Sunday, May 23, 2010


Jeremy Robinson is a bestselling novelist whose books include The Didymus Contingency, Raising the Past, and Antarktos Rising.

He applied the Page 69 Test to Instinct, his second Chess Team novel, and reported the following:
Page 69 in Instinct is the end of a chapter and not even half the page. In some ways I was hoping page 69 would be a dud so I could be different from all the other authors saying their page 69 was awesome, but I can’t say that! What Instinct’s page 69 reveals about the books is its quick tension. Each and every chapter ends with a cliffhanger and this is one of the biggest because the enemy force the Chess Team previously encountered and will continue to encounter is revealed. And their name alone says so much. Read the text of Instinct’s page 69 and find out who it is!
She nodded. “The next lesson you get won’t be from me, and it won’t be an object lesson.”

She said it with such confidence, King realized she knew more than she’d revealed. “Pawn, stay with the others. We’ll bring up the rear.”

Sara nodded slowly. Her muscles, tight with tension, fought against her as she moved. The introduction to Somi had been so unnerving that it exhausted her. The caffeine seemed to be wearing off already. She remembered King’s reprimand and pushed against the pain in her legs. The mission would be completed, no matter the cost to their bodies or psyches. They just had to succeed and survive. She left with Rook, moving fast to catch up with the others.

When the group was out of earshot, King turned to Somi. “Who are they? Who is following us?”

“I wasn’t sure at first, but after last night’s battle ended I had a chance to inspect the dead men’s uniforms. VPLA. The Death Volunteers,” Somi said with a frown. “Vietnamese special forces.”
Watch the Instinct trailer, and learn more about the book and author at Jeremy Robinson's website.

My Book, the Movie: Instinct.

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--Marshal Zeringue