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Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2)

Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2) Description:

b The bones lead to ancient mysteries and present day terror To follow them means death b p During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany armed intruders in monks robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction But the killers have not come for gold they seek a more valuable prize the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior a treasure that could reshape the world p p With the Vatican in turmoil Sigma Force under the command of Grayson Pierce leaps into action pursuing a deadly mystery that weaves through sites of the Seven Wonders of the World and ends at the doorstep of an ancient mystical and terrifying secret order For there are those with dark plans for the stolen sacred remains that will alter the future of humankind when science and religion unite to unleash a horror not seen since the beginning of time p

Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)

Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) Description:

An inexplicable explosion rocks the antiquities collection of a London museum setting off alarms in clandestine organizations around the world br br And now the search for answers is leading Lady Kara Kensington her friend Safia al Maaz the gallery s brilliant and beautiful curator and their guide the international adventurer Omaha Dunn into a world they never dreamed existed a lost city buried beneath the Arabian desert br br But others are being drawn there as well some with dark and sinister purposes And the many perils of a death defying trek deep into the savage heart of the Arabian Peninsula pale before the nightmare waiting to be unearthed at journey s end an ageless and awesome power that could create a utopia or destroy everything humankind has built over countless millennia

Rating: 3.44 out of 5

The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5)

The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5) Description:

In Washington D C a homeless man dies in Commander Gray Pierce s arms shot by an assassin s bullet But the death leaves behind a greater mystery a bloody coin found clutched in the dead man s hand an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi As ruthless hunters search for the stolen artifact Gray Pierce discovers that the coin is the key to unlocking a plot that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity p An international think tank of scientists known as the Jasons has discovered a way to bioengineer autistic children who show savant talents mathematical geniuses statistical masterminds brilliant conceptual artists into something far greater and far more frightening in hopes of creating a world prophet for the new millennium one to be manipulated to create a new era of global peace a peace on their own terms p p Halfway around the world a man wakes up in a hospital bed with no memory of who he is knowing only that he s a prisoner in a subterranean research facility With the help of three unusual children he makes his escape across a mountainous and radioactive countryside pursued by savage hunters bred in the same laboratory But his goal is not escape nor even survival In order to thwart a plot to wipe out a quarter of the world s population he must sacrifice all even the children who rescued him p p From ancient Greek temples to glittering mausoleums from the slums of India to the toxic ruins of Russia two men must race against time to solve a mystery that dates back to the first famous oracle of history the Greek Oracle of Delphi p p But one question remains Will the past be enough to save the future p

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Black Order (Sigma Force, #3)

Black Order (Sigma Force, #3) Description:

A sinister fire in a Copenhagen bookstore ignites a relentless hunt across four continents Arson and murder reveal an insidious plot to steal a Bible that once belonged to Charles Darwin the father of evolutionary theory And Commander Gray Pierce dives headlong into a mystery that dates back to Nazi Germany and to horrific experiments performed in a now abandoned laboratory buried in a hollowed out mountain in Poland p A continent away madness ravages a remote monastery high in Nepal as Buddhist monks turn to cannibalism and torture Lisa Cummings a young American doctor investigating the atrocity is suddenly a target of a brutal assassin working for clandestine forces that want the affair buried at any cost Lisa s only ally is a hidden pilgrim Painter Crowe director of SIGMA Force an elite command of American scientists and Special Forces operatives who is already showing signs of the baffling malady that destroyed the minds of the monks p p Now it is up to Gray Pierce to save both Painter and Lisa and a world in jeopardy as SIGMA Force races to expose a century old plot that threatens to destroy the current world order and alter the destiny of humankind forever p p Combining the historic scope of i The Da Vinci Code i with the relentless thrills of today s best action novels James Rollins s i Black Order i is a classic adventure an ingenious and breathtaking tour de force that explodes with revelations while offering a startling new view of our place in the grand scheme of existence p

Rating: 3.75 out of 5

The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4)

The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4) Description:

blockquote b New York Times bestselling author James Rollins returns with 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 b blockquote i ju das strain n A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction i p From the depths of the Indian Ocean a horrific plague has arisen to devastate humankind a disease that s unknown unstoppable and deadly But it is merely a harbinger of the doom that is to follow Aboard a cruise liner transformed into a makeshift hospital Dr Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis operatives of SIGMA Force search for answers to the bizarre affliction But there are others with far less altruistic intentions In a savage and sudden coup terrorists hijack the vessel turning a mercy ship into a floating bio weapons lab p p A world away SIGMA s Commander Gray Pierce thwarts the murderous schemes of a beautiful would be killer who holds the first clue to the discovery of a possible cure Pierce joins forces with the woman who wanted him dead and together they embark upon an astonishing quest following the trail of the most fabled explorer in history Marco Polo But time is an enemy as a worldwide pandemic grows rapidly out of control As a relentless madman dogs their every step Gray and his unlikely ally are being pulled into an astonishing mystery buried deep in antiquity and in humanity s genetic code And as the seconds tick closer to doomsday Gray Pierce will realize he can truly trust no one for any one of them could be a Judas p

