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Lethal Circuit: Spy Action Adventure for Mystery Thriller Fans: Volume 1 (Circuit Series) [Kindle Edition]

Lars Guignard
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Third Reich created many lethal weapons.
But none as lethal as this.

A lifetime ago, the Nazis nearly won the Second Word War. They did it with the invention of a radical new technology. Now, nearly 70 years later, the technology that would have won the war for Hitler is about to be revealed to the world. If it is, everything that we know will be transformed forever.

The Green Dragon Group will stop at nothing to keep this from happening. Watching events unfold from high above Tokyo, the Green Dragons are good at keeping secrets. Since their first meetings in the days of the Samurai they've hidden their radical beliefs while at the same time keeping a firm grip on global power. And the Dragons have hidden more than their beliefs. They've also hidden the secret Nazi technology from the prying eyes of the outside world.

But as everyone knows, nothing stays hidden forever.

Nobody understands this better than Michael Chase. Michael came to Hong Kong to find his missing father. Now, caught in the crossfire on the wrong side of the tracks, Michael finds himself staring down the first clue to his father's whereabouts.

Crouched in the shadows, Kate Shaw watches. Her job is to find the Nazi weapon and she intends to use Michael to help her, with or without his consent.

Together, they travel to mainland China in a race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the hidden Nazi device. But they need to be careful and they need to work quickly. Because they aren't the only ones looking. And if they don't hurry, the Nazi technology that has remained secret for so long will rain down from the sky, killing millions of innocent men, women, and children in the process.

Michael and Kate can stop this from happening. But only if they can work together. And only if they can stay alive.


Lethal Circuit is the first spy thriller in the bestselling Michael Chase Circuit Series. Lethal Circuit's sequel, Blown Circuit, is available now and the third book, Quantum Circuit, will soon be released.

Editorial Reviews


"This is thriller entertainment par excellence!"
Jeffrey Vanke -- author of the Berlin Deception - 5 stars

"Rockin' fast-paced thriller!!!  Strap yourself in for a wild ride as backpacker Michael Chase gets caught up in the world of spies and secret agents."
Connaisseur -- 5 Stars

"A Pulse Racing Thriller!"
Soundograph -- 5 Stars

"A high-octane spy thriller with a great twist ending."  

E.J. Whalen -- 5 Stars

From the Author

I want to use this space to thank everybody for their support. I have corresponded with many of you regarding Michael Chase and the Circuit Series and your input whether by way of an email exchange or a simple review has been invaluable. An author doesn't work in a vacuum and knowing that the books are finding an audience is not only assuring, it's a powerful motivation when it comes time to stare down the blank page and write the next one.

With that in mind, I also want to thank you for your patience. I write more quickly than some, but not as quickly as others. That said, I'm pleased to announce that the third book in the series, Quantum Circuit, is now nearing completion. I wouldn't have been able to devote the time to it that I have without you the reader, and in the spirit of giving credit where credit is due, I want to express my thanks.

Keep reading. Keep writing reviews. Keep expressing your opinions. We live in a world where everybody can now be heard. Let's celebrate it.


Lars Guignard

Product Details

  • File Size: 5227 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Fantastic Press; 1 edition (January 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005HK05OY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,819 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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91 of 95 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Circuit January 3, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Michael Chase is on a hunt for his father. He was told his father had died about 6 months ago, but with no body and no evidence, it was pretty hard to believe. So when he's told that his father is still alive somewhere in China, he's determined to find him, whatever the cost. Upon his arrival in Asia, he learns his father worked for the CIA and was deeply involved in a case involving a Nazi-related aircraft.

Meanwhile, across the Pacific Ocean, scientists are tracking a satellite that has been launched into space, has spiraled out of control, and is now heading directly for America's West Coast.

How are these two things related? And how does Michael Chase find his father and save millions of people in California without getting himself killed? He meets up with Kate Shaw, another agent on a mission and together they work to uncover some of his father's secrets. But she's not the only one lending Michael Chase a helping hand.

I'll admit, when I first began reading Lethal Circuit, I had trouble getting into it. I couldn't keep track of all the characters that were so suddenly introduced -- many of them with Chinese and Japanese names. I had trouble determining who was "good" and who was "bad," and I didn't understand how the two seemingly separate plots were connected. Not to mention, the beginning felt like any thriller I'd ever read before. Nothing new here.

But as the story continued, the relationship between Michael and Kate grows stronger, and they become closer to locating the Nazi aircraft. That's when I couldn't put the book down. In retrospect, I realize that my frustrations with keeping track of who was a "good" and who was "bad" were not accidental. That was the point of the story -- to keep the reader guessing, questioning who to trust.
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72 of 76 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Improbable plot, comic-book writing style June 19, 2012
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Actually, an impossible plot. I hate to be a spoil sport, but this is the most juvenile writing I have ever experienced in what is purported to be an adult book (I think).

