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New York Times bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of modern medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: Immortality—a future conceived through the monstrous ingenuity of man . . .

Galilee, 1025. A cunning Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure: the Bachal Isu—the staff of Jesus Christ—a priceless icon that holds a m
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The Pirate Ghost (Formerly known as the Curmudgeon)
Blood Lines By James Rollins

The best Sigma Force Writing yet!

This is the latest in the Sigma Force series. To me, it’s likely the best one yet. I’ll tip my hat to the fact that there is a cadence to these books that allows some of the surprises to be “expected” in one way or another. That’s likely the case with many series that run longer than 5 or 6 books. That accepted, it’s the case here.

I also had some trouble wondering why, after so many books, each book having about a year between them in
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Marialyce
Here is another wonderful book by an author who does make me always sit and read from cover to cover in a matter of days. (well hours really!) There is something about his books that always thrills me and makes me ever so eager to read and read and read.

In this current novel, we are again thrown into the sinister world inhabited by the Sigma Force agents. All the fantastic characters are back with the addition of two new ones, a man, Tucker, and his combat trained dog, Kane. (hopefully they will
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Kathleen (Kat) Smith
Just finished almost an all-nighter because I simply could not put this book down. Sometimes sleep is over-rated anyway and when you find an amazing, edge of your seat, suspense thriller, you have to finish it.

In Bloodline by James Rollins, you are in for an action-packed roller coaster ride from the beginning. Trying not to give away too much, this novel blends a little DaVinci Code, National Treasure, Indiana Jones, Mission Impossible and a twisted bit of Science Fiction into this one, so if y
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Tim The Enchanter
The series has lost its shine - 2 1/2 Stars

For many years, James Rollins has been a “go to” author for me. I always knew that if went back to his writing, I would find an enjoyable and exciting read. It has been 2 or 3 years since I read the previous novel in this series. While it is much as I remembered, I was left disappointed.

Plot

Just read the jacket cover. It’s much the same as the others.

My Take

I has always seemed that Rollins can put books out at a fast pace. For many years this has
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Rizwan
My God, this was the MOST FUN I had racing through the pages of a novel in recent times! I was eagerly waiting to read the book for so long as this one was promised to be the Finale of the ongoing Sigma Vs. Guild war, and Rollins painstakingly slowly but rightfully built up that ever escalating war since the very first book of the series Sandstorm through the last seven books of the series.... and boy oh boy, did he finally deliver! He gave us all the actions and mysteries and sheer epicness fro ...more
Fuad Al Fidah
Sep 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
সিগমা সিরিজের আট নামবার বই বলাডলাইন। আমার পড়ার দিক থেকে ধরলে অবশয পঞচম।

আকরষনীয় পলট আর বযাক সটোরি নিয়ে গলপের শুরু। পরথমেই দেখা যায় নায়ক কাউকে বনদুকের করসহেয়ারে ধরে রেখেছে। কাকে তা বললাম না, পড়ে দেখুন। সাথে সাথে হুকড। কাহিনী কী? নায়ক কেন এই কাজ করবে? নিশচয় কেউ ওরে বাধয করছে। কযামনে কী?

পরথম ৫০% চলে গেল ঝড়ের গতিতে। কোনও থামাথামি নাই। পরতিটা পাতা বাধয করে পরের পাতা খুলতে। তারপর?

তারপর অধ:পতন। রলিনসের বইতে পরথম আর পরধান যে সমসযা থাকে, তা হলো কাহিনীর পেসিং। দেখা যায়, দুম করে জঞান গরভ আলোচনা শুরু হয়ে গিয়
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Kazi
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller
Guild এর সাথে সিগমা ফোরসের টককর বারবার লাগছিল,কিনতু কখনই পরিষকার করে লেখক কিছু বলেননি। Doomsday Key থেকে আসতে আসতে দবনদবটা পরকাশযে আসছিল,Devil Colony এর শেষে বোঝা যাচছিল চূড়ানত পরযায়ে চলে এসেছে।
Bloodline এর পটভূমিই ছিল Guild এর সাথে সিগমা ফোরসের মুখোমুখি লড়াই,বইটা লড়াই ফুটিয়ে তুলতে পুরোপুরি সারথক। Tucker Wayne আর Kane কে Tracker ছোটগলপ দিয়ে পরিচয় করিয়ে দেবার পর এখানে দারুণভাবে সিগমার মূল কাঠামোতে নিয়ে এসেছেন রলিনস।Kat Bryant আর Lisa Cummings কে অনেকদিন পর অযাকশনে দেখাটাও তৃপতিদায়ক ছিল।
Gray Pie
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Alexa Whitewolf
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok so after having devoured half of this series you'd think I'd get sick of the science+action+ass-kicking combo, but nope! Rollins knows his stuff, and he does it well.
What really, truly broke the mold on this was Tucker & Kane. I am a big animal lover and even incorporate animals in my own books. I get a lot of my inspiration from my own two dogs.
So when Rollins introduced Kane (military dog, Tucker's partner), and to top it off had scenes from the dog's POV... I was ready to frown and c
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Daniel
Aug 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes: there is a point where the bad guys kidnap one of the good guys, leaving the remaining protagonists racing to outdo the maneuvers of their evil opponents. Rollins, you did it again. In fact, I may start referring to this plot device as a "Rollins." Like, "Damn, they just pulled a Rollins! We must save her!"

