Three brutal murders, three high-profile victims, three bodies marked with a mysterious and archaic symbol...The massive SIGMA Force thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE LAST ORACLE.
Three brutal murders, three high-profile victims, three bodies marked with a mysterious and archaic symbol... The massive new Sigma Force thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE LAST ORACLE.
James Rollins is the author of the bestselling Sigma Force series, a string of standalone thrillers and the novelisation of the cinema blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Kingdom and the Crystal Skull. His books are sold in more than thirty countries and have sold ten million copies worldwide. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, James holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California. Find out more at www.jamesrollins.com.
Rollins takes fans on a frenetic roller-coaster ride through the streets of Rome, across England and into Norway. The Sigma Force is in a race to find a link between a nearly 1,000-year-old mystery and a modern conspiracy that could cause the starvation of billions of humans. Comdr. Gray Pierce leads a team that includes his former lover and his current enemy, getting them to work together to save each other's lives long enough to save the world. Peter Jay Fernandez serves up an entertaining gravelly Scottish brogue and a plausible Norwegian accent and gives every character his or her own distinctive voice, allowing easy identification by using inflection and cadence. He keeps listeners involved through lengthy descriptive passages, convoluted scientific explanations and historical fact and speculation, and does well at raising the tension as the narrative escalates into explosive, action-packed scenes. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 27). (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
If you require the book equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster, then
The Doomsday Key fits the bill nicely. * SOUTH WALES ARGUS *
thrives on a heightened sense of suspense * BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH *
A rollercoaster ride from start to finish...never pack a holiday suitcase without one * RECORDER series *
Rollins's (The Last Oracle) prose explodes off the page in a twisty and compelling thriller that explores the issues of human overpopulation and genetically modified food. The Sigma Force must unravel the mysterious deaths of a geneticist, a senator's son working for the Red Cross in Africa, and someone with close ties to the Vatican. Gray Pierce and his team follow the clues starting from Rome, while Sigma leader Painter Crowe takes his group to meet with the head of a corporation that appears to be genetically modifying food. VERDICT Swashbuckling adventure, elite team effort, and religious symbology all add up to another gripping and terrifying read. Rollins somehow juggles all of these elements and incorporates them into an amazing and brilliant technothriller that might be his best to date. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/09.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.