Five Stars *****
I’ve read every one of Jeremy Robinson’s novels and this is, by far, his best to date. Robinson just keeps getting better and better! Greek mythology combines with modern science to make for one riveting, action packed thriller.
The Chess Team – King, Queen, Bishop, Rook, and Knight – are a highly trained team of Delta Ops. When one of King’s lifelong friends is kidnapped from a remote region in Peru, it leads the team straight to a plot by Manifold Genetics to use regenerative DNA to create an army of soldiers that cannot die, and heal as fast as they are injured. The technology will be sold to the highest bidder, including hostile states and terrorist organizations, unless the Chess Team can stop them.
But other forces are at work here, some straight out of myth, and the five Delta Ops might just be in over their head.
The villain in this book, Richard Ridley, is Robinson’s best ever. Engaging despite his unbalanced nature, Ridley is truly scary at times. A first class nemesis to the Delta Ops and someone who kept me excitedly turning the pages.
The final scene is a slick, gory ride that you simply can’t put down. Well deserving of a five star rating. I can’t wait for the next in the series.