I jumped into this book less than a week after finishing the previous installment. Usually, I read about one of these every eight months or so; however, the epic conspiracy suggested in t
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Freda Malone
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There were two things that I absolutely loved about this 8th in the series of Sigma Force. Captain Wayne Tucker and Kane, his brilliant K-9 soldier/partner and baby William. I just love babies and doggies. Another great adventure with the Sigma clan, another shocking realization involving the Guild villains. Wow. I didn't see that one coming. The only thing I really just didn't like was the invention of the neobots or microbots or whatever the heck those scfi-fi creatures were. Reminded me of so ...more
Seeley James
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I buy James Rollins books, I usually do it when he visits our local bookstore, the Poisoned Pen. I buy 3-4 copies, get them signed and hand them out to friends. I think of these gifts as part of my evangelical mission on behalf of the world of thrillers. Mr. Rollins makes a great ambassador for the genre. His stories are perfect examples of thrillers, giving the reader a heavy dose of nearly believable science delivered with a boyish sense of adventure and just the right hint of humor. Fun ...more
Rick F.
Aug 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"In a thrilling masterwork that will make you rethink your perceptions of life and death, "New York Times" bestselling author James Rollins takes you to the edge of medicine, genetics, and technology, revealing the next evolutionary leap forward: immortality--a horrifying truth that is locked inside the "Bloodline"

Galilee, 1025. Infiltrating an ancient citadel, a Templar knight uncovers a holy treasure long hidden within the fortress's labyrinth: the Bachal Isu--the staff of Jesus Christ--a pric
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Sara
Sep 15, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
In his latest addition to the series, James Rollins, picks up right where the last book left off. This time Grey, Seichan, and Kowalski are sent to Somalia, in search of the President's daughter who has been kidnapped. Along the way they pick up two new characters, Tucker Wayne - a former Army Ranger, and the comabt dog he trained, Kane. Like all of his novels, Rollins, sends the Sigma Force operatives on quite the roller coaster ride, throwing in copious amounts of real world science. While you ...more
هادی امینی
Jan 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: رمان
رمانهای این مجموعه دارند هی بهتر و بهتر میشند. البته این به پای قبلی، یعنی کلونی شیطان نمیرسید. ولی خیلی خوب بود.
داستان هم این طوری شروع میشه که آماندا، دختر باردار رییس جمهور دزدیده میشه و همه سازمانهای اطلاعاتی از جمله سیگما برای پیدا کردنش بسیج میشند. آماندا توی دریاهای آفریقا بوسیله دزدهای دریایی دزدیه شده و گری و سیچان و کوالاسکی برای پیداکردنش میرن آفریقا و با همکار جدیدشون تاکر وین و سگش کین رد آماندا را میگیرند. اما طبق معمول دزدها یک قدم جلوترند. کار از سومالی شروع میشه و به دوبی میرسه.
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গিলড টরিলজির সরবশেষ বই বলাডলাইন।গিলডের সাথে সিগমার রেষারেষি সেই পরথম বই থেকেই।এই পরবে এসেই একটি সুনদর সমাপতি আশা করেছিলাম।রলিনস নিরাশ করেনি।সিগমার এই পরযনত পড়া বেসট বই মনে হয়েছে বলাডলাইনকে।
বইটি যৌথভাবে অনুবাদ করা হলেও বোঝার উপায় ছিলো না।অনুবাদ ছিল সাবলীল। বানান ভুল থাকলেও তা সহনীয় পরযায়ের।
আমার মতে বলাডলাইন এখন পরযনত সিগমার সেরা বই
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Ethan
Jun 01, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
First time mothers are supposed to spend the nine months before birth in a blissful state of anticipatory preparation. With only a few weeks before the arrival of her newborn, Amanda is feeling anything but bliss. After discovering her husband's infertility, Amanda undergoes the grueling process of in vitro fertilization. A couple miscarriages later, she finally carries a healthy child. Despite all of this, she and her husband are fleeing for their lives. A few weeks ago, she received anonymous ...more
Cathy Cole
Jun 11, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First Line: They once called her a witch and a whore.

Author James Rollins brings us the eighth adventure of Sigma Force, an elite covert arm of the Defense Department composed of former Special Forces officers who've been trained as experts in various scientific fields.

