Review: The Kill Switch – James Rollins

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: William Morrow (May 13, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062135252
ISBN-13: 978-0062135254
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Tucker Wayne – Former U.S. Army Ranger
Kane – Military trained canine.


Tucker Wayne and his dog Kane are brought in by Sigma Force to rescue a Russian Scientist . However, his rescue won’t be as simple as it seems, and they’ll have to deal with some who wish to kill him to keep his discoveries to themselves.


I’ve not read Bloodlines which is the Sigma Force novel in which these characters debuted, so I don’t know how they were written. However, in the style of this novel, I liked it. Kane wasn’t just an addition, but a POV character, and you’d actually get the opportunity at various times to see the world from his perspective. Out of the two, I think he was probably more my favorite, than was Tucker.

The plot is interesting, seemed to be well laid out, and all fit together logically. The writing was fast paced, and loaded with tons of cliffhangers, and edge of your seat excitement. The descriptions of the various locales was very vivid, and brought those parts of the world to life.

Overall, a great adventure novel and a great debut of a new series. I’d rate in for older teens and adults due to the content and the violence. But overall, for a thrilling read, check out The Kill Switch and be sure to drop back by and let us know what you thought.

About the Author

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of thrillers translated into forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the “top crowd pleasers” (New York Times) and one of the “hottest summer reads” (People magazine).

Acclaimed for his originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets—and he does it all at breakneck speed. Find James Rollins on Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter, and at

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