The Judas Strain: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force #4)
A master at combining historical and scientific intrigue with cutting-edge adventure, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Map of Bones" and "Black Order" James Rollins returns with his most relentless, high-octane thriller to date--a terrifying story of an ancient menace re...more
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
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 jur...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
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
I know I’m reading these out of order, but that’s alright – The Judas Strain stands on its own. Even so, one of these days I will backtrack and read the prior books.
James Rollins drags you into this thriller slowly as he sets the stage for a high-action, fast-paced race against time to save (...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
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
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
All of Rollins' books are wonderful. I have not read anything I did not like. We get to travel to exotic lands in search of pirates, diseases,monsters both human and so human, steamy jungles. It's like going to the...more
The story sets the first scene at Marco Polo and his crewmen returning to their home from a trip to China.Marco Polo and his crewmen seemed to be experiencing some kind...more
It took me about 3 weeks to slog through this, which is embarrassing considering it's meant to be a fast-paced page turner. To be fair, those 3 weeks included a cross-country move and orientation at a new job, so it's entirely possible that my own distraction prevented me from every getting involved.
But if you were ever going to get caught up in a book, wouldn't it be one like this? Rollins has pulled out all the stops here; the 5...more
I'll keep on going with...more
But, some of the ideas were hard to visualise - like the hiding place of the pirates and Mistress of the Seas. Towards the end the resolving of the problem...more
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
Share This Book
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.”