Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1) by Tim Tigner

Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)

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,...

Details Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)

TitlePushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)
Release DateJul 14th, 2016
PublisherVontiv Publishing
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery

Reviews Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)

  • Sean Peters
    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 b...
  • Andy Coleman
    A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:You've already read this book. In fact, you've probably read several of these books: formulaic, spy thrillers. Step one: Attractive guy who has the skills to do just about anything. Check. Step two: a hot woman who is caught up in all the action. Check. Step three: Sexual tension. Check. Step four: Arbitrary timeline that forces everything to happen quickly before the clock counts down. Check. If that wasn't enough to turn y...
  • Donna
    This is a mystery thriller. There were things I liked about this one and things that didn't quite work. I liked the overall narrative style in this one. It was kind of entertaining. The MC wasn't a "deep" character. He always had the answer, the girl, never ruffled, and managed to look good at all times.The opening started off strong. However, after that things seemed a little off. For having just experienced such a severe loss and then being the...
  • Tulay
    Excellent book.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 w...
  • Kevin
    This was the first Tim Tigner book that I've read and it won't be the last. I greatly enjoyed this book and look forward to more with the characters. Great action throughout and a wonderful plot. I love action thriller books and this one fit the bill.
  • Andy
    The whole plot revolves around how brilliant the two protagonists are, especially Achilles (!), but he keeps doing things that he himself calls foolish (e.g. walking into traps after he knows the exact same bad guys have ID’d him and are are tracking him with facial recognition software). A little nonsense in a spy thriller is necessary but repeated face-slapping nonsense is painful.
  • Kevin
    a great little action packed adventure/mystery.
  • Mahinui Gail
    The book and the author's bio read with the same over the top sensibility. The world of espionage is over the top, so perhaps the plausibility factors here are greater than they seem. This is an enjoyable read, and yet, I the reader became exhausted with the no-touch romance between the hero and heroine. I wanted her to step out of her stereotypical female role and tell him, hands off. I was in love with your brother. There is no way I am going t...
  • John
    Usually when I read a book on audible I listen at 1.10x speed which seems about right for me. If it gets pretty boring, I up the speed to 1.25x. On rare occasions when the book gets SUPER boring, I crank the speed up to 1.5x which makes the narrator sound like a Chipmunk on crack. When I [finally] finished Pushing Brilliance, I was at 1.75x! This book should have been named Pushing Boringilliance.I mean, it started well enough, some good action, ...
  • Ti.Me
    A young ex-CIA agent and former Olympian is framed for his family's murder. He enlists the aid of his old contacts to break out of jail. Then, he teams up with his dead brother's brilliant, gorgeous fiancee (after whom he's subconsciously lusted for a while) to find the true killers, the motive, and to clear his name. The daring effort takes them as far as Ukraine/Bellarus/Russia and at last uncovers a sinister plot targeting the highest levels o...
  • Debby Allen
    is not brilliant. Starts out okay, shocking crime, set up, seems hopeless. Then the battles start, strategy by strategy and hit by hit. Read a few/several and they got boring. I get that mapping these things out is important and working out the logistics of a fight is necessary, but the reader doesn't have to get every blow to follow who's winning and who is dead. See Gemmell for how to do it right.Skipped to the end and okay, of course Achilles ...
  • Miriam
    thrills, mystery, politics, realistic characters! what more could you want? how about 20 IQ points? what would you do to get them?great read! don't miss this one.
  • Sluserfive
    The only thing way of getting my nails hopes hair cut The wonly best fact I can have it on my the first place time to get the chance to win the league in is a great
  • Satinder Hawkins
    This book started out well enough and I appreciate the authors attempt to create a complex plot. But his efforts reminded me of the difference between a master of this genre (such as Lee Child who is the author I think Tim Tigner is trying to be) and an amateur. It didn’t take too long into the book for it to all go bad. The conflict at the heart of this plot is so absurd that it’s impossible to suspend belief. And in terms of character devel...
  • Joseph
    I love to search out new authors that are as good an inspiring as my favourites and I just found one! To compare some of my favourite authors include: James Rollins, Lee Child, Brad Thor, Vince Flynne, Ben Coes, Michael D O'Brien to name a few. Tim Tigner is now also one of them. This story was great had action, science, geo-political topics and a great set of Characters! Give this book a try you will not be disappointed. The audiobook was narrat...
  • Danie Markgraaff
    Brilliant story - no pun intended. The plot, the characters, the pace and rhythm of the story made excellent reading and it was thoroughly entertaining
  • S.W.
    A gritty, exciting and thrilling tale of murder, espionage, and corruptionTim Tigner has just joined my list of authors to look out for. Pushing Brilliance is an action thriller that follows ex CIA Agent (and former Olympic athlete) Kyle Achilles. The plot is exciting and wonderfully constructed, leading us across the globe from east and west USA to the center of government in Russia.Each time I need to select my next read it’s not an easy task...
  • Pat
    4.5 stars.This book is a conspiracy theorists' wet dream. Completely far-fetched but you know that going in - right? It was a lot of fun. Kyle Achilles, a former Olympic biathlete and covert operative is framed for the murder of his family. To clear his name he must find the real killer, or killers. But where to start? He has very little to go on. His only ally is his dead brother's fiancée, Katya, a brilliant Russian mathematician.They start wi...
  • hipposelect
    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,...
  • Marika Charalambous
    Love this series, pity that it only has 3 books so far.
  • Sluserfour
    The best The best part is that you have a great day with a little more fun and more interesting things are getting better
  • Suresh Raina
    This is one of the best of Tim began. Tim began his career in Soviet Counterintelligence with the US Army Special Forces, the Green Berets. That was back in the Cold War days when, “We learned Russian so you didn't have to,” something he did at the Presidio of Monterey alongside Recon Marines and Navy SEALs.
  • Carla
    Wow, just wow!I could not read this fast enough. Kyle comes across as Superman and charming hunk, capable of amazing feats and a mind to match. I won't rehash the plot, but it involves a former CIA agent, murder in his family, a lovely dame in distress, a mind enhancing drug and those darn Russians. It moves fast and satisfies in the end. Just read it already!
  • Jim A
    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.
  • Alfred St
    Good readThis book had many positive aspects but way too much detail; a convoluted plot, and an ending that found personally unsatisfying.
  • Viola
    Undeniably Exquisite!What next is the question! The writer poses with such intelligence...... Just enough romance to keep it spicy...Love the ride
  • Tanya Stewart
    Intrigue on Steroids This is one never-ending, continuously suspenseful thrill ride with brief moments that allow you to catch your breath before it's unexpectedly stolen again! And it doesn't stop until the very end!! Sit down, get comfy, take a deep, relaxing breath before the first page because you might not get another before the last. Easily worth 5 stars!!! Probably more but I am still coming down from the high and calming my racing heart b...
  • Tim Tigner
    I'm really excited about this book, and the introduction of Kyle Achilles and other recurring characters in the Achilles series. Like my other thrillers, PUSHING BRILLIANCE draws heavily on my background, namely my extensive work in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, and my international service in and out of uniform. The incredible technologies in this thriller are actually credible. In the back of the novel, I site references, but I don...