The Kill Switch

The Kill Switch

Book - 2014
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Who does the U.S. government call upon when a mission requires perfect stealth, execution, and discretion?

From the two bestselling masters of action and political intrigue, James Rollins and Grant Blackwood, comes the first in a groundbreaking new series, featuring Captain Tucker Wayne and his stalwart military dog, Kane, both ripped from the pages of Sigma Force for their first solo adventure. It will take this uniquely talented pairing of man and beast to discover the earth-shattering truth behind . . .

The Kill Switch.

The mission seems simple enough: extract a pharmaceutical magnate from Russian soil, a volatile man who holds the secret to a deadly bioweapon. But nothing is as it appears to be. A desperate call from Painter Crowe, director of Sigma Force, thrusts Tucker and Kane into a frantic race to rescue the brilliant-but-deluded Abram Bukolov from a cadre of skilled assassins, a deadly team backed by a shadowy Russian general, a figure bent on revenge and power.

Hunted and betrayed at every turn, Tucker and Kane must discover the truth behind a biological threat, a horror out of the ancient past that can be weaponized to terrorize the modern world. The journey of discovery will take the pair across the frozen steppes of Russia to the sun-blasted savannahs of South Africa, from the war-torn mountains of Namibia to the snowy Great Lakes of the United States.

As time rapidly runs out, the deep and intimate bond between dog and soldier will be tested to the extreme. It will take all of their skill, talent, and, most of all, trust in each other to piece together a mystery going back to the origins of life on Earth, to discover the key to an ancient peril that can destroy the heartland of America, and, with it, the world.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062135254
Branch Call Number: ROLLINS
Characteristics: 388 p. : map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Blackwood, Grant


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Feb 21, 2017

Has action and excitement plus the novelty of a super intelligent war dog. Suitably villainous bad guys and gals and a scary bio-weapon.
However, large chunks of the novel read like sight-seeing road trips or stretched out filler.
Characterization was thin. Not enough for me to continue with the series.

Jul 26, 2016

Loved this book!! Fast paced with plenty of twists and turns, I pretty much read it in one sitting.

Oct 21, 2015

I really enjoyed it! Much easier to read than Allegiant!

Oct 05, 2015

It was okay. At times I felt like I was reading juvenile fiction

Aug 04, 2014


Aug 01, 2014

I've Rollins before and liked his work until now. Picked this book up twice to read it and only got through about 1/4 and returned it to the library. Normally I finish what I open but this book just wasn't worth it.

Jul 11, 2014

Good read but after the 3rd super escape by the hero and chief villian it wore a little thin.

Jun 16, 2014

A warrior and his warrior dog. Who can resist that combination? And this guy can't stay out of trouble. He goes from one crisis to the next. Starts fast, stays fast and finishes fast! A great start to a new series. Looking forward to #2.


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Jul 09, 2014

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