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The Devil Colony: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force #7)

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Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery—hundreds of mummified bodies—stir international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts to the bodies’ origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.

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Published June 21st 2011 by HarperAudio (first published 2010)
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Nicole About Town
Let me just start off by saying that I love books by James Rollins. Specifically, I love the books in his Sigma Series. Having said that, I think that this book is one of the best in his Sigma Series. Over the course of the series, you are introduced to characters who have pretty much reappeared throughout every one of the seven books. What I especially love, is that no one character is the main focus of the novel where he/she single-handedly solves the worlds problems and holds off the evil foe ...more
Giovanni Gelati
Consider this: 14 arrows in a bundle, nanotubes, Indians, Lewis & Clark, Sigma Force, Thomas Jefferson, 5 guys in a painting that aren’t supposed to be there, Ben Franklin, a buffalo hide, Jewish settlers and Mormons. What are you going to do with all? Hunh? I mean seriously! Well that is exactly what James Rollins has inside this novel plus a lot more.If you want to hear him talk about it as an added bonus , go to the archives of The G-ZONE, my blogtalk radio show, from Monday and listen in ...more
Jared
At the outset of this review, I need to make a couple of things clear:

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
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Britt, Book Habitue
Couldn't finish it. Not in the mood for the violence. And honestly felt like if you're going to base large parts of your story on a religion you're "fascinated by" you could at least be a little more respectful. (The tone just didn't feel right that way.)

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
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Rob
I LOVED "The Devil Colony" by James Rollins. It is the 2nd book by him that I've read and I've become addicted to the Sigma Force series.

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
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Traci
You know how when you're watching a magician perform, you're always more focused on the hand flourishes and the @_@ faces and the combination of hand flourishes and @_@ faces to see that he's done something really simple, and then all of the sudden somebody's been replaced with an alien and lighbulbs are exploding and you're like WOW HOW DID HE DO THAT?!

Reading this book was a little like that. There was a lot of conspiracy theories and history--and I mean a lot. There's Native American history,
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Jeff Posey
This is fiction in the truest sense of the word: a tall tale, a yarn, a leg-puller. If you have any sort of a rational sensibility grounded in fact, then be prepared to suspend your disbelief -- time and time again.

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
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Cee
I am a new fan of James Rollins having discovered his books a few months ago here at goodreads and sped through the first six Sigma novels last May. In The Devil Colony, Rollins once again combines history (founding of America) with new-fangled technology (nanotechnology) to create a huge problem that if left unsolved would blow up the whole world. It is a daredevil of a ride to see if Pierce and Crowe will win this one and save the ones they love.

When Painter Crowe cut short his career in the f
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Randy
James Rollins is absolutely the best at taking disparate elements and crafting a thriller that keeps one turning the pages. I feel safe in saying that this might be his best novel yet.

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
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Frank
I was kind of mixed on this one. I have enjoyed most of the previous Sigma novels from Rollins, however, this one just seemed too far-fetched to me. When I first heard about this new Sigma adventure, I was really looking forward to it mainly because of the aspects related to Mormonism (I grew up as a Mormon in Utah) but I don't think Rollins researched this very well - he actually got the name of the Mormon founder wrong a few times, citing John Smith when it should have been Joseph Smith. Then ...more
Barbara
This is my first Sigma Force book and I didn't like it much. The premise of the story is that in the very distant past Native Americans buried some kind of nanotechnology-fueled doomsday devices around the Earth in an attempt to save mankind from their destructive power. In the present day a couple of anthropologists innocently unearth one of these devices setting off a chain reaction which could destroy the Earth. Sigma Force (a group of government scientist/tough guys) sets out to contain the ...more
Daniel
I like the idea of "summer reads," as in books that are heavy on plot and fun to read--but who am I fooling? I'll read this kind of stuff year 'round.

