Map of Bones
The bones lead to ancient mysteries and present-day terror . . . To follow them means death. 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:... show more
The bones lead to ancient mysteries and present-day terror . . . To follow them means death. 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. 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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 26th 2011
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
Series: Sigma Force (#2)
Strange alchemy and a chase between several groups who want the ancient alchemy and the power it suggests it contains.Entertaining but it felt like it plodded a bit.
Map of Bones wasn't bad. I had been hoping for more of an early Tom Clancy type of read, but this was a little thin on most counts. There was a lot of exposition, feeling as if one character telling the others the whole history of the world at times. It certainly shows off that the author did ...
Free download/audio book/Books on Board 7/24/12.The narrator was just OK and a little bit annoying when he did women's voices. This is kind of like the Da Vinci Code crossed with a spy novel except that in this book there are Vatican spies and all sorts of riddles based on mythology. Some parts fasc...
Map of Bones is the first book I've read by James Rollins. It was well-researched, and the ideas were entertaining.That being said, I have a few tiny nitpicks with the book. Rollins appears to suffer from Cool Fictitious Character Name Syndrome, to the point that I was eyerolling a bit over some of...
This book was great. James Rollins never disappoints me. I loved every single book I had read so far. And this one was no exception