Pulse by Jeremy Robinson
Action, suspense and a great deal of ‘What If” seems to play a central role here in ‘Pulse’…in fact, if I were to compare this to anything else available, I’d say it’s a cross between X-Files, Indiana Jones and Rainbow Six.
Imagine a world where soldiers regenerate and continue fighting without pause, and where suicide bombers live to strike again. This is the dream of Richard Ridley, founder of Manifold Genetics, and he has discovered the key to eternal life: an ancient artifact buried beneath a Greek inscribed stone in the Peruvian desert.
When Manifold steals the artifact and abducts archaeologist Dr. George Pierce, the United States Special Forces Delta operative, Jack Sigler, callsign King, and his Chess Team: Queen, Knight, Rook, Bishop, and their handler, Deep Blue give chase.
They must save Pierce and stop Manifold before they change the face of genetics – and human history – forever.
Review by CarterFSU:
What an excellent story! I loved this fast paced techno thriller and can’t wait to continue the series. I have already listened to two of the books further along in the series so it is nice to start at the beginning and fill in some of the blanks.
I love the character development in this story and the science mixed with mythology that went along with it. The audio version was excellent and I enjoyed listening.
Review by Jeff Edwards:
Like many Jeremy Robinson fans, I was introduced to his writing through his first, self-published time traveling novel, ‘The Didymus Contingency’ and LOVED it. The idea of creating an action/adventure tale set around time travel that also happens to feature the Son of God?? Who could have conceived the success that followed? I have known that ‘Pulse’ has been in the works for quite some time now, and after finishing ‘Kronos’ I was really chompin’ at the bit for this one.
Guess what? Jeremy Robinson does NOT disappoint. With each successive story you literally can SEE the improvements happening to his immense storytelling creativity and talent…and they are on FULL display here, I assure you. Who could map out even a semi-believable story featuring Greek Mythology and modern genetics and weave them together in such a way that doesn’t make it sound silly? I’ll tell you who: Jeremy Robinson.
While I am NOT a geneticist, the obvious research that went into this novel is quite apparent and I am sure someone who knows far more than I do about the possibility of genetic organ regeneration can spot (if any) some flaws–but I certainly couldn’t. It was hard to say where actual technology left off and wild imagination began in some places.
Oh, and the action?? Well ‘Pulse’ has been compared to Matthew Reilly’s books as of late, and although I don’t believe Jeremy came too close to the all-out adrenaline/steroid rush of Reilly, he certainly comes within throwing distance…and for someone like me, that is really great news.
Action, suspense and a great deal of ‘What If” seems to play a central role here in ‘Pulse’…in fact, if I were to compare this to anything else available, I’d say it’s a cross between X-Files, Indiana Jones and Rainbow Six. I simply LOVED ‘Pulse’ from the first page and for those out there looking for the next Action King to spend some time with, you would be making a smart move to get to know Jeremy Robinson NOW–oh yeah, and go pick up his earlier stuff, too…you won’t be wasting a single penny.
Kudos to Jeremy…now, enough playing around–get back to work on that sequel!!