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James Rollins

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James Rollins is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages, with more than 20 million copies sold. The New York Times says, Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together, and NPR calls his work Adventurous and enormously engrossing. Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets--and does it all at breakneck speed and with stunning suspense. A practicing veterinarian, Rollins has pursued scuba, spelunking, and other adventures around the world, and currently lives and writes in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. ...more

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The Last Odyssey Online Tour and Compass

Due to changing conditions, my official tour has been re-imagined into something digital. Ive posted a Facebook Live book talk on my page here.


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James Rollins added a status update: People have asked: How did I get #TheLastOdyssey signed at The Poisoned Pen in Phoenix? I actually flew last week before the worst of the crisis hit. Still, I was about the only one on the flight. Word today is that the store is running low on those signed and doodled copies, which include the promo insert. Apparently I should have flown down again. Get it here: https://tinyurl.com/poisoned-pen-the-...
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James Rollins added a status update: The Last Odyssey Book Talk, Office Tour, New Sigma, Echo/Duncan
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" Stormy wrote: "Thanks for adding Florida to your tour! Jason and I are looking forward to seeing you!"

Hi there. The tour dates changed but the venues
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“It ain't always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door.”
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“Often-times it's madness, not genius that moves the world forward. Who else but the mad would reach so far, stretching for the impossible and, in so doing, prove the impossible possible!”
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James Rollins Anton wrote: "Hi James, thank you so much for accepting my request. I am honored by you allowing me to interact with you and I hope that this would remain a mutually beneficial relationship. I wish you the absolute best for this year and I hope that your life would be filled with love, laughter and amazing accomplishments. Have a fantastic day. Anton."

Thank you for the generous note and kudos!


message 42: by Anton

Anton Van Hi James, thank you so much for accepting my request. I am honored by you allowing me to interact with you and I hope that this would remain a mutually beneficial relationship. I wish you the absolute best for this year and I hope that your life would be filled with love, laughter and amazing accomplishments. Have a fantastic day. Anton.


message 41: by Karen (last edited Jun 22, 2016 08:56PM)

Karen James, my deepest sympathy goes to you & your family on the loss of your father. My father-in-law also has dementia, and it has been very hard on my husband, so we know what you've experienced. While I did not get along with my father-in-law in the past, he has forgotten our animosity, so I have been forgiving. I even give him a hug & kiss before we leave the facility where he resides. Your memorial to your father was lovely. Again, my condolences to you.


message 40: by James

James Rollins Pam (E.P. Scott) wrote: "I watched the trailer on The Eye of God and enjoyed it. Posted it in The Book Review Exchange for others to see. I look forward to continuing on with Sigma's adventures."

Wow and thanks! Glad you enjoyed the trailer. The next trailer for The 6th Extinction is coming soon and will be the last and final book movie I will do going forward. Hope you enjoy it when it debuts on the 11th of August.


message 39: by Sara

Sara Thank-you for accepting my friend request! You rock :D


message 38: by gj

gj indieBRAG Hi James- thanks for becoming a friend!
Please take a moment and stop at our website to subscribe to our newsletter and like us on Facebook- we would love to have you.
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You might want to join our group- indieBRAG here on Goodreads.


message 37: by James

James Lucher Hi James,

First of all to get it out of the way since I'm a little starstruck here, you're one of my favorite authors. Secondly, thanks for friending me on here. Looking forward to reading the rest of the Sigma Force series when I've got the spare cash to get them.

Cheers, a fellow James :D


message 36: by Tom

Tom Blubaugh Hi James,

Thank you for joining my circle of friends.

Blessings,

Tom


message 35: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello James,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards and respect,
CJ


message 34: by Michael

Michael Smith Bah! I think you were robbed on the Goodreads awards! But looking forward to Blood Gospel, maybe that will win next year!! :)


message 33: by James

James Rollins L.M. wrote: "Hello Mr. Rollins,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. In all honesty, I have not read your work... yet... but I certainly intend to. Your author summary above, talking about you, a..."


Thanks for visiting and glad the bio sparked your interest. -- Jim


message 32: by James

James Rollins Lilly wrote: "Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am in complete awe of how you can weave so many elements together, without overwhelming readers. I'm also amazed you can find so many real & interesting facts ..."

Thank you for the support! JIm


message 31: by James

James Rollins Graham wrote: "Hello Mr. R, i would love to write more but i have limited time. When will the next Jake Ransom book come out? I am getting older and i love the searies too much!



Always
William Graham Leonard..."


Jake's fate (ie., publication date) is still up in the air. Whenever I get some concrete details--one way or the other--I'll get them posted immediately.


message 30: by James

James Rollins Andrea wrote: "do your sigma force series have to be read in order to understand the characters and plot?"

No, not at all. Any order is fine.


message 29: by Liza

Liza Burns Thanks for adding me as a friend. I am in complete awe of how you can weave so many elements together, without overwhelming readers. I'm also amazed you can find so many real & interesting facts to add to your books. Orcas, volcanoes, native americans, founding fathers, specific quotes, it just boggles my mind.
I'm looking forward to Bloodline & I think I'll even get to go to a signing!
Thanks so much for the awesome books!


message 28: by Eric

Eric Birk Thank you for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


message 27: by Graham

Graham Haehnle Hello Mr. R, i would love to write more but i have limited time. When will the next Jake Ransom book come out? I am getting older and i love the searies too much!



