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Beast Visions [Kindle Edition]

John R. Monteith
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Cybernetics expert Nick Slate has been assigned to lead a small Marine raiding force to a secret Chinese prison camp known only by the code name Omega. Their mission is to rescue a pair of American fighter pilots shot down over the deep jungle.

Nick isn’t a warrior, and he knows nothing of battle tactics or strategy. He has no particular expertise in the jungle environment, but he can do something that none of the Marines can manage. He can jack directly into the central nervous system of a cybernetically augmented leopard.

When the interface is active, he can see through the leopard’s eyes; feel the jungle floor under the pads of her paws, and take advantage of the animal’s vastly superior sense of smell. He can become the beast.

Product Details

  • File Size: 169 KB
  • Print Length: 16 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Stealth Books (November 27, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NVLJQ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,060,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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John Monteith brings his tested blend of technical details, solid characters and driving action to the short story genre with BEAST VISIONS, a gripping, thought provoking story about when the lines between beast and man are blurred by technology.

Man has learned how to harness animal senses for combat, but can man really slip into and out of a link with his primal side? You will read this one from start to finish, and will be tired when you are done. But you will be glad you did it. Any techno-thriller fan will enjoy this brief but well done story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great short by John Monteith April 9, 2013
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Nick Slate has a gift or a curse, depending on your point of view. He has learned how to communicate with animals through mind implants and a special drug. Nick can control the actions of a leopard through this technique.

Now Nick and the cat are with a group of Marines attempting to rescue two downed pilots. The Chinese have them but the Marines have a starting point. Nick settles in while the cat tracks down the pilots. The cat tracks the and finds the hidden camp where they are headed. Nick and the cat do their task well, but pain and injury happen. The cat is hurt, but the pain is Nicks.

I won't give things away. This story is short but good. Loyalty, courage, team all come together in a way of new military operating methods that will make you proud.

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After John Monteith graduated from the Naval Academy in 1991, his career in the U.S. Navy included service aboard a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and a tour as a top-rated instructor of combat tactics at the U.S. Naval Submarine School. Since his transition to civilian life, he has continued to pursue his interest in cutting-edge technology. He currently lives in the Detroit area, where he works in engineering management when he's not busy cranking out high-tech naval action thrillers.

John Monteith writes the award-winning and best-selling Rogue Submarine series, which pairs an arms-dealing Frenchman named Pierre Renard with a renegade American ex-naval officer, Jake Slate. The series, published by Stealth Books, includes ROGUE AVENGER (2005), ROGUE BETRAYER (2007), ROGUE CRUSADER (2010), ROGUE DEFENDER (2013), and ROGUE ENFORCER (2014). Monteith is drafting the series' next novel with the working title of ROGUE FORSAKER, which is targeted for publication by Stealth Books in 2015.

He also writes short stories about cybernetic control of predatory animals used in military applications. The Rogue Visions series includes ANGEL VISIONS, BEAST VISIONS, CRASH VISIONS, DEATH VISIONS, EARTH VISIONS, FLASH VISIONS, GHOST VISIONS, HARSH VISIONS, and IRATE VISIONS, and they have a curious character crossover with Jake Slate's brothers from the Rogue Submarine series. All the Rogue Visions series short stories (i.e. ANGEL VISIONS through IRATE VISIONS) are published together in an anthology entitled VISIONS, which also includes the bonus story, JADED VISIONS.

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