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Product Details

  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Harper; Reprint edition (May 25 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 006123141X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061231414
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 3.2 x 19 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 340 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #91,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This guy doesn’t write novels—he 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))

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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.

Three murder victims on three continents, linked by a pagan Druidic cross burned into their flesh.

Commander Gray Pierce and Sigma Force have only days to solve an apocalyptic puzzle dating back centuries. Aided by two women from his past—one his ex-lover, the other his new partner—Gray must uncover a horrifying secret that threatens America and the world, even if it means sacrificing the life of one of the women at his side. The race is on—from the Roman Coliseum to the icy peaks of Norway to the lost tombs of Celtic kings—and the future hangs in the balance. For humankind's ultimate nightmare is locked within a talisman buried by a dead saint—an ancient artifact known as . . . The Doomsday Key

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James Rollins has written an exciting venture story featuring the agents of Sigma, a small elite force under DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Program Agency) matching their wits and skills against the Guild, an evil international force led by a group of persons referred to as the Echelon.

The action takes place mainly in northern Europe with stops in Norway inside the Arctic Circle, Oslo. northern England, and off the coast of Wales. However, key parts of the plot take place in Rome, northern France, and Mali.

As usual in reading a book by this author I found the story educational and informative. I was re-introduced to: the Club of Rome with its prophecies of doom; the ludicrous production of biofuel and its monstrous effect on food supply; the concepts of the human genome; genetically modified organisms and the need for further testing; the early inhabitants of the British Isles featuring the Neolythic tribes and Fomorians around 1,500 BC, and the Celts and Druids. I learned about extremophiles, rare ancient bacteria which play a prominent role in the plot. Our heroes had to defend themselves against new terrifying weapons which the author documents as actually existing..

The characters are extremely competent, intelligent and persevering, especially Commander Grayson Pierce who frequently leads his comrades into extremely dangerous situations but usually succeeds with the help of his admirers such as Seichan, a Guild operative, to extract them from the jaws of almost certain death. Somehow, within all the action and historical and technological description, the author manages to sneak in a fair amount of romance.
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In Doomsday Key, there is a possible permutation of the common public fear in regards to GMO: that a company could make use of one to do what could be perceived as evil. What started off as a humanitarian goal (to try to help curb population growth and avoid massive food-based warfare in the future) became perverted when the CEO of a major company encounters the Guild. Sigma ends up in a race against the clock to try to find a cure before it is too late, leading them from the seed vaults in Svalbard to the trail of the Black Madonna in Wales and Ireland and France.

An entertaining read, best read with a grain of salt, otherwise you might be looking at your next piece of bread and wondering if it will cause you to die of starvation ;)
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By Luanne Ollivier #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Aug. 19 2009
Format: Hardcover
Sigma Force returns in The Doomsday Key.

Commander Gray Pierce and his Sigma team are sent to investigate when three murders on three continents are linked. All the victims were branded with a Druid symbol. A discovery in a peat bog in England is unthinkably tied to a bio tech company producing genetically modified seeds and crops. The bio tech company - Viatus- has revived something that may have been better off left buried in the past. Gray and his team race around the world to discover the key - the Doomsday Key - that may be the only way to stopping Viatus and saving the world.

Rollins writes non stop adventure with lots of action. His characters are bigger than life and twice as tough. There are sub plots involving interpersonal relationships, but the book is plot driven. What's intriguing is the appendix at the end of the book - Truth or Fiction. Many of the story lines Rollins uses in his plots are true. Fascinatingly and frighteningly true, combining modern day science and the mysteries of the past.

If you're looking for a rollicking adventure tale, you'd be hard pressed to beat Rollins.

Fans of Steve Berry and Clive Cussler would enjoy James Rollins.
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By NeuroSplicer HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on Dec 1 2010
Format: Paperback
James Rollins has penned a number of excellent escapist novels. I would recommend Ice Hunt, Subterranean, Amazonia and Sandstorm to anyone who enjoys adventuring science/techno-thrillers. I would be more reluctant to do so with this installment of his Sigma series though.

This is yet another thoroughly researched, keep-surviving-by-the-skin-of-your-teeth adventure. Less pronounced in this book yet still present is Rollins' tendency to move from cliffhanger to cliffhanger, with small breathers in between. It is a book to enjoy during a flight or a rainy weekend - and it will keep you turning pages for hours. However, for a number of reasons this would had been a much better book had it not been yet another Sigma sequel.

Sigma simply does not work that good for me. I cannot buy the small number of people undertaking such critical tasks. In fact, Sigma is so understaffed that not only has to rely on certified idiots (sorry Kowalski, but you know it is true...) but even the director himself has to go into the field. They operate all over the world under thin pretexts, they do not even seem to be official sanctioned. And to add insult to injury, most new recruits seem to suffer the Star Trek's away-party odd crew-member fate...

On top of that, Sigma seems to deal with one crisis after another while under attack from both a shadow power group and other government secret services.
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