"Jack Be Nimble is a winding tale of espionage and intrigue. It has a fast paced story line full of exciting pages that were very hard to put down."
"Fresh and exciting ... Jack Be Nimble is nothing short of genius, and is sure to be a fantastic series."
The boy came to her out of water, unexpected. He was smart and strong and goofy, as boys are meant to be, but peculiar - he remembered everything.
In the span of a single summer, she made him fearless.
Now, even as Mercedes Adams is at the height of her career, forbidding changes loom over the world. That night, in the hushed calm of a spring evening, two plain-faced killers watch her home, waiting to make their approach.
A few hundred miles away, a brilliant technologist returns to his childhood town in order to begin a descent into darkness . . . in London, a military game theorist finds himself pursuing kidnappers . . . outside Prague, a hacker and a thief stumble upon plans for a weapon unique to the world . . . an FBI agent faces an unpredictable fugitive in Chicago, while in Germany, a sniper-turned-schoolteacher finds reasons to take up his ancient calling . . . and a sitting United States Senator finds his life and his work invaded to terrifying conclusion. In Paris, a widowed man begins to recognize the hints and patterns of a greater puzzle that will bring them together . . . or kill them all.
Mercedes Adams is about to find herself at the center of a vast, tightening knot of mystery, intrigue, and globe-spanning terror borne of her family's legacy. Rising to her aid is a small group of specially-trained men and women. And at their center?
A man who remembers everything.
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Ben English is an American thriller writer. His wife, Gilen, was born in the Philippines, and they currently live in the Orlando, Florida area. His first novel, Jack Be Nimble: Gargoyle, was based on a short story entered in a writing contest while he was an undergraduate student. He was first published in Merlyn’s Pen at age 14.
The Jack Be Nimble series spans seven days in the lives of Amer
icans Jack Flynn and Mercedes Adams, who possess either hyperthymesia or eidetic / extraordinary memory. The series is set predominantly in Paris, London, San Francisco, Havana, and the fictional town of Forge, Idaho.
English was born in Eugene, Oregon, and his parents moved him at an early age to Orofino, Idaho when he was six years old to support his father’s career as a civil servant in the forestry and timber industry. English attended Brigham Young University, where he studied international relations, English, and broadcast journalism. He also holds an MBA with an emphasis in Global Management.
An advocate of education, literacy, and helping children fulfill their potential, English provides pro bono strategic and marketing services to Read It LOUD!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the profound positive impact that parents have when they read aloud to their children, their success in school and in life.
Some of English’s early influences include Louis L' Amour, Alexander Dumas, Dean Koontz, Jose Rizal, and Edmond Rostand.