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The Kill Switch (Tucker Wayne 1) (English Edition) par [Rollins, James]
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Revue de presse

“James Rollins knows adventure.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

“James Rollins is a master of international action and intrigue.” (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

“From the hidden Indian treasure, to the Fort Knox secrets, to the conspiracy at the beginning of the United States The Devil Colony gives you every reason why you’ll want to be a member of Sigma Force.” (Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle on The Devil Colony)

“Amazonia grabs you by the throat...Rollins is one of the most inventive storytellers writing today. Don’t dare miss this one!” (Lincoln Child, co-author of The Ice Limit)

“A spiraling, high-octane adventure, loaded with cutting-edge technology and jam-packed with action and mayhem. This pulse-pounding thriller moves at mach speed. James Rollins is clearly at the top of his game.” (Steve Berry, bestselling author of The Romanov Prophecy on Map of Bones)

“Nobody—and I mean nobody—does this stuff better than Rollins.” (Lee Child on The Devil Colony)

“Rollins just gets better with each book, and his position at the top of this particular subgenre remains unshaken.” (Publishers Weekly)

“The science... reads like the best of Michael Crichton. The machinations of government read like the best of David Baldacci. And the action and thrills read like the best of Clive Cussler. Rollins takes the best of all of these and creates an amazing thriller unlike any other. (Associated Press on Bloodline)

“A fantastic adventure story with non-stop action [that] shows the close bond between dog and partner, and the readers will fall in love with this canine and his handler.” (Crimespree Magazine on THE KILL SWITCH)

“Readers who have enjoyed the Sigma Force series will not only find this an entertaining thriller, but the collaboration of these two accomplished authors also adds another dimension to this exciting series.” (Bookloons.ocm on THE KILL SWITCH)

“[T]his fast moving story delivers plenty of the tension laced action readers expect from Rollins. The bond between Tucker and Kane is the best part of the tale.” (Monsters and Critics on THE KILL SWITCH)

“The taut and complex story sprints across the globe from Russia to Istanbul to southern Africa to the United States, and offers a diverse cast of well-developed characters and a tightly woven plot that intrigues, excites, and doesn’t let go.” (Library Journal (starred review) on THE KILL SWITCH)

Présentation de l'éditeur

Who does the US government call upon when a mission requires perfect stealth, execution, and discretion? Meet the newest recruits to the expanding Sigma Force universe - former Army Ranger Tucker Wayne and his stalwart companion, Kane, a military working dog of exceptional abilities.

The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bio-weapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A conspiracy of world-shattering scope unravels as Tucker and Kane struggle to keep one move ahead of their deadly enemies. From the frozen steppes of Russia to the sun-blasted mountains of South Africa and Namibia, a biological threat millions of years in the making strikes out at the heart of America. All that stands in the way from a global apocalypse: one man and his dog. But can even Tucker and Kane thwart an ecological menace out of the ancient past to save the world's future?

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51 internautes sur 57 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
3.0 étoiles sur 5 Not my favorite Rollins... 3 mars 2014
Par just kath - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
I am a fan of James Rollins. I have read several of his books and liked them quite well. I frequently recommend him at the library where I work. I have read other Sigma Force novels and found them to have just enough grit and plenty of story to them. To be honest, I was already well into the book before I realized that this was a collaboration with another writer. Perhaps that is what the difference is for me? I'm honestly not sure.

The Kill Switch: A Tucker Wayne Novel is a thrilling ride, but perhaps just a wee bit too thrilling? It seems to me that it was a bit light on story and a bit heavy on artillery and adventure? I read suspense and thriller very frequently, and as I said, I am a fan of Rollins. This one was a good solid read, but will never make it to my "keep this book for rereads" shelf.

I loved the relationship between Tucker and Kane. They make a good team and I will always like a dog lover, in a book or out of one, so that was good. Poor Kane had a bit of a rough time of it though, as did Tucker. They didn't have a moments peace, it was just running from one hail of bullets or dangerous situation to another. I like more story in my reads. Whether the fact that it was a collaboration had anything to do with it or not, I'm not sure. I will be a bit more careful to look for that in the future, however.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 From Russia with killers on their trail. 24 février 2014
Par Joy V. Smith - Publié sur
Format: Relié Commentaire d‘un membre du Club des Testeurs ( De quoi s'agit-il? )
This thriller has a great team, Tucker Wayne and Kane, his highly trained and devoted military dog. Not only is there non-stop danger and suspense--and who can you trust--but the characters he encounters, deals with, or rescues, keep you moving forward. Kane's action is told from the dog's point of view and is well done. I enjoyed that--and since I have dogs--I watch with a critical eye for dogs as props or unbelievable actions. Okay, really unbelievable actions. There are scary moments and poignant moments, and the heroes utilize a variety of modes of travel, including feet. They do not have it easy. And on top of one scene after another of unexpected danger, you are waiting for the danger that Tucker isn't expecting, but we are because of the prologue that takes place long ago and far away--from Russia anyway. Highly recommended--and there's another reason that I loved this book, but I can't share 'cause it'd be a spoiler...

