Coercion

Coercion Ever been forced to do something despicable Would you betray your family to save your child Undermine your employer Commit treason Bin Laden gave terrorism a Middle Eastern face Now another misguided

  • Title: Coercion
  • Author: Tim Tigner
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  • Page: 288
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  • Ever been forced to do something despicable Would you betray your family to save your child Undermine your employer Commit treason Bin Laden gave terrorism a Middle Eastern face Now another misguided mastermind is giving it yours But don t feel bad, you re not alone On the eve of perestroika, Alex Ferris stumbles onto KGB General Karpov s scheme to regain Russia sEver been forced to do something despicable Would you betray your family to save your child Undermine your employer Commit treason Bin Laden gave terrorism a Middle Eastern face Now another misguided mastermind is giving it yours But don t feel bad, you re not alone On the eve of perestroika, Alex Ferris stumbles onto KGB General Karpov s scheme to regain Russia s superpower status while investigating his brother s death After surviving attempts on his life and assembling bizarre clues, Alex settles on a most unusual suspect only to discover that Elaine is a victim herself Unseen masters are forcing her into traitorous acts through nefarious threats How many silent slaves like Elaine are out there What do her tormenters want Can he stop them Alex flies from San Francisco to Siberia to find those answers and avenge his brother In the midst of that frozen landscape and those tumultuous times, he survives infiltration, interrogation, and romance only to learn that he too is being manipulated as part of a much grander scheme Written by a former Green Beret and counterintelligence specialist with a decade of experience on the ground in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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    1. 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.With the fall of the Berlin Wall, Tim switched from espionage to arbitrage Armed with a Wharton MBA rather than a Colt M16, he moved to Moscow in the midst of Perestroika There, he led prominent multinational medical companies, worked with cosmonauts on the MIR Space Station from Earth, alas , chaired the Association of International Pharmaceutical Manufacturers, and helped write Russia s first law on healthcare.Moving to Brussels during the formation of the EU, Tim ran Europe, Middle East, and Africa for a Johnson Johnson company and traveled like a character in a Robert Ludlum novel He eventually landed in Silicon Valley, where he launched new medical technologies as a startup CEO.In his free time, Tim has climbed the peaks of Mount Olympus, went hang gliding from the cliffs of Rio de Janeiro, and ballooned over Belgium He earned scuba certification in Turkey, learned to ski in Slovenia, and ran the Serengeti with a Maasai warrior He acted on stage in Portugal, taught negotiations in Germany, and chaired a healthcare conference in Holland Tim studied psychology in France, radiology in England, and philosophy in Greece He has enjoyed ballet at the Bolshoi, the opera on Lake Como, and the symphony in Vienna He s been a marathoner, paratrooper, triathlete, and yogi Intent on combining his creativity with his experience, Tim began writing thrillers in 1996 from an apartment overlooking Moscow s Gorky Park Twenty years later, his passion for creative writing continues to grow every day His home office now overlooks a vineyard in Northern California, where he lives with his wife Elena and their two daughters.Tim grew up in the Midwest, and graduated from Hanover College with a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics After military service and work as a financial analyst and foreign exchange trader, he earned an MBA in Finance and an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania Thank you for taking the time to read about the author Tim loves to correspond with readers like you You are welcome to reach him through or directly at tim timtigner.Tim gives away a paperback every week on If you re feeling lucky, look for him under the Popular Authors heading Meanwhile, consider visiting timtigner where you can get one of his eBooks for free.

    299 thoughts on “Coercion”

    1. I felt a bit lost at the beginning of the book when the main characters Alex discovered that his brother Frank is dead and that there is a mole in the company that Frank worked at and he discovers that the mole is forced to cooperate. And, then someone tried to kill Alex. It got a bit clear after a bit when more of the reason behind his brother's death was revealed and why just Alex was the one that pretty much goaded to Siberia.As a thriller was it quite good with lots of action, not any boring [...]


    2. A Tim Tigner production.An American Special Forces guy, now a PI, gets involved in stopping chicanery from the KGB. In this case, biological bombs the KGB is injecting into people and their families, forcing them to do the KGB's bidding. Along the way, he meets a nice Russian girl who looks like a supermodel, but is a regular genius.Not bad. Some great action sequences in Siberia set this one apart.


    3. NOTES FROM THE AUTHORI worked in Soviet Counterintelligence during the Cold War, and then lived in Moscow throughout perestroika. What an odd and humbling experience it was, to watch a superpower crumble. It got me thinking about what one man could have done to prevent it—if he was prescient, and resourceful, and ruthless enough. Coercion was the result.You can read an interview with more detail on this topic inThe Big Thrill .While Coercion contains the requisite larger-than-life heroes and v [...]