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Amazonia

Amazonia Description:

The Rand scientific expedition entered the lush wilderness of the Amazon and never returned Years later one of its members has stumbled out of the world s most inhospitable rainforest a former Special Forces soldier scarred mutilated terrified and mere hours from death who went in with one arm missing and came out with both intact br br Unable to comprehend this inexplicable event the government sends Nathan Rand into this impenetrable secret world of undreamed of perils to follow the trail of his vanished father toward mysteries that must be solved at any cost But the nightmare that is awaiting Nate and his team of scientists and seasoned U S Army Rangers dwarfs any danger they anticipated an ancient unspoken terror a power beyond human imagining that can forever alter the world beyond the dark lethal confines of the Amazon rainforest for better and for worse

Rating: 3.64 out of 5

The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6)

The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6) Description:

James Rollins the New York Times bestselling master of nail biting suspense and historical mystery combines cutting edge biotechnology with a centuries old secret in an apocalyptic story that reveals where humankind is truly headed br br The Doomsday Key br br At Princeton University a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab In Rome a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in St Peter s Basilica In Africa a U S senator s son is slain outside a Red Cross camp The three murders on three continents bear a horrifying connection all the victims are marked by a Druidic pagan cross burned into their flesh br br The bizarre murders thrust Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force into a race against time to solve a riddle going back centuries to a ghastly crime against humanity hidden within a cryptic medieval codex The first clue is discovered inside a mummified corpse buried in an English peat bog a gruesome secret that threatens America and the world br br Aided by two women from his past one his exlover the other his new partner Gray must piece together the horrifying truth But the revelations come at a high cost and to save the future Gray will have to sacrifice one of the women at his side That alone might not be enough as the true path to salvation is revealed in a dark prophecy of doom br br Sigma Force confronts humankind s greatest threat in an adventure that races from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway from the ruins of medieval abbeys to the lost tombs of Celtic kings The ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key

Rating: 3.73 out of 5

Subterranean

Subterranean Description:

Travel to the bottom of the earth to a place you never dreamed existed Beneath the ice a hand picked team of specialist makes its way toward the center of the world They are not the first to venture into this magnificent subterranean labyrinth Those they follow did not return br br Over the rocks Across the yawning caverns beyond the black river You are not alone Into the darkness where breathtaking wonders await you and terrors beyond imagining Revelations that could change the world things that should never be disturbed At the bottom of the earth is the beginning Keep moving toward a miracle that cannot be toward a mystery older than time

Rating: 3.80 out of 5

The Devil Colony (Sigma Force, #7)

The Devil Colony (Sigma Force, #7) Description:

Deep in the Rocky Mountains a gruesome discovery hundreds of mummified bodies stir international attention and fervent controversy Despite doubts to the bodies origins the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script p During a riot at the dig site an anthropologist dies horribly burned to ash in a fiery explosion in plain view of television cameras All evidence points to a radical group of Native Americans including one agitator a teenage firebrand who escapes with a vital clue to the murder and calls on the one person who might help her uncle Painter Crowe director of Sigma Force p p To protect his niece and uncover the truth Painter will ignite a war across the nation s most powerful intelligence agencies Yet an even greater threat looms as events in the Rocky Mountains have set in motion a frightening chain reaction a geological meltdown that threatens the entire western half of the U S p p From the volcanic peaks of Iceland to the blistering deserts of the American Southwest from the gold vaults of Fort Knox to the bubbling geysers of Yellowstone Painter Crowe joins forces with Commander Gray Pierce to penetrate the shadowy heart of a dark cabal one that has been manipulating American history since the founding of the thirteen colonies p p But can he discover the truth one that could topple governments before it destroys all he holds dear p

Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Deep Fathom

Deep Fathom Description:

Ex Navy SEAL Jack Kirkland surfaces from an aborted underwater salvage mission to find Earth burning Solar flares have triggered a series of gargantuan natural disasters Earth quakes and hellfire rock the globe Air Force One has vanished from the skies with America s president on board br br Now with the United States on the narrow brink of a nuclear apocalypse Kirkland must pilot his oceangoing exploration ship Deep Fathom on a desperate mission miles below the ocean s surface There devastating secrets await him and a power an ancient civilization could not contain that has been cast out into modern day where it will forever alter a world that s already racing toward its own destruction

Rating: 3.63 out of 5