Pulse: A Chess Team Adventure, by Jeremy Robinson
An elite team of agents, each named after chess pieces, are called in to assist one of their own in Peru. When the remains of the legendary Hydra creature are found, a ruthless entrepreneur seeks to use its genes to create a means of regeneration and immortality. But the initial tests, cause nasty side effects in their experiments, creating monstrous killing machines.
Pulse combines advanced genetics and mythology, to make a thrilling adventure of massive proportions. The story is fast-paced and action-packed. It read a bit like watching an action film, not much character depth but plenty of gun, explosions, killing, and dismemberment.
I picked this one up for a change of pace from my usual science fiction/fantasy stock, and was more than impressed with Robinson’s writing style and flare for suspense. Fans of James Rollins and similar thriller writers should enjoy this edge-of-your-seat adventure. The Chess Team is off to a great start.