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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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October 2013

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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 E
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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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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.

All my best,

Tim

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I’m writing to dispel the misperception that the Achilles series is a trilogy. While there are 3 books at the moment, many more are to come. I expect to be writing Achilles stories for decades.



The confusion results from Amazon offering of a 3-book bundle and calling it the “complete series.” That book set is something Amazon automatically generates whenever a series adds a third book. It is not...

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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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“Cassi was beaming as she walked through the door, causing Wiley to swallow hard. She really could brighten a room. She paused halfway to his desk to look around. “You know I’ve never been inside this office before. It looks bigger than my loft. What do you have back there?” She nodded to the door he had just come through. “The secret files, or a private bath?”
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“EVEN AS SHE STOOD teary-eyed before the cold oak casket and scores of familiar mourners, Cassi could not convince her psyche that she had been forever cleaved from her twin. She took a deep breath. The aromas of white lilies and freshly turned earth took her tumbling back to her parents’ funeral. It seemed at once like only yesterday and yet so long ago. As then, today felt neither real nor right.”
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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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“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
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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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