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
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Action

Reviews Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles #1)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Scooby Doo
    DNF: Quit after part 3.For me, the mystery was solved at the conclusion of part 3 (actually, ch 95). Even though the hero said he had to "make things right" I had no motivation to continue. The hero is described in the book as "For you, putting a bullet through a brain or crossing a border with false papers is the equivalent of ordering brunch." That made him a not very sympathetic character to me, he was too much of a superman to be believable. ...
  • 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...
  • Todd Simpson
    Like other readers this was my first Tim Tigner book. My first thought after a couple of chapters was Wow !Very well written, with great characters. This book is easy to read, and flows very well. Achilles is the main character, a tough guy with allot of skills, but allot of depth to him as well. You can't help but like him. The Author has done a great job in pulling you into the story, and he kept me interested throughout the book. If you like A...
  • Margaret Lovett
    I absolutely loved the story. I loved the characters and enjoyed the author's writing style.I liked that Adam was a rock climber; that added a different element to what he could do and how it was used in the story. I was sympathetic to him and to the other main character, Katya, and thought they were well developed.I thought the plot was believable and the story held my interest to the point that I couldn't wait to pick the book up again and read...
  • Carole Anderson
    This was a new author for me and I enjoyed the book a lot. It starts out with a bang and doesn't stop until the end. Some interesting, different characteristics. Achilles, the main character is former CIA and thus has some amazing skills - climbing buildings just being one of them. His parents and brother are killed and he is fingered as the murderer ($10 million is quite a motive). Lots of surprises and lots of actions.
  • Robert Lawrence
    Loved it! Interesting story with characters that had depth. The pairing of the two main characters was a different spin on the usual male/female hero scenarios.Had never read any of Tim's other works, but will now. I hope there are several follow up books to Pushing Brilliance.Don't miss the opportunity to read this one. One of my top 10 books out of the over 750 that I've read.Great job Tim!
  • Doug Branscombe
    Received an advanced copy of this and loved it, couldn't put it down. It grabbed me right from the start, and had elements that I love in a book. You've got some great characters, both good guys an bad guys. You know what happened, but you're not sure who, how or why. It's fast paced with lots of action and some plot twists, and finally it had a good ending, believable and leaving you wanting more!
  • Jake
    I was contacted by Mr. Tigner and offered a pre-release of Pushing Brillance. I was skeptical at first, however, once I started reading I couldn't put the book down. The characters have enough background detail to keep your interest in what is going to happen next. The plot is practical and every chapter leaves you thinking, maybe I will read just one more chapter.....I look forward to reading some of the other offerings by this author!.
  • Chris Seelbach
    Adam "Achilles" Healy is a former CIA Operative who is framed for the murder of his family. As he tries to prove his innocence he gets involved in a deadly game of international proportions.This is a real pager-turner!
  • Wancket Enterprises
    As alwaysTim Tigner is the one who is brilliant. His novels are always captivating and hold your interest throughout the whole story. I can hardly wait for the next well written novel to come out.
  • cdf4206gmail.com
    This is another great read by Mr. Tigner. What a fun, suspenseful read on the style of Vince Flynn or David Baldacci. He ends ends each chapter as a cliff hanger, so it is almost impossible to put the book down. I have begun the next book in the series and highly recommend this book to those who love a good spy book.
  • Harold Kasselman
    In my opinion, this is a brilliantly conceived plot with plenty of adventure, espionage, mystery, and a new super patriotic hero in Achilles that matches or exceeds Mitch Rapp. The combination of a bit "Limitless", a bit espionage, terrorism, legal thriller, and evil intentions results in a "can't put down" wonderful read. Thanks Mr. Tigner for your service and now a great novel.
  • Robbie
    This was one of those "can't put it down" books. The characters were admirable and courageous, their cause was just, the action fast-paced - a recipe for a series that should be eagerly consumed. I rate it 4.8 stars.
  • Benjamin S.
    A garden variety thriller with cardboard characters and an uninspiring plot. Not much thought was required when reading this book.
  • Paul Zisser
    Great characters!Looking forward to reading the next Achilles book. I hope their will be more to come.Thanks Tim.Cheers,Paul
  • Guillermo Mata
    Está interesante la historia.
  • Jim Farr
    BrilliantI have read many spy type books, in Pushing Brilliance Mr Tigner has given me one of the best ever reads. I am a follower now
  • Mike Larri
    Great book I'm new to the series, but I love Tims writing style.
  • Dave Griffin
    Adventure with intelligence This adventure story is very well thought out and executed. The plot has plenty of twists, and the characters are credible. An excellent read, it was fun.I highly recommend this book.
  • Emily
    Easy to read, fun
  • victor
    When I heard that one of my new favorites authors, Tim Tigner, will launch the 2nd book with Kyle Achilles as the main protagonist I said to myself: Finally, Tim is starting a series and that’s what he should have done long time ago. Being an avid audiobook listener myself, I always prefer series to standalone novels, because I get more attached to the characters and I usually look forward to the next one, if the first was good enough…This is...
  • Emmie
    I am so happy to have discovered Tim Tiegner. His writing reminds me of Chris Kuzneski. Nail biting thrills keeping you on the edge of your seat. I can't wait for the next installment of this series!
  • Layne
    Fantastic book. Well written. I loved the way he incorporated emerging technologies into the story. Looking forward to his next book.
  • Aimee
    Great Series!I had been wanting to read Chasing Ivan for a while, but I had a long queue waiting in my Kindle library. I finally skipped it ahead, which was a fabulous idea! Then I downloaded Pushing Brilliance. I am now going back for the Kyle Achilles Book 2, and then I will browse through more Tim Tigner books. Kyle Achilles is a fun, sexy character, up there with the likes of James Bond. The other characters are all well written. There is act...
  • Martin Baggs
    The author provided me with a free beta version of his book without any strings attached. It finally moved to the top of my reading list and I started it a week ago. It’s a fast and fun read.The story follows Adam (Achilles) Healy, a former CIA agent now retired, and his hunt for the truth. It begins with the murder of his parents and brother aboard a harbored yacht. The two people left alive are Adam and his brother’s fiancee, Katya, a beaut...
  • Janet
    very good
  • Ian Cockerill
    Tim Tigner is a remarkable author. Comparisons are, of course, invidious because he isn't another 'whoever' clearly he is the first Tim Tigner. However, if you're wondering whether to spend your hard earned cash a comparison is useful. Tigner's books are thrillers – very close to what you would expect as airport reading, holiday fare. They do work in this regard – definite page turners that will satisfy readers of Lee Child or James Patterson...