    4. Alex Ferris is a former U.S. soldier and ex-CIA operative. Now an International P.I he finds himself in the worse case ever – finding his twin brother’s killer.With the one strong lead he has, he travels to Siberia and Russia. Relying on his military tactics and genuine intuition, we are taken through his journey that opens up to what his brother was involved in and the people he meets along the way, coerced by an unknown powerful resurgence group that controls a secret deadly weapon. And in [...]



    5. Published: 07/07/2015Author: Tim TignerI received a copy of this book for free through GoodReads FirstReads competitions.When I first read the blurb of this book I couldn't wait to read it as it sounded like my kind of book, however when I started to read the book I was completely lost! It did all become a bit clearer as the book went on, but because it wasn't a very clear beginning it made me want to continue reading to find out what had happened and what the reason was behind Franks death (Ale [...]


    6. Coercion by Tim Tigner is a non-stop page turning thriller that will keep you guessing with every chapter read, but the genius of Tim is sure to win and your guess will be wrong every time, mine was! There is so much happening and each tiny detail comes back and connects the dots for a full circle effect that will leave the most critical readers satisfied. Giving this book a five star rating is the least I could do, because it’s one of those very few books that can stand tall amongst the very [...]


    7. This aptly titled spy thriller is about power and control. Those who have it, those who want it, and finally… those who will do ANYTHING to get it. The ‘anything’ in this case is coercion in it’s true and most diabolical sense. The deadliest form of coercion comes not when you threaten a person’s life, but rather when you threaten the life of those that that person loves most in the world.That’s where the Peitho Pill comes into play. Named for the Greek goddess of persuasion, when in [...]


    8. REVIEW: COERCION by Tim TignerCOERCION is in a category of its own: Thriller with Heart! Even the villains have emotions, a sense of honor and duty, and patriotism. Quite a few of the characters have families to whom they are dedicated, and for whom no sacrifice is too great--even at cost of life. This deepening of the story renders it even more engrossing, since we reader's identify and empathize with the various characters, and for us, the tension ratchets high.


    9. Fantastic book!The characters were great. I enjoyed the time frame & locations of the story. The story itself was fantastic from beginning to end. Hope there will be another Alex Ferris story in the future. Well done Tim.



    10. I’m not a fan of Tom Clancy due to his wooden prose nor do I eagerly anticipate the new Vince Flynn novel, all of which means I didn’t come to Tim Tigner’s “Coercion” with high expectations or anticipation. I didn’t need them. Once I started the book, I kept turning the pages (or in this instance, swiping the screen).I like political thrillers, and I also like historical thrillers. “Coercion” provides both, albeit recent history, for Tigner’s novel is set in Russia in the midst [...]


    11. 3.5 out of 5A team of scientists working in Russia have been wiped out in order to keep secret knowledge of the latest weapon they were working on. The weapon? The Peitho Pill, aptly named after the Greek goddess of persuasion. In the right hands (or wrong in this instance) this weapon will cause the ultimate shift in power from the US to the USSR. Once the pea sized pill is injected into its victim, the target will not be harmed as long as he does the controllers bidding.  Should he fail in [...]


    12. Submitting to a Tigner AddictionThough this paragraph opens a review of a different Tim Tigner novel, it is worth repeating. Tim Tigner comes to his role as a novelist specializing in political intrigue with a rich background. His academic preparation is a combination of mathematics and philosophy, but after academia his instinct for investigation and thrill seeking led him to serve in the Green Berets, specializing in Russian and Soviet counterintelligence. When Perestroika/Glasnost ‘opened [...]


    13. Reviewed for Readers' Favorite (at ReadersFavorite)The year 2013 was one fraught with mourning for fans of spy/espionage thrillers, with the loss of Vince Flynn in June and of Tom Clancy in October. While these great storytellers will continue to be missed long into the future, thriller fans will be pleased to learn that there is a new man in town. His name is Tim Tigner and just this fall, he published three works, including Coercion. If Tigner’s works are not on your “to be read” list as [...]


    14. Step aside, Jason Bourne, Alex Ferris has it covered. COERCION by Tim Tigner is a fast paced action thriller set in the final years of Communist Russia. The beginning instantly grabs you and, though there is a small lull between 25 to 50%, is completely action packed.The book is well written and divided into four parts. The beginning may confuse someone because there is a bit of year jumping, but the times quickly balance themselves out. Like I said before, there is a slight lull, but I only rea [...]


    15. I received this book as an ARC from Publishing, Thomas & Mercer, on NetGalley. This is the first book by Tim Tigner I have read, and it will not be the last.Coercion grips you from the first chapter with a scenario so frightening and bizarre that you think there is no way could ever happent it is totally possible.The first part of the book jumps back and forth in time and across several different countries, but I did not find it to be that confusing - plus it really helps to establish the p [...]


    16. Ah, Perestroika. This is my third Tim Tigner novel and it’s another brilliant read. My family (mother, siblings) came to the US as political refugees from the Soviet Union (medium-length story there) in the 1960s. As such, I grew up around religious refugees (yes, that’s how many got out, despite being atheists) and many a weekend was spent over much vodka telling stories of life behind the Iron Curtain. Reading this novel was a flashback to family gatherings (luckily without the vodka, my s [...]