Always
William Graham Leonardo Lagdameo


message 26: by James

James Rollins Parvathy wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request. Loved your book Excavation"

Thanks for the support!


message 25: by James

James Rollins )-)ollie wrote: "Hi James! I sent in a name idea for the Wiseling and I wondered if you got it..
anyway, thanks for reading."


I am sure that I did, I have written two books over the past 12 months and have barely kept up with my email. I still have email from May 2012 to work on. I do promise to respond to yours. Give me a few months :)


message 24: by James

James Rollins Douglas wrote: "Thanks for you friendship on Goodreads,James.
Douglas"


thank you!!!


message 23: by James

James Rollins Stupedpusseeface! wrote: "Thanks for being my frient!"

glad too!


message 22: by James

James Rollins Karen wrote: "Sunday, I am sitting in my living room, when four huge military copters fly over my house, in what seems to be inches of my roof. I hust finished reading your newest book and had just started read..."

I wish that happened every time anyone read my book!


message 21: by James

James Rollins Jeffrey wrote: "Thanks for shakin' hands, James."

No Problem!


message 20: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Kosh Thanks for shakin' hands, James.


message 19: by Karen

Karen Sunday, I am sitting in my living room, when four huge military copters fly over my house, in what seems to be inches of my roof. I hust finished reading your newest book and had just started reading Stephen King. You can imagine where my imagination went. i was still checking to see if my heart was still beating when the booms started. By that time I have three 50 lb cattle dogs on my lap and I'm waiting for....? Several booms later and I wonder why the tv hasn't cut in to tell us what is happening. Later at the store I see a young lady in fatigues. So I asked her what happened? They were commissioning a new military center two blocks from my house and they set off a 21 CANNON salute. Wow, you would think they would warn people.


message 18: by Douglas

Douglas Wickard Thanks for you friendship on Goodreads,James.
Douglas


message 17: by Claire

Claire Thanks for adding me, Jim! I read Amazonia and LOVED it, so I'm starting the Sigma Force series now. I just finished Sandstorm and thought it was fantastic! Can't wait until I get to The Devil Colony--early American history is one of my favorite periods to study. Looks like a fascinating read! Have a great day, my new friend!


Parvathy Thanks for accepting my friend request. Loved your book Excavation


message 15: by Rai

Rai James wrote: "Map of Bones is a very special book for me. "

Map of Bones was the first book of yours that I read. I was walking through a Coles bookstore & the cover caught my eye. I really liked the sounds of it, loved the book & I've been a fan of your books ever since! Keep up the great work!

Cheers,

Rai


message 14: by James

James Rollins Heather wrote: "Mr Rollins, I finally picked up Map of Bones and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written, fast paced, great characters and lovely locations. I'm ready to pick up another one Sigma Force."

Map of Bones is a very special book for me.


message 13: by James

James Rollins Leon wrote: "Hi,
Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure"


Happy to do so. (Just now starting to learn GoodReads :) )


message 12: by James

James Rollins Barbara wrote: "Hello James Rollins,

Thanks for accepting my friendship. I've been a fan of your work for years. I love a well researched book!

Barbara"


Appreciate the support, Barbara.


message 11: by James

James Rollins Rai wrote: "Wishing you big success with Bloodline!!

Cheers,

Rai"


Thank you!


message 10: by Rai

Rai Wishing you big success with Bloodline!!

Cheers,

Rai


Barbara Green Hello James Rollins,

Thanks for accepting my friendship. I've been a fan of your work for years. I love a well researched book!

Barbara


message 8: by Leon

Leon Shure Hi,
Thanks for adding me as a friend,

Leon Shure


Michael James wrote: "Andrea wrote: "do your sigma force series have to be read in order to understand the characters and plot?"

Hi Andrea. No, you can actually start anywhere in the series. However, there is character development that may be of interest to you if you read the books in order of release. "


I agree. I received the Doomsday Key as a Christmas present and read it first(book 6) then I had to go find the other 5 and I read them in order that I bought them: Book 5, 3, 4, 2 then 1. It made for an interesting read, "oh, that's what happened to him". The Sigma Force books held my interest and read them all last summer. I just started to read your stand alone novels and enjoyed "Subterranean". I've been told I am getting the rest of your collection for birthday and Christmas presents so I just have to wait till them.

Thanks for the great reads.


Heather Mr Rollins, I finally picked up Map of Bones and thoroughly enjoyed it. Well written, fast paced, great characters and lovely locations. I'm ready to pick up another one Sigma Force.


message 5: by James

James Rollins M wrote: "You had the right idea, about our GMO foods, you should've warned us about Codex Amlimentarius!"

Yes, Codex Amlimentarius is most interesting! For those reading this post, take a look at the official website: http://www.codexalimentarius.net


message 4: by James

James Rollins Andrea wrote: "do your sigma force series have to be read in order to understand the characters and plot?"

Hi Andrea. No, you can actually start anywhere in the series. However, there is character development that may be of interest to you if you read the books in order of release.


Andrea do your sigma force series have to be read in order to understand the characters and plot?


message 2: by Bob

Bob Moats Thank you for inviting me to your page. I'm sure you are a busy person but if you'd like to read one of my 18 books, the 1st book, Classmate Murders, is free at http://bit.ly/cAj2xO and all my books are listed on my page here at Goodreads, thanks again, Bob Moats.


message 1: by M

M You had the right idea, about our GMO foods, you should've warned us about Codex Amlimentarius!


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