The Devil Colony (Sigma Force #7)
This book held even more interest for me, because of who wrote it and what he wrote about.
The Author, James Rollins, is a Catholic who wrote a novel about a covert military team investigating spikes in neutrino emissions. Turns out they are emanating from gold plates buried by a lost civilization of Caucasoid Native Americans in Utah, Arizona and Wyoming. In t...more
The disparate elements here are America's Founding Fathers, early Native Americans, and Mormonism.
The cave in Utah was the subject of legend among tribes of the west. A forbidden cave, one that, if entered, could signal the end of the world. Those who entered could never leave if the world were to be saved.
No one k...more
A couple of ad...more
Very good book. A great new adventure of the Sigma Fource. A great chess game between Sigma and the Guild.
I like the way he is developing...more
In my opinion one of the best suspense novels of the year. A definite five star winner.
Also, living in Utah all the little things about Utah that were so obviously written by someone not from here drove me nuts. It happens, it's not a big deal, but it bugs me.
Overall, I was intrigued by the storyline but just couldn't devote that...more
I will have more for you soon on this book as I read through it.
Many have gone into the plot so I won't bother to summarize that here. Some have said it's the best Rollins novel yet, some didn't care too much for it. It is what it is. I found it to be a middle of the road type book.
I really enjoyed the mixing of science with the histori...more
During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of tele...more
во-первых, в отличие от других книг серии практически не случается глобальных перемещений героев по всему миру: то ли автор устал, но ли все-таки (к чему я склоняюсь) приходит время...more
New York named James Rollins’ Sigma Series as the “top crowd pleasers” and People Magazine called it the “hottest summer reads”. The author is also New York Times’ bestselling author of international thrillers that have been translated into more than forty languages.
Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets–and he does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning insight… The exotic locales of James Rollins no...more
The book opens in 1779 when a Native Ameri...more
The war is coming, yes, but it's gotta take a bit of a backseat in this novel due to a far more pressing matter that could result in the end of the world if not taken care of as quickly as possible.
In Utah, a strange Native American burial ground...more
As usual a great story well told, the characters as alive and real as ever, and the action scenes a lot more on the believable side than your average action thriller. And...more
I love James Rollins and the Sigma Force novels. They are partly the inspiration for my own ARKANE novels. I’ve read all of them and one of my favorite characters is Painter Crowe, and this book features him in a starring role, so of course I was desperate to read it. Excitingly, I was on a business trip to Montreal so I got it ahead of the British market!
The book opens in the past with the finding of a gold-lined skull that is taken to...more
The Devil Colony is the latest installation of the Sigma Force series, and I was first on the list when the local library got it. I've actually now read it through twice. I love Rollins' writing because the action is fantastic; very descriptive, pulls you right in. Yet the character development stays strong throughout the series--you keep...more
That's my main issue with this book and every James Rollins book I've read (three to date, including Altar of Eden and Map of Bones). He reaches so far beyond the reasonable it begins to feel childish to me and my interest wanes in the story. It enters the realm of fantasy. It's too m...more
1. I was asked by the PR dept. at Harper Collins if I would accept a free copy of this book and review it. I imagine they asked me (along with other Mormon writers/bloggers) to do this due to the book's subject matter including Mormons and Mormon history. I accepted, without any strings attached.
2. There exists no agreement that I would necessarily review this book favorably. The review below is my honest appraisal of this boo...more
When Painter Crowe cut short his career in the f...more
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James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages. His Sigma series has been lauded as one of the "top crowd pleasers" (New York Times) and one of the "hottest summer reads" (People Magazine). In each novel, acclaimed for its originality, Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and h...more