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..."
"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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About the Author
Jeremy Robinson is the New York Times bestselling author of sixty novels and novellas, including Apocalypse Machine, Island 731, and SecondWorld, as well as the Jack Sigler thriller series and Project Nemesis, the highest selling, original (non-licensed) kaiju novel of all time. He’s known for mixing elements of science, history and mythology, which has earned him the #1 spot in Science Fiction and Action-Adventure, and secured him as the top creature feature author. Many of his novels have been adapted into comic books, optioned for film and TV, and translated into thirteen languages. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.
Visit him at www.bewareofmonsters.com.
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.