In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality.Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient... show more
In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality.Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu -- the staff of Jesus Christ -- a priceless icon that holds a mysterious and terrifying power that promises to change humankind forever. A millennium later, Somali pirates hijack a yacht off the coast of the Horn of Africa, kidnapping a young pregnant American woman. Commander Gray Pierce is enlisted for a covert rescue mission into the African jungle. The woman is no rich tourist: she's Amanda Gant-Bennett, daughter of the U.S. president. Suspicious that the kidnapping masks a far more nefarious plot, Gray must confront a shadowy cabal which has been manipulating events throughout history...and now challenges the current presidency. For this unique mission, SIGMA is aided by a pair of special operatives with unique talents: former Army Ranger Captain Tucker Wayne and his military war dog, Kane. But what should be a straightforward rescue turns into a fiery ambush and a deadly act of betrayal, as Gray and his team discover that the hostage is a pawn in a shattering act of terrorism with dark repercussions. And the danger is only beginning... Halfway around the world, a firebombing at a fertility clinic in South Carolina exposes a conspiracy that goes back centuries...a scheme that lies within our genetic code. With time against them, SIGMA must race to save an innocent unborn baby whose very existence raises questions about the nature of humanity, asking: Could you live forever? Would you live forever?
Publish date: June 26th 2012
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Sigma Force (#8)
Another outstanding book by Rollins, among his best. His Sigma Force characters are really solid now, very interesting to follow, but throw in a quick-moving, tense plot, and this book just really flows well. Once again, I think Rollins is this generation's Michael Crichton. Rollins has a way of int...
So James Rollins is pretty much my go to suspense / thriller writer. I've enjoyed all his novels, but the sigma force series is by far my favorite. Bloodline didn't disapoint. I love the story line and the way it's heading. I've been pulling for Grey and Sechan for awhile now. I was also happy to se...
To be quantitative or be qualitative that is the question.This seems to be the issue these days with SIGMA novels. I am glad we have the novella to have Tucker and Kane's character development and background. But it should have been an extension, a fan extra and not depend as a writer for the fans t...
3.5 stars5 stars for the science, which was enthralling and well explained if not entirely realistic2 stars for the brutalities. These horrors are real for some women somewhere, I just know it. Incubators. *shudder*+ for sexual tension- for the rushed ending. I would have loved to have read about ho...
In his latest addition to the series, James Rollins, picks up right where the last book left off. This time Grey, Seichan, and Kowalski are sent to Somalia, in search of the President's daughter who has been kidnapped. Along the way they pick up two new characters, Tucker Wayne - a former Army Range...