Map of Bones: A Sigma Force Novel (Sigma Force #2)
With the Vatican in turmoil, SIGMA Force leaps into action. A...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
Exciting thriller, interesting look into history
A little over the top; hard to keep track of large number of characters.
A secret subset of a secret organization searches for hidden and or forgotten knowledge. Knowledge is power, and this organization, a part of the Dragon Court, cares more for power than knowledge.
The secret organization, a offshoot of the Dragon Court, traces its history back to the middle ages and has member of “pure” blood (somewhat kept pure by use of caged...more
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&D,...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
I really like the way the author captures scientific theories and research and weaves them into exciting, captivating threads in his story, so much so that the lay person who has no scientific background is able to understand and submerge them...more
If you liked Dan Brown's DaVinci Code you'll like this book by James Rollins.
I enjoyed the book with the exception of the part where uh oh... I've forgotten his name, Cardinal Something-or-nother was talking. His exposition was REALLY expository and he tended to beat things to death.
The ideas were interesting and as the author suggested, it will certainly prompt further study/reading on my part.
The action was fast paced. The protagonists constantly went from frying pan to fir...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
Map of Bones begins with the theft of the Christian relic of the Magi ("Three Wise Men")'s bones in Cologne, Germany. Although the church is filled with gold and valuable artwork, the only item that is taken are the bones - not even the golden container in which they were housed. The theft, in and of itself, is odd enough, b...more
This book is a story of their bones and an ancient secret of truth left be...more
dedicated to alexandra and alexander..."may both your lives shine as brightly as all the stars"
there's a quote at the beginning from l'histoire de la sainte empire romaine, 1845...histories litteraires...:
"the holy relics were granted to rainald von dassel..."
rollins uses historical facts...stories...histories, as i understand it in much of his fiction...and he has a blurb early on...8 lines long...speaks about the historical trail...the "science at the hea...more
In Rollins' case, he picks the magi, the wise men who attended Christ shortly after his birth. He traces the fascination with these men, three or four or more? by the ancient church leading to veneration of their bones after the time of Constantine. Th...more
Final thoughts: Overall, I liked Sandstorm more, but only...more
A secret fraternity called the Dragon Court steals the preserved bones of the Three Magi from a cathedral in Germany. Their diabolical plans for the future of the world are opposed by SIGMA Force, an elite team of scientist/soldiers from the U.S. Defense Department. Working with Lietuenant Rachel Verona of the Italian Carabinieri Corps and her uncle Monsignor V...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