Some people are naturally brilliant,others have to buy it.What would you pay,to be one in a million?Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete Kyle Achilles is also in the crosshairs of assassins' guns. Why? He has no idea. He's fighting blind against two master strategists and one extraordinary invention--known as Brillyanc.Achilles' only ally is the other prime suspect, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life. Katya was engaged to Achilles' brother -- before he died.Chasing clues while dodging bullets, Achilles and Katya race around the globe, uncovering a conspiracy conceived in Moscow, born in Silicon Valley, and destined to demolish both the White House and the Kremlin. Along the way a lost soul finds purpose, a broken heart confronts forbidden love, and America gains a new hero.Packed with heart-stopping surprises, paced by razor-sharp plotting, and populated with richly rendered characters, Pushing Brilliance will leave you breathless and longing for more. ...
|Title||:||Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||375 pages|
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Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1) Reviews
This book had many positive aspects but way too much detail; a convoluted plot, and an ending that found personally unsatisfying.
This is a highly unusual and intrepid (what else?) hero. He's a free climber, a skill which comes in mighty handy during his spy adventures. He was also an Olympic gymnast before being recruited by the CIA. His partner-in-crime is a mathematics professor who has no experience with this kind of business, but is as smart and gutsy as they come. All in all, a brilliant read (pun intended, although not a particularly good one) International intrigue, a story that runs all the way to Russia and back, ...more
The best part is that you have a great day with a little more fun and more interesting things are getting better
Pushing Brilliance is number one book in the Kyle Achilles.
Kyle is back in the states after traveling to a number of countries rock climbing after leaving her job a year ago. Now sailing with his parents and brother to celebrate his father’s birthday, he meets a woman and decides to spend the night with her rather than returning to the family’s boat.
The next morning his family is found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning. The only survivor on board: his brother’s fiancé, Katya.
Accident or Murder? ...more
Given the number of high ratings I expected more. That's on me for the expectations.
Just another thriller with someone being pursued and not knowing why.
This book has everything I like to read about, thrills, mystery, biotechnology and politics. Reminded me my old time favorite "Flowers for Algernon" . Read everything this author wrote and keep them safely and dust free in the clouds. Every book has parts of his life experiences in his characters, but I had a hard time to connect with the Kyle Achilles. He experienced and learned lots of stuff from his backpacking travels, climbs walls, speaks Russian. Loved his family, now he has ...more
What next is the question! The writer poses with such intelligence...... Just enough romance to keep it spicy...Love the ride
The main character in this book reminds me of Ron Burgundy when he said, "I don't know how to put this... but I'm kind of a big deal." Cue eye roll. Between that and him mansplaining everything to the love interest which adds who knows how many pages to this novel, I was in a constant state of ARGH with this book.
I should've stopped when, upon finding out family members were killed, our hero walks you through his *training* to show you how he compartmentalizes it so that he can be the smartest p ...more