If CIA agents behaved this way, I despair for our nation. One has to suspend disbelief entirely to wade through this potboiler. All sorts of inaccuracies (just one: Mobi "looks at the Colonel's chevrons." Enlisted non-coms wear chevrons, not officers). And the entire cold fusion reactor idea is as improbable as the infamous attempt not so long ago to convince scientists that cold fusion was successfully accomplished in a lab.

The characters perform all sorts of superhuman stunts to escape from the bad guys, the dialog is totally silly and the entire thing (as far as I got) was unbelievable.

Aside from the plot, the prose is so childish, a little than half way through I had to quit and delete it from my Kindle.
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43 of 47 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lee Child should cringe August 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
As an "inhaler" of all Lee Child / Jack Reacher books, anxiously awaiting the next installment in September, I picked up this book from the Prime Lending library. All because of the "Lethal Circuit (for Robert Ludlum and Lee Child fans #1) by Lars Guignard" teaser inserted by Amazon. Thankfully, I didn't buy it. First of all it's the length of a long short story. The writing is OK, but the story line is beyond absurd and the "clues" leading our hero from step to step in the discovery process are utterly unbelievable - both while you are reading and again when reviewing upon completion. This should be categorized "fantasy" ... or perhaps "avoid".
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35 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' fast-paced thriller!!! August 31, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Strap yourself in for a wild ride as backpacker Michael Chase gets caught up in the world of spies and secret agents. The action is pretty much non-stop and will keep you turning the pages (or if you read it on a Kindle like me, clicking on the "next page" arrow) relentlessly - you will not be able to let it go until you read to the very last page. The twists and turns keep coming as our fearless hero goes from adventure to adventure on the trail of his lost father, but gets redirected to a higher purpose, drawing in spy agencies, triads, and secret societies, all competing to locate lost Nazi technology buried in the ground for 60 years. This highly-branded "junior Bond" novel refreshingly updates the genre - Ian Flemming would be proud.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous Plot November 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I was pulled in by the Fans of Robert Ludlum will like this book. I know that this is fiction and I usually don't mind plot lines that are bordering on fantasy, but the plot lines in this book where pretty much ridiculous. It got to the point where I couldn't take it anymore and about half way through the book I decided to stop wasting my time. I have only stopped reading a book in the middle a couple of times and this is one of those times.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I hate cliff-hangers! June 5, 2013
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This book was good until the end, when it left a lot of loose ends that I assume are answered in the next book. If an author creates interesting characters, people will want to read the next book (like Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code). I do not want to be forced to read another book to find out what happens in the first book. I do not recommend this book.
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Circuit November 23, 2011
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My bookclub chose this book this month and because Thrillers aren't my usual genre of choice, I have to admit I wasn't too sure that I would enjoy it. I was surprised to find how much I loved this book! It was fast-paced and kept me intrigued until the end. The visual imagery was fantastic! I look forward to a sequel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked this one.
Good book. Lots of twists and turns, but I really enjoyed it. Will check out future volumes from this writer.
Published 22 days ago by knittinweaver
4.0 out of 5 stars Delivers
There are spies. There are adventures. There are mysteries. Book delivers on all the title provides. You even get the gratuitous sex scene. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Cathryn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good action with an unusual and interesting story line
Enjoyed the story and the suspense was maintained throughout. The only down side for me was to find yet another author who apparently has no comprehension of what a conjunction is... Read more
Published 24 days ago by James M Driver
5.0 out of 5 stars It was action packed and interesting!
Lethal Circuit is an AMAZING BOOK!!! It's full of action and adventure!! It's the most interesting book I've ever read!
Published 1 month ago by Amber
3.0 out of 5 stars Good read
I originally heard about this book from Bookbub, and found it surprisingly readable and enjoyable. made me want to read the next in the series.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Action Thrillers
I buy books and put them on bookshelves to read when I have or make time. I have not read this one yet but will comment more in the near future.
Published 1 month ago by S. Clark
2.0 out of 5 stars Near death over and over
How many near death experiences can one agent have and still survive? It got tiresome for the last half of the book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by James Bruce Regan
4.0 out of 5 stars Suspend disbelief and have a good time...
A fun thriller with our main character Michael backpacking through China, trying to find his missing father and figure out what he was up to when he disappeared. Read more
Published 2 months ago by CarrieK90
4.0 out of 5 stars This is a good book
Another author I plan on my must read list. He writes a tightly story with plenty of suspense. Good to the last page.
Published 2 months ago by I read a lot.
5.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Circuit - Lars Guignard
A wild adventure with some fascinating characters and some surprising plot twists. The added emotional kick of the main character looking for his missing father creates a real... Read more
Published 2 months ago by whippersnapper
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More About the Author

Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.

Lars's bestselling novel, Lethal Circuit, has been on the Amazon bestseller lists for 80 weeks and counting. In addition to the Circuit series, Lars is the author of the children's adventure series, Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard, and the paranormal mystery series, Brood.

Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the third installment in the Circuit series for release in 2014.

Lars can be contacted at his website (

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