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Tim Tigner

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Born
in Toledo, OH, The United States
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Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, John Grisham, Lee Child, Vince Flynn

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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
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You're right of course. Des Moines is a fine city. That was a bit of an inside joke. I grew up in Toledo Ohio, about which John Denver wrote…more
Hi Carol,

You're right of course. Des Moines is a fine city. That was a bit of an inside joke. I grew up in Toledo Ohio, about which John Denver wrote a song.

You ask how I know of Toledo, Ohio
Well I spent a week there one day ...

So when I was looking for something non cliche, that came to mind, but then I needed a D to go with dull. Apologies if I offended.

I spent a lot of time in ER's while working in the medical industry, and have a great appreciation for the people who work there and the unbelievable forces in play that you deal with evey day. My hat's off to you.

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I'm starting a series in 2016 with Pushing Brilliance. A prequel novella, Chasing Ivan, is available for free download now on my website, timtigner.com(less)
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The first Kyle Achilles Movie

Actually, movie is a bit of an exaggeration. Video is more accurate. Video clip better still. But I’m not complaining. Allow me to explain.

As an author, I get a lot of impactful email. Every day, people write me to praise or criticize projects that I spent many months of my life slaving to perfect. While most are similar, earlier this month I received one that really stood out.

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“Max had no idea, but figured it had to be easier than getting around the gait monitor. “Let me worry about that. Just answer the question. Can you do it?” “Can I get you boys some more nachos? Or maybe some sliders?” Their waitress spoke with a Southern accent that Max would have found charming under other conditions. He brushed her away without looking up. Wang spent another second savoring Max’s suffering while he pretended to ponder. The obvious ploy made Max want to slap him. “Technically, it’s well within our capabilities.”
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“don’t think we’re supposed to be happy. I mean the big us, humans. I think we’re supposed to struggle. I think that’s because there’s something more important to our psyche than hedonistic happiness.”
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“Satisfaction. The satisfaction that comes from achievement. From having worked and produced and accomplished. Adults need it the way babies need milk. And like milk, satisfaction has a shelf life. People can feed off past accomplishments for a couple of weeks, but their mood starts to sour after that. “I have developed the theory that adults wean themselves off the need to achieve as they move beyond middle age. By the time they’re seniors, they can sustain a positive attitude off the energy of past accomplishments. But as Immortals, we’re stuck with the achievement appetite of youth.”
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“Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is.”
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“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
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“Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.”
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“I just provide the words. I let the client provide most of the meaning and all of the significance.”
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message 2: by Sean

Sean Peters Tim,

One more great question came in last night late.

Thanks for your time, I had messages from members saying they had just started your book, and were reading.

I hope that I can keep promoting your book, and gain more fans.

Hope you will stay a member, and pop in when time allows.

regards

Sean

"A Good Thriller"


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Donna Thanks Tim for the friendship on Good Reads.

Donna


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