This installment in the Sigma books stood out because, in it, Rollins shows his hand and ties together bits and pieces from earlier installments to suggest a larger narrative that is bound up in a big, nifty conspiracy. My reaction to this reveal was a) "Awesome," and b) "I am reading the next book, pronto." I give Rollins major kudos for crafting
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Kim
James Rollins' novel "The Devil Colony" is my favorite Sigma Force novel to date. One of my favorite aspects of the novel is that most of the action takes place in the United States. Who would have thought that we would have a mystery/conspiracy like this?! Rollins has masterfully interwoven some little known American history to create an extremely interesting story. Well worth the read! And the ending....let's just say it is going to be a long wait till the next Sigma Force novel.

A couple of ad
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Tempo de Ler
Uma fantástica aventura que colide História com conceitos de ciência moderna numa entusiasmante corrida contra o tempo para evitar a destruição do mundo como o conhecemos!

Não conheço o trabalho de James Rollins para além de "A Colónia do Diabo" mas impressionou-me a sua capacidade de síntese que, mesmo ao misturar tantos e tão variados elementos (história dos Nativos Americanos, origens da religião Mórmon, neutrinos, actividade geológica, nanotecnologia, ...), consegue transformar esta leitura n
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As minhas expectativas em relação a James Rollins são sempre altas, e por isso, quando o texto não me prende de imediato fico desmotivada...
E, infelizmente, foi o que aconteceu com A colónia do Diabo que não me cativou, nem pela acção nem pelos temas que aborda...
Mas a Linhagem Sangrenta me aguarda...
Tim "The Enchanter"
The second half was great but the first half was basically a repeat of the previous book. Not nearly his best but it was still quite good.
Talia
05-29-15: I love James Rollins's novels for their fast-paced adventures and historical mysteries, and this book did not disappoint. Two Native American teenagers enter a sacred cave in Utah that legend says if anyone who enters it leaves will cause the end of the world. The grandfather of one of the boys discovers his grandson there and shoots him and then kills himself. The other boy escapes, but this leads to an explosion that releases a nest of ancient nanobots that destroy matter on contact. ...more
Elizabeth
i picked this up at the airport because the little mason symbol on the cover completely reminded me of a friend who vehemently states (even as i question him incessantly at 3 in the morning) that he is not in the illuminati or whatever, which totally means that he is. AND. the inside read "is the birth of the nation based on a lie?" and i'm all holy shit my mom's birth was based on a lie! really. it listed her as male for like 47 years until she, dragging her friend carol for moral support, went ...more
Elii Vela

La Colonia Maldita es el tercer libro que leo de James Rollins y me gustó mucho.

Rollins sabe como atrapar al lector desde el inicio del libro. Nos muestra a unos jóvenes que se adentran en las Rocosas para buscar una cueva que posee un "tesoro", lo que encuentran, es la muerte. Porque todo el que entre ahí, no debe salir con vida; de lo contrario, la humanidad perecerá.

Una mezcla entre misterio y religión, donde los Mormones juegan un papel muy importante en la historia de los Estados Unidos,

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Lori L (She Treads Softly)
I love James Rollins novels. If you crave reading some action/adventure escapism from time to time you can't beat any James Rollins novel. The Devil Colony by James Rollins is the seventh novel in his Sigma Force series, but can also be enjoyed as a stand alone novel. The great thing about Rollins' novels is that he creates complex plots based on scientific and historic facts. (He'll tell you what is based on fact and what isn't at the end of the novel.)

The book opens in 1779 when a Native Ameri
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Filipa
Originalmente visto aqui

Dois amigos decidem fazer uma exploração a uma gruta que está envolta em inúmeros mitos e superstições, herança cultural dos índios nativos dos Estados Unidos da América. O mito que envolve esta gruta nas Montanhas Rochosas diz que quem tentar sair da mesma, acabará por provocar a tragédia pelo mundo fora. Talvez até o fim do mesmo. Da existência como a conhecemos. Estes jovens acabam por encontrar uma realidade assustadora dentro desta gruta: estava cheia de restos hum
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Julie Adams
James Rollins and Steve Berry must have each other on speed dial. I imagine the conversation they must have had went something like this:

Rollins: So, I'm thinking of working some sort of Jeffersonian code into my next novel. What are you doing?

Berry: I'm actually working on a Jefferson thing, too. So, uh, I guess I beat you to the punch this time, ol' buddy.

