EMPIRE…STRIKES FIRST – Jack Sigler and the Chess Team are Back!

Advance readers are already calling EMPIRE the best Jack Sigler thriller to date. Sean Ellis, co-author supreme, pulled out all the stops for this book, and in true Chess Team fashion, EMPIRE takes readers on a journey to inhospitable lands populated by evil people, twisted monsters and ancient secrets. Check out the details below, and the trailer, and then snag a copy for yourself and see what all the fuss is about.

* EMPIRE has been released as a Kindle exclusive, but that doesn’t mean you can’t read it without a Kindle. You can download the Kindle app for free on most devices, including a PC (but not the Nook), or you can buy it in print from Amazon (and from B&N). If you’re wondering why, its simply because Amazon’s Unlimited program brings in more readers than all the other platforms combined, and with the Kindle App, most everyone else can still read the book.



In 1959, nine hikers of the Dyatlov expedition perish while crossing a remote mountain range in the Soviet Union. More than sixty-five years later, the circumstances surrounding their deaths remains a mystery. In 1995, Julie Sigler is killed in an Air Force training exercise crash, but the circumstances of her death are never called into question…until she appears on TV, twenty years later, standing beside the current President of the United States.


Disavowed and on the run, the black ops Chess Team is in search of one of their own: Former President Tom Duncan. Held in a secret U.S. government detainment site after sacrificing his freedom to ensure the team’s, Duncan, callsign: Deep Blue, hasn’t been seen or heard from in a year. Meanwhile, the team’s leader, Jack Sigler, callsign: King, is on the trail of a woman who just might be his sister Julie-back from the dead and working for his enemies. Drawn into a labyrinth of intrigue, King discovers a scheme to topple the U.S. government and forge a new global empire.


To stop a war that could destroy civilization, King and the Chess Team infiltrate the frozen Russian wilderness, battle the elements and inhuman abominations spawned in Cold War laboratories, and go head-to-head with a powerful enemy, ascending from the pages of history. Torn between loyalty to his family, his teammates and his country, King faces his most daunting challenge yet. The stakes have never been higher, or more personal.




  1. Nilesh

    I see you mention that the book will be available on Amazon Unlimited but I don’t see it on Unlimited yet. Is it going to be available on Unlimited ? I am one of the first to buy your books but I don’t mind waiting a day if it will be on Unlimited.

    • JRobinson

      Gah! You’re right. It SHOULD be. Looking into it now.

    • JRobinson

      It’s in Unlimited now!

  2. Tash

    When will this book be available on audible?

    • JRobinson

      Sometime this summer. They take a bit longer to produce.

  3. Selina

    When will it be available at B&N as a Nook Book?

  4. Eric

    Can’t wait to read the latest Chess Team novel on my Nook! Binge read the entire series this past spring while recovering from back surgery.

  5. Eric

    Sorry to see this will not be on the nook.

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