away too much, as NASA is inspecting the surface of the moon with 4 miniature rovers dubbed ‘The Beatles’ because of their names, John, Paul, George & Ringo, a discovery is made, virtually on LIVE national television in Shackleton Crater. One with implications which will re-write the history books in ways most people cannot even begin to fathom. After a shocking set-back (I won’t spoil too much here) in the crater, every single space-capable nation plans to set foot BACK on the surface of the moon–as quickly as possible. As history has taught in so many horrible instances, space travel is one area which very literally REQUIRES patience and above all, T-I-M-E…lots and lots of time. Unfortunately, waiting is not a luxury the United States, or any of the other countries hoping to make the journey has. Those hoping to get back to the moon include the European Space Agency, Russia, China and of course, the United States. The race is on. And the stakes simply could not be any higher.

    Flowing right along with this is the side story I hinted at before regarding a very, VERY far right Christian leader/extremist who is prepared to take whatever measures are necessary to not only encourage everyone to stay away from the moon, but to stop them at all costs–and I DO mean all costs. The leader has a secret which has been brewing for quite some time, and allowing us–or anyone ELSE for that matter to get back to the moon would simply be against Gods plan, or so he preaches. Suffice it to say that getting back to the moon is no small task–and with unwanted help, that task is made nearly impossible.

    There is SO much I’d like to write, but I simply can’t without spoiling way too much of this magnificent story. The intricate plotting and how everything ties together, especially at the end, quite literally makes ‘Legacy’ easily the best book in this series–by far (and that’s saying something). Suffice it to say, for fans of Tom Clancy’s battle-heavy accurate storytelling, along with a heavy, HEAVY dose of the X-Files, this tale will keep you up at night wondering just what will happen next. Unfortunately, as the story comes to an almost abrupt close, you find out rather quickly that this will NOT be the last Event Group Thriller, not by a long shot.

    Kudos to Mr. Golemon for one amazingly creative and above all, FUN story. Quite simply, I loved it. I can hardly wait for the next.

  • cents plain
    6:15 on July 9th, 2013
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    It seems that our celestial neighbor has been getting a lot of media attention as of late. First from the new Transformers film and now this novel.

    Mr. Golemon offers up a tale that is typical of the other Event novels, but with a deep sci-fi twist.

    Not to give away to much of the plot, it seems that our moon was a temporary colony for a humanoid race some 700 million years ago after they destroyed their own planet to fend off an alien invasion. Now in our present time a robotic mission to the moon finds the artifacts of that colony and the race is on to be the first nation to claim them.

    But other more sinister minds want to put a stop to this renewed “space race” and will stop at nothing to achieve those ends.

    But, these artifacts hold more than great power for the nation(s) that get them, they may be the key to our race’s survival.

    Overall, I enjoyed this book and it is a worthy addition in the series. The only issue I had with it was why did we not know of these artifacts before. I mean, with the race to the moon in the 1960′s and all the probes/mapping that was done, surely we’d have seen something.

    A good read and recommended.

  • iPhone Coder
    9:28 on July 9th, 2013
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    Jeremy Robinson has quickly become one of my favorite authors, and this latest installation of the Chess Team Adventures/Jack Sigler Series delivers more the same level of excitement and creativity I have found in the previous novels. Once again Robinson blends the high intensity action of a military story with mythology. His speculations and the unique directions he takes stories familiar to many of us are thought provoking, clever, and insightful. Robinson also manages to infuse some little-known facts, educating as well as entertaining, as devoted readers have come to expect.

    In this new story Robinson’s writing ventures in some new directions. The primary difference is a poignant appeal to the heart. At the end of “Instinct,” a pre-teen girl, Fiona Lane, is the sole survivor of an attack on the Native American reservation where she lived and is left in the care of Jack “King” Sigler. The early portion of this book focuses on how the relationship between these two has progressed and grown, with Fiona’s only wish to be accepted by King as a daughter. The bond between King and Fiona is an ongoing theme of the book, providing depth and emotion to the story. Additionally, King is forced to deal with some other significant family matters throughout the first quarter of the book, issues that resurface and add intrigue to the story’s ending.

    The rest of the Chess team find themselves in different circumstances in this story. Normally doing battle as a team, even when divided into sub-teams, in this book they are each forced to fight independently of one another, leading teams of Delta operators of their own. The result of one of these missions leads to another sub plot in the story, one that may be played out in future additions to the series.

