“Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles Book 1)” by Tim Tigner

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“Pushing Brilliance (Kyle Achilles Book 1)

Genre: Espionage/War & Military

Release: July 14, 2016

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He didn’t do it.
He really didn’t.
But proving it,
will be a killer.

“The best book I’ve read, bar none.” –Ed Wiseman

Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic bi-athlete 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 more.

International Bestselling Author Tim Tigner 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 health care.

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, hang glided 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 health care 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’s Wharton and Lauder schools.

Thank you for taking the time to read about the author. Tim is most grateful for his loyal fans and loves to correspond with readers like you. You are welcome to reach him directly at tim@timtigner.com.

  1. #1 by A.C. Melody on August 5, 2017 - 12:50 pm

    When the Author Bio is more intriguing than the book blurb, which was interesting all on its own… Now, I’m torn between which one I’d rather read more about! LOL

    Liked by 1 person

    • #2 by Felicia Denise on August 5, 2017 - 1:07 pm

      IKR? When did he have time to write? 😄

      Liked by 1 person

      • #3 by A.C. Melody on August 5, 2017 - 1:15 pm

        IDK, but if he follows the rule of ‘write what you know’ I suspect he’s got an endless supply of stories without any need for research!

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    • #4 by Karissa Thorpe on August 5, 2017 - 5:11 pm

      I know. I wonder if there’s a book about him.

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  2. #5 by Karissa Thorpe on August 5, 2017 - 5:10 pm

    I was going to get this on audio but I don’t like the narrator’s voice. Shame. Will have to read it the long way.

    Liked by 1 person

    • #6 by Felicia Denise on August 5, 2017 - 5:47 pm

      I can’t handle audiobooks. I have enough voices in my head… no need to add another. 😀 😀 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • #7 by Karissa Thorpe on August 5, 2017 - 5:55 pm


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