Pushing Brilliance

Pushing Brilliance

Tim Tigner / Sep 21, 2019

Pushing Brilliance 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 o

  • Title: Pushing Brilliance
  • Author: Tim Tigner
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  • Page: 356
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  • 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 onSome 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, a beautiful Russian mathematician who is either the best or worst person to ever enter his life Katya was engaged to Achilles brother before he died.Chasing clues while dodging bullets, Achilles and Katya race around the globe, uncovering a conspiracy conceived in Moscow, born in Silicon Valley, and destined to demolish both the White House and the Kremlin Along the way a lost soul finds purpose, a broken heart confronts forbidden love, and America gains a new hero.Packed with heart stopping surprises, paced by razor sharp plotting, and populated with richly rendered characters, Pushing Brilliance will leave you breathless and longing for .

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        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.With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tim switched from espionage to arbitrage Armed with a Wharton MBA rather than a Colt M16, he moved to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika There, he led prominent multinational medical companies, worked with cosmonauts on the MIR Space Station from Earth, alas , chaired the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and helped write Russia s first law on healthcare.Moving to Brussels during the formation of the EU, Tim ran Europe, Middle East, and Africa for a Johnson Johnson company and traveled like a character in a Robert Ludlum novel He eventually landed in Silicon Valley, where he launched new medical technologies as a startup CEO.In his free time, Tim has climbed the peaks of Mount Olympus, went hang gliding from the cliffs of Rio de Janeiro, and ballooned over Belgium He earned scuba certification in Turkey, learned to ski in Slovenia, and ran the Serengeti with a Maasai warrior He acted on stage in Portugal, taught negotiations in Germany, and chaired a healthcare conference in Holland Tim studied psychology in France, radiology in England, and philosophy in Greece He has enjoyed ballet at the Bolshoi, the opera on Lake Como, and the symphony in Vienna He s been a marathoner, paratrooper, triathlete, and yogi Intent on combining his creativity with his experience, Tim began writing thrillers in 1996 from an apartment overlooking Moscow s Gorky Park Twenty years later, his passion for creative writing continues to grow every day His home office now overlooks a vineyard in Northern California, where he lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters.Tim grew up in the Midwest, and graduated from Hanover College with a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics After military service and work as a financial analyst and foreign exchange trader, he earned an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania Thank you for taking the time to read about the author Tim loves to correspond with readers like you You are welcome to reach him through or directly at tim timtigner.Tim gives away a paperback every week on If you re feeling lucky, look for him under the Popular Authors heading Meanwhile, consider visiting timtigner where you can get one of his eBooks for free.


    1. 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 board: his brother’s fiancé, Katya.Accident or M [...]

    2. This is the first entry in the Kyle Achilles series.Achilles is living the good life when his parents and his brother are killed and he is arrested for their murder. Promptly escaping from jail, he roams the world with his almost sister in law, finding it's all based on a wonder drug that is made by the Russians.Fast, exciting read, though the protagonists seem a bit too good to be true, even compared to Mitch Rapp and the like.

    3. 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 walls, speaks Russian. Loved his family, now he has [...]

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 of US government. Will they be able to stop it in t [...]

    7. 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

    8. 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 narrated by Dick Hill who did a great job, at times I th [...]

    9. 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. For some unknown reason, there have been too man [...]

    10. 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 with his father's and brother's failed business vent [...]

    11. I am following the free giveaways, and from time to time I do stumble upon an unknown author (to me), that otherwise I am sure I wouldn’t get a chance to read his books. That was the case with Tim Tigner . Introducing (to me) his hero “Kyle Achilles”. It is a very fast pacing book. Lots of twists. The only reason I couldn’t give it a 5 Star was the fact his hero was too Superman for my taste. Too many of the actions were far from looking real in our real world. I know it is a book, and [...]

    12. Brilliant story - no pun intended. The plot, the characters, the pace and rhythm of the story made excellent reading and it was thoroughly entertaining

    13. The best The best part is that you have a great day with a little more fun and more interesting things are getting better

    14. 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.

    15. 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!

    16. 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.

    17. Undeniably Exquisite!What next is the question! The writer poses with such intelligence Just enough romance to keep it spicyLove the ride

    18. 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. I read as far as I did because the plot was engagi [...]

    19. 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 before I dive head first into the next in the Kyle [...]

    20. 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 Action Thrillers then definitely add Tim Tigner boo [...]

    21. 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 late into the night. I will definitely read his o [...]

    22. 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.

    23. 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!

    24. 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!

    25. 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 chapterI look forward to reading some of the other offerings by this author!.

    26. 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!

    27. Absolutely loved this book and author! I am already reading another Tim Tigner book. It is well written, characters well developed and suspenseful to the end. It is a must read for those of us that like mystery, suspense, espionage, etc!

    28. 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.

    29. Bigger than Life Hero in Nonstop Action ThrillerSimply put, if you are a fan of bigger-than-life action/thriller heroes, Pushing Brilliance is for you. The book introduces Kyle Achilles, who unlike his namesake, appears to have no heel. Working with the beautiful, Russian mathematician Katya Kozara, they fight assassins out to kill them for reasons they can’t begin to guess.Action is clearly the strong suit of this book. It starts early and seldom slackens. And each time you believe Tigner is [...]

    30. 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 development, there was none. The only purpose for ANY o [...]

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