    The one sub plot that I have lukewarm feeling for is the one involving President Thomas Duncan. Duncan has become an integral character to the series, and while I understand the logic behind the story line, as it does make the overall plot more realistic, I am bothered by certain elements of it. Without providing a spoiler, my chief complaint is that I it is not made completely clear how achieving the goal described in the latter third of the book will facilitate his secondary job. The ability to be more accessible is clear, but how his authority will remain unaffected is vague at this point.

  • NorthOC
    10:48 on July 9th, 2013
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    I read everything by Cussler, Du Brul, Flynn, Thor, Preston and Child, and Rollins. Though some of the books by these writers tend to have a far fetched story, only Rollins has really breached the supernatural.

    This book again deals with the Chess Team, 5 SpecOps soldiers of an elite Delta team. However, this time, even though it was touched upon in the last book, the team fights reanimated bones, clay, and rock.

    I’m not saying this is bad, but it departs from most books in the genre. Not that it’s necessarily bad, but it takes a little while to warm up to the merging of the 2 genres.

    Overall, the story and writing is still good. The approach though takes a bit to get used to.

  • Bella Dona
    11:01 on July 9th, 2013
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    I wish there was a way to give “half-stars”–two-and-a-half is what I really want to give this book.

    I’ve enjoyed the previous books in this series to varying degrees, but this one stretched things a bit. The basic story had some promise but I was continually distracted by the repeated fallacies and technical mistakes that kept cropping up. The author really, really needed to have someone (or several someones) who are familiar with spaceflight mechanics, spaceflight history, and basic astronomy review this book before publication.

    Just a few of the issues (warning, possible spoilers): there is no possible way using any currently available system to approach the moon at 35,000 mph and have any hope of slowing down enough to enter lunar orbit; as mentioned by another reviewer, M33 is not the closest galaxy; how can you possibly have two planets “sharing” the same orbit but on opposite sides of the sun, yet only be a few hundred thousand miles apart (it would be more like a couple hundred MILLION miles apart, never minding the notion of major planets sharing an orbit in the first place–and if they WERE actually on opposite sides of the sun, an explosion in the vicinity of one would not throw the other out of its orbit); calculating elapsed time of 700 million years from a supposed offset of the position of Venus in a photo has lots of issues with it, not the least of which is that the background starfield would be unrecognizable after that period of time (because of the motion of all the stars around the Milky Way–in that time frame our solar system would have made nearly three complete revolutions around the galaxy); and most irritating to me, the continued mixing up of the name of the rocket that carried Americans to the moon in the 1960s and 70s (it was the Saturn V, not the Atlas V, which is a much more recent rocket that has only been used for unmanned space probes and that has much less power than the Saturn V–throughout the story it is referred to as the Atlas V, except for a few instances when the correct name was inexplicably used instead). Finally, I’ve read over the relevant sections several times and still cannot for the life of me understand how the author proposes the underground “colony” in Ecuador got “buried” with little damage as the Andes mountain range uplifted. Certainly a colony could have been buried by deposition and then raised through such uplift, but not in a manner that would leave it largely intact within some sort of cavern system. Caves don’t just grow up and around something like that.

    I am also curious to see how exactly the author ends up explaining (if he does at all) the notion that humans nearly genetically identical to us existed (and apparently died out) 700 million years ago, hundreds of millions of years before the Cambrian explosion gave rise to most of the major life forms on Earth. Since this isn’t explained at all in “Legacy,” it is hard to say whether this is really a mistake or just something waiting to be resolved in the story.

    As has been noted, the ending to this book makes it clear that this story arc is going to be ongoing in future books. I have gotten enough entertainment from the series as a whole so far to give the next one a try when it comes out, but I have to be honest and say that if some of the silliness isn’t eliminated I won’t go farther than that. That would be a disappointment, as the characters and general stories have been interesting.

  • Doug Fisher
    15:14 on July 9th, 2013
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    I absolutely loved this book and thought it was the best in the Event Group series. I love the characgers and thought they worked well together and when separated from the main group. The action is non-stop and edge of your seat. I enjoyed the inclusion of two new characters and hope they are included in future adventures with the team, especially the sniper. I actually had to stop reading and put it away for a bit when I was near the end because I was crying so much (I’m just a softy). Jack Collins and his team are right up there with Jack West & his team, Scarecrow & his team (Matthew Reilly books), Painter Crowe & Gray Pierce (James Rollins books) and Jack Sigler & his Chess team (Jeremy Robinson books). If I could select my perfect team for a book, it would include all of the above, as well as, William Race from Temple (Matthew Reilly), Steven Swain from Contest (Matthew Rielly).

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