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“This guy doesn’t write novelshe builds roller coasters....Rollins excels at combining action and history with larger-than-life characters....A must for pure action fans.” (Booklist)
“Rollins’s prose explodes off the page in a twisty and compelling thriller....Swashbuckling adventure, elite team effort, and religious symbology all add up to another gripping andterrifying read....An amazing and brilliant technothriller that might be his best to date. (Library Journal (starred review)) --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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.
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.
Aided by two women from his past,—one his ex-lover, 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.The ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint—an ancient artifact known as the Doomsday Key.See all Product Description
This is a good book to read in the summer. The plot it formulaic, with poor chacteization. Take the book camping or on a trip to burn time. Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2009 by C. Kemp
If you are looking for a formulaic "Custleresque" novel, with unreal characters of superior intellect and physical prowess fighting horrendous villains who want to dominate the... Read morePublished on July 26 2009 by Ian Bennett
I am a big James Rollins fan. Boy was I surprised, when I finished this one I realized that there was not one sub-human or weird animal in this whole book. Only a few killer bees. Read morePublished on July 23 2009 by Alexandra V. Clements