Be sure to look at the map at the beginning of the book; it gives you an idea of their Russian trek...
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Two Caveats... 14 août 2014
Par N. Rogers - Publié sur
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I enjoyed listening to this book. These thrillers are not my preferred genre, but we foster Military Working Dog puppies from the Breeding Program at Lackland in San Antonio, so I was intrigued by this novel which features a Belgian Malinois. This is a magnificent breed, rather like a German Shepherd on steroids or crack--agile, brilliant, focused, powerful, tireless, and usually a bit crazy. We live with two adult Mals as well as a series of foster puppies, and they are a challenge even though they are not trained working dogs like Kane in the novel. To me, completely accurate depiction of the dog in this book was key!

For the most part, the authors (James Rollins and Grant Blackwood) describe Kane authentically. However, there are two details that interfered a bit with my enjoyment of this book. The first is the twice stated assertion (early in the book) that Kane was able to understand and correctly act upon 1000 different commands. Now I am the first to acclaim the intelligence and trainability of these dogs, especially those that are actual MWDs. But 1000 commands stretched even my credulity.

I checked with trainers at Lackland and was told that this was "highly improbable, but not totally impossible." Apparently none of them have seen this kind of ability in any dogs they have worked with. (I am aware of a border collie that has demonstrated the ability to understand and appropriately act on over 1000 commands, but this is not in the heat of battle with bullets and explosives flying--and with no errors.) Belgian Malinois are wickedly smart dogs; exaggerating their abilities is totally unnecessary since they save lives in the field regularly. A reasonable claim for Kane would have been more appropriate and increased my total immersion in the plot.

The second detail bothered me more: Kane's handler, Tucker Wayne, had been a former Ranger. When he left the military, according to this novel, he took his MWD (Kane) with him. It was stated as a matter-of-fact comment with no explanation of any extenuatory circumstances. This really bothered me. These Military Working Dogs are extremely valuable government assets--worth tens of thousands of dollars. It is true that when MWDs are retired, either because of age or injury, they are often offered to their handlers for adoption. However, Kane was a fully functional working dog, one with clearly exceptional abilities. In reality, the military would not have allowed this dog to leave service with his handler. Dogs are routinely reassigned to new handlers for any number of reasons when their partners leave or are given other assignments.

I know...I'm being picky. But I can't help it. I love and admire these dogs, and applaud what they do for our military every day. I really did like the book and recommend it to others with the above caveats. For the general reader these will go unnoticed, but I suspect anyone who works closely with Mals will be distracted by them also.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Love the guy, love the dog, love the book 15 avril 2014
Par Vickie T. - Publié sur
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Tucker Wayne and his dog Kane were introduced in the last Sigma Force book, Bloodline, and I thought they were a great addition to the team. I was happy to have the chance to review The Kill Switch, which is the first full-length novel in which Tucker and Kane have the starring role.

In terms of the basic story, The Kill Switch is very similar to the typical Sigma Force novel. There is a mystery based loosely on some bit of science, the action is non-stop and involves some kind of chase across multiple countries, and the main characters are smart, heroic, and tough. Like Bloodline, The Kill Switch also presents a number of scenes from the dog's point of view, which gives the reader a different take on things. And, like the other Sigma Force novels, this book requires a certain level of willing suspension of disbelief - sometimes you've just got to go with it and not think to deeply.

If you are a fan of James Rollins' Sigma Force novels or just of fast-paced action-adventure novels in general, I highly recommend The Kill Switch. I hope there will be more books featuring Tucker Wayne and Kane.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Tucker and Kane, best friends 24 mai 2014
Par Deborah Wall McGraw - Publié sur
Format: Format Kindle Achat vérifié
I suspect all of us would love to have a dog as well educated as Kane. The rapport between Tucker and Kane gives this series a wonderful positive edge to the story as they do battle with both old and new dangers, human and biological. The women aren't as fully developed as the male characters, but at least they are intelligent and strong. what a story! I couldn't stop reading it.
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