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Summary

In 2011 Jeremy Robinson released a series of eight novellas deemed the Chesspocalypse. Each novella follows a single member of the Chess Team from his Jack Sigler Thrillers series. The stories take place after the events of Threshold, the third full-length novel in the series, and before the events of Ragnarok, the fourth. The novellas are all coauthored by Jeremy Robinson and one of six other fantastic authors. The Chesspocalypse novellas are designed to introduce readers to the series. If you haven't read the novels, no worries. Enjoy the ride!

The stories were released in the following order:

Callsign: King - Book 1

Callsign: Queen

Callsign: Rook

Callsign: King - Book 2 - Underworld

Callsign: Bishop

Callsign: Knight

Callsign: Deep Blue

Callsign: King - Book 3 - Blackout

This collection contains the standalone Queen, Rook, and Bishop stories.

Callsign: Queen

At the beginning of her search for Rook, a missing Chess Team member, Zelda Baker--callsign: Queen--is redirected to Pripyat, Ukraine, a ghost town on the radioactive outskirts of Chernobyl. Intel indicates that a splinter cell of Manifold Genetics--a ruthless corporation dismantled by the Chess Team--may be operating in the area. Tasked with confirming the existence of a Manifold facility, Queen begins a recon sweep of the abandoned town in search of clues but soon finds herself fighting for her life. Something sinister lurks beneath the decaying, surreal remnants of Pripyat's never-used amusement park, and it rises up to greet Queen.

In Pripyat the streets are empty, the derelict buildings crumble, but the bodies...are fresh.

Callsign: Rook

After a failed mission claims the lives of his five-man support team, Stan Tremblay--callsign: Rook--flees Siberia and finds himself on the secluded coast of Norway, north of the Arctic Circle. Exhausted, cut off from the outside world, and emotionally beaten from his defeat in Russia, Rook just wants to find somewhere to rest. The small coastal town of Fenris Kystby seems like the perfect place.< /p>

Within hours of arriving, he discovers that the town is not as tranquil as it appears. The townspeople are mistrustful of outsiders, a pack of mysterious wolves stalks the local tundra, and two villagers have been killed by a creature that defies explanation. To make things worse, there are rumors of something sinister--something the townspeople refuse to discuss.

Despite the hostility of the locals, Rook commits to stopping the creature from murdering townspeople. As the body count rises, he quickly learns that the greatest threat might walk on two legs. And when he uncovers the town's hidden past, Rook knows only one thing for certain: something is rotten in Norway.

Callsign: Bishop

An Iranian terrorist cell has gotten its hands on weaponized Ergot-B--a compound that causes violent hysteria, madness, and death within 24 hours--and plans to unleash the weapon in major cities around the world. Successful deployment would begin a bloodbath, as those exposed would kill everyone they encountered before succumbing to the compound's lethal effects.

Erik Somers--callsign: Bishop--is called in to investigate, but his first discovery shocks him to the core. Dawoud Abbasi, the terrorist leader planning to unleash Ergot-B, is his biological father.

Bishop, along with an undercover Delta operator--callsign: Joker--race across the unforgiving Iranian desert in search of the Ergot-B. Seeking answers both professional and personal, Bishop must fight against a private army, Iranian Special Forces, and men driven mad by Ergot-B. With the lives of his biological mother and countless more people in cities around the world in the balance, Bishop must call on all his strength not only to survive but to stop the man revealed as his father--even if he has to kill him.

©2012, 2014 Jeremy Robinson (P)2015 Jeremy Robinson

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I enjoyed the narration of Jeffrey Kafer

Each story is fast-paced and action-packed, as are all Chess Team adventures.
Each of the novellas: Queen, Rook, and Bishop their own adventures .

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A somewhat mixed bag but enjoyable none-the-less

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this audiobook free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

This is my second collection of novellas and equally my second foray into the world of the Chess Team.
As far as the trilogy goes, it is a bit of a mixed bag as, out of Queen, Rook and Bishop, the only one I particularly enjoyed was Rook.

To make it clear, I did not dislike Queen and Bishop but had issues with both. Queen felt a little bland and I found the foes a little too feral and lacking in intelligence which reduced this more to a zombie hoard than an actual nemesis. Meanwhile Bishop went the other way with the head foe (the identity of which I shall keep secret) felt too straightforward, compound aside.

Rook meanwhile felt like a much more rounded character with a more human internal-structure and, while he exhales far too often (repeated statements as such) I felt his personality far more intriguing and the setting much more enthralling, but I admit I am a sucker for icy locales.