Once again that fascinating organization of old, the Knights Templar, provide background for a novel. Of the nine original members of the Templars, only one is not known by name-- and that is the member Rollins weaves his story ar
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Keely
May 21, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay, it's way too late at night for me to be reviewing books. I purchased this book at the recommendation of a friend of mine (and fellow human-trafficking survivor) who is a HUGE fan of James Rollins. At first I could not put the book down. I was magnetized to it. However, about 2/3 of the way in, I wanted it to be done. Great little adventure; it held me to the end despite my reticence. I borrowed from the same drama as DaVinci Code, though it wasn't as creative or edge-of-your-seat obsessive ...more
Jackie
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hmmm, let me think: what is this one supposed to be? A thriller? An expose of certain medical experiments? Science fiction? It seemed like there was a bit of almost everything in this one. And while I mostly enjoyed reading this book, I'm not sure I'd highly recommend it.

Aside from the totally unnecessary offensive language and some violence that is more graphic than I enjoy I was pretty well riveted to this book - while I was reading it. But when I finished it and had some time to think, I don'
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Ram
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I read this book in a few days (a plus ). It flows and is good entertainment. The action is ok and allot of it. The characters are very one sided and the story itself seems unlikely to me. I somehow do not connect to stories where the hero's go from one near death to another all the time and somehow manage to survive against all odds. Most of the characters where the super trained commando type, which can beat anything. They do not seem to have any other side. There was a pathetic attempt to giv ...more
Alan Marston
Dec 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yet another roller coaster of a book from James Rollins. The usual suspects are involved in this story with Sigma Force being seriously challenged by The Guild. This is the book in which the real plans of The Guild is revealed. It involves the hunt for immortality, with much scientific and religious detail used to support the premise on which the story is based. Sigma have two additional helpers in the shape of Tucker and his dog Kane who featured in the novella "Tracker " written to introduce t ...more
Andi
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Bloodline, James Rollins 2012

How and why would "The Guild" kidnap the {resident of the Untied States pregnant daughter,and what would they do with them? This Sigma book, featuring all the usual people from Sigma, we are also introduced to adjunct members: Tucker Wayne (an AWOL soldier), and his four legged constant companion Major Kane. The book begins with a Somali kidnapping at sea, travels to the Somali mountains, and then back to the states. We also finally get a glimpse of who really runs "
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Paula Howard
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Line is the latest Sigma Force novel by James Rollins. The Sigma Force - Grey, Sechan, Kat, Monk, Lowalski, Lisa and Painter, are joined by ex-military Tucker and his heroic war dog, Kane. Sigma Force must track down President Gant's pregnant daughter who has been kidnapped. To complicate the situation, President Gant is suspected by the head of Sigma, Painter as being the head of the Guild. The Guild is the shadowy group that endangers the safety of the world and Sigma. This is by far the ...more
Susan
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'd never read James Collins before and for the first 200 pages I was completely captivated. Unfortunately I started feeling like someone changed authors on me. The writing deteriorated, the plot elements seemed to become repetitive and absurd, and the characters turned silly. Finally I skipped to the last chapter and was able to figure out most of what had happened and was glad I didn't plow through the entire book. Too bad. I was hoping to have found a fun new author to add to my list of favor ...more
Rex Fuller
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've tried several times to become a Rollins fan. It just never quite took. But that's not to say anything negative about this one. It has all of the cliff-hangers and double twists that Rollins is so good at. Plus, this one has a war dog as a key character. Quite enjoyable.
Christine
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
very hard to put James Rollins books down and fix dinner or go to work.
Kristen
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, series-thriller
In James Rollins's Bloodline, the 8th installment in this exhilerating thriller series, this novel would take you to the edge of your seat and make you drop your jaw. It all started when the president's pregnant daughter was kidnapped by Somali pirates and later lost her husband in a brutal bloodfest. Then they've taken her to a secret cabin and want her unborn son for nefarious reasons. Back in the United States, while Grey Pierce deals with family issues of his own, he learns about Amanda Gant ...more
Antonio Rosato
"Entro i prossimi cinquant'anni circa, posto che un individuo non sia vittima di gravi traumi o di violenze, è del tutto possibile che la sua esistenza si protragga virtualmente in eterno".
Bel libro di avventura a tutto spiano che, comunque, apre non pochi interrogativi sull'utilizzo della manipolazione genetica al solo scopo, udite udite, non di curare malattie o salvare vite ma di "allungare" (tanto da renderla quasi immortale) la vita umana di pochi eletti.
Non sto comprando e leggendo i libri
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Ritesh Jaiswal
It's an ok read. Not as good as other Sigma Force novels. The one theme that continues in this book is that there are a few loopholes in the scientific/historical explanation given by the author. The arguments, though well-researched, are not very strong and convincing and appear somewhat semi-cooked. Anyway, it's a one-time read. If you are a James Rollins fan, then read this. If you haven't read his other books, I suggest reading The Black Order and The Map of Bones over this.
Robert
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars; good, but not as good as previous ones in the series.
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