The Doomsday Key
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|Format: ||Paperback, 512 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations, maps|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 21 January 2010|
At Princeton University, a famed geneticist dies inside a biohazard lab. In Rome, a Vatican archaeologist is found dead in the heart of St Peter's Basilica. In Africa, a US Senator's son is slain within a Red Cross camp in Ghana. These three murders on three continents bear a horrifying tie: 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 global hunt for a powerful group of industrialists who have a stranglehold on the world's food supply. Aided by two women from his past, Gray flees a trio of high-tech assassins as he pieces together the clues. But saving the world comes at a price: Pierce must sacrifice one of the women. Yet even that price might not be enough, for, as he soon discovers, the only true path to salvation lies with the Doomsday Key.
About the Author
James Rollins is the author of twelve bestselling novels. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Missouri. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.
Three brutal murders, three high-profile victims, three bodies marked with a mysterious and archaic symbol...The massive new SIGMA Force thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE LAST ORACLE.
Three brutal murders, three high-profile victims, three bodies marked with a mysterious and archaic symbol... The massive new Sigma Force thriller from the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of MAP OF BONES and THE LAST ORACLE.
Rollins takes fans on a frenetic roller-coaster ride through the streets of Rome, across England and into Norway. The Sigma Force is in a race to find a link between a nearly 1,000-year-old mystery and a modern conspiracy that could cause the starvation of billions of humans. Comdr. Gray Pierce leads a team that includes his former lover and his current enemy, getting them to work together to save each other's lives long enough to save the world. Peter Jay Fernandez serves up an entertaining gravelly Scottish brogue and a plausible Norwegian accent and gives every character his or her own distinctive voice, allowing easy identification by using inflection and cadence. He keeps listeners involved through lengthy descriptive passages, convoluted scientific explanations and historical fact and speculation, and does well at raising the tension as the narrative escalates into explosive, action-packed scenes. A Morrow hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 27). (July) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
If you require the book equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster, then The Doomsday Key fits the bill nicely. SOUTH WALES ARGUS thrives on a heightened sense of suspense BIG ISSUE IN THE NORTH A rollercoaster ride from start to finish...never pack a holiday suitcase without one RECORDER series
Rollins's (The Last Oracle) prose explodes off the page in a twisty and compelling thriller that explores the issues of human overpopulation and genetically modified food. The Sigma Force must unravel the mysterious deaths of a geneticist, a senator's son working for the Red Cross in Africa, and someone with close ties to the Vatican. Gray Pierce and his team follow the clues starting from Rome, while Sigma leader Painter Crowe takes his group to meet with the head of a corporation that appears to be genetically modifying food. VERDICT Swashbuckling adventure, elite team effort, and religious symbology all add up to another gripping and terrifying read. Rollins somehow juggles all of these elements and incorporates them into an amazing and brilliant technothriller that might be his best to date. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 3/15/09.]-Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L. Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
|Publisher: ||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )|
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 3.0 centimetres (0.26 kg)|