The Judas Strain
ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction 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... show more
ju·das strain, n. A scientific term for an organism that drives an entire species to extinction 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. 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. 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.
Publish date: July 2nd 2007
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Sigma Force (#4)
what can I say but that I loved it, James Rollins is one of 2 all time favorite authors of mine, there's just something about his books that just keeps pulling me in and leaving me wanting more .
Slightly better than Ice Hunt (see above), but again just your average adventure read. I find some of his characters in the Sigma Force novels to be a bit bland.
I am liking James Rollins' books more and more. I really like how the book is really written around actual truths. It makes me want to learn more about what is being talked about in the book.The Judas Strain was no different. I actually went and researched some of the material because I wanted to k...
I featured James Rollins on the blog in 2010 (May) and picked up Altar of Eden then; I also meant to pick up some of his other books, which I did – but didn’t get around to reading til’ now…drey’s thoughts:I know I’m reading these out of order, but that’s alright – The Judas Strain stands on its own...
This is the third book in the Sigma Force series that I've read and absolutely loved. James Rollins writing is historically accurate and amazingly detailed. It's one of those books that draws you in from the first horrific chapter and keeps you turning pages as fast as your fingers (and eyes) allo...