Pushing Brilliance

Pushing Brilliance

Some people are naturally brilliant,
others have to buy it.

What would you pay,
to be one in a million?


Framed for murder and on the run, former Olympic biathlete 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.

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About Tim Tigner

Tim 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.

    Pushing Brilliance Reviews

  • Sean Peters

    Pushing Brilliance is number one book in the Kyle Achilles.Kyle is back in the states after traveling to a number of countries rock climbing after leaving her job a year ago. Now sailing with his pare...

  • Glen

    This is the first entry in the Kyle Achilles series.Achilles is living the good life when his parents and his brother are killed and he is arrested for their murder. Promptly escaping from jail, he ro...

  • Andy Coleman

    A SIMPLE MAN'S REVIEW:You've already read this book. In fact, you've probably read several of these books: formulaic, spy thrillers. Step one: Attractive guy who has the skills to do just about anythi...

  • Donna

    This is a mystery thriller. There were things I liked about this one and things that didn't quite work. I liked the overall narrative style in this one. It was kind of entertaining. The MC wasn't a "d...

  • Tulay

    Excellent book.This book has everything I like to read about, thrills, mystery, biotechnology and politics. Reminded me my old time favorite "Flowers for Algernon" . Read everything this author wrote ...

  • Kevin

    This was the first Tim Tigner book that I've read and it won't be the last. I greatly enjoyed this book and look forward to more with the characters. Great action throughout and a wonderful plot. I lo...

  • Andy

    The whole plot revolves around how brilliant the two protagonists are, especially Achilles (!), but he keeps doing things that he himself calls foolish (e.g. walking into traps after he knows the exac...

  • Kevin

    a great little action packed adventure/mystery....

  • Mahinui Gail

    The book and the author's bio read with the same over the top sensibility. The world of espionage is over the top, so perhaps the plausibility factors here are greater than they seem. This is an enjoy...

  • John

    Usually when I read a book on audible I listen at 1.10x speed which seems about right for me. If it gets pretty boring, I up the speed to 1.25x. On rare occasions when the book gets SUPER boring, I cr...