This was still a very solid series of novellas and the content is well written and impeccably narrated by Mr Kafer and I still intend to visit the primary storylines at some time as the characters are very interesting and I do really wish to discover what caused them to split and what became of their leader.

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Three individual adventures featuring Rook Queen and Bishop, plenty of action from the members of Chess team. full marks to the narrators for an incredible job.
I received this book from Free Audiobook Codes for a review.

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Great Solo Adventures

Each "episode" feels like a tight 85 minute action movie, but still giving space for solid character moments. Even Solo, these still have the style of the full-length Chess Team adventures.

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  • 15-05-22

So much better.

Great stories that tie into each other and the narrator is perfect for this, I don't know if the narrator was military but he sounds like all the g.i.s I'm used to hearing on base and yet he can still give you the nuances needed for the story to convey the emotions needed for the civies along with the story itself. I'm not going to spoil it because of I say anything else it would be spoilers but if you love supernatural military stories then this is for you.

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  • Jayde
  • 10-05-22

Another great set of stories

A must read set of stories in the Jack Sigler series. Should be read after book three and Callsign King book one but before book four. Callsign King book two actually goes between Rook and Bishop of this series but it doesn’t seem to matter that much as these are individual stories.
I received this free review audiobook and I am voluntarily leaving this unbiased review.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-04-22

Solid thrillers

Callsign - Tripleshot is a collection of three novellas featuring solo adventures for three members of Jeremy Robinson’s incredible Chess Team, a former Delta Force squad turned Black Ops team.

Each of the novellas: Queen, Rook, and Bishop feature the aforementioned character staring in their own solo adventure (though the Bishop novella features a cameo from teammate Deep Blue). As a fan of the Chess Team series I knew I’d like the novellas. Each story is fast-paced and action-packed, as are all Chess Team adventures, but I enjoyed Queen’s story best, though I appreciated that we got a look into Bishop’s past.

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  • Jan M
  • 24-03-22

Checkmate!

Tripleshot by Jeremy Robinson, David Wood, Edward G Talbot , and David McAfee is a great book of 3 novellas. I was immediately pulled into the stories, and found the characters to be intriguing. The members of the chess team each have their own great attributes, and I enjoy hearing more of them. The action is great, the political intrigue is realistic, and Jeffrey Kafer really brought the characters to life with his voice. I really enjoyed this book with Rook, Queen and Bishop. I will definitely listen to more books in this series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-03-22

very good

Loved it !! this story. the narrator is so fantastic it's like your really there!! story excellent overall

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  • S.R.
  • 18-03-22

Exciting Thriller!

This exciting novella collection contains three standalone stories. These clever, entertaining stories are filled with non-stop action, political intrigue, suspense and danger. Of the three novellas, my favorite was Queen. I enjoy characters that struggle to overcome a personality defect, physical shortcoming or society to become more than what they were, Queen is such a story. Jeffrey Kafer's performance was absoutely perfect for each character. I was provided a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving this review.

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  • Lufe
  • 04-03-22

Great novellas

I really enjoy the novellas. Just enough time to discover an issue and resolve it without a lot of extra fluff. It’s nice to have small side stories. Though I find it hard to believe that they’d be sent on dangerous missions solo, or that the entire team wasn’t planning on searching for Rook. That should have been their main priority after the threat in Threshold was resolved. While some things seem illogical or implausible, I do enjoy the series and will continue with it.

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  • WerewolfDad
  • 20-02-18

Another solid game of Chess

This installment of the Chess team adventures was a look into what makes the member's who and what they are, adding depth and history to each. I opted for the collected works instead of each individual and was not let down. Jeffery Kafer did another stellar reading of the series and really gives the characters life. These Novellas by Jeremy Robinson with, David Wood, Edward Talbot, and David McAfee are a wonderful addition to the team.

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  • Miss Lyn
  • 09-08-15

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Would you consider the audio edition of Callsign - Tripleshot to be better than the print version?

The narration bring depth to the story

Who was your favorite character and why?

Queen because she overcame her fears to be the one others fear.

What does Jeffrey Kafer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

He brings depth, humor and urgency.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

They are more than chess pieces.

Any additional comments?

Great Books

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  • J Mock Jr
  • 14-04-15

Going back for more

I didn't notice these stories until I'd gotten thru the last book most recently written and desired no strike that. Craved more of these characters if even to get a mini novel. I'm so glad I stumbled upon these.