Map of Bones
|Format:||Paperback, 528 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 12 July 2006|
'Shots rang out across the cathedral. Sporadic. Cries suddenly silenced. Death stalked the cathedral as the monks slaughtered the few remaining survivors...All for a sack of bones. Why? Why steal the bones of the Magi?' When a group of parishioners is burned to death in a German cathedral, the US sends in Sigma force. For this tragedy is more than a case of arson - someone has stolen the priceless treasure stored in the cathedral's golden reliquary: the bones of the biblical Three Kings. Commander Gray Pierce leads a team on the hunt for the Royal Dragon Court, a clandestine aristocratic fraternity of alchemists that dates back to the Middle Ages and seeks to establish a new world order using the mystical bones. Pierce and his team follow a trail that leads from Europe's Gothic cathedrals through the remnants of the seven wonders of the ancient world to a mystical place where science and religion unite to unleash a threat not seen since the beginning of time itself...
About the Author
James Rollins is the author of seven bestselling novels. An amateur spelunker and scuba enthusiast, he also holds a doctorate in veterinary medicine. He currently lives and writes in Sacramento, California.
First in a fantastic series from an author who is already a bestseller in the USA. MAP OF BONES was nominated for the 2006 Barry Award for Best Thriller. James Rollins has just received a massive six-figure advance for his new book in the States. MAP OF BONES is in the bestselling tradition of Dan Brown and Raymond Khoury. 'This novel about an ancient secret society and the race to find priceless antiquities is sure to be compared to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, but, in every way, it's a much better book. Where Brown's best-seller was predictable despite its compelling premise, this tale is clever and suspenseful' Booklist. 'An adventure in the grand manner. Rollins takes the reader through the horror and intrigue...like no one else. The action never relents' Clive Cussler. Two other novels in the series are soon to be published in Orion - SANDSTORM and BLACK ORDER.
|Publisher: ||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 3.0 centimeters (0.28 kg)|