Rollins: We-eelll, hold on a second. Jefferson was a great guy. He lived a long time. He did many different things. Maybe there's a way we
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Roxanne Barbour
Blurb:Deep in the Rocky Mountains, a gruesome discovery--hundreds of mummified bodies--stirs international attention and fervent controversy. Despite doubts about the bodies' origins, the local Native American Heritage Commission lays claim to the prehistoric remains, along with the strange artifacts found in the same cavern: gold plates inscribed with an unfathomable script.
During a riot at the dig site, an anthropologist dies horribly, burned to ashes in a fiery explosion in plain view of tele
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
Aug 05, 2011 The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon) rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes this Genre.
Recommended to The Pirate Ghost by: The last book of the series.
Fun read. More of the same as is in the other books in the Sigma Force Series. I felt a little let down by the simularity with other books of the series. (Of course they're similar, but it seemed like a lot of things/characters changed in name only.) It's about time for Painter Crowe to give up and go away, or take down the mysterious villainous organization he's facing once and for all.

I liked it the continuing development of the main character group. Those who read this series should start at
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Matt Schiariti
This was a pretty good read overall. If you like the other Sigma Force novels (or any James Rollins for that matter), that is, books with a National Treasure/Indiana Jones type spin on them then they'll be right up your alley.

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
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Jennifer
Back in 2008, I sat stunned and angry as the end credits rolled at the premiere of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, having just spent two hours watching the systematic desecration of one of the idols of my childhood. In my disappointment with George Lucas’s story, all I could think was: James Rollins would have done it better. To this day I fantasize about what that fourth installment might have looked like had Lucas tapped Rollins to do the script rather than just the noveliz ...more
Sabrina
LOVED IT! I love what I like to call "History Fiction" but sometimes I find story lines boring. Most of the books I read have two or three story lines flowing and they all meet at the end, and usually one is a bore, but not in this case. Each story line was great, adventure was good, and history/relgion was mixed in well. We've already met most of these characters, I still love em, and I loved the knew ones. The biggest reveal comes with the last sentence in the book and I figured it out about h ...more
Alex Telander
James Rollins’ latest book, The Devil Colony, does everything a thriller should with a compelling storyline, travel to exotic and unusual places, elements of the fantastic, and lots and lots of action. Rollins describes his novels as rollercoaster rides, which The Devil Colony may well be, and reveals this author’s storytelling and writing abilities at their very best.

In this new SIGMA Force novel, Rollins blends some shocking and relatively unknown American history with cutting edge science tha
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Fox
I really love Rollins' writing. I'm used to it. I love Sigma Force. Who couldn't?? I love Seichan and the constant change she is undergoing. She is likely my favourite character of all of his books. However, having said that, I have to say that this book was one of his most predictable. Rollins is not predictable in general. He's very good at twisting the threads of the story in ways you don't expect. Perhaps it's my personal knowledge of the subjects he used (geological events, nanotechnology, ...more
Kandice
As is almost always the case, I enjoyed this new book in the Sigma series by James Rollins. As most of his other books do, this novel combines history, science, and folklore to provide a fun and rollicking ride to the past and into the lives of the Native Americans and our Founding Fathers. My only disappointment with this book was that the personal stories involving the Sigma members didn't seem as compelling as in times past. Not sure why this is - perhaps because none of their lives hang in t ...more
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James Rollins is the author of the bestselling Sigma Force series (Sandstorm, Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, The Last Oracle, The Doomsday Key, The Devil Colony, Bloodline and The Eye of God); six individual adventure thrillers; the blockbuster movie novelization, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull; Tucker Wayne Series, The Sanguines Series and the Jake Ransom middle ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sigma Force (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1)
  • Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2)
  • Black Order (Sigma Force, #3)
  • The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4)
  • The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5)
  • The Doomsday Key (Sigma Force, #6)
  • Bloodline (Sigma Force, #8)
  • The Eye of God (Sigma Force #9)
  • The 6th Extinction (Sigma Force, #10)
  • The Bone Labyrinth (Sigma Force, #11)
Map of Bones (Sigma Force, #2) Sandstorm (Sigma Force, #1) The Last Oracle (Sigma Force, #5) Black Order (Sigma Force, #3) The Judas Strain (Sigma Force, #4)

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