The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force #4)
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The SIGMA Force is one of the truly delicious concepts to be introduced into the popcorn-eating, page-turning, actiony, spy-guy, thrill-o-rama genre. PhD toting scientific brainiacs with Navy Seal kill skills and James Bond spy craft (minus babes and booze…damn).
SIGMA is a covert ops t ...more
I was about 60 pages into the book before I realized that it was part of a series. Some of you know that reading a series out of order is one of my BIGGEST PET PEEVES EVER, so I th ...more
তবে আমার একটু বেশীই ভালো লেগেছে, তার কারণও আছে অবশয। আমি অণুজীববিজঞানের ছাতর, ...more
Christmas Island - centuries later
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ইনদোনেশিয়ান দবীপপুঞজের করিসমাস আইলযানডসহ সংশলিষট সাগরে ছড়িয়ে পড়ছে এক অদভুত রোগ। জলজ পরানীর পাশাপাশি আকরানত হচছে দবীপবাসীরাও। কিছু বুঝে ওঠার আগেই সানডে মানডে কলোজ হয়ে যাচছে নিরীহ লোকজনের। তদনত করতে পাঠানো হল সিগমা ফোরসের ড. লিসা কামিংস আর মঙক কককালিসকে। তবে গবেষণা করতে এসে তাদের নিজেদের জীবনই লুল হয়ে গেল। অপহরন কর ...more
After reading 4 books in the series, I'm completely invested in these characters. I have images of them in my head. I know and love or hate their personalities. I root for their success and worry at their failures and ultimately, I want them to save the world. I thi ...more
Sumatra, año 1293
Marco Polo, su padre y su tío (Los Polo) fueron los primeros en hacer el viaje a China, a su regreso [a Venecia] contaban con una flota de 14 navíos y 600 hombres. En su viaje de regreso, una extraña enfermedad se extendió entre los viajeros y Los Polo se vieron obligados a quemar los navíos y a los enfermos, pues una vez contraída la enfermedad, todos los que la tienen, empiezan a presentar comportamientos erráticos, extrañas máculas en sus cuerpos, etc. Por eso Los Polo se...more
I wish I could say I liked this book, I wanted to, but I just don't/didn't. I was relieved to reach the end. To give credit where credits due...the ...more
I have read just about every book written by James Rollins and in my opinion "The Judas Strain" is right up there at the top. It's a stunning and education portrait of those nasty bugs in the world of biological science. In the "The Judas Strain", the fourth novel in the Sigma Force series I thought Mr. Collins writing style captured the true effects of a loose deadly bacteria that is killing all life in the waters of Christmas Island. The story is full of ...more
amazing.... but not that outstanding.
if it would be an anonymous book except sigma, I should give it 5 star. But from rollins, I was expecting a far more extraordinary, outstanding thriller. hope the last oracle will satisfy me in which way I wanna be satisfied with Rollins's books.
আবার পুরানো শতরু গিলডের মুখোমুখি সিগমা ফোরস,পটভূমিতে উনমোচিত হচছে এমন সব ঘটনা যা শেষ পরযনত মানবসভযতাকে হুমকির মুখে ফেলে দেবার কষমতা রাখে।একইসাথে যুকতরাষটর আর দকষিণ-পূরব এশিয়াজুড়ে বিসতৃত কাহিনীতে বায়োটেররিজম,এসপিয়নাজ আর নিখাদ অযাকশন- সবকিছুই ছিল।বিশেষ করে ভাল লেগেছে লেখার ধরণটা,আগের টা বই মাঝেই মাঝেই একটু একঘেয়ে হয়ে গেলেও এটা পুরো সময় জুড়েই একই গতিতে চলেছে,পড়তে গিয়ে একটুও বাঁধেনি।
কিলার সায়েনটিসটদের সাথে পরবরতী অভিযানে খুব দরুতই যোগ দিচছি। Last Oracl ...more
Where can I apply to become apart of the Sigma team and can I please request Gray as my team captain? This series just gets better and better. Rollins has created a cast of characters that grow and develop from book to book. They're kick-ass agents but they're not infallible. They (regularly) get themselves kidnapped, get themselves shot, engage civilians to do the hard work, make mistakes and get involved in all manner of romantic entanglements but hey, that's what I love about them.
They are combination Secret Agent/ History Detective fusion. What I have yet to figure out is the exact craft of construction that had me laughing at myself during the ongoing frenzied page turning. This stuff is comple ...more
The attention to detail is meticulous, which I attribute to the author's medical (being a veterinarian, which is super cool) and traveling background. He knows his binomial nomenclature, and it's obvious he's been places.
Having said that; THE JUDAS STRAIN is a FAN-TAS-TIC, whirlwind ride that splits into mult ...more
An ancient and deadly plague, the Judas Strain, has suddenly re-emerged from the depths of the Indian Ocean, a disease unstoppable and deadly. Dr Lisa Cummings and Monk Kokkalis of SIGMA FORCE search for an answer to this bizarre affliction aboard a cruise liner, transformed into a makeshift hospital. But others had different intentions. In a sudden coup, Guild members hijack the vessel full of plague victims and turn it into a bio-weapons lab.
A world away, SIGMA's Commander Gr ...more
The story behind Marco Polo was spot-on. From what I know of his return from China, Rollins did not deviate from historical record. The science was fascinating, and certainly believable. Rollins does have a background in veterinary medicine, which bears a strik ...more
2.6 stars precisely.
My reason for not giving this supposedly wondrous book a high rating is that I've outgrown them. There is an uncertainty about facts, an incomplete thread of information that blares, "The author hasn't done enough research to engage people with surprising realities and unimaginable possibilities." I was clearly disappointed when Rollins left certain sections to the imagination of people when he could have focussed more on going deeper into the biological facets of DNA or myth...more
We have to give Rollins credit for his tremendous imagination. He comes up with ideas, plots and developments that keep surprising me even after having read all his previous works. Every time the basic plot is intruiging, and so is the Marco Polo trail in this book. He tap ...more
Rollins continues a fine trend of grasping at vague little bits of history and expanding them to Indiana Jones like proportions. The turns and twists are so complex at times you have to slow down to catch up.
Back in action was my favorite character, Monk. I loved that half the book was him freewheeling as a one man wrecking crew. I mean leading a team composed of commando cannibals on a cruise line a ...more
Sigma Force is a clandestine government agency tasked with researching, and when necessary, protecting Earth's most mysterious, and sometimes deadly ancient artifacts and unexplained phenomenon. The members describe themselves as soldier scientists. In this adventure, a super aggressive virus begins to decimate the human population while the members of SF gather to find a cure and battle the equally dangerous Guild from weaponizing the virus for th ...more
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He lifted his eyes. 'No . . . I'm not. I'm not sure of a damn thing.' He slipped his hands free of the monsignor's and peeled the battery off the phone, cutting the last ring in half. 'But that doesn't mean I won't act.”