    17. If you enjoy stories by Tom Clancy, James Patterson or Robert Ludlum, take note of Tim Tigner, and read his book Coercion. I’ve never been able to make it through a single one of Tom Clancy’s books. Simply put, Tim Tigner just writes better. You won’t be disappointed, and you won’t be able to put it down. Tigner draws on his personal experience to create a believable, and action packed story to become enthralled by. In Coercion, we meet ex-CIA agent, Alex Ferris, who goes from private in [...]


    18. Tim Tigner Rocks!!This book was FANTASTIC!! I wish I could give it more stars. Tim Tigner's writing excels on so many levels. It has:* intellectual brilliance (think Michael Crichton);* superb plotting, with a hero fighting unknown (to him) enemies (hello, Robert Ludlum);* well-crafted characters that draw the reader in emotionally (hey, Jack Higgins and Mark Dawson);* non-stop action (yo, Lee Child and Vince Flynn);* enough twists to screw your mind;* and a touch of romance to spice things up a [...]


    19. What a damn good book! First, I would like to say I won this book from the free book giveaway contest. Second, I would give this book 4 1/2 stars if able. It was really good, with a lot of action and suspense surrounding the characters. As a kid from the 80's, I enjoy the "Us vs Them" sagas between 2 world super powers and how the Soviet Union and the USA are always dueling and trying to out do each other. Enter Alex, a former CIA agent, hell-bent on investigating his brothers murder and the ch [...]


    20. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and if you are one to enjoy Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, or Brad Taylor books than you are sure to enjoy this. Tigner uses his first hand knowledge of communist Soviet Union (and I'm sure his special forces experience) to give the reader a great perspective into one of the most fascinating wars in world history. I only wish that this was the beginning of Alex Ferris's tale because he is right up the with Mitch Rapp, Scott Harvath, and Pike Logan. Although the "love sto [...]


    21. Thanks to netgalley, Tim Tigner and Thomas & Mercer for the ARC advance for my honest review. You'll want to highlight or make a cheat sheet of the list of characters. With so many characters, you would think that the story would take off from page 1, rather than from Part 2. It was a tough read for me, had to stop reading two other books, just concentrate on this one and doing that finished it. Other wise, I doubt I would have finished it. Really liked Alex's character, parts of this book a [...]


    22. GREAT READThis book is another home run by by Tim Tigner. Every single time I read a book by this author I am enthralled and this was the same. The characters are so real you hear their voices and see them talking. The story surrounds you and involves thou shoo that you can't even set the book down-you have to just keep turning pages so you know what's happening. This book has all the parts that make it great entertainment to me-characters you live with, a story you live to the point you're actu [...]


    23. Alex Ferris is an ex-CIA operative. As the cold war thaws, he encounters a KGB plan that once again makes Russia a country to fear. Investigating the murder of his sibling, and creeping closer to the truth, his suspicions are confirmed as he is nearly snuffed out several times. Ferris travels to Siberia to not only avenge his brother's death, but neutralize the impending Russian threat as well.Coercion was all that I hoped it'd be. The action is addicting and the build-up at the end is just fabu [...]


    24. Great cloak and dagger stories don't come along often (at least, in my opinion). I was pleasantly surprised with Coercion. From the first page, I became immersed in the story. To the point, I was almost there. The story begins with an ex-CIA agent named Alex Ferris grieving the murder of his brother in Russia and looking to bring those responsible to justice and avenge his death. In the midst of the search for the truth, a KGB plan to reignite the cold war comes to light. With a sense of duty, F [...]


    25. I love a book that is action from the getgo! This was the perfect book for me. A great struggle and mystery-spread across 2 countries, time pressured, clues are dropped but there are plenty of twists to keep you guessing literally until the last page. Also-he makes things personal----can one person make a difference? What is the ultimate blackmail you could use on someone to COERCE them? The title is perfection and so if the book. This is my first Tim Tigner book and I've already ordered all his [...]


    26. Good, original!This was the first time I read a complete book about Russia and the KGB. Very interesting plot and the story stayed on my mind very time I put the book down. Even though this is fiction, I could see someone thinking about really trying to change the world anyway they can. I recommend this book to anyone who likes espionage.


    27. I'll be honest and say the book didn't grab me from the start. I wrote it off as just another espionage novel. However, after giving it a chance, I couldn't stop reading. The combination of the fast-paced, pulse-pounding action, sympathetic character development and scandalous discoveries had me reading into the early morning hours without regret. I'm excited to read more of Mr Tigner.


    28. Thrilling and informative read.This is book was full of action and adventure. It takes place near the end of the soviet regime. Having grown up during the Cold War, I was very intrigued by this glimpse into the declining USSR.


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