Calling Jack Sigler

Callsign: King (Jack Sigler)
(Chesspocalypse #1)
by Jeremy Robinson with Sean Ellis (2011)

The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches-it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves.

Jack Sigler, Callsign: King (field leader of the covert, black ops Chess Team) receives a cryptic text from Sara Fogg, his girlfriend and CDC “disease detective”. A catastrophic disease has been reported in Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley, but Fogg suspects something more is going on. Her suspicion is confirmed when King’s arrival in Africa is met by a high speed assassination attempt.

This is the first is a series of eight shorter novels (40,000-60,000 words) with the team from previous longer novels. The shorter length really helps the story, it’s got good pace and avoids the multiple plot story-lines of the previous stories. Recommended.