Feuermönche (Sigma Force #2)
During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior . . . a treasure...more
The Colossus of Rhodes.
Once again a joyous read!
There was a new cast of characters introduced and while each had lots of convenient talents to suit each part of the story they where still great. The villains were equally as good too, once of them being deliciously psychotic!
Even though quite few i did like the nods to the previous book, with the inclusion of some unexpected help in the final sequence.
Now the historical and scientific aspects....wonderful to read, especially the historical sid ...more
The entire plot is absolutely ridiculous:
You have an implausible group of so-called geniuses who also happen to be -supposedly- super agents, James Bond type of guys. They put them through "fast track PhD programs" (what in the hell is that anyway, who goes through a "fast track" PhD???) so they know anything about everything or something.... and yet the ...more
1. lame romance sub-plot
2. lame characterization ("I am bad guy" *thumps chest* "must rape") - Seriously, if you're going to have a bad guy in your book, put a little bit of effort into why he's a bad guy. Using rape is lazy and stereotypical.
3. Everything You Need to Know You Learned Reading The DaVinci Code. I may have actually slapped my own forehead when one guy said "Do you know why Friday the 13th is consider ...more
Jus couldn't take the clichés anymore. I think we're upto 6 close shave escapes already with at least half of them being dead to rights. Enjoyed the first in the series but really should have stuck at that. Not for me is this.
What a great read! Rollins has taken a great concept, the power of gold powder like that in manna and the ark of the covenant, and developed a fascinating story. The history behind the gold powder and the interest of US Special Ops and the Vatican are all explained in great detail with exceptional references to the historical support for all stated facts and assumptions. The biblical history behind this, much like that in The DVC or A&a ...more
This is a thrilling read full of likable (if not slightly generic) characters, exciting (if not slightly unrealistic) action, and plenty of plot twists and turns (some more surprising than others). Sure, it's all a little formulaic, but if you enjoy this kind of thriller, you won't mi ...more
Jika Davinci Code banyak berpusat pada hubungan antar gereja dengan Maria Magdalena sedangkan disini konflik yang diangkat mengenai pengumpulan tulang-tulang Magi.
Sudah banyak buku-buku serupa dan saya tidak melihat apa yang lebih menarik dari buku ini dibanding lainnya. Yang lebih parah lagi bagaimana akhirnya penulis memaksakan sebuah kisah cinta yang ...more
We have the tough guy military type and his team of sidekicks, one whom happens to have just the right background to magically be of assistance at crucial moments, the intelligent yet tough love interest, and the know it all type ...more
[Snip] "During a service at a cathedral in Cologne, Germany, a band of armed intruders dressed in monk's robes unleashes a nightmare of blood and terror, ruthlessly gunning down worshipers and clergy alike."
For those of us who appreciate well researched stories with intriguing plots, threade ...more
The characters, the settings, the science, technology, history, religion - all of it was woven into such a complex and thoroughly fascinating story. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and I d ...more
Throughout the book I was constantly reminded of Lester Dent & Co.'s pulp magazine Doc Savage stories. And not ...more
Passado a um ritmo alucinante , se não fossem os momentos em que nos é dada a conhecer um pouco mais da história que está por detrás da busca dos "ossos perdidos", quase não se conseguia respirar. Uma narrativa de quase 400 paginas que nos é apresentada em 4 dias e que se passa em vários pontos da Europa.
Se gostam de aventuras estilo "Indiana Jones", nãp podem deixar de seguir esta série.
Watch the movie instead.
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