James Rollins news
- A master at combining historical and scientific intrigue with cutting-edge
adventure, the New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones and Black
Order, James Rollins, returns with his most relentless, high-octane thriller to
date--a terrifying story of an ancient menace reborn to plague the modern
world... and of an impossible hope that lies hidden in the most shocking place
imaginable: within the language of angels.
The crack, ultrasecret Sigma Force team returns in another adventure that,
as usual, unfolds at breakneck speed. Sigma Force, made up of former Special
Forces officers trained as experts in various scientific fields ("killer
scientists," one of their number calls them), scours the world for technologies
that could help or threaten the U.S. This time the group's mission involves a
devastating bacteriological plague, a mysterious cryptogram that may predate
humanity, and the deadly truth about what happened after Marco Polo's
expedition to China. After a handful of Sigma Force novels, Rollins has fine-tuned
the formula to precision: characters rendered in broad strokes, punchy
dialogue, short paragraphs that propel us headlong through the story. The novels are
like prose versions of comic books, or lightly fleshed out movie treatments.
But this is not a criticism, at least not completely. The books' style
perfectly matches their subject matter, and it's impossible not to be swept up by
their energy and excitement. Action/adventure fans unfamiliar with Rollins'
work should be emphatically urged to read this